Whilst my work is required lot of updates on travel and tourism to give customers the best advice on Vietnam travel and bring the most exciting things or destinations to our programs. Last year, I wrote a top do list in Vietnam and gained back such a great comment from customers. This year, I would like to show you few more activities that you may put them onto your consideration.
As you may know, Vietnam offers different of cultures and exciting activities to travelers. It is hard for me to narrow to 5 things to do in Vietnam. However, I think those 5 are must sees or dos while traveling to my country in 2011. As normal, I always prefer to suggest people stay closer to local culture or activities.
1, Drive a motorbike
Sounds a bit crazy especially on rush time in Saigon or Hanoi, however, you can find quite a few of quiet places in Vietnam to do that. For example, countryside of Nha Trang or Hoi An could be a good places to experience. Joining with a local guide is recommended and don’t forget your helmet.
2, Pick an island along the coastlines
Vietnam beaches are great! They are raw, quality water and offer a great range of seafood. Any islands in central or further south could please you in any ways. I particularly fall in love with Nha Trang, not touristy island tours but Whale island that located about 60km north up. Great food, no crowded, enough activities to keep you happy for few days. What are you looking for more? Phu Quoc or Con Dao islands recently become a popular destination too.
3, Get a suit made in Hoi An
Why Hoi An? Because Hoi An offer more choices of fabrics, cost effective and amazingly instant service. There are number of shops in old quarter to choose from. People often recommend Yaly, A Dong and Thu Thuy shop which provide quality service in town. That would be nice souvenir for yourself, wouldn’t it?
4, A food walk tours in Hanoi
Best Vietnamese foods are not from posh restaurant, they are all from the places on the street. Hanoi can be considered for food vendor paradise. If you have a local friend, that will be easy, if not, some tour companies can arrange a meaningful day for you to enjoy the famous Vietnamese food or drink. I have 100% satisfaction customers on this unique tour.
5, Drive along Ho Chi Minh Trail
It can be wonderful for adventure minded. The drive itself already made people happy by its amazing scenery, visit and meet the friendliness locals on the way will make your day. I am just so surprised that not many tourist taking this route. Trip can be arranged from Hanoi and southbound with stops at beaches in some towns. Experienced driver and tour guide are required.
I know there are many Vietnam travel experts out there, if you have any personal interesting activities of your own, please help me to complete the list. Cheers and happy travel!