How much luggage can I bring with me?

Even though your International Flights will most likely allow more, we recommend bringing no more than 20kg with you. In fact pack as light as possible and leave plenty of room for souvenirs, artwork, tailored clothes and stunning Vietnamese silk. You can even purchase an extra suitcase for your way back and get all your presents for the year!

Lady traveller hiking through the hills of Sapa with a local Vietnamese lady

Do I need to take Malaria Tablets?

The best answer is to chat to your Doctor, they will know what medications you are on, and can give you the ins and outs of the side effects that you can expect. Most of the coast of Vietnam is low to no risk, so you likely won’t need to take malaria tablets, unless you are spending a prolonged time in high risk inland areas. In the end it is a personal preference as some people are simply diligent with bug spray while others get eaten alive and would worry less if they took the tablets. The best thing to do is speak to your doctor and visit for the most up to date information.

Hoi An, Vietnam waterfront lined with colourful boats

What is there to do in Hoi An?

More like what isn’t there to do! Hoi An is the quintessential Vietnamese town, with colourful buildings draped with bougainvillea, cafes and stunning restaurants lining a bustling river. To top it off it boasts some of the best beaches in Vietnam. Here you can cycle through rice paddies, explore ancient temples, visit local villages, learn more about the Vietnam War, and even take a day trip to Hue, in short Hoi An is one of the main highlights of visiting Vietnam and should not be missed!

rickshaw staff member with local guide in sapa

What currency should I bring?

American Dollars all the way. As Vietnamese Dong is a closed currency you will need to be sure to bring American Dollars with you in small denominations so that you can use them in a pinch. Once you arrive in Vietnam you can simply get the local currency out of ATMs and Banks. I also highly recommend bringing a bunch of $1, $5 & $10 bills as these are great for tipping bell boys, guides, and drivers (saves you having to find change for 80,000 Dong when you can just hand over $2).

Emma and Mark on vespas in Vietnam

Is the Vespa tour safe and something you would recommend?

100%! The  The Vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh City is a fantastic experience no matter what age, and I would recommend it to absolutely everyone, from grandparents to grandchildren. If you love food and a bit of an adventure it really is the best way to see the city. You’ll have a helmet, a professional driver, and all the amazing Vietnamese food you can eat! For smaller children talk to your Travel Specialist for the best way to experience the Vespa tour as a family.

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