Tailor-made Vietnam Tours
Discover the staggering beauty of this majestic country with a tailor-made Vietnam tour!
From the calm to the chaotic and the ancient to the innovative, Vietnam is a veritable melting pot of unique experiences. Whether you’re hoping to take in ancient temples, vibrant cities or sublime natural beauty, a tailor-made Vietnam tour will provide it all. From travellers on a budget to once-in-a-lifetime adventure seekers with cash to splash, a Discova Tour can be designed to suit.
Travellers can choose to visit the hustle and bustle of Hanoi with its wide tree-lined boulevards; head to Hoi An to explore the city’s iconic ancient history; or stop off at the frenetic Ho Chi Minh City to experience some of the finest foods and smartest restaurants around. And, it’s not just the ever-shifting cities that will entice, Vietnam’s awe-inspiring landscape has something to satisfy every wanderlust ideal. Head to Ha Long Bay for the breath-taking sight of serene turquoise waters majestically punctuated by gigantic, foliage-topped rocks or visit some of the world’s most spectacular subterranean landscapes in Hang Son Doong (a series of caves so vast they even have their own weather system). Whichever stops you choose to include in your tailor-made Vietnam itinerary, you won’t fail to be moved by the sights of this glorious country.
From beach breaks to foodie adventures; remote village treks to cruises along the Mekong; at Discova, we pride ourselves on offering expertly crafted, tailor-made Vietnam tours to suit you. With a host of unique and unforgettable experiences, a Vietnam trip with Discova will be customised to suit your needs and budget.
Get inspired with some sample experiences
Hue Street Eats
Sit back and enjoy riding through the bustling streets aboard a ‘cyclo’ whilst exploring the ancient city’s gastronomic delights. Mingle with locals at Dong Ba Market, taste a variety of Hue’s famous steamed cakes at a family eatery, stop by other local vendors to try fried pancake and grilled pork skewers, and slurp a bowl of Hue’s iconic beef noodle soup. End the evening with a cup of surprisingly delightful salt coffee!
A brand-new tour in Hue which introduces ancient dishes and ends with a unique stop at a ‘salt coffee’ shop.
Hidden Saigon Half-Day Tour
Ho Chi Minh City
Explore the secrets of this city full of hidden worlds and magic microcosms waiting to be discovered. Follow in the footsteps of locals at the market, weave through meandering alleys to secret cafes brewing coffee in unique ways and climb down into cellars once used to stash weapons before discovering a trendy new world inside an ordinary-looking old building.
This specially developed program takes travellers to rarely visited local gems that aren’t found on the tourist map.
Explore the Nature and Culture of Untouched Da Bac
Discover a truly authentic side to Vietnam with this three-day adventure to the remote Da Bac community-based tourism project. Explore two ethnic minority villages and gain insight into the local customs and traditions at a homestay. Hike, kayak and swim through the untouched environment and leave this scenic region with a relaxed mind, new perspectives and unforgettable memories.
This little-known destination offers truly authentic local experiences that promote responsible tourism as all activities and homestays are run by the local community with the guidance of an NGO.
Things to know
Capital City: Hanoi
Population: 96 Million
Language: Vietnamese (minority languages include Tay, Muong, Cham, Khmer)
Currency: The Vietnamese dong (VND or ₫) is the country’s official currency. ATMs are found throughout the country, accepting most debit and credit cards. There are numerous places, including banks, gold shops and money exchange stalls, that exchange USD, whilst most other major foreign currencies such as EUR, UK GBP and AUS can be exchanged at banks.
Most foreign citizens need to obtain a tourist visa (30 days single entry and 90 days multiple entry) in advance when travelling to Vietnam, with the exception of a small number of nationalities who can enter the country for a period of up to 15 days visa exempt. Currently there are two ways of obtaining a visa, travellers entering Vietnam by air can apply for a Visa on Arrival (VOA) through a travel agent. They will then receive an approval letter with which they can obtain the visa and entry stamp at the airport. This is the fastest and cheapest process, however, it’s only possible to get a VOA when arriving by plane through one of the six international airports. The other option is applying for a visa through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in advance.
As travel policies change regularly, it’s best to check the official government website for the latest regulations before visiting. https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate that varies between three regions. Temperatures in Southern Vietnam are fairly constant all year round, with May to October usually being much wetter than the rest of the year. Whilst the rain comes at a similar time in the north, the winter months are much cooler in Hanoi, with temperatures dropping significantly in the far north between December to February. Central Vietnam, on the other hand, experiences hot and dry weather in the first half of the year, with higher rainfall and tropical storms arriving in September.
In general, there is no wrong time to visit the Southeast Asian country, but it’s worth keeping these weather variations in mind, especially if planning outdoor activities such as trekking. Travellers looking to explore the entire country in one trip are recommended to come in spring or autumn.