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Before you go

Quick facts on Vietnam

  • Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)
  • Exchange Rate Guiled : 1 $= 22.500 VND
  • Electrical plugs: 220Volts, 50 cycle Ac. It’s advisable to carry a multi-adapter for local sockets.
  • Timezone: GMC/UTC +7
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Dialing code: 84
  • Internet LTD: .vn


Visas are required for most nationalities, except for citizens from South-East Asia (ASEAN group).

For other nationalities, visa requirements include one completed application form, or letter of approval that can be made from a travel agency, three photos, documents verifying the purpose of the visit (except for transit or sightseeing) and a letter of guarantee (in some cases). Please check with your respective travel agent on the entry requirements and remember that passports must be valid for at least 6 months.

Visa applications may be refused without explanation to those the authorities consider a proscribed profession. It is also a good idea to carry 2-4 passport-sized photos with you when traveling to Vietnam, as sometimes, these are asked by Immigration officials. Those who travel overland from Cambodia will be crossing at Moc Bai border gate, from Laos at the Lao Bao and Cau Treo border gates, from China at Hakau, Huu Nghi and Mong Cai border gates. You must ensure your visa specifies entry “international border gates". Furthermore your visa must be “multiple entries “If you want to fly out from Hanoi or Saigon after your extension trip to Angkor Wat or Luangprabang.

For more information about Vietnam Visa, you can check at:


You do not need to be super-fit, however, we would recommend you contact your doctor for health advice for a thorough check-up if you have not had one recently. This is important for all but particularly for those with a history of coronary or pulmonary problems

Malaria: Malaria is not a problem in big cities, but care should be taken in remote areas, especially in the rainy season when mosquitoes breed. If you plan on spending time in the countryside (below 1,200 meters altitude), contact your doctor about anti-malarial drugs before traveling. Try to avoid getting bitten, cover up after dark, wear insect repellent, burn mosquito coils and sleep under a net.



Check your health insurance policy. If it does not provide for overseas visits, consider requesting your insurer to extend the policy. It is also advisable to take out travel insurance to cover you in the event of accidental injury as well as cover for medical expenses. Travel policies also cover you for a variety of other risks, such as cancellation charges, loss of money, loss of baggage, and liability to third parties just to name a few.


Vietnam’s official currency is Vietnam Dong (VND). Local VND or USD is both accepted in the cities. Banks and hotels will exchange most major currencies. Major credit cards are accepted in most of Vietnam's cities and large towns. However, travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks and some exchange bureaus in the main cities, but this can be very difficult in small towns. ATMs can be found in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, Haiphong, Halong, Hue and Da Nang… so do not depend on any kind of bankcards (e.g. credit cards...) as your main source of funds.


Vietnam’s climate is tropical. The large distance between the mountainous north and the lush south creates a very diverse climate that is divided into two distinct seasons: The dry and the monsoon. The southwest monsoon season is between May and October. It brings short, afternoon rainstorms to most of the country. During these summer months, temperatures across the country reach in excess of 33 degrees Celsius (19°F), and typhoons can strike the coast between Nha Trang and Hanoi. The northeast monsoon season is from November to March. It brings dry, stable weather to the whole country. Winters in Hanoi are characterized by cool, misty mornings, giving the city a moody, romantic feeling, with temperatures ranging between 0 and 8 degrees Celsius (50° to 64°F ). In the far north, around Sapa, snow is sometimes reported on the highest slopes of Mount Fansipan. In the south, winter is far milder, with temperatures between 27 and 3degrees Celsius (88°F), characterized by dry, clear, sunny days.

Since the excursion will be towards the end of September, it's best to pack suitable casual, comfortable clothing for the trip. Trousers are still necessary for women traveling to this region, since many temples are forbidden to those wearing skirts. A good pair of comfy, well-broken in, hiking shoes/boots is also highly recommended. Please leave your Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik heels at home. It is good to bring a wind-breaker or jacket for unexpected rain showers. Please travel light to make your life as easy as possible so you can enjoy the experiences you travelled for in the first place.

Travel/study kit

Bring along your study material, stationeries and camera for sightseeing to make this learning excursion a memorable one. Check out our high-performance travel goods available online, selected by us, especially for the excursion. Add a medical kit as a precaution and maybe one of your favorite books to read during the long flight. Check the government regulations in advance and leave prohibited items behind.