Why visit Vietnam with Contiki?

Live like a local

On our Vietnam trips for 18-35s, you’ll travel with local guides who’ll show you the hotspots & hidden gems in every destination.

A foodie odyssey

From street food tours to cooking classes, your taste buds are in for a delectable journey they’ll remember forever.

Travel easy

With comfy coaches, flights and bike rides all taken care of by us – plus a junk boat stay too!


Based on 20,000+ independent reviews

Vietnam tour reviews

Brilliant trip I had the time of my life. Chamani our trip manager was so passionate and made sure we all had the best possible experience. Can’t wait to book my next Contiki!

- Kieren Borg, Vietnam Experience


The tour was curated perfect to our wants and needs for the country. We did so much in so little time. If you only have 10 days to do Vietnam this is the tour for you!

- Eric Keegan, Vietnam Highlights

Vietnam Experience as an incredible trip! The included activities were exciting and enabled me as a traveller to get a taste of life in Vietnam. [...]

- Courtney, Vietnam Experience


Frequently asked questions

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What currency does Vietnam use?

The currency used in Vietnam (that can buy you a wholesome, delicious bowl of Pho) is the Vietnamese dong (₫).

What language do they speak in Vietnam?

Vietnamese is the main language spoken in Vietnam. But you might find that people speak English (mostly in the major cities), Chinese and other regional languages too.

When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

Vietnam is wonderful to visit year-round. But the best time to visit depends on what you wanna do, and where in Vietnam you wanna go.

Generally, April & May are thought to be the best months to visit Vietnam because of the beautifully bright weather. Between December and March is a slightly cooler period. So if hiking, or city-dwelling is what you want, that’s the best time to visit. And if you wanna avoid the crowds, off-season tends to be between April and June or September to November.   

Do I need a visa to travel to Vietnam?

Your visa requirements can change according to your citizenship (and according to the length and purpose of your visit). Most of our travelers may need to get an e-visa to visit Vietnam. We always recommend that you check out our visa guide to see if you need one.

What should I pack for a trip to Vietnam?

Vietnam’s climate tends to be hot and humid all-year round. So, it's a good idea to bring loose, breathable clothes. Sunscreen and insect repellents are good to have too. If you’re planning to visit religious spots in Vietnam, remember to get clothes that’ll keep your shoulders and knees covered.

What is ATM access like in Vietnam?

ATMs are widely available in urban city centres in Vietnam – and they usually accept international cards too. But cash can come in handy when you’re visiting the more rural parts.

How many days should I spend in Vietnam?

Generally, about 7-12 days are a good amount of time to visit Vietnam. But a lot depends on what you want to see or do. But a week or two is enough to explore key destinations like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Halong Bay.

What is the tipping culture in Vietnam?

Tipping isn’t expected but appreciated in Vietnam. Usually, restaurants will charge you around 5-10% of your bill as service fees.

Is tap water safe to drink in Vietnam?

We recommend that you stick to bottled water while visiting Vietnam. Tap water is generally not considered safe for consumption here.

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