Holiday Packages in Vietnam
Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a vibrant and exciting country to visit. Every corner of the country offers a different experience. There are fast-paced cities, peaceful countryside, and tropical beaches and coastal areas. The history of Vietnam spans thousands of years and is fascinating. The culture of Vietnam is also fun to experience. The country has lots of great food, shopping, and nightlife. The country’s history and culture can be experienced at the many popular attractions around the country. Major cities to have on your radar during your trip to Vietnam include Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, and Hoi An.
Vietnam accommodation and flight packages are a great way to save money on your holiday booking. Webjet bundles together hotel and flight costs, helping you save up to several hundred dollars. Vietnam holiday packages can also save you time. Rather than searching the internet for the best flight and hotel deals, let Webjet take care of that so you can focus on planning the activities you want to experience in Vietnam. Vietnam packages are the perfect option for families or couples who want to experience the magic of Vietnam without spending a fortune on expenses.
Flying to Vietnam
When planning a trip to Vietnam, there are 11 international airports you could fly into. The three major airports in the country are Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi, and Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang. Each of these airports is spread out, so it is easy to travel to the different regions of Vietnam from overseas. SGN airport serves southern Vietnam, HAN is located in the north, and DAD is in the centre of the country. Once you have landed, there are quick and affordable transport options available from each of these airports.
A variety of airlines offer flights between Australia and Vietnam, including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, and AirAsia. Direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City are available from Sydney and Melbourne, arriving to SGN airport in about 8 hours 30 minutes. If you are departing from another Australian city or headed to a different airport in Vietnam, your journey will include one or two stopovers.
Where to Stay in Vietnam
Throughout the country, you’ll find a wide variety of hotels and resorts. Many accommodations in Vietnam blend together the modern and traditional in their style. Vietnam is an affordable destination for Australian travellers due to the currency exchange rate, so you can experience some luxury without spending a fortune.
Vinpearl Resort and Spa Ha Long Bay
If you’re looking to experience some luxury on your trip to Vietnam, this hotel is for you. The Vinpearl is located on a private island within the bay and is the first 5-star resort in northern Vietnam. Throughout the resort, there are incredible views of Ha Long Bay. Inside, the rooms offer a beautiful hybrid between French and Vietnamese design. Rooms start at just $156 AUD per night, so you can experience this luxury without breaking the budget. Amenities within the resort include several restaurants overlooking the bay, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.
Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi
The Silk Path Boutique Hotel is located in the popular area of Old Hanoi. The hotel is ideally located within walking distance to some of the city’s top attractions. The lobby of the Silk Path Boutique Hotel is designed in a traditional Vietnamese style, making it feel grand as soon as you walk in. The rooms have a more contemporary design with touches of Vietnam as well. Amenities within the hotel include a restaurant, a bakery, and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Gia Huy Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
The Gia Huy Hotel is a great budget option in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It is steps away from the famous Ben Thanh market and several more of the city’s top attractions. The lobby of the hotel is elaborately designed in a traditional Vietnamese style, while the guest rooms offer a contemporary western style. With rooms starting at $59 AUD, this hotel is the perfect option for budget travellers visiting Vietnam.
Things to do in Vietnam
Vietnam is an exciting and scenic country that has so much to offer visitors. The cities have a buzz of energy, and the countryside is peaceful and relaxing. Each region of Vietnam offers a different experience. For a true feel for what the country is like, try to visit several places with your Vietnam package holidays.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is the most visited tourist destination in Vietnam. The bay is located in the north of the country within easy reach of Hanoi. Within Ha Long Bay, there are 1,600 limestone islands–all unique to each other. The best way to experience Ha Long Bay is from the water, where you can travel between the limestone islands. Boat tours of the bay are available, and other popular activities include kayaking and snorkelling. Ha Long Bay is a gorgeous place to experience and one to add to your Vietnam bucket list.
Mekong River Delta
In the south of Vietnam, there is more beautiful nature to see. The Mekong River Delta offers a serene experience with easy access to fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City. While visiting the Mekong River Delta, you can take a boat ride through the rivers where you are surrounded by tropical plants and trees. Some parts of the Mekong River Delta get busy, but there are plenty of off the beaten track spots as well. After spending some time winding through the rivers, visit the Can Tho floating markets in the Mekong River Delta. Vendors line up on either side of a river in their boats. As you slowly make your way through the markets, you’ll have the opportunity to buy local food and souvenirs.
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Vietnam War that occurred between 1955 and 1975 is the most significant event to happen to Vietnam over the past century. Around Ho Chi Minh City, you can see tunnels that were used in the war, with the most famous being the Cu Chi Tunnels. During the war, they were used as a place to hide soldiers and to transport food, weapons, and injured soldiers. While visiting, you can crawl through the tunnels the same way the soldiers did during the Vietnam War. You can also see booby traps and weapons that were used during the war.