Vietnam: it’s not just a war, but an incredibly rich and diverse country.

Vietnam isn’t always the easiest of countries to visit with scams and in parts a relatively rustic tourist infrastructure. But your effort will be richly rewarded by one of the most diverse countries in South-East Asia.

It is home to some of the best food you’ll ever try, stunning rice terraces, epic limestone karsts, the largest cave in the world and a culture that will energise even the most travel weary person. Give it a chance and we bet you’ll love it too.

Bucket List Vietnam

Quick Summary

  • Top Tip: Don’t let the fear of scams put you off - at worst you’ll be a couple of dollars poorer. Check out our blog to avoid the hastle and still have a great time.

  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong ($1 USD = approx 23,000 Dong!)

  • Visa: About 20 countries can travel visa free for 15 days. If you want to stay for up to 30 days, you’ll need a visa before you arrive.

  • When to go: Spring has the combination of better weather and green landscapes. However, it will still be humid in the south and you are never guaranteed dry weather!

    • Peak Season: July - August & December - February

    • Low Season: October - November & March - May

  • Walk My World cost index: $ - with meals as little as 50c and good, private accommodation under $15 USD, it doesn’t get much cheaper than Vietnam. It is also really good quality, making it our best value destination in the world.

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