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Vietnam is one of Imagine Asia’s favourite countries and the perfect destination for first timers and South East Asia veterans alike. Here are our favourite Vietnamese experiences in no particular order:
Cambodia and Vietnam complement each other beautifully: Cambodia has a more laid back charm while Vietnam is the beating heart of Indochina, with fast paced ancient cities. Even in 10 days, you can combine Cambodia and Vietnam with ease, but we’d recommend a little longer to do these wonderful countries justice. You can even cruise between the two along the historic Mekong River.
This famous oriental boat is Chinese in origin and design, but across the years it has been used throughout Asia for extensive sea-bound voyages.
When to go to Vietnam
There is no wrong time to visit Vietnam! This fascinating country has three different weather systems so by crossing this country you will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities.
The Dry Season - November to April
This is the best time to visit Northern Vietnam. This period offers best trekking conditions in Sa Pa and the northwest and although the weather is cooler during January and December it is dry, sunny and cloudless days. The average temperatures in the South of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, Phant Thiet, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc) range between 25 – 35 degrees.
The Wet Season - May to October
Most rain falls in brief afternoon downpours, so visits are still possible, but flooding at this time of year can cause problems in the Mekong Delta. In Central Vietnam, the rainfall pattern reverses under the influence of the northeast monsoon. Here, the dry season runs typically from January to September with high temperatures and little rain. May to August is a very good time for beach holiday in Vietnam with very good rates and promotions.