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Vietnam tour in summer – Where to go, and how to book?

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Having a Vietnam tour is always a great idea for tourists who love to enjoy amazing landscapes, especially in summer, from sandy beaches, wide jungles, beautiful mountains to colonial structures, and modern architecture. Surrounded by neighboring countries of China, Cambodia, and Laos, spreading over 1,200 miles including coastline & high-and-low lands, Vietnam is truly Southeast Asia’s gem reflecting the unique culture while offering countless attractions that can take your breath away. So if you’re planning to have a Vietnam tour in summer, just check some attractive places in the country that are well worth taking a visit in this article.

Speaking of the weather in Vietnam, in summer, the Centre remains hot and predominantly dry with the odd light shower expected, the South is in the midst of its wet season with daily downpours to be expected whilst the North is with high temperatures and rains the norm. But it doesn’t matter how high the temperature is, tourists definitely may find many ideas to stay chill and have a lot of fun during their Vietnam tour in summer.

Where to go on Vietnam tour in summer – the Northern destinations

Hanoi

Although Hanoi is always a must-visit place in every plan but in summer, this place may be a highlight. This is the season of Alstonia scholaris – a typical flower that blooms in summer, so you can enjoy the gentle scent on the streets of Hanoi. Also, trying Com – green rice flakes or grilled rice made from unripe sticky rice will become an experience of your trip to Vietnam. In summer, tourists can also see the bride and groom wearing traditional wedding dresses taking their wedding photos in the old quarter, romantic roads such as Xuan Dieu, Kim Ma, Thanh Nien, etc and other beautiful places such as city parks, the Opera House, the Cathedral… No matter if you like modern or cultural sightseeing, a trip around Hanoi can offer both for you!

Hanoi

Vietnam tour – Hanoi

Halong Bay

One of the 7 wonders of the world, also the first one in the list of best places to visit Vietnam in June. This famous place attracts millions of tourists to come and visit every year. Are you a fan of swimming and water activities? If yes, now quickly spend your holiday in Halong Bay. The weather in June is quite hot, so you should treat yourself well by booking some days and nights on a cruise to Halong to immerse in the nature of Ha Long and explore mystical caves, temples, and enjoying a number of watersports.

Halong Bay

Vietnam tour – Halong Bay

Mai Chau

Set in an idyllic valley, hemmed in by hills, the Mai Chau area is a private 300km-away world from Hanoi’s hustle. Speaking about Mai Chau is not only a tourist destination, a relaxation resort, but also a rendezvous to explore the colorful cultural identity and social activist organization with a large number of tourist attractions both in domestic and international stature, such as Lac Village (Chieng Chau), Cumillage (Van Mai), and Pom Coong (Mai Chau town)…

The small town of Mai Chau itself is unappealing, but just outside the patchwork of rice fields rolls out, speckled by tiny Thai villages where visitors doss down for the night in traditional stilt houses and wake up to a rural soundtrack defined by gurgling irrigation streams and birdsong.

The villagers are mostly White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos, and China. Due to its popularity, some find the Mai Chau tour group experience too sanitized. If you’re looking for a peaceful Mai Chau trip including interesting outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and relaxation, this place fits the bill nicely.

Mai Chau

Vietnam tour – Mai Chau

Sapa

Spend your Vietnam tour in Sapa, you not only have a chance to enjoy the fresh air of a region of the Northwest but also visit the old French villas, 100m high Silver waterfall, learn the life of H ‘Mong people in Cat Cat Village. Especially, you can take part in the “Love market” on Saturday and climb the “Heaven Gate”, “Cloud Yard” to record the images of Sapa town engulfed in fog. Though summertime in Vietnam is normally hot, in Sapa, it is still cool and visitors never regret visiting Sapa for their destination. There are also many yellow terraced rice fields in Sapa in summer. Seeing yellow terraced rice fields from high points brings tourists much emotion.

Sapa

Vietnam tour – Sapa

Where to go on Vietnam tour in summer – the Central destinations

Nha Trang

Being renowned for its crescent-shaped coastline, pristine beaches, and turquoise bay, Nha Trang has several tourist attractions that are worth your visit: Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, Po Nagar Tower, Vinpearl Land amusement park, and Long Son Pagoda. The bay is dotted with small islands and is surrounded by an array of hills. Those visiting Nha Trang in summer can also enjoy windsurfing, parasailing, undersea walking, scuba diving, and flyboarding. Due to the pleasant weather in Vietnam in the summer, this place makes for a perfect getaway!

Nha Trang

Vietnam tour – Nha Trang

Hue

Located on the banks of the most romantic river in Vietnam – Perfume River, Hue – the former capital of the Nguyen Dynasty has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, also one of the most crowded attractions in Vietnam. This city with royal tombs along with an excellent museum as well as numerous ruins exists in many Vietnamese songs and poems making Hue a poetry land. A tour to Hue offers visitors, who love discovering exotic culture and history, a unique perspective upon costumes and featuring art. Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, and Inner City are the Citadels which is the perfect mixture of characterizing ancient architecture. Tourists can also view the Tombs of Emperors when cruising along the Perfume River, seeing charming scenes, and watching royal art performances. Another major attractive destination is Thien Mu Pagoda – the official symbol of Hue. Hue is not only impressive with ancient architecture but also proud of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam such as Thuan An beach and Lang Co beach.

Hue

Vietnam tour – Hue

Hoi An

Located in Quang Nam province, on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An is said to be an Eastern Oriental classic captivation. The weather in Hoi An is typically warm during almost the whole year. Hoi An is the mix of old and new, the ancient architecture and the daily life of the local people. Hoi An has a quiet and romantic beauty with old houses and quiet streets. In addition, tourists can also immerse themselves in the freshwater of Cua Dai Beach. Tourists should not miss the town’s traditional houses, pagodas, halls, and museums like Tan Ky House, Duc An House, and Tran Family Chapel. The best time to visit Hoi An is at the night of full moon – on the fifteenth of the month. There will be power off and burn the lanterns, you can enjoy the ancient town of the shimmering Hoi An. A tour to Hoi An is one of the best choices for your Vietnam visit in summer.

Hoi An

Vietnam tours – Hoi An

Where to go on Vietnam tour in summer – the Southern destinations

Ho Chi Minh

“The second most dynamic city in the world of 2017”, also known as Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region. To travel to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic meeting of old and new cultures, a dynamic metropolis of skyscrapers and traffic juxtaposed with a wealth of ancient temples and traditional markets. The city is also filled with rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. Whether you’re traveling to Ho Chi Minh City for a quick stop en route to other parts of Vietnam or are planning a visit to the city exclusively, you will be won over the city’s frenetic energy and the many local gems just waiting to be discovered.

Ho Chi Minh city

Vietnam tours – HCMC

Mekong Delta

Thanks to weather conditions in Mekong Delta, September is a great time to visit this place when there is less rainfall than the previous month and the weather is extremely warm. If you are fancy with nature, the Mekong Delta is where you should visit in September. This is a special area with plenty of rivers and channels, a variety of delicious fruit. Visitors often take a river cruising Mekong tour through many floating markets of Cai Be, Cai Rang to explore the busy life of the locals in rivers every morning; riding a bike across rice fields and villages. You can also choose a homestay instead of hotels to experience their daily life.

Mekong Delta tours

Vietnam tour – Mekong Delta

Phu Quoc

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is outstanding with the exotic fishing villages and unspoiled white-sand beaches. Visiting Phu Quoc in summer, your stay will be more meaningful with many interesting choices. You can swim in the blue beach, endless stretches of sand or enjoy a cycling tour along the empty dirt roads, and kayaking on its quiet inlets or scuba diving around the coral reefs. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the fresh and delicious seafood. In addition, tourists can choose to experience homestays in rustic bungalows with local islanders or live in five-star hotels of glorious resorts with scenic views over the islands. Phu Quoc is considered one of the best choices for your Vietnam tour in summer.

Phu Quoc

Vietnam tour – Phu Quoc

Phan Thiet

Always be on a list of the best places to visit in Vietnam in summer, Phan Thiet is famous for its magnificent beauty, which includes imposing beaches, unique sand dunes, tropical forests, traditional villages, and ancient structures. In Phan Thiet city, there is a western quarter with a special cultural space in European style. Some other noteworthy attractions when Phan Thiet travels are Lau Ong Hoang, Mong Cam (Han Mac Tu’s lover), Mui Ne Sand Hill, Mui Ne Fishing Village, Cham Tower, Ta Cu Pagoda. Let’s imagine how awesome it is to gaze into phenomenal landscapes, take eye-catching photos, soak up the great ambiance, explore exciting sand dunes, and chill out at the beach with a cocktail. While more and more resorts and hotels have been built along the coastline to meet various travel demands, there are still isolated regions for you to enjoy the tranquility and pristine element of nature.

Phan Thiet

Vietnam tour – Phan Thiet

Conclusion

Now you have some ideas of where to go on the Vietnam summer tour. Let’s pack up and expect wonderful things during your stay. If you are looking for your own travel agent, who can offer a wonderful and hassle-free trip on your Vietnam tour, please feel free to let us know. We always commit our best to make it your once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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