BEFORE YOU GO

Vietnam is an easy country to travel in. Transportation is inexpensive, the food is great, and the people are extremely friendly and willing to help with anything you need. Regardless, the more prepared you are for your trip, the more you'll enjoy it and the more you'll get out of it.

Reading up on a destination before you go will make your trip much more rewarding. You'll find excellent recommendations on travel guides, biographies, cooking, and history books in our Vietnam Books section. If you're not yet sure how to make the best use of your time in Vietnam, check out our suggested travel itineraries on our Vietnam Tours page.

If you want to make sure you don't miss out on the best foods in Vietnam, be sure to read our special feature on Vietnamese Food! It not only covers information on Vietnamese cooking and ingredients in general, but also the top foods to try. On the subject of delicious food...Vietnamese coffee is an absolute must. Once you try it you'll be sure to want it again at home. Check out our special feature on How to Make Vietnamese Coffee.

Don't know how to get a visa for Vietnam? We've got the application and mailing address on our Vietnam Visa page. And if you'd like to know more about Vietnamese culture or the weather in specific destinations, we've got you covered! Sit back, check out our pictures and videos, and catch the travel bug!