Vietnam is a southeast Asian country mainly famous for its Buddhist pagodas, beaches,Mekong river and hustle bustle cities. It is totally safe for a both solo and group traveller. I wanted to travel a country which was less travelled and less explored to experience something different and trust me ,it didn't disappoint me. Once my destination was decided I booked my tickets from Amritsar to Ho Chi Minh City and return from Hanoi costing Rs36200. Then I booked a domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi which costed around Rs8200(The cost was high as I added extra luggage)
Tip- Always book flight with flying in one city and flying out from another ,saves both time and money.
I will share some tips I have picked up during my recent trip to Vietnam.
BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM.
If you are thinking when to visit, the weather varies in each city. April end was indeed a good time too . Apart from the heat we came across in Ho Chi Minh (north Vietnam) ,south of Vietnam was quite pleasant. You can chose anytime between February to April or August to October.
We have to pre -apply for an e-visa(cost 16 usd) before entering the country. You just have to fill a form online with your return tickets and you will be issued with an approval letter within a week. At the Vietnam airport you have to further pay 25 usd to get the stamp.Make sure you have USD or their local currency.
CURRENCY IN VIETNAM
Vietnam is not an expensive country. The currency is Vietnamese Dong but Usd is widely accepted even with the street vendors.
Tip- Carry USD as it has better exchange rate and only exchange whatever is required as in the end you won't get much profit for the changing the left over money. Credit cards carry extra surcharge of 3%.