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15 Epic Things To Do in Vietnam

Vietnam is a wonderland of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and delicious food. There are more things to do in Vietnam than you could possibly fit in a normal visit.

From scaling spectacular mountains – to exploring the world’s largest cave.

From splashing in turquoise surf – to floating in the muddy Mekong river.

From luxury cruises – to eating street food.

Vietnam has amazed, thrilled, and even inspired us for the year and a half that we’ve lived here. If you’re considering a visit, let us tempt you with the best things to do in Vietnam.

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Cruise in Luxury on Halong Bay

Things to Do in Vietnam - Halong Bay in North Vietnam near Hanoi

Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam (and Asia). Glassy emerald waters, thousands of pinnacle islands, hidden caves, and a mysterious atmosphere make Halong Bay seem like a fantasy world.

A 3-day luxury cruise is the best way to experience this natural wonder. They include all the nature-loving excursions – like kayaking, swimming, climbing Mt. Tiptop, and exploring caves. AND there are Tai Chi Classes at sunrise. Cooking classes before dinner. Cocktails as you sail into the sunset. Scrumptious meals. And other indulgences.

The whole point of Halong Bay is the surreal beauty, but why not maximize the experience with some luxury.

 

Hike with a Local on Sapa Mountains

Things to Do in Vietnam - Hike in Sapa with the locals in North Vietnam

The Sapa Mountains are world famous for 3 things: breathtaking views, massive rice terraces, and the mountain tribes who built them. Trekking in Sapa combines all 3 in an unforgettable experience.

The rice terraces are a stunning mix of nature, art, and engineering. They cover several whole mountains, making them look like giant pyramids. Seeing their massive scope in person boggles the mind.

Best of all, the ethnic minorities (who built and maintain the terraces) also serve as hiking guides. Many also offer homestays in their actual homes for the most authentic experience.

 

Ride a Sampan at Tam Coc

Things to Do in Vietnam - Ride a sampan in Tam Coc

The limestone mountains around Tam Coc are like a Halong Bay on land. The towering pinnacles have sheer walls that shoot out of the ground. Picturesque rice paddies cover the surrounding area. A lazy river winds around the rocky towers and through a few water caves.

The scene is almost as postcard gorgeous as Halong Bay. In fact, many find them even more beautiful – especially when on a traditional Sampan rowboat. The rowers are women, and they row with their feet!

 

Shop a Floating Market on the Mekong Delta

Things to Do in Vietnam - Floating Market on the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the “fruit bowl” of Vietnam. It’s lush, fertile, and home to one of Vietnam’s cultural signatures – floating markets. Local farmers use the infinite network of waterways to carry their produce from the rural backwaters to the big markets near Can Tho city.

The markets are a series of small boats where locals trade tons of melons, mangos, and other mystery foods. They literally toss whole loads, by hand, from boat to boat. They are also more than happy to sell tourists fruit one piece at a time.

The Floating Markets are a dying tradition. See them before they lose all their authenticity.

 

Attend a Full Moon Festival at Hoi An

Things to Do in Vietnam - Full moon festival in Hoi An

Hoi An is a gorgeous “ancient town” that has preserved much of its centuries-old architecture and charm. This Full Moon Festival is both one of the most special AND the most common events. Exploring the living history of Hoi An by day is a highlight of many Vietnam visitors. And strolling at night is even better.

Every night, silk lanterns line the streets and canals of Hoi An. Once a month, they have a Full Moon Festival. Other illumination is extinguished, and only the warm glow of the silk lanterns light your way.

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If your visit doesn’t fall on the full moon, don’t fret. Hoi An is almost as gorgeous every evening.

 

Chase Waterfalls in Dalat

Things to Do in Vietnam- Chase Waterfalls in Dalat in Central Vietnam

If you love waterfalls, Dalat is the place. Located in the central highlands, Dalat has some of the prettiest and most surprising landscapes in Vietnam. There are lakes, pine forests, rolling hills, endless flowers, and a dozen waterfalls!

Each waterfall has its own special features. Some are remote and romantic. Some are powerful and intimidating. Some are the perfect setting for adventures like hiking and canyoning. And some are just too cute, quirky, and kitschy to miss.

There’s a lot to love about Dalat, but you could spend weeks just chasing waterfalls.

 

Escape to Paradise at Phu Quoc Island

Things to Do in Vietnam - Paradise on Phu Quoc in South Vietnam near Saigon

Phu Quoc Island is a lazy tropical paradise off the southern coast of Vietnam. Set in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc has miles of powdery beaches, a virgin jungle, and resorts for every taste and budget. Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island.

Formerly a “secret” getaway spot, Phu Quoc is quickly growing in popularity, but it’s still easy to find secluded beaches. There’s not much action or nightlife on this island.

Phu Quoc is best suited for relaxation or romance.

 

Play in Vietnam’s Largest Sandbox at Mui Ne

Things to Do in Vietnam - Sandunes in Mui Ne in South Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh

Did you know that green, tropical Vietnam has a desert? Located a few miles from the beach town of Mui Ne, these massive Sand Dunes are unexpected and lots of fun. There are White Dunes and Red Dunes. The White Dunes are the best.

You can ride ATV’s, Jeeps, and Sandboard sleds. Sunrise is the best time to visit.

 

Explore the Largest Cave System on Earth at Phong Nha

Things to Do in Vietnam - Cave system in Phong Nha in central Vietnam

Phong Nha is part of the Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam. There’s a lot to see and do in this nature preserve, but the most outstanding feature is the cave network.

This system is home to the largest cave on Earth, Son Doong Cave. That cave is difficult and expensive to visit (starting price is $3000USD), but many other mind-blowing caves are cheap and easy to explore for regular folks.

There are many affordable day tours and even overnight camping inside the caves.

 

Climb Marble Mountains Vietnam

Things to Do in Vietnam - Marble Mountains in Danang which is central Vietnam

The Marble Mountains Vietnam is a natural attraction with spiritual importance. These 5 limestone mountains have numerous caves and grottos filled with Temples, Pagodas, and Buddhist statues. The mountains and caves would be impressive as natural features. But the temples inside caves and mountaintop pagodas make this place unforgettable.

There’s even a 400-year-old Lady Buddha carved into a cave. The Marble Mountains are also next to the beach. There are great views of the coast and ocean everywhere, especially from the highest peaks.

Climbing Marble Mountains is relatively easy. It’s moderate exercise, but all walkways are paved and all climbing is on stairs. There’s even an elevator.

It’s a pilgrimage site for Vietnamese Buddhists.  It can get crowded at times, but it’s worth a visit. Marble Mountains Vietnam is located between Hoi An and Danang. For adventure lovers, rock climbing and rappelling tours are available.

 

See a 1000-Year-Old Water Puppet Performance

Things to Do in Vietnam - Water puppet performances throughout Vietnam

Water puppets are Vietnam’s most famous art form. Created in the Red River delta near Hanoi, this ancient tradition has been alive since the 11th century.

The puppets are wooden figures, hand carved and painted by craftsmen. The performances take place on a water “stage” and depict scenes of Vietnam’s rural way of life.

Performances are accompanied by live music, featuring traditional instruments and songs. There are water puppet shows all over the country. The most famous is Than Long Theatre in Hanoi.

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Catch a Show at Saigon Opera House

Things to Do in Vietnam - Opera House in Ho Chi Minh in south vietnam Saigon

The Saigon Opera House is more than an iconic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. Virtually everyone who visits Ho Chi Minh sees the Opera House on a sightseeing tour, but few actually watch the performance. It’s a wonderful way to experience both historical and contemporary Vietnamese culture.

The best performance is the AO Show. It is a vibrant and acrobatic performance, reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil. The show portrays the history of Vietnam from its agricultural roots, through the war years, and to the modernization of today.

All the sets are made of bamboo, which is as beautiful as it is symbolic. The performance is fun, exciting, and gives a Vietnam visit more context and meaning.

 

Feel the Heat of a Fire Breathing Dragon

Things to Do in Vietnam - Fire Breathing Dragon in Danang Vietnam located in central Vietnam near Hoi An

Dragons rule Vietnam. They’re the most important mythological creatures here. They cover everything from temples to cereal boxes to tattoos. But there’s only 1 fire breathing Dragon – and you can only see it in Danang.

This massive beast is over 2000 feet long (660m) and shoots fire at 9pm, every Saturday and Sunday. It’s a free public spectacle that draws more locals than tourists.

The Dragon Bridge fire show is only one of many reasons to visit Danang. Danang is the most under-rated city in Vietnam. It has a huge beach, a lovely river, and plenty of fun activities at both.

There are also many interesting attractions in or near Danang. It’s a great as a stopover and as base to explore the central region. And you can see Vietnam’s only fire breathing dragon.

 

Splash at the Beach

Things to Do in Vietnam- Splash at the Beach in Vietnam

Of all the things to do in Vietnam, splashing, lounging, or other beachy fun are almost unavoidable. With thousands of miles of coastline (and several islands), a gorgeous stretch of sand is almost always nearby.

We’ve already mentioned lazy Phu Quoc Island. Other great beach destinations include Mui Ne, Nha Trang, and Danang.

Mui Ne has the best kitesurfing and windsurfing. Nha Trang has the best diving and snorkeling. It’s also a very lively, urban beach. Danang is a quiet beach with large swaths of white sand and super convenient amenities.

 

Eat ‘til you Explode

Things to Do in Vietnam - Eat till you Explode in Vietnam

Vietnam has some of the tastiest (and cheapest) food on the planet. You may know much about Vietnamese food, but this is the place to experiment. The Vietnamese can make almost anything delicious. Say yes to it all. And don’t let language and cultural barriers hold you back.

If you want some help getting started, there are food tours and cooking classes almost everywhere. These are some of the best things to do in Vietnam – bar none.

A food tour should be one of the first things you do when in a city. They’ll show you what you need to eat well, eat cheaply, and eat ‘til you explode.

 

Other Things to Do in Vietnam

We tried to include the best popular highlights and hidden gems on our list, but we had to omit many worthy things to do in Vietnam. There are too many to cover even briefly.

For additional information on these and other things to do in Vietnam, check out other posts on our site.

You can find more detailed planning information, personal accounts, and suggestions from our many trial and error experiences in Vietnam.

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99 Comments
  • Christine k
    Posted at 23:00h, 15 March

    Such a great overview of the spectacular variety of things to do in Vietnam. I have been twice and agree that you certainly covered some of the best activities. Nice that you provided sample airfares and hotel examples. This is really a nice post.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:01h, 15 March

    Hi Christine. It’s so good to get agreement and support from other travelers. Thanks.

  • Ticking the Bucketlist
    Posted at 23:06h, 15 March

    Such a perfectly timed post…I am off to Vietnam on Monday, and this post sure is handy. You have shared so much…I am there for just 5 days ..and now I am confused on what I want to do. Halong Bay and Sapa are on my list…but I guess I will need to go back to do a lot more. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:11h, 15 March

    Hi Ticking the Bucketlist. That’s true. It’s not possible to fit all these places in a normal holiday. Hopefully it helps folks choose the best things to do in Vietnam for them.

  • Andrea Broom
    Posted at 23:45h, 15 March

    The is such a greatly written post, Vietnam is one of those places I really wanna visit, the food and the culture really has me curious.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:55h, 15 March

    Hi Andrea. Thanks for that. Hope you do make it to Vietnam.

  • amber
    Posted at 00:33h, 16 March

    These all sound amazing! We haven’t been over there yet but it is on our list! I’lll have to check back in with this when we get closer to it!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:35h, 16 March

    Hi Amber. That would be great.

  • Rob Taylor
    Posted at 01:09h, 16 March

    Tam Coc and hiking in the rice terraces both sound amazing. It’s nice to see a different collection of sites and activities.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 01:11h, 16 March

    Hi Rob. Yes, Tam Coc and Sapa trekking are indeed amazing experiences.

  • jill conyers
    Posted at 04:23h, 16 March

    What a beautiful place to visit. So many wonderful things to experience. Plus, the scenery makes me think it would be a great place to go hiking.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:44h, 16 March

    Hey Jill. Hiking is definitely one of the best things to do in Vietnam. The scenery is awesome.

  • neha
    Posted at 04:57h, 16 March

    I never knew Vietnam is this beautiful until I started following your posts. This is a wonderful list of things to do in Vietnam . I will like to try all these out when I visit there. Particularly, the fire breathing dragon. It’s so unique

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:00h, 16 March

    Hey Neha. Thanks so much. Yes, this dragon bridge is unique and cool.

  • Clare
    Posted at 05:06h, 16 March

    This post has just made me realise how little I have done in vietnam!! I did Halong Bay and I loved it there. Really want to go to Tam Coc and Dalat.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:11h, 16 March

    Hey Clare. There are just too many awesome things to do in Vietnam for a regular length vacation. Halong Bay was a great choice. Maybe you can see others in the future.

  • Torgeir Lindland
    Posted at 05:51h, 16 March

    Vietnam seems to be such a beautiful country. Halong Bay is simply stunning. I have always wanted to visit but never made it there yet. One day I will. Great post and beautiful Picture. Lots of good tips about what to do in Vietnam 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:55h, 16 March

    Hey Torgeir. Thanks for good words. We hope you make it to Vietnam and enjoy it as much as we do.

  • Cole
    Posted at 06:39h, 16 March

    Great Article! Thank you for your sharing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 06:44h, 16 March

    Hey Cole. Sure thing. Gad you enjoyed it.

  • Noemi of Pinay Flying High
    Posted at 07:03h, 16 March

    Oh you just made me want to go to Vietnam even more now. I have only been to Ho Chi Minh and I have to admit that the 5 days that I was there, I fell in love with the country. It’s my favorite Southeast Asian destination and that’s saying a lot because I’m Southeast Asian. Lol. Halong Bay is in my bucket list for only god knows how long now, I really hope I can make it there soon.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:07h, 16 March

    Hey Noemi. So cool to hear that. We enjoy Vietnam a lot too. We’re sure you’ll have a great time when you return.

  • Kristine Aarsheim
    Posted at 07:10h, 16 March

    I would love to go on a 3 day luxury cruise in Vietnam, or hike the Sapa mountains. And greedy as I am, I’d love to eat all that tasty food!! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this post. Plenty of great tips!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:11h, 16 March

    Hello Kristine. Oh yeah, you’re a traveller after our own heart.

  • Brian
    Posted at 07:21h, 16 March

    I would go right for the sampan and floating markets. The Vietnamese make the best spring rolls!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:22h, 16 March

    Hello Brian. Those are really great choices.

  • robin masshole mommy
    Posted at 07:25h, 16 March

    I have always wanted to go to Vietnam. I hope to get there to try some of these things someday.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:33h, 16 March

    Hi Robin. We hope so too. Vietnam makes for magical vacation.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 08:09h, 16 March

    Thank you for your greatly detailed post about Vietnam, it’s been on the bucket list for a while now to go visit and experience, this made me want to go more now!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:11h, 16 March

    Hi Lauren. Your nice words are very encouraging. Thanks.

  • UB Rey
    Posted at 10:09h, 16 March

    Wow! Beautiful places! I’ve never been and I was going to choose 3 of my picks from your post but it is just too hard to pick ONLY 3! I love them all! Thanks for the list–bookmarking it for future reference!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 10:11h, 16 March

    Hi UB Rey. That’s exactly how we feel. We wanted to include about 100 more things to do in Vietnam, but wanted to stick to the best.

  • Katie
    Posted at 13:39h, 16 March

    We love Vietnam! Halong Bay is definitely high on our fave things to do! We didn’t get a chance to see Sapa on our last trip so want to get the night train up there on our next trip! The marble mountains look amazing too! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:44h, 16 March

    Hi Katie. Halong Bay is truly awesome for sure. Glad you got a chance to experience it.

  • Tara Pittman
    Posted at 13:58h, 16 March

    That floating market is so cool. Amazing how they can carry all that on the boats

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 14:00h, 16 March

    Hey Tara. We agree. The floating market is really cool.

  • Ally Emm
    Posted at 18:55h, 16 March

    Wow, this is an amazing post! Your photography skills are fantastic…especially love the Sapa Mountain pic of the farmers.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 18:57h, 16 March

    Hey Ally. Thanks so much. Vietnam is really gorgeous so its just point and shoot.

  • Gina
    Posted at 20:36h, 16 March

    One of the things I’m sad about is not being able to go to Sapa. It looks stunning to hike with a local and they would know all the best viewing spots too. I loved Hoi An and I would definitely go there for the full moon festival with all the awesome lanterns. It’s so picturesque.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:44h, 16 March

    Hey Gina. Sara is definitely worth a second visit.

  • Sarah-Louise Bailey
    Posted at 21:15h, 16 March

    Their water forms were incredibly beautiful especially the Halong Bay. I wanna experience the mysterious largest cave system on earth, I’ll save for that. Thanks for this post.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 21:22h, 16 March

    Hi Sarah-Loiuse. Yes, were saving for that one too. It’s so special on the whole earth.

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 00:40h, 17 March

    There’s really so much to see in Vietnam! It’s a beautiful country and I love that they have so many beaches and activities to do outdoors!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:44h, 17 March

    Hi Elizabeth. Yes, there really is. Getting outdoors is amazing here.

  • Nastja Novak
    Posted at 02:35h, 17 March

    Wooow, great article! I didn’t know most of these places. Especially i had no idea that Vietnam has desert and largest cave system in the world. That’s crazy. I’ve bookmarked this article and it’s going to be so useful once i go there!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 02:44h, 17 March

    Hello Nastja. It’s great to hear that the post was helpful and informative.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye
    Posted at 03:11h, 17 March

    Oh wow, So many things to do in Vietnam and it looks sooo beautiful!!!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:25h, 17 March

    Hi Oyinkan. Yes, Vietnam is very beautiful.

  • divsi
    Posted at 08:07h, 17 March

    WOW! I am heading there this here and I can’t thank you enough for this post. It just made me look forward to visiting this beautiful country all the more. The country has it all : natural beauty,a cultural blend and adventure!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:11h, 17 March

    Hi Divsi. That is really cool to hear. We’re always happy to help other travelers.

  • Jen
    Posted at 08:35h, 17 March

    Vietnam is a beautfil place. I love the photos you took. So serene plus i love nature so this one is over the top nice.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:44h, 17 March

    Hi Jen. That’s so true. These landscapes blow us away.

  • MaryAnne
    Posted at 08:51h, 17 March

    Those places look just great to visit, thanks for sharing this amazing trip guide with us!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:55h, 17 March

    Hi MaryAnne. Sure thing. It’s our pleasure to share.

  • Echo
    Posted at 12:23h, 17 March

    It’s so diverse and beautiful! I wouldn’t have expected to see all of that in Vietnam! What an awesome trip to take,

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:33h, 17 March

    Hey Echo. So true Vietnam is a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Jay Simms
    Posted at 15:32h, 17 March

    Vietnam looks like a gorgeous place to visit. It is in my top 10 places to visit before I’m 30!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 15:33h, 17 March

    Hi Jay. What a cool goal. We hope you make it to all you dream destinations.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 22:55h, 17 March

    This looks amazing! I would love to visit there and see all of this. I need to add it to my list of must see places.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:57h, 17 March

    Hey Rachel. Vietnam deserves to be anyones bucket list. Hope you make it.

  • Stacey Valle
    Posted at 03:53h, 18 March

    A good list of things to do in Vietnam! I would love to have all of this experiences, especially hiking with the locals! I always thought it would be fascinating to hike with the locals, to learn about their lives, even become inspired by them.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:54h, 18 March

    Hi Stacy. We really loved that too. It was a real highlight of ours.

  • Chiara
    Posted at 07:27h, 18 March

    Hello! This is awesome 🙂 I love Vietnam and I found this to be a pretty complete guide of what there’s to see there. Also love you photos 🙂 Keep un the good work!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:33h, 18 March

    Hey Chiara. Thanks for you good words. We tried to cover the best. There are too many things to do in Vietnam to cover them all.

  • Airish Abella
    Posted at 10:33h, 18 March

    Wow! This is truly a great and helpful travel guide. I’ve been to Vietnam back in 2015. We stayed there for only a few days since we’ll be spending more time in Thailand. Furthermore, We’ve only visited limited places, since we only stayed in Hanoi where there wasn’t much to see. I hope to visit Halong Bay and Sapa mountains in the near future! Hope to hear from you soon!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 10:44h, 18 March

    Hi Airish. Halong Bay and Sapa definitely deserve to be on the top your list.

  • Doreen Pendgracs
    Posted at 11:05h, 18 March

    I think this is the most comprehensive post I’ve seen about Vietnam. Thx so much for sharing. It is certainly now on my bucket list!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:11h, 18 March

    Hi Doreen. Thanks so much. That’s so great to hear.

  • Claire santiago
    Posted at 12:01h, 18 March

    Such a beautiful country, so rich in nature and heritage. By the way, I love Viet dishes

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:11h, 18 March

    Hello Claire. That’s so true and the food is the best.

  • Katy {ashadeofteal}
    Posted at 13:13h, 18 March

    Vietnam has been a place I’ve been dreaming about. I can’t wait to finally visit and see all those amazing caves.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:22h, 18 March

    Hey Katy. Vietnam is so dreamy for sure.

  • Gemma
    Posted at 13:33h, 18 March

    These are such great recommendations! There are so many things to see and do in Vietnam it’s hard to choose. I definitely would want to try all of the food.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:44h, 18 March

    Hey Gemma. Youre so kind. Yes, there are so many great things to do in Vietnam. We hope these tips help.

  • Priyanka Singh
    Posted at 16:54h, 18 March

    Did you explore the the Cave system in Phong Nha, what’s that unique feature that make the visit so expensive. Food looks so tempting but can vegetarians survive there ;). I would like to try kite surfing and wind surfing, hope these adventurous sport won’t disappoint me.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:55h, 18 March

    Hey Priyanka. Only the biggest cave is really expensive because its so large and difficult to access that you have to be led and helped by a team of professionals. The other caves there are actually cheap to visit.

  • Jennifer L
    Posted at 00:44h, 19 March

    Wow all these sound so fun to do! I’d love to hike to Sapa it looks so beautiful!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:55h, 19 March

    Hey Jennifer. Sara really is incredibly beautiful. Hope you make it there.

  • Abhinav Singh
    Posted at 11:38h, 19 March

    Vietnam sounds exciting to me. In fact I am planning a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for a month on a shoe string budget. It is close to my country India and I don’t see why I should delay anymore. Your blog makes it look so irresistible.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:44h, 19 March

    Hello Abhinav. That sounds great. Have a wonderful trip.

  • FS Page
    Posted at 13:44h, 19 March

    Wow.. Vietnam is beautiful and it is in my travel bucket list now for sure. And you have just detailed out the places to visit. I will just put them one after other in my itinerary. Thanks for sharing. Your photographs are lovely. I would love to witness the full moon festival.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:45h, 19 March

    Hi FS Page. Sounds like you’d really enjoy Vietnam.

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 22:38h, 19 March

    Vietnam has so much to offer. The more I read about Vietnam, the more I get curious and amazed. The marble caves are so beautiful. The water puppet show is something that I heard for the first time. Vietnam is just too good to say no to.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:45h, 19 March

    Hi Sandy N Vyjay. You’re right. It is hard to resist.

  • Emma
    Posted at 11:18h, 20 March

    So much to do – I’m a big fan of hiking so that would probably be my number one activity – but the floating market looks pretty amazing too! And the caves look absolutely amazing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:22h, 20 March

    Hello Emma. Yup there are lots of great things to do in Vietnam.

  • Nicole @ Frugal Family Finds
    Posted at 12:20h, 20 March

    These pictures are stunning! We love to hike as a family, and would love to explore here in the future.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:22h, 20 March

    Hey Nicole. Hiking in Sapa would be fantastic family memory.

  • Julie Cao
    Posted at 15:21h, 20 March

    I have read lots of posts about Vietnam but I have never know the country has desert, tropical islands, and the caves. It makes me want to visit there and explore them all, not to say the food is so delicious., The 3-day luxury cruise on Halong Bay sounds so tempting and integrate all the culture activities I expected, I will definitely get on that cruise if I ever set my feet in Vietnam.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:38h, 21 March

    Hey Julie. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the post.

  • Anmaria Djong I Onelazychic
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 March

    I bookmark your post immediately. I live so close to Vietnam and yet I have never been to the country at all. What a shame. Your picture are so gorgeous..makes me want to fly there immediately. I am now planning to visit some of these places on next June school holiday.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 10:11h, 23 March

    Hi Anmaria. Hope you do visit soon. Flights can be so cheap and there are so many awesome things to do in Vietnam. Let us know if you need any info.

  • Ami Bhat
    Posted at 09:33h, 26 March

    Ok, now this place is really calling out to me. I have been reading so much about Vietnam and your post now gives me more reasons to head there. Halong bay was always on the list. I loved the whole heritage part here…the caves, the 1000 year puppet show….Wow! So much do to here.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:44h, 26 March

    Hi Ami. Thats great to hear. Vietnam would be a wonderful journey for you.

  • Rhiannon
    Posted at 20:47h, 30 March

    Oooh there’s so much to be doing in Vietnam!! I’m planning to visit a friend over there when she moves back after her studies here in the UK. We’re already tentatively planning my itinerary – I’ll have to suggest some of your suggestions to her too!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:55h, 30 March

    Hey Rhiannon. That’s great to hear. Hope the tips are helpful. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Jaime S.
    Posted at 21:25h, 03 April

    I’m pinning this for honeymoon ideas!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 21:44h, 03 April

    Hi Jamie. There are many things to do in Vietnam that would be perfect for a honeymoon.

  • Reshma Narasing
    Posted at 02:06h, 05 April

    This is a great post. Didn’t know about water puppet dance show and the sand dunes. Vietnam is on my list for this year and this is helpful for my planning. Thanks!