Vietnam has become a very popular destination for Malaysian visitors because of the relative ease of travel with flight time in the region of 1 hour 45 minutes. The country is rich in beautiful landscape with tourist spots favoured by the Malaysian visitor, including Hanoi, Hue, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam tours and other Indochina destinations have plenty to offer to visitors in relation to culture and history and relaxation and adventure. Whether it is to unwind on one of the many luxury beach resorts or trek Sapa with its picturesque scenery, there is certain to be something for everyone that wishes to navigate this fascinating country.
Many of the package tours can easily be tailored to match the specific needs of the Malaysian travellers, such as suggesting the most practical itinerary and best places to eat.
Let's take a look at a few of the things to consider when planning the trip to Vietnam:
Learn about the destination
The most enjoyable experience for the Malaysian travellers in Vietnam are certain to be achieved when able to design the most interesting and diverse itinerary that takes in the top sites and attractions throughout the country.
A little research can help plan the trip better with easier access to events, festivals and highlights of the top attractions.
Destinations to visit on the tour of Vietnam include:
Hanoi is the vibrant capital city of Vietnam that is appreciated for its rich culture and centuries-old architecture that blends French, Chinese and SE Asian influences. A must-visit spot is the chaotic Old Quarter that is great to navigate on a cyclo to see the many narrow, maze-like streets that are roughly identified by their particular type of trade.
Halong Bay can make a fascinating day-trip from Hanoi and easily reached via a 4 hour minibus journey. The best all-round experience is achieved with an overnight cruise that gives the option to sleep on the luxury boat while anchored in the peaceful waters. Additionally, a Halong Bay overnight cruise gives more time to enjoy excursions, such as exploring the cave systems, kayaking, swimming and relaxing on a remote beach.
The ancient city of Hoi An is perfect to get a break from the noise and crowds of the major cities. A relaxed walking tour can take in the famous Japanese covered bridge, the Tan Ky ancestral house, the Chinese Assembly Hall, and the Chua Ong Pagoda. Also, there are several handicraft villages to visit that specialise in tiles and ceramics.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s modern metropolis and a must-visit destination on the Muslim tour package to Vietnam. This city has plenty of tourist attractions such as city's Old Post Office, Notre Dame cathedral, Lamson Mosque, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Beyond the traditional sites, there is also the Ben Thanh Market, which is perfect for shopping with a wide range of handicrafts and goods on display.
The Mekong Delta is very popular with the visiting tourists who appreciate the local attractions, such as a boat ride on a traditional rowboat that explores the narrow canals, an excursion to the Cai Be floating market, as well as visiting several of the nearby workshops. Also, there are plenty of nursery gardens that make it possible to learn how the local farmers produce the exotic vegetables and fruits.
Check the weather forecast
Vietnam's climate can vary quite significantly from the north to south. Most of the country has a dry and wet season, which can impact the enjoyment of the travel plans, especially if planning to spend a lot of time outside.
A regular check of the weather will help in organising the schedule to match the local conditions, and also pick the right clothes to match the environment. Being prepared for travelling in the north, central or south Vietnam can make sure you aren't left with a disappointing day.
Check passport and visa requirements
When the Malaysian citizen is planning to visit Vietnam for a relaxing break, it is essential to have in place the appropriate paperwork.
Passport – for travellers to Vietnam it is a standard requirement to hold a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining after arriving in the country. However, if it is the intention to renew or make an application for a new passport, make sure to start the process at least 2-3 months before the departure date to give plenty of time in the event of unexpected delays.
Visa – Fortunately, the Malaysian citizen can benefit from a short-term visa exemption that gives the option to enter and travel within the borders of Vietnam for a period of up to 30 days. Any travellers that plan to stay beyond a 30 day period, it is necessary to make an application for a Vietnam visa.
Malaysian travellers have the option to apply for a visa for the long-term stay using several different methods. The most traditional method is to use a local Vietnam Embassy, but that can be expensive and time-consuming, especially for those that don't live locally to an embassy or consulate.
The most cost-effective option is to apply for the visa on arrival, which is easily done online and typically issued within a period of 2-3 days. Travellers are essentially issued with a visa approval letter which is enough to board the plane to Vietnam and it is changed to an official visa after arriving at the relevant check-in desk at the airport.
Additionally, the Vietnam visa on arrival is a viable option if planning to enter Vietnam via one of the major international airports. If planning to enter the country via a land or seaport, the visa in advance via an embassy is likely to be a more practical option.
So, proper preparation of the Vietnam tour package from Malaysia is a sure way to make the trip a lot smoother, more enjoyable, and also memorable.
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