HOLIDAY IN PARADISE

YEAR ROUND SUNSHINE
BEACHES, CITIES, CULTURE

Whether you crave stunning turquoise seas or bustling city tours, Vietnam is the perfect destination to relax and recharge.

When you combine outstanding scenery with a vibrant cultural scene you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. And that’s exactly what Vietnam offers to Australian travellers. There are the experiences every visitor will want to have, from cruising spectacular Halong Bay to zipping around Hanoi on the back of a scooter.

Then there are the endless beaches, tempting islands, the country’s fascinating history and, of course, the food scene. Eat pho and banh xeo (crispy savoury pancakes) from street stalls or sip cocktails at a rooftop bar.

Explore the villages of the Mekong Delta or venture into the mountainous north, home to the hill tribes. Vietnam is a great destination for families, too. Kids will love the beaches around Nha Trang and Da Nang, with their gentle waves and endless activities, from snorkelling to wakeboarding. Throughout the country there are festivals, museums, boat cruises, immense parks and bustling markets.

When you factor in the low cost of a trip to Vietnam, plus the proximity to Australian cities – the flight from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City is less than nine hours – it’s a destination you’re likely to want to visit again and again.

TRAVEL WITH VINPEARL

Your next holiday can be a pleasure from the moment you decide to book. Let Vinpearl take care of all the details.

What if you could leave all the arrangements to someone else? With Vinpearl you can. Our experts can book transport, accommodation and experiences so you’re set to go. Prefer to leave gaps in your itinerary to cater for last-minute whims? You can do that, too.

Group 10@2x

With 43 properties featuring the full range of room types across Vietnam, we can cater to all travellers needs.

Group 6@2x

Vinpearl owns and operates a number of amusement parks, golf courses, safari parks and dive operations, so you’ll never have to worry about what to do on your break.

Group 3@2x

With excellent contacts to Vietnam’s best ground operators, we can facilitate your exploration of the entire country

BEFORE YOU GO

Smart Traveller

Smart Traveller is an Australian Government website that provides up-to-date travel advisories and advice for destinations around the world. Go to smartraveller.gov.au and search for Vietnam.

Medical

Standards of medical care in Vietnam are very high. All of Vinpearl’s properties are close to international medical facilities, and some have a 24-hour clinic staffed by a nurse. Vinpearl enjoys a partnership with Vinmec Hospitals, which provide excellent medical care. Anyone arriving in Vietnam should have appropriate travel insurance.

Currency

Vietnam’s official currency is the Vietnamese Dong. Australian dollars can be exchanged at any Vinpearl hotel, and ATMs are widely available in most Vietnamese cities. We reccommed carrying some VND with you to purchase small items from local stores that do not accept credit cards.

Eat / Drink

The flavours of Vietnam are amazing and eating your way around the country’s markets and restaurants is a fabulous way to experience one aspect of the culture. Each region has its own specialty, from banh bao vac (dumplings filled with prawns and topped with crispy onions) in Hoi An to bun cha (grilled pork served with rice noodles and herbs) in Hanoi. Always drink boiled or filtered water in Vietnam (never tap water).

Visa

Australian passport holders can get a visa on arrival in Vietnam, but it’s recommend that all passengers obtain their visa before they travel. You must first submit an application form online at vietnamvisa.gov.vn to receive an approval letter. Present this and a passport with at least six months’ validity when arriving at one of the international airports at Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City or Nha Trang.

Weather Chart

With a tropical climate, Vietnam experiences two seasons: dry and green. From November to April temperatures in the north, particularly in Sapa, can drop below zero while the south offers warmer days. Travel between May and October, when the days are warm and humid, and you’ll experience afternoon showers, a lush landscape and fewer travellers.
Average min/max tempreture (ºCo)

TASTE OF VIETNAM

Not sure where to start your Vietnam adventure? Join one of our tours.

If you’re checking out Vietnam for the first time and enjoy the company of others, why not join one of our scheduled Taste of Vinpearl guided journeys? Starting in Ho Chi Minh City (the tours depart once on a month on Saturday during the low season, then twice a month during high season) we take our luxury-loving guests north to Hanoi, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Ha Long Bay and Hue. You’ll stay at premium resorts and spas along the way and enjoy a mix of activities, sightseeing and free time to do your own thing.