Traveling in Vietnam with the temperatures sometimes getting near 40°C, you may be wondering if it is possible to get around Vietnam in that kind of heat. Indeed, it is possible to cope, and not only cope, but thrive too if you would follow the advice of the travel experts here at VivuTravel.
1. Choose a hotel with a pool
You would cope a lot better if you are lodged in a hotel that has a pool. Usually, this should not be much of a problem if you are on tour with a travel agency like VivuTravel which undoubtedly knows their onions.
Endeavour to always get out very early in the morning for a few hours, then rest or swim during the hottest hours in the middle of the day before going out again later in the afternoon. This way, you will not only conserve energy, but also stay fresh through the course of the day.
2. Go around with an umbrella
If you would forget anything in your hotel room, it should not be your umbrella. A sun hat may try, but believe us when we say that an umbrella is your surest protection against the burning sun Vietnam sun.
3. Try out an occasional cold bottle of drink
If you do beer, an occasional one in the hot hour of the day may be just what you need to cool off. You can also get iced coffees in most local shops around.
Keep yourself hydrated. This is because whether you like it or not, you will lose more water than you think in the heat. Take a couple bottles with you on daily walkabouts as the one or two that is always in your hotel room, at any given point in time would never suffice.
A gentle reminder, if you have to take water, just buy. Don’t attempt to cut cost by taking tap water in Vietnam or any other Asian country, in fact. Even locals don’t do so.
4. Have a few hand towelshandy
One hand towel may not be enoughto help you wipe your brow time and again. While our body systems are different and we react to heat differently, what is true and general is that the May/June heat is unrelenting, thus trickles of sweat from neck down may be something you have to grapple with. Having at least half a dozen in your backpack would never be a bad idea.
It is possible that while travelling to Vietnam, you forgot to pack a few items that are essential for the weather, there is no cause for alarm. This is because you can buy everything you need in any city in Vietnam.
From warm hats to sweaters and sunglasses, it is common knowledge that the Sapa Market is the home of cheap bargains on commodity and weather items.
We are quite confident that if you take to all our tips as highlighted above, you should have a safe and enjoyable tour. If you have any questions, do not hesistate to reach us through our contact form on this website. From all of us at VivuTravel, good luck and safe travels!