Vietnam travel tips for overseas Vietnamese

30, December, 2022

Vietnam travel tips for overseas Vietnamese

Vietnam travel tips for overseas Vietnamese in America and Canada

After more than 2 years of Covid, this is the right time for many overseas Vietnamese from the US and Canada to return to Vietnam to visit family and travel. Vivutravel with many years of experience in organizing tours and travel services for Viet Kieu would like to provide some more Vietnam travel information as follows to give everyone peace of mind when returning home.

1. Covid situation in Vietnam
Currently, Vietnam still has new Covid cases, but not many. Spread is not on a large scale. The rate of Covid vaccination is very high, from 3 to 5 doses, so the rate of severe disease is low. Vietnam has completely eliminated mandatory requirements such as wearing masks, isolating patients in isolated areas, visitors to Vietnam do not have to test for covid or prove that they have been vaccinated.

The reality is that people have returned to normal life in all respects.

2. Visa to Vietnam
Currently, overseas Vietnamese do not have to go to Vietnamese embassies and consulates in the US and Canada to apply for a visa. Instead, you can apply for a visa online. This saves time, effort and cost. Everyone just needs to go to the website to follow the instructions and wait. However, sometimes the waiting time is quite long causing anxiety.

The second and more secure way is that anyone can contact Vivutravel (Ms Duong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is our visa expert), we will help you apply for a visa in a fast and guaranteed time. Information needed is as follows:

- Passport photo.
- Entry date information.
- Information on the entry gate. For example, Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai...
- Temporary residence address after entering Vietnam. (Private house, hotel...)

After having enough information, Vivutravel will proceed and the results will be received within 1 day (urgent case), or 3-5 days (normal case).

3. The best time to travel Vietnam
For overseas Vietnamese, after having Tet with family and relatives, after Tet is the right time to travel to visit Vietnam. But to answer the question of what is the best time to travel to Vietnam, Vivutravel has some suggestions as follows:

The North: The most beautiful season is from June to September, this is the rice season in the highlands where there are the most beautiful terraced fields in the world in Sapa, Y Ty, Mu Cang Chai or Hoang Su Phi.

- From October to November, that is when Tam Giac Mach flowers bloom all over Ha Giang, extremely beautiful.
- November-December is the season of apricot and plum blossoms in the high mountains of Nguyen Moc Chau.
- February-March is when peach and apricot flowers bloom on the Dong Van rocky plateau, the most beautiful season.
- Ninh Binh: This place has 2 rice seasons in May and October, so this is a beautiful time to enjoy the scenery.
- Sapa: December to March can be cold, grey and misty.
- Halong Bay: Always nice to visit

Central: September - November is the rainy season in the central region, so avoid this time. The rest of the year is suitable for traveling.

The South: The weather is always sunny and warm, the rainy season usually starts from April to September, but it rains suddenly in the afternoon and quickly stops. Does not affect the tour program much.

4. Places to visit in Vietnam
Vietnam is too beautiful and if you do not know where to start, what to see. Vivutravel will help to create a perfect Vietnam tour itinerary that meets your personal interests and budget.

Hanoi: The heart of the country where you can explore 36 old streets, visit historical and cultural works such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda..

Ninh Binh: 100k from Hanoi once was the ancient capital of Vietnam, Ninh Binh today is known as Ha Long on land with famous landscapes of Tam Coc, Trang An

Ha Long Bay: Being a world natural heritage site will always be the first choice. A night on a 5-star boat will be an unforgettable experience with interesting activities such as visiting caves, kayaking...

Sapa: Like a city in the mist, Sapa is famous for its magnificent terraced fields located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Coming to Sapa, do not forget to take the cable car to the top of Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam at an altitude of 3143m or visit Silver Waterfall, Heaven's Gate and explore the villages along the Muong Hoa valley.

Mu Cang Chai: A national heritage destination with the most beautiful terraced fields in the world. The time to visit is from June to September every year, but the most beautiful time is in September. Mu Cang Chai can combine with Sapa to create a great tour.

Ha Giang: A must-visit destination once in a lifetime where there is majestic nature, there are ethnic villages H'Mong, Lo Lo, Dao ... living together to guard the border land. The attractions of Ha Giang such as Bac Sum slope, Quan Ba Twin Mountain, Pho Cao, Lung Cu flagpole, Pao house, Vuong house, Ma Pi Leng pass, Nho Que river...

Cao Bang: Amazingly beautiful around August-September every year when the golden rice is like silk winding around the undulating mountains. Cao Bang has Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cave, Tay and Nung ethnic villages and natural scenery like a watercolor painting. Cao Bang can be combined with Ha Giang to create a great northeast tour.

Quang Binh: Famous for Nhat Le beach and Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park, if you visit this land, don't miss Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave and if you have a chance, book Son Doong cave tour however this tour is very expensive about $3000 per person and is always fully booked.

Hue: The ancient capital of Hue is the place where every Vietnamese wants to visit the imperial city of Hue, the mausoleums of kings and lords or take a boat trip on the Perfume River.

Hoi An: As everyone's favorite destination, Hoi An is beautiful and charming with old features. Hoi An can be considered as a miniature Vietnam where there is an old town, many temples, poetic rivers, sparkling lanterns, peaceful villages or sunny beaches.

Da Nang: The beautiful coastal city is developing very quickly with many high-class resorts in addition to the famous Ba Na hills tourist area with the golden bridge.

Quy Nhon: Summer destination for beach tourism.

Phu Yen: A developing city with the advantage of having an airport and pristine beaches is an ideal destination for those who do not want to be noisy.

Nha Trang: Famous for a long time, always a destination for domestic and foreign tourists.

Da Lat: Famous as the city of love with poetic attractions such as the valley of love, the lake of lament, the rapid development of Da Lat has lost a little of its inherent beauty.

Sai Gon: A symbol of Vietnam's dynamic development, anyone who goes away for a long time should stay in Sai Gon for a few days to feel the change of the country and revisit the old places.

Mekong Delta: A vast area of water brings an interesting experience. If you have been to Lung Cu, you should also visit Ca Mau cape to see the country in its entirety.

Phu Quoc, Con Dao or Mui Ne: To end your journey home, you can choose to rest for a few days in Phu Quoc, Con Dao or Mui Ne to rest and relax before returning to the US or Canada.

5. Reputable travel agency in Vietnam:
Anyone who books tour online will have to worry about whether they have been scammed by an online travel agency, is it safe to pay online? However, if you have experience, you will find the answer by checking:

- Check the year of operation of that company
- Check information such as business license, travel business license
- Check out the reviews on tripadvisor
- Check in the process of working with the company's staff, specifically your travel consultant
- Check the company's activities on the website, social networking platforms such as facebook, youtube, twitter...

Vivutravel is a company established in 2006, with many years of experience and specializes in organizing tours for international visitors to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. As for the overseas Vietnamese, we have become a reliable address for many people from the US and Canada. We know how to design a tour that suits their needs. So if you still don't know which Vietnam travel company to contact to organize a tour, Vivutravel will be the first choice.