1 Step: Choose the best Vietnamese tour operators
It is no doubt that to have the most memorable Vietnam city tours, you have to look for a decent Vietnamese tour operator, who will help you create your own high-quality tours yet at a reasonable price to take you from the Northern Vietnam to the Southern region. It is an amazing chance to take part in a one-of-a-kind journey in Vietnam – a unique, tailor-made holidays, not just a run-of-the-mill experience with the help of experienced tour guides and excellent travel consultants, to get closer to Vietnamese people, to fully appreciate the beauty of this S-shape country!
2 Step: Create your own list of which cities to visit
Depending on how long you will stay in Vietnam, the number of cities to visit may vary but one thing for sure is that each of must-see destinations in Vietnam has its own charm to attract tourists all over the world making Vietnam the country full of surprise and one of the world’s best destinations.
Hanoi – the capital city of peace
The center of culture, economy, education, politics of Vietnam, Hanoi is a great host and an ideal starting point for discovering all the exceptional things that Vietnam has to offer. A place to experience the motorbike frenzy – an alarming introduction to the Vietnamese capital; the identity of 36 bustling streets and the constant clamor of street vendors to dive into Vietnamese city life; to enjoy an interesting mixture of Eastern and Western culture; to take a look at stunning architectural structures: Vietnamese styles combined with a hint of French influence, Hanoi is one-stop-for-all.
Hanoi (Source: Internet)
Moreover, after making a beeline to see the bundle of excellent museums such as: the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Museum of the Revolution or visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to experience the full repressive force of the communist apparatus or witnessing the infamous Hoan Kiem Lake, make sure to spend time sampling Hanoi’s local food as much as possible. Not only numerous (bún chả, bánh mì, bánh cuốn, phở, gỏi cuốn, chả cá Lã Vọng, etc. to name a few but also delicious, street food is the pride of any Hanoians. The mystical and enigmatic capital of Vietnam is the best bet for those looking for a satisfying and memorable trip.
Ho Chi Minh City – the energetic commercial hub of modern Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Internet)
Do not expect a complete city tour in Vietnam if you do not make your way to Ho Chi Minh City, the buzzing and crazy commercial hub of modern Vietnam. Thanks to the charmingly chaotic atmosphere created by a population of 8.4 million and an estimated 7.4 million motorbikes; a number of fantastic and bustling wet markets such as: Ben Thanh Market, Ba Chieu Market, Tan Dinh Market, where haggling is an art form requiring practice; the best surviving examples of the city's French colonial architecture; the exciting nightlife – considered to be equivalent to Bangkok's famed Khao San Road on Pham Ngu Lao backpacker street, where the revelry goes on long into the night; historically important locations including: the Reunification Palace, now known as Independence Palace – the residence for South Vietnam's president, the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi tunnels, along with a number of other iconic landmarks, Ho Chi Minh City is a must-visit destination to visit for all kinds of travelers from photographers, couples to history buffs and those who need a beginner’s lesson on Vietnam’s rich past.
Hoi An – an ancient beauty of Vietnam
Hoi An (Source: Internet)
Unlike the craziness of brash and bolshie Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An welcomes you with colorful lantern nights, old merchant houses and special mysterious cultural elements with bags of surviving historic architectures: the Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation, the 17th-century Tan Ky House, the delightful Japanese Bridge and with the smiles of hospitable and friendly people. It will be such a welcome rest-bite to arrive in charming Hoi An!
With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, a huge variety of reasonable foods, warm-hearted people, a visit to Vietnam is well worth your time.