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Jan
2024

USA to Vietnam: Your Ultimate Guide to Vietnam Tour Packages 2024

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Visa, Flight To Vietnam & Indochina

Do you want to travel somewhere outside the USA on your next vacation? Do you want your vacation to be budget-friendly? Maybe you also do not want to compromise on the quality of the place.

All of these requirements have a one-word answer: Vietnam.

Over the past few years, Vietnam has transformed from a low-key and peaceful country to a lively, hustling, and bustling place with soaring economic development. That being said, there are also many quiet places for people wanting to escape all the noise. Overall, Vietnam has something to offer everyone, whether you need a peaceful getaway, a vibrant nightlife, or a trip full of history and culture.

You can also book custom Vietnam tour packages from USA to include varied types of locations and make your vacation memorable. If you want to know everything about traveling to Vietnam as an American, read this blog.

Do American citizens need a visa to get to Vietnam?

Before you book your Vietnam tour package from USA, you should know that American citizens need a visa before traveling to Vietnam. You can pick up your visa from the Vietnam airport on arrival. However, the authorities require you to apply for a visa online to streamline the process.

For Vietnam visa application, follow the below steps:

  • Fill out and submit a visa application form for the American citizen.
  • Get an approval letter from the Vietnamese embassy or consulate.
  • Get a Vietnam visa stamp upon your arrival in any of Vietnam's international airports (Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Nha Trang).

Vietnam currency

The most practical method of transactions in Vietnam is using the Vietnam Dong (VND), the country's official currency. Airports in Vietnam provide a fair exchange rate for converting USD to VND, and also bank branches like Vietcombank, BIDV, Techcombank, Exim Bank, etc. can facilitate this process.

Vietnam appears to have a wide variety of denominations; the most often used ones are VND 1,000, VND 2,000, and VND 5,000; VND 10,000, VND 20,000, and VND 50,000; and VND 100,000, VND 200,000, and VND 500,000.

Vietnam to USA: Flight details

One of the top airlines in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, has direct service from a number of US locations. Currently, a flight to Vietnam requires at least 19 hours, including a layover in one of the following cities: Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Incheon, or Narita, before arriving in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Generally, flights are from the major US cities like California, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Los Angeles, or Seattle.

What is the best time to visit Vietnam from the US?

The best time to visit Vietnam is from December to March when the weather is welcoming with no rain, mild temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C, low levels of humidity, and generally sunny sky. This dry season is perfect for an adventurous holiday.

Another time you can book a Vietnam tour package is during the monsoon from July to September. Even if it is the rainy season, you can still enjoy lush green vistas. In fact, monsoon is the ideal season if you want a laid-back holiday where you can chill in your resort and enjoy greenery.

Where to visit in Vietnam?

Hanoi

The capital city of Vietnam has a 1000-year-old history, along with beautifully tree-lined streets, lakes, and parks. The Old French Quarter has narrow alleyways resplendent with French colonial mansions and villas.

Hanoi creates a vibe for foreign travelers as its bygone era meets with the modern, high-paced city life. You must include Hanoi in your Vietnam tour package because you should not miss out on the traditional beer – Bia Hoi – which flows freely alongside some fascinating and remarkable cuisine.

Sapa

Sapa is a hill station with picturesque surroundings among the breathtaking mountains of northern Vietnam. The region was named by French colonists based on a small market called Sapa, located near the area.

Many ethnic groups reside on this hill station, and many of them come together on the weekends to sell their produce. This way, Sapa comes alive on the weekend. Terrace rice fields, which cascade down the slopes, distinguish Sapa from other regions.

Halong bay

Halong is the highlight of Vietnam and for all the good reasons. Imagine gigantic mountains rising from the ocean and the sunlight of dawn falling upon it, illuminating the beautiful scene. 

Halong Bay has been a well-liked destination for international tourists for a decade now. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a beach lovers' paradise. You can board a cruise for a day or two and indulge in many activities on and off the cruise.

Danang

As Danang is at the mouth of the Han River, it is one of the major ports of Vietnam. Moreover, it is located near many UNESCO World Heritage sites like Hue, Hoi An, and My Son. It is also an important travel hub because of its air, road, and rail connectivity throughout the country.

You customize your package with a Vietnam travel agency to include Da Nang and visit many beautiful beaches where you can relax. One of the most famous beaches is My Khe Beach, whose white sand gives a mesmerizing view. While you are in Da Nang, you cannot miss the Dragon Bridge, the longest bridge in the country.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam, which has something in store for everyone. From rich local history and fantastic food to vibrant nightlife, this city caters to everyone's taste.

Buzzing with around 9 million people, this city will challenge the peace you had experienced in other parts of Vietnam.

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc island is relatively unknown to most people compared to other Southeast Asian islands. But it is a hidden gem with beautiful beaches, delicious food, friendly locals, and easy-going culture.

You can visit many stunning sandy beaches on this island, including Bai Truong Beach, Ganh Dau Beach, Bai Sao Beach, Ong Lang Beach, Vung Bau Beach, and others. In short, it is a beach lover's paradise. You can also indulge in mouth-watering and fresh seafood besides pristine beaches. Also, the island is home to one of the best fish sauces.

By now, you know that Vietnam is worth the visit because of its mesmerizing beauty and cost-effectiveness. You can book a Vietnam tour package with Threeland Travel. We offer tailored tour options like beach holidays, city breaks, nature and wildlife, active and adventure, theme tours, and more. You can choose what matches your taste.

FAQs

  • Can US citizens visit Vietnam without a passport?

No, a valid passport is necessary for your travel.

  • Citizens of which country can travel visa-free to Vietnam?

Natives from the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries and a few other countries can travel visa-free to Vietnam.

  • How much does a visa for Vietnam from the USA cost?

The government of Vietnam charges $25 for a single entry and $50 for multiple entries.

  • How long is my Vietnam e-visa valid for?

E-visas are issued with a validity period of 90 days.

  • Will my mobile phone work in Vietnam?

Your mobile and most mobile carriers will work in most urban areas. However, you should check with your network provider to know if your specific mobile carrier will work in Vietnam. Upon arrival, you can also buy a Vietnamese SIM card to avoid roaming charges.