International Flights

  • How to book an international flight from/to your country?

    Our rates do not include your international flight from/to your country. It is up to you to find the best flights based on your budget and your dates of stay. Once you arrive in our country, Authentik Travel will take care of visas, itineraries, transportation, local flights, tour guides, and accommodation etc.

    - How to book your international flights?
    Nowadays, it is easy to find the best flights on the internet. Here are some suggestions:
    + Comparison of flights from:,,
    + Local ticketing offices.

    Some International terminals for your reference:
    In Vietnam: Noi Bai airport, Tan Son Nhat Airport, Da Nang Airport
    In Cambodia: Phnom Penh airport, SiemReap airport
    In Laos: Vientiane Airport, Luang Prabang airport, Pakse airport.
    In Myanmar: Yangon airport, Mandalay airport,

  • Some tips to book the best flights

    The airfare may change every day. It may increase depending on the availability. The earlier you book, the better rate you may get.
    To plan for your trip, we suggest booking your international flight first. It will then be easier for us to adjust the program accordingly to match your flight schedule.

    Our high season is from October to the end of April. Avoiding traveling during this period is often synonymous with saving your budget.
    Do not hesitate to use fare comparison websites to choose the cheapest airlines according to your travel dates.

    Check directly on Airlines’ website if they do not make any promotions on your destinations.
    Check several departure airports. It may be cheaper from one airport than others.

Domestic flights

  • Which domestic airlines are used for the trip?
    • In Vietnam, there are a few domestic airlines, for example: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjetair, Jetstars Pacific Airlines, Bamboo Airways, of which Vietnam Airlines is the biggest and best. The others risk delays or cancellations. To ensure the quality of travel, chooses only Vietnam Airlines.
    • In Cambodia, we use Cambodia Angkor Air and Cambodia Bayon Airlines.
    • In Laos, we use Lao Airlines and Lao Skyway.
    • In Myanmar, there are many airlines and they all use ATR72 Air crafts. We use some of the best ones, such as: Air KBZ, Mann Yadanarpon Airlines, Asian Wings Airways, and Air Bagan.
  • What is the baggage weight limit for domestic flights?

    Weight limits:

    • In Economy Class, checked baggage must not exceed 23 kg (for Economy Class), while carry-on baggage must not exceed 12 kg (including one suitcase or and one small bag).
    • In Business Class, checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg (for Economy Class), while carry-on baggage must not exceed 18 kg (including two suitcases and one bag).
    • Infant baggage allowance (under 2 years old): one piece, maximum weight 10 kg, and a fully collapsible baby carriage.


    • Total dimensions of a carry-on baggage must not exceed 115cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm or 22cm x 14cm x 9cm).
    • The total dimensions of a checked-in baggage shall not exceed 119cm x 119cm x 81cm 
    • The total dimensions of a bag must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm


  • Benefits of booking with us internal flights and flights Vietnam - Cambodia

    + We are a local travel company so we can get these flights with a better rate.
    + We can be flexible with these flights and our itineraries.

    All these flights are included in the trip. You do not need to book them on your own

Best time to travel

  • What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

    Vietnam is a tropical country with the typical climate is hot and humid. Its dragon shape stretches 1650 km from north to south. In addition, with over 3000 km of coastline along the East Sea, the climate can be very different in different regions.

    • Temperature: in the south it is warm all year round, while "winter" is only felt in the north where temperatures can drop as low as 10°C. These "cold" periods are not periodic as in other European, American or Australian countries but depend on cold air currents from China that normally last no more than 15 days. Usually the coldest period is the end of December.
    • Precipitation: in northern and southern Vietnam (Hanoi), the rainy season lasts 5 months, from mid-May to September. In central Vietnam it occurs later and ends in November. Rainfall is even heavier in the north.
    • Storms: Vietnam is one of the Southeast Asian countries most prone to storms and floods. Only northern Vietnam and the central regions are really affected by storms from August to September.
    • There is no wrong time to visit Vietnam, as it can be bad in some areas, but in others you can still experience a bright time.

    September through December:

    • North Vietnam: good
    • Central Vietnam: fairly high precipitation
    • South of Vietnam: good

    January to April:

    • North of Vietnam: good, around January - February, there will be drizzle.
    • Central Vietnam: good
    • South of Vietnam: good

    From May - August:

    • North of Vietnam: good days alternating with rainy days
    • Central Vietnam: good
    • South Vietnam: intermittent rains in the day but mostly in the early morning and late afternoon

    For beach vacations, all the best beaches are in the south, where it is always warm and sunny.

  • What is the best time to travel to Cambodia?

    Cambodia's climate is the same as other tropical countries in that it has two distinct seasons depending on precipitation. The monsoon season is from May to October while the dry season is from November to March but the temperature is about 30 degrees all year round. Due to rainfall in the early morning and late afternoon ( the sweltering ones in April and May), it feels cooler in the monsoon season. On the other hand, the dry season is suitable for outings but also note the strong sun at noon.

Travel ideas

  • Travel plan to Vietnam

    Hanoi and surrounding region from Halong to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Van Long): around 5 - 7 days.
    Hanoi and Sapa: around 3 – 5 days.
    Northern Mountain traveling: Around 5 – 10 days to visit more or less the region of the ethic villages in the north. In this area, you can enjoy hiking, trekking, homestay…
    Central Vietnam: Hue and Hoian: about 3 - 5 days to visit the world heritage sites in Vietnam such as Hue citadel, Nguyen Emperors’ tombs, the ancient town in Hoian or enjoy the beach in Hoian.
    Southern Vietnam: Saigon and the Mekong delta: 3 – 7 days to visit the most vibrant metropolis city in Vietnam and the rest of the time to discover the Mekong delta.
    Vietnam beach break: Vietnam is a tropical country and it has a long coastline, therefore, it is a great idea to enjoy a beach break in some the best beaches in the world such as: My Khe, Hoian, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Phan Thien and Phu Quoc. They are dream destinations. If you start your trip from the north, you can end the trip with the stunning beaches in the south. For more information about your plan, please contact our travel consultant.


  • Travel plan to Cambodia

    We give you some ideas on how to organize your time to visit Cambodia.

    1. Most important classic sites

    Phnom Penh: 1-2 days
    Siem Reap: 2-5 days

    2. Rural area to discover more about local life

    Battambang: 1-2 days
    Kampong Cham - Kratie - Kampong Thom: 2-3 days
    Kampot: 1-2 days

    3. Trips to the mountain area

    Modulkiri - Rattanakiri: 3-5 days

    4. Beach stay

    Sihanoukville: the coastline, Koh Rong island, Koh Rong island Saloem
    Kep Island

  • When is the best time to book a trip with

    If you travel in high season from October to the end of April, we advise you to book as soon as possible.
    For your information, around half of tourists travelling in the high season have booked from 3- 6 months in advance.

    It is possible to book at the last minute however, be aware that there will be less choice for accommodation and the airfares are likely to be more expensive. Furthermore, it is difficult to find competent tour guides for a dozen travel days, especially in the high season.

    Outside of the high season, it is less important to book the trip so early in advance. Services are more available except on national holidays.
    Whatever season, we strongly recommend booking the services as soon as possible. You always save more, especially on air tickets.

Visas and Passports

  • How long should your passports be valid to travel?

    Your passport must be valid for 6 months and there must be at least 1 blank page for visa stamp.

  • Do you need a Vietnam visa to enter Vietnam?

    Yes, a Vietnamese visa is required for almost nationalities. To check the most detailed information about your nationaly, kindly click here

  • How to get a Vietnam Visa on arrival?

    These are the ways to get Vietnam visas:
    - Obtain a visa at the Vietnamese embassy in your country.
    - Get a visa on arrival at the airport in Vietnam ( offers a free visa-approval letter for some nationalities) or the official website of immigration department
    Please click here to see the most detailed information about Vietnam Visa

  • How to get a Cambodia visa?

    Passport must be valid for at least 6 months on your arrival date with 1 blank page left.
    Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival without preparing any documents in advance including: EU citizens, North Americans and Australians. The visa processing fee at the airport is 30 USD.
    The second way: you can obtain an E visa on your own on the official government website: The E-visa fee is 35 USD.


  • What type of insurance do I need to purchase before travelling?

    Here are some tips for choosing your insurance during your trip.
    Bank card insurance: The insurance associates with your credit cards (Visa, Visa Premier, Master Card, Gold) are not enough. They offer different services depending on your banks.
    Travel insurance: We advise you to purchase an International health insurance policy. The second insurance can cover all your healthcare costs.

  • Am I protected when travelling with – Managed by Authentik Vietnam Co, ltd is a Registered Travel Company by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

    The registration of the company is with a capital of 1.5 Billion VND or 70 000 USD.
    International Tour Operation license requires a compulsory deposit of 25 000 USD in the National Bank. This is an obligation of a professional Tour Operator.
    These are 2 MUST conditions for a travel company. Without them, we would not be allowed to organize any trips for foreign tourists.

    These funds are useful for the following cases:
    Reimbursement if the client(s) did not receive the services for which they paid. In the event of travel company’s closure.
    Reimbursement if the client(s) has not received the services that were confirmed by agreement with a Travel Company.


  • How are hotels planned in the trip?

    In big cities, we select hotels of all comfort levels. In smaller cities or in remote areas, we find quality hotels. chooses hotels for each trip following our client’s budget, desires, and their specific demands. We always select the most comfortable hotel possible. Our knowledge of the land and our commercial partners allow us the find hotels which offer the best value for money.

    In the spirit of, all hotels are chosen according to the specific criteria below:
    Excellent location in the city center to allow clients easy access to the restaurants and walking.

    Hospitality and a friendly atmosphere are in each hotel. Big hotel buildings and big hotel chains are avoided.
    Hotels are from at least 3 stars to ensure the comfort of our clients.
    The hotels in the small towns or remote areas are basic quality with air conditioners and hot water.

  • What the level of comfort be expected for Homestay?

    Logically, the level of comfort is lower than that of hotel. However, you will get authentic experiences and you can experience the friendliness from the hosts. In the spirit of sharing and searching for authenticity, we recommend using this type of accommodation as much as possible. creates programs that mix the type of accommodation; some nights in very comfortable hotels and some nights at a homestay will offer experiences closer to the authentic lifestyles of the locals.

    Many adventure tours included the tours in the mountain of Northern Vietnam, this type of accommodation is the only choice. Please bear in mind that the equipment of the homestay is sometimes very basic. However, this is a part of the interest of the trip.
    In all cases, the houses are equipped with mattresses and hot water and they must be sanitary.
    Our experiences show that these kinds of experiences have always been highly appreciated by our travelers.

  • Are there hair dryers in the hotel rooms?

    Normally, hair dryers are available in the hotel rooms from 3 star hotels and some 2 star hotels in the big cities.
    However, it will be not popular in local hotels and homestays, especially in the small towns in the mountainous northern area.

  • Can clients book accommodation by themselves? is a tailor-made travel company. Our team can adapt to all our clients’ desires and wishes. Therefore, it is possible for our clients to book accommodation by themselves. will take care of the other services such as: transportation, tour guides, cruises, restaurants, domestic flights etc.
    In these cases, clients should plan their itinerary with our travel consultants. They will then be able to find the best destination for their trip. They can receive all the best advice from our travel consultants while keeping the choice of accommodation their own.
    If clients wish to stay in an accommodation which is not included in our list of services, please ensure to inform our travel consultant.


  • How are the meals during the trips? puts our clients’ health at the highest priority. Therefore, we are careful to ensure all the included meals are healthy and tasty. All dishes are prepared by our local talented cooks who take care of cooking based on the local fresh products and strictly follow the hygiene guidelines. We also ensure the balance between traditional local cuisine and western cuisine.
    For people who have specific dietary requirements (Allergies, Diabetes…), meals can be adapted. Please notify beforehand.
    Clients should be careful when using raw vegetables which may cause intestinal discomfort. 
    Feel free to stop in food shops during the journey.
    There is a restaurant carriage on the night train.

  • How is the budget for a meal? offer all breakfast included in the accommodations for small group. For a large group, we will offer full board. Some meals will be included such as in cruise trips, remote areas… or wherever could not arrange meals on arrival or lack of restaurants.

    Price for meal is variety. From traditional restaurants and “street food” to more chic restaurants, the price range is from 1.5 USD to 10 USD.
    This is some examples:
    A good soup is  around 1.5 USD
    A bottle of water is ( 500ml) around 0.5 USD
    One local beer is around 1 USD.
    The average budget for meals will be from 5 – 15 USD/day.


  • Can rent a car without driver?

    In principle, it is possible to rent a car without a driver. However, it is very strongly discouraged. Firstly, foreign licenses are not valid in our country. In case of an accident, nothing will protect the foreign driver and other passengers in car. In case of dispute, the foreign driver will be subject to heavy fines or even prison sentences. Secondly, the road infrastructure and local traffic is extremely different from yours. This will greatly destabilize the driver.

  • Transportation vehicles are included during the free days?

    Our quotations are not included the transportation vehicles during the free days. Our clients will be responsible for themselves. The free day will be showed “FREE & EASY” or “NO GUIDE, NO CAR”.

  • What types of vehicle for group?

    Depending on the group size, we arrange the different type of vehicles. For your reference:
    Group of 1-2 persons:  sedan 4 – 7 seat car: Toyota Vios, Altis, Innova, Fortuner…
    Group of 3-6 persons: Minivan 16 seats: Ford transit, Mercedes Sprinter.
    Group of 7- 14 persons: Minibus 29 seats.
    Group of 15 – 18 persons: bus 35 seats.
    Group from 18 – 30 persons: bus 45 seats.
    These kinds of vehicles will offer the most comfort for you to enjoy the trip and have enough space to load all your luggage as well.

  • What is the difficulty level of bike and motorcycle on tour? also organizes trips by bicycle or moped. This is the best way to discover rural areas as there is less traffic, and there are the beautiful landscapes.

    Usually, depending on your riding ability, there are different levels:

    • The basic level: The distance is not much, normally it is about 20-40 km/day for motorcycles and 5-10 km for a bicycle. In case in your group, there are members who have difficulty driving, we have alternatives depending on the location: motorcycle cab, rickshaw or even our private car.
    • The advanced level: We have proposals for professionals to be able to ride about 80km/day with the moderate gradients. For the further information, please email us:
  • Is it possible to rent a motorcycle or a bike?

    Yes, it is possible to rent a motorcycle or a bike in most of the big cities. (Except Yangon city – Myanmar, bike and motorcycle are forbidden)

  • What is the comfort level in train in Vietnam?

    The railway in Vietnam is underdeveloped as the infrastructure has changed little from the colonial era. There is the major railway line that is about 2000km. It connects Saigon in the south to Hanoi and Lao Cai in the north. The average speed of the train is only 60 km/h.

    There are two daily night trains that connect Hanoi and Lao Cai. One is equipped with basic 2 berths and the others are with more comfortable berths. recommends the trains for long 12 hour journeys such as Hanoi to Lao Cai, Hanoi to Hue, Nha Trang to Saigon or vice versa.

    The trains in Vietnam are much different from the trains in Europe or America. They are much noisier and vibrant. selects top class sleeping cabins on train for our clients. They are 4 berth-sharing cabins with A/C. It is clean and quite comfortable.

Tourist guide

  • How many tour guides are there in the trip?

    If the group is less than 15 people, there will be a local station tour guide in each destination.
    Our clients are autonomous in each flight or train. Our local tour guide will welcome you at the airport or train station in each destination. 
    If the group is more than 15 people, a tour guide will accompany you throughout the trip in each country. However, it also depends on your requirement to save your budget.

  • Can we make the trip without tour guides?

    Yes, it is possible. Clients can travel with only our drivers. By the way, there is no guide on the private transfer from Hanoi to Halong, unless you request one.
    It is important to note that our drivers are limited with English or French. The journey may lack of the interactions, since there is no interpreter between clients and locals.

  • How are the guide chosen?

    Tourist guides play a very important role in the success of the trips. Beware of this predominant role, is particularly demanding in our tourist guide selections.
    Here are some the criteria used to choose our tour guides:

    University graduation
    Fluent in English or French.
    International tourist guide license approved by the Administration of Tourism.
    Excellent general knowledge.
    Passion of Traveling.
    Responsible and useful


  • Does it charge to change the program during the trip?

    Modification by clients:
    Clients may require to modify the program at any time. If the new services cost extra, then pay the generated expenses directly to will respond to this type of request at our most carefulness, within the availability of requested services.

    Modification by has a right to modify the services included the final confirmation proposal in the following cases:
    Force majeure ( war, natural disaster, terrorist…) in such a case, the modification may occur more or less cost to the clients. For less cost, will reimburse to clients.
    Modification is necessary for clients’ safety and/or quality of the trip. In such cases, any additional costs will be charged to

  • What rates are applied for children? offers discount rate for children under 12 years old. Please contact us for more information.

All questions about the Trips |

  • Your Best Vietnam Tours Can Be Found Here

    Amazing destinations expand from Northern to Southern tip of Vietnam. Be among multiethnic countries, Vietnam has over fifty four distinct groups, which have formed the cultural characteristics. Each destination is featured with its own history, natural beauty, unique culture and traditional gastronomy, which are intertwined to form a charming picture.

    45 Unmissable Places For Your Best Tours in Vietnam

    Vietnam’s top destinations are sorted into 7 groups according the similarities of typography and geography: Hanoi & Vicinity, Hue - Danang – Hoi An and vicinity,  Sapa and North West, Dalat and Central highland, Ha Giang& North East, Ho Chi Minh city & center, beaches. Taking a road trip from one destination to the others within a group or to a proximate group is so conveniently. Go specifically to each destination title to view its details.


    Destination landscapes diversity            

    Vietnam famous landscapes for natural mountainous scenery and eco-tourism includes: Mai Chau, NinhBinh, PuLuong, Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Halong Bay, PhongNha, Dalat, Pleiku, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, etc … While Mai Chau’s lush green valley makes trekking the unforgettable experience, NinhBinh’s stunning countryside is best explored by bicycle and boat ride. Compared to Sapa, though PuLuong does not possess as many resorts and entertainment activities, it is authentic place to get back to nature.  There will be omission if not including Mu Cang Chai rice terraces, magnificent PhongNha caves, Halong Bay, Da Lat cloudy hill, breathtaking Ha Giang loops and many graceful waterfalls.

    Travelling to further to rustic South Vietnam landscape, the people life and immense delta appear more calm and peaceful with range of coconut trees, floating market, floating fishing villages, scissor-crossed rivers, etc… Those destinations cover Ben Tre, Cai Be, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Long Xuyen, Sa Dec, Ho Chi Minh city’s outskirt, etc … Ben Tre reveals the confidential part of Mekong river downstream and connecting with Cai Be, Can Tho by waterway. In the water season, duckweed and water plant covering a vast area of Chau Doc make it valuable chance to observe.

    Best Vietnam Tours focus on the the top destinations for cultural heritages are located mainly in central and southern region, from Hanoi to Hue, Hoi An, My Son sanctuary. With their long history and used to be the royal capital of feudal dynasty, Champa Kingdom, they still preserve the vestiges, monuments, old temples. Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An are likely living museums showing the prosperous period resulted from the vibrant trading work in the past. Slowly wandering among the relics and get to know how important these constructions are, how skillful the hands of worker were and what happened to them during the colonial period.

    Heaven for Vietnam beach holidays

    Travellers coming to Vietnam love spending few days lazing on Vietnam beaches, of which the most favored are Con Dao Island, NhaTrang, Mui Ne, PhuQuoc Island, QuyNhon and Vung Tau. Con Dao is a group of island captivating by its pristine remote beach, eponymous national park, as beautiful as PhuQuoc Island. If seeking for water activities like parasailing, paddling, jet skiing, water skiing, come to NhaTrang and Mui Ne. Burn energy and indulge yourselves under sunlight and into the fresh seawater.

    Vietnamese cuisine

    Somehow similar to the variety of the above Vietnam top destinations’ landscape, Vietnamese cuisine creates a map of tasty regional foods, changing from North to South. Thanks to this diversification, authentic Vietnamese cuisine can awaken your every taste bud more than one time. In general, the food is savory, however among regions there is the different appreciation for the yin and yang balance, the desirable presentation and street food. Joining in cooking class and roaming through street vendor will surprise eater with secret ingredients and recipes. 

    Flexible accommodation

    Hotels are available in almost destination, ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars in big city and less to select in some remote mountainous area. When visiting serene countryside, it is highly suggested to stay one or two nights at a homestay to sharing local experience with residents. A dream holiday will be fulfilled in style with some days at a seaside resorts at the end of the journey.

    Collect the best Vietnam tours by destination in one minute

    • Quickly start with the list of destination on the top of this page or the toolbar to choose the starting point of your trip, destination, duration and wishes, then click filter
    • Choose the tour you favor the most from best places to visit in Vietnam
    • Fill in number of travellers and arrival date to calculate the final price, later choose book this tour so you can review your program again before confirm your booking
    • IZITOUR consultant will contact with travellers soonest to complete the booking             

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  • Need any vaccine before leaving?

    No vaccination is required to visit our destinations. In case you are taking a specific medical treatment, please bring a sufficient amount of medication for the duration of your trip.
    In general, in each destination, there are many kinds of medicine available in pharmacies; however, it would be better to bring your own ones. It is suggested to take: bandages, analgesic pills, antidiarrheal pills, anti-mosquitoes cream, sun cream and medicines against colds and angina.

    We suggest you protect yourself from malaria. For more information, please contact the tropical medicine department of your hospital.
    Traveling to off–the-beaten-track areas requires a good physical condition. For instance, a long journey on damaged roads may be not good for your fragile back.

  • Compatibility of Electrical outlets

    The voltage is 220V-50Hz and all the sockets are suitable for European electrical equipment. 
    Electric power may be cut without any notice, especially in the remote areas. Therefore, do not forget to bring your power bank and flashlight.
    Please see some kinds of electrical outlets in the photos:


  • Jet Lag

    In Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, we have GMT+7 time zone, depending on your GMT zone, you can know time in Vietnam.

    • You are in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, use CET time zone (GMT+1 in winter time and GMT+2 in summer time).
      • Your time: 10:00 a.m.
      • Our time: 4:00 p.m. in winter time and 3:00 p.m. in summer time
    • If you are in India, you are in GMT+ 05:30 a.m.
      • Your time: 10:00 a.m.
      • Our time: 11:30 a.m.
    • If you are in New York - United States, you are in GMT-5
      • Your time: 10:00 a.m.
      • Our time: 10:00 p.m.
    • If you are in United Kingdom - you are in GMT+0
      • Your time: 10:00 a.m.
      • Our time: 5:00 p.m.
    • If you are in Australia - you are in GMT+11
      • Your time: 3:00 p.m.
      • Our time: 03:00
  • Calendar and Vietnam Holiday in 2023 - 2024

    Vietnamese holidays:

    April 29, 2023: Commemoration of King Hung Day
    April 30, 2023: Reunification Day
    May 1, 2023: International Labour Day
    Sept 2, 2023: Independence Day
    Jan 1, 2024: New Year
    Feb 5 - 9, 2024: Days before the Lunar New Year
    Feb 10 - 14, 2024: Lunar New Year's Days

  • Internet access

    Most hotels, restaurants and homestays offer free internet access. Wi-Fi is more and more popular.
    Do not hesitate to ask for the Wi-Fi password

  • Outfits for travelling

    You are travelling to tropical countries. Only the north of Vietnam is cold (around 10°C), misty and humid in the winter from November to February. Other destinations are warm. So if you travel to Northern Vietnam in the winter, please bring your light, warm, and waterproof clothing.
    The summer (from May to September) is hot in all of these countries. You can wear shorts but it is necessary to make sure that you wear suitable outfits while visiting monuments or sacred places.

  • Currency exchange and what is the best payment method on the spot?

    Local currencies and the currency exchange (updated February 2023).

    • Vietnam: Dong (VND). 1 USD = 23.711 VND. 1 EUR = 25,500 VND.
    • Cambodia: Riel (KHR). 1 USD = 4.101 KHR. 1 EUR = 4.405 KHR.
    • Laos: Kips (LAK). 1 USD = 16.840 LAK. 1 EUR = 18.129 LAK.
    • Myanmar: Kyat (MMK). 1 USD = 2.103 MMK. 1 EUR = 2.264 MMK.

    You can exchange money at airports, banks, hotels or exchange store with local license. You can reference the exchange rate on Vietcombank's official website.

    Payment methods:

    • Credit cards: Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, large restaurants and modern stores, although it is common to pay in cash.
    • Cash: You can bring your own currency and change a little at a time for local currency when you arrive, otherwise you can prepaid cash from the bank or ATM from city ATMs, with limited amounts and exchange rate depending on the bank.

    Please note:

    • In Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, you must use the local currency for personal expenses.
    • In Cambodia, they accept the local currency and the U.S. dollar.
  • Is it possible to take photos of the locals?

    Of course, it is possible. We advise you to take photos of the locals from afar when in the street or in the markets. If clients would like to take the portraits of locals at homes, villages, or elsewhere, please ask our tour guide for help to get their permission.
    For better contact with local people, do not hesitate to say “Xin Chao”, HELLO in Vietnamese, with a big smile!

  • Can I take photos freely during road trips?

    One of the highlights of the trip offered by is the flexibility and freedom for our clients to make stops en route to take great photos and meet the locals. Some pagodas, museums or historical sites, photography permit photograph.

  • Things should not be missed!

    Street restaurants are a great place for meeting people and enjoying the atmosphere. They are present on the sidewalks of all the cities and eating there will allow you to taste the traditional local foods, use chopsticks, and sit on a tiny chair in the middle of sidewalk.
    ”Xe Om” in Vietnam are motorbike taxis. They can take you anywhere (for a short distance) and are the perfect way to avoid the traffic jams while enjoying the scenery.
    Do not hesitate to enjoy the lifestyle as locals. Foreign travelers often go to the same places as the local people. Also, do not hesitate to practice the local language. Hearing you try some local words will always put a smile on the face of the locals.

  • Life culture: Respect is our rule of life

    In temples, pagodas, churches: as in Italy, it is recommended that you dress well on the days that you make visits to sacred places with shirt that covers the shoulders, long pants. When entering these places, we recommend that you also remove your hair to show respect and take photos without flash.


    • During meals, do not put your chopsticks in the rice bowl vertically. It is a sign of death because it looks like incense sticks in a funeral. Do not use chopsticks to make noises.
    • In case you want to bring some small gifts from your country, we suggest you bring some local traditional souvenirs.
    • Please note that remote or poor places such as ethnic minority villages, school equipment and clothing are highly appreciated. Money, candy are not recommended to give locals, especially to children.

    Laos and Cambodia:

    • The left hand is used for activities involving toileting, so one should never use the left hand for anything else. It is considered rude to use the left hand to eat, to touch someone or something, or to hand something to someone. The right hand should be used in all these situations.
    • Using the index finger or any other finger to point to something is considered rude. To make a gesture, however, you must use your right hand, with the palm facing up and fingers together. This is the correct method for pointing at something in a store, on the street or in a place where you eat.
    • Do not touch the monks, especially if you are a woman. If the monk is sitting, you should also sit down before talking to him, making sure you are not sitting higher than the monk. Always ask permission before photographing them.
    • Please note not to give money to children, beggars.
  • Security: Snatch!

    This is rare. However, it is the same as the rest of the world. Please be aware when walking in the very touristic sites.  Avoid carrying jewelry, as it may make you a target. It is better to leave your precious belongings in the safety box in your hotels.
    In recent years, there have been some bag snatches from scooters in some big cities, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Therefore, you have to be careful with your personal belongings when you are in big cities.

  • Telecommunications: how to make a call?

    To make a call from your country to:
    Vietnam: dial 00+84+city code and number ( country code: 0084)
    Laos: dial 00+856+city code and number ( country code: 00856)
    Cambodia: dial 00+855+city code and number ( country code:00855)
    Myanmar: dial 00+95+city code and number( country code: 0095)
    Note: make a call to cellphone number: just dial 00+country code + number ( No city code)

    To make a call to your country:
    Dial: 00 + your country code + city code and number

    Most of the main destinations have strong cellphone signals.
    We advise you to stop the data roaming or data connection of your smartphones once you arrive in our country. Otherwise, the expensive roaming fee will be charged. 
    This does not mean you are not able to contact someone in your country or lose internet connections.
    Here are some tips:
    You can use our  local data SIM card (3G) for a very reasonable price or use free Wi-Fi at accommodations, restaurants etc. Then you can use your apps such as: skype, Whatsapp, I-message, facetime, Facebook…

  • How to protect yourself from mosquitoes?

    During your stay, we recommend staying in good 3+ star accommodations. Therefore, you will be away from this nuisance. In the homestay, your accommodation will include mosquito nets. In case you are going out after sunset, your mosquito repellent is a great choice.

  • Tipping and gratuities

    It is not compulsory. It depends on your satisfaction and your budget.
    It is advisable not to give a too small tip. It is better to give nothing than give a small tip.
    According to Vietnamese’s customs, tipping is usually given to tour guides, drivers, porters and rowers.
    It is better to tip guides around 10 – 20 USD/day for tour guide and less for drivers, if you are satisfied with their services.
    Rowing boat or Rickshaw is 1 USD/person

  • What gift can I bring from my country?

    In case you would like to bring some small gifts from home, we advise bringing some typical styles of your country such as perfume, lipsticks, T-shirts, pens, and local traditional souvenirs…
    Please note that the remote or poor places such as the ethnic minority villages, school equipment and clothing are much appreciated.

  • What are the souvenir gifts?

    Here are some suggestions for souvenirs:
    Green tea: Vietnam is well known for green tea from the northern region of the country. Nowadays, tea has become the daily drink for all Vietnamese.
    Coffee: It is planted in the plateau of central Vietnam. Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee after Brazil.
    Tea Mix: It is very famous in Myanmar and it also became the daily drink for all Burmese. Every morning, people will enjoy it with breakfast at teashops.
    Vietnamese rice alcohol (Nep Moi brand), Myanmar, Laos local whisky…
    Crafts: there are many handicraft products that you can find in the cities or even in the remote areas. Some suggestions are Lacquerware, Embroideries, brocades of ethnic groups, silks, ceramic products, heath tiger balm.

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