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What is the best time to visit Vietnam?
The choice to leave in such or such period depends naturally on your availability but the climatic criteria (temperature, period of sunshine …) will not miss to influence your choice.Generally speaking, we can say that he best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north. If you plan to see the whole country, deciding on the best time to visit Vietnam can be complicated : Vietnam extends over approximately 2500 km from north to south, with a huge regional diversity. Which means that there is no good or bad season to visit Vietnam. When the weather is bad in a region, it could be very beautiful in the other one. Here is your guide on what to expect, where and when..
First of all, consider the country’s tropical monsoon climate, dominated by the south or southwesterly monsoon from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April. The southern summer monsoon brings rain to the two deltas and west-facing slopes, while the cold winter monsoon picks up moisture over the Gulf of Tonkin and dumps it along the central coast and the eastern edge of the central highlands.
Within this basic pattern there are marked differences according to altitude and latitude; temperatures in the south remain equable all year round, while the north experiences distinct seasonal variations.
North Vietnam has a cool to cold season (courtesy of the northeast monsoon from November to March) and a warm to hot wet season (from April to October). December and January in particular can get quite frosty in the far north of Vietnam-pack accordingly. This time of the year can also see heavy mists that can run for days-these can reduce visibility in places like Sapa and Ha Long Bay to frustratingly short distances. The wettest months of the year in Hanoi are July and August, the driest, December and January.
Central Vietnam is kind of a transitionary area climate-wise from the north to the south. As the coast line is shielded by the Truong Son mountain range the rains that come with the southwest monsoon don't make it to the coast, so between April and September, while the coastal area does see some rain, it does see less than other parts of the country.
This advantage is reversed though come the northeast monsoon when, between September and December, the northern section of Central Vietnam (Hoi An and Da Nang through to Hue and Dong Ha) receive considerable rain. This region can also be affected by typhoon season in the Western Pacific, which can see severe storms lashing the coast from August to November - Hoi An in particular often floods in October or November. Further south though, the southern coastal strip from around Nha Trang to Mui Ne is less affected by the rain and sees a longer dry and sunny season.
Without the protection of the Truong Son mountain range, southern Vietnam, especially the Mekong Delta, gets plenty of rain and hot, humid weather during the southwest monsoon from April to September, with June and July being especially wet. At this time you'll most likely see some flooding in Saigon and the southern island of Phu Quoc can see persistently poor weather and rough seas.
There is no perfect time to visit Vietnam. Generally speaking, destinations in the north such as Hanoi and Sapa are great in October, November and December, as you'll see little rain and should have clear skies and temperate conditions.
The coastal stretch from Hue down to Nha Trang is great in the first half of the year, from January through to July, while Saigon and the Mekong Delta are best from November through to February or March.
Cambodia benefits from a climate close to that of the South of Vietnam. As concerning the temperatures: from 20 to 30 °C between November and March with possibly 35-40 ° in April and May.
Laos benefits from a tropical climate : rainy season (strong heat and humidity) from June till September. Dry season between October and February. Take attention to the freshness in the mountainous regions of the North. Hot season between March and June.
Remember ! You can travel all of year in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos !
Should I have a travel insurance ?
First of all, let's say that travelling without an insurance plan is never a good idea, especially when you are traversing unfamiliar territory with rules and regulations that are different to what you know at home. Not only does an insurance plan help protect you against uncertain financial and health risks, but they also provide you with a peace of mind as you travel and do exciting and slightly risky things. Accidents do happen and we can’t prevent them at all times, but if you’re covered by insurance, you won’t have to pay the full cost of a loss, which can come in mounting bills. And when it comes to peace of mind – this will not be just for you, but also for your loved ones back home.
As TYPIC Travel is a responsive agency, therefore, we don't deal with the insurance and the assistance.
It is is thus essential you benefit from a travel insurance in your country of origin, before leaving. It has to cover in particular:
Finally, it is also important to know what your insurance does not cover...
The time-lag is +6 hours in winter and +5 hours et summer in comparison with GMT.
De facto, you shouldn't be surprise that during your flight - aroud 3 or 4 pm - (French time), the flight attendants kindly ask you to draw the porthole's curtain while it's full day.
It's 21 ou 22h in Vietnam and it's night... so you should try to sleep during the flight.
Even if it isn't obvious, as soon as you arrive you should trace your meal time and sleep time like the Vietnamese.
In Vietnam, people usually wake up soon (between 5 and 6 hours in the country side, between 6 or 7 hours in the city) because of sunrise. So, get up early and enjoy your full day ! What hapiness! You'll see that you aren't alone in here!!!
Most of banks, public services and administrative offices will open from 7h00 to 11h00 and from 13h00 to 17h00.
The tourist shops will open everyday in week.
The markets will open early and be often active till the afternoon's end.
1. Address's Vietnamese Embassies aboard
Address: 62-66, rue Boileau, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
Phone: 01-44-14-64-00 (visas for the tourists).
Answering machine info, phone: 01-44-14-64-20.
Tourist visa applied by email, phone: 01-44-14-64-13.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consular service opens from Monday to Friday from 10h to 12h (for the submission of applications) and from 14h to 17h (for the withdrawal of dossiers)
Address: 19-19 bis, rue Albert, 75013 Paris, FRANCE.
This center opens everyday from 10h to 13h and 14h to 18h, except Sunday and Monday. This is the Vietnam cultural representation in Paris with a library, a documentation center and a cinema.
- Vietnam House Galery:
Addresse: 28, rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris, FRANCE.
This galery opens from Monday to Saturday from 12h to 19h. By visiting it, you can find the product handicrafts, the clothes, the books about Vietnam on French et on Vietnamese, the newspapers and the magazines.
Ticket for all shows and events related to the Vietnamese community in Paris. Opportunity to take also the Vietnamese classes.
Addresse: Boulevard du Général-Jacques, 1, 1050 Bruxelles, BELGIUM.
Phone: (32-2) 379-27-37 ou 374-79-61.
The visa service opens Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 14h to 17h. You must pay a fee of 62 € and wait 1 week to obtain the visa of 1 month. Possibility to get also the visa of 3 or 6 months.
Addresse: 26, Schlosslistrasse, 3008 Berne, SWISS
Phone: (41-31) 388-78-78.
Consular section opens from Monday to Friday from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 17h. You must pay the fee of 70 Fs and wait 1 week to obtain the visa of 1 month. Possibility to get also the visa of 3 or 6 months.
Áddresse: Wilbrod 470, Ottawa, Ontario K1N-6M8, CANADA
Phone: (1-613) 232-1957.
2. Address's Embassies in Vietnam
Embassy of Algeria :
Addresse: 13, Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 825 38 65
Embassy of Germany:
Addresse: 29, Tran Phu, Hanoi - Phone: 843 02 45/46
Consulate of Germany:
Addresse: 126 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8291967 Fax: 08- 8231919
Embassy of Australia:
Addresse: 8 Dao Tan, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 8 31 7755 - Fax : 04 - 8 31 77 11
Consulate of Australia:
Addresse: 5th floor, The Landmark 5B Ton Duc Thang, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08- 8296035 - Fax: 08 - 8296031.
Embassy of Bangladesh:
Addresse: 7th floor, Center Daeha, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi - Phone: 04-771 66 25.
Embassy of Belgium:
Addresse: 9th floor, Hanoi Tower, 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi - Phone: 04-934 61 79 - Fax : 04 - 934 61 83.
Consulate of Belgium:
Addresse: Sun Wah Tower - 17th floor (#1707), 115 Nguyen Hue, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08-821 93 54 - Fax : 08 - 8 21 93 04.
Embassy of Brazil:
Addresse: T72, 16 Thuy Khê - Phone: 04 - 843 25 44/ 8 47 12 91.
Embassy of Great Britain:
Addresse: 4th and 5th floor, 31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 936 05 00 - Fax : 04 - 936 05 62 61.
Consulate of Great Britain:
Addresse: 25 Le Duan, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8298433 - Fax 08 - 8221971.
Embassy of Cambodia :
Addresse: 71 Trân Hung Dao, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 942 47 88.
Consulate of Cambodia:
Addresse: 41 Phung Khac Hoan, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08-8292751 - Fax: 08-8277696.
Embassy of Canada:
Addresse: 31 Hung Vuong, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 823 55 00 - Fax : 04 - 823 53 33.
Consulate du Canada:
Addresse: 235 Dong Khoi, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8245025 - Fax 08 - 8294528.
Embassy of China:
Addresse: 46 Hoang Diêu, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 845 37 36 - Fax : 04 - 823 28 26.
Consulate of China:
Addresse: 39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08-8292457 - Fax: 08-8295009.
Embassy of Cuba:
Addresse: 65, Ly Thuong Kiêt, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 942 24 26/942 26 21.
Consulate of Cuba:
Addresse: 45 Phung Khac Hoan, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08-8297 350 - Fax: 08-8295293.
Embassy of Crech Republic:
Addresse: 13 Chu Van An, Hanoi - Phone: 04-845 41 31 - Fax: 04 - 823 39 96.
Embassy of Denmark:
Addresse: 19 Diên Biên Phu, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 823 18 88 - Fax: 04 - 823 19 99.
Embassy of Egypt:
Addresse: 336, Nghi Tam, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 829 49 99.
Embassy of United State:
Addresse: 7 Lang Ha, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 843 15 00 - Fax: 04 - 843 15 10.
Consulate of United State:
Addresse: 4 Le Duan, Q1, HCMC - Phone: 08 - 822 94 33 - Fax: 08 - 822 94 34.
Embassy of Finlande:
Addresse: 31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 826 67 88 - Fax : 04 - 826 67 66.
Embassy of France:
Addresse: 57 Trân Hung Dao, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 943 77 19 - Fax : 04 - 93 9 55.
Consulate of France:
Addresse: 217 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Q1. HCMC - Phone: 08-829 72 31 - Fax: 08-829 16 75.
Embassy of Hungary:
Addresse: 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 771 57 14/15.
Consulate of Hungary:
Addresse: 22 Phung Khac Hoan, Q.1. HCMV - Phone: 08-8290130 - Fax. 08-8292410.
Embassy of India:
Addresse: 58-60 Lang Ha, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 824 49 90
Consulate of India:
Addresse: 49 Tran Quoc Thao, Q.3. HCMV - Phone: 08-9303539/9307498 - Fax 08-9307495.
Embassy of Israel:
Addresse: 68 Nguyên Thai Hoc, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 843 31 41/42/43.
Embassy of Italy:
Addresse: 9 Lê Phung Hiêu, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 825 62 56 - Fax : 04 - 826 76 02.
Embassy of Japan:
Addresse: 27 Lieu Giai, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 846 30 00.
Consulate of Japan:
Addresse: 13-17 Nguyen Hue, Q.1. HCMC - Phone: 08-8225314.
Embassy of Laos:
Addresse: 22 Tran Binh Trong, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 942 45 76/942 24 35/ 942 47 46.
Consulate of Laos:
Addresse: 93 Pasteur HCMc - Phone: 08 - 8297667 - Fax: 08 - 8299272.
Embassy of Malaysia:
Addresse: Hotel Fortuna, 6B, Lang Ha, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 831 34 00/04.
Consulate of Malaysia:
Addresse: Suite 1208, No 2 Ngo Duc Ke, Q.1 HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8299023 - Fax: 08 - 8299027.
Embassy of Myanmar:
Addresse: A3 Van Phuc, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 846 23 13.
Embassy of Netherlands:
Addresse: 6th floor, Center Daeha, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 831 56 50.
Consulate of Netherlands:
Addresse: Suite 901Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan, Q.1 HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8235932 - Fax: 08 - 8235934.
Embassy of New Zealand:
Addresse: 5th floor, 63 Ly Thai To, Hanoi - Phone: 04 824 14 81 - Fax : 04 - 824 14 80.
Consulate of New Zealand:
Addresse: 41 Nguyên Thi Minh Khai, Quan 1, HCMC - Phone: 08 - 822 69 07/06 - Fax : 08-822 69 05.
Embassy of Poland:
Addresse: 3 Chua Môt Côt, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 845 20 27.
Consulate of Poland:
Addresse: 11th floor, Saigon Center, 65 Le Loi, Q.1 HCMC - Phone: 08 - 9142883 - Fax 08 - 9142884.
Embassy of Roumania:
Addresse: 5 Lê Hông Phong, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 845 20 14 - Fax : 843 09 22.
Embassy of Russia:
Addresse: 191 La Thanh, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 833 69 91.
Consulate of Russia:
Addresse: 40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan HCMC - Phone: 08 - 9303936 - Fax. 08 - 9303937.
Embassy of Singapore:
Addresse: 41-43 Trân Phu, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 823 39 65 - Fax : 823 39 92.
Consulate of Singapore:
Addresse: 65 Le Loi, Q.1 HCMC - Phone: 08 - 8225174 - Fax. 08 - 9142938.
Embassy of Korea:
Addresse: 4th floor, Daeha Center, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi - Phone: 04-31 51 11.
Consulate of Korea:
Addresse: 107 Nguyên Du, HCMC - Phone: 08-822 57 57 - Fax : 08 - 822 57 50.
Embassy of Sweden:
Addresse: Quantier Van Phuc, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 845 48 24 - Fax : 04 - 823 21 95.
Embassy of Swiss:
Addresse: 15 th floor, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 934 65 89.
Embassy of Thailand:
Addresse: 63 - 65 Hoang Dieu, Hanoi - Phone: 04 - 823 50 92/93/94 -Fax : 04 - 823 50 88.
Consulate of Thailand:
Addresse: 77 Tran Quoc Thao, Q.3 HCMC - Phone: 08 - 9327637/8 - Fax: 08 - 9326002.
There are two common ways to get your visa to Vietnam
The visa is compulsory to stay in Vietnam.
Important remark : if you are French, Italian, Spanish, English or German national, you do not need an entrance visa if you satisfy the following conditions :
1. Youre here for a stay of 15 days (inclusive day of arrival)/14 nights maximum.
2. You did not visit Vietnam without visa in the previous month.
1 - Getting a visa at Vietnamese embassy
Most tourists get their visa through a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate office in their country of residence or in their travels country before entering Vietnam.
For a tourist visa, you will need to submit:
1-Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese embassies or consulate abroad to another).
2-Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3 cm x 4 cm)
3-Your original passport
The form and the fee can vary by country, so please check directly the Vietnamese embassy or consulate to which you are applying.
The process usually takes 2-3 days, and by post the process usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the service you use, although times can vary considerably by embassy or consulate. If you are mailing, please note that you need to make arrangements to have your passport with visa returned to you.
2 - Getting a Visa On Arrival
Another option to obtain a visa is to apply for an approval letter online to pick up the visa at Vietnam airport. Please contact us for full information.Complete the secure application visa form M3.
Confirm and pay the service's fees
Get your "Visa approval letter" within 2 working days and pick up your visa at your destination airport (Hanoi airport, Ho Chi Minh City airport, Cam Ranh Airport Nha Trang and Da Nang Airport).
Attention: For the both ways of obtaining the visa, when you receive the stamp visa, you must pay the stamping fee. The fee is variable according on the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country.
If you receive your stamp visa at the Vietnamese airport, the fee is 25$ by cash. This fee is obligatory.
What is the visa's validity ?
Tourist visa is valid for 1 month from the entrance date in Vietnam. The same for other types of visa: 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, 1 year.
You can apply for an extension's visa in the big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh or Da Nang by paying an extra fee.
Who need a visa to come in and stay in Vietnam?
All foreign nationals except : Bulgaria, Cuba, Korea and Romanie. The nationals of Malaysia and Thailand can come in Vietnam for a duration of 30 days. The citizen of Philippines can enter Vietnam for a duration of 21 days.
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There are two manners to obtain a visa for Laos
For the French nationals, the passport of the travelers must be valid at least 3 months before the date of arrival and 6 months after the date of return. You can obtain your visa for Laos either to the embassy of the democratic Republic of Laos, or on arrival in the immigration.
To obtain a visa with the embassy, you have to supply a request form (to download here) to which you will have to join a passport photo and a 35-euro lump-sum settlement. You can put down your visa application directly with the embassy of Laos, or send it by registered mail by certified mail.
The deadline of getting the visa with the embassy of Laos is of 72 hours after the reception of the file. For visas by correspondence, count from 1 week to 10 days (Note that there will be shipment charges). You will have then until 3 months, from the date of issue of the visa, to arrive to Laos, beyond this period, your visa will be considered as null and obsolete. The duration of validity of the visa tourist is of month as from the day of entry on the Laotian territory.
Ambassade de la République démocratique et populaire du Laos (RDPL) :
74, avenue Raymond-Poincaré, 75016 Paris.
Tél. : 01-45-53-75-22 (service visas).
Mail : email@example.com.
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 12h pour les visas et de 14h à 17h pour les renseignements téléphoniques.
To obtain a visa on arrival (VOA)
You can ask for the visa the international airport and in the crossing points of the borders:
International border posts: Laos/Thailand, Laos/Vietnam, Laos/ China Remarks:
>The request form of visa must be filled(performed) (you will obtain this one in the plane or in the border post)
>Join two passport photos
>Your passport must be still valid 6 months after the date of return
You can be asked for a 1-dollar supplement for an arrival the weekend or for an arrival after 4 pm the border post of 'the bridge of the friendship' to Vientiane.
Duration: your visa is valid 30 days in the international airports of Vientiane and Luang Prabang as well as in most of the ground border posts.
Extension: if you wish to extend your stay, you can renew your on-the-spot visa in the service of the immigration for a $2 / day sum. But the simplest is to go out of the country to return there on the same day by obtaining a new visa on arrival. The visa is valid 30 days. There is also a possibility of obtaining a visa "business" (business visa LAOS).
When you leave the country by air or by boat, you should pay a tax of 5-dollar exit. You can pay in dollar, in Laotian kip or in great thailandais.
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The visa is compulsory to come in Cambodia.
The Royal Embassy of the Cambodia frees several types of visas:
· The visas of tourism: they open straight ahead to a stay of a month and can be extended of a maximum month, only once, by the immigration authorities of Phnom Penh.
· visas for the businessmen can be extended of three months (an entrance), of six months (multiple entrances) or of one year (multiple entrances).
· The people benefiting from the French-Cambodian dual nationality can get themselves a visa "K", free and permanent.
In case of overtaking of the duration of the visa, a 5-dollar penalty a day of delay is applied.
Types of visa:
Cambodia/Thailand border :
Cambodia/Vietnam border :
When you leave this country by plane or by boat, you must pay a tax of 25$.
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For all three indochinese countries (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), you can get the visa on arrival with our HELP.
From 1st July 2016 to 30 June 2019, the tourists who come from 5 countrys belows: France, Germany, Spain, Italy and England have a VISA exemption for the duration less than 15 days on place in Vietnam. For the 2nd journey in Vietnam, who has a distance less then 30 days from the last trip, will demand a normal VISA.
You must provide:
- 02 photos ID (4 x 6 cm)
- A valid passport at least 6 months to that visa solicited
Thanks you for providing us firstly all informations about your passport !
- Name and full name
- Birth date
- Place of birth
- Passport number
- Date of passport issuance
- Date of passport expiry
Or, it's better if you can send us the scan or the photo of your passport.
Then you must fill the application visa form (Formulaire M3) that we will send you directly by email)!
After providing us all information about your passport, we will confirm the application by email and send to you, after 10 - 14 days, the agreement to obtain the visa on arrival, signed by the Immigration Service. With this agreement, you have the right to get visa on arrival.
- Tourist visa (duration of 1 month - only 1 entry): 5 euros for the visa's fees / Passport (Visa's fees here are the invitation's letter or otherwise called PreVISA) + 25$ (around 23 euros) for the visa on place on arrival.
- Tourist visa (duration of 1 month - multi entry): 10 euros for the visa's fees / Passport (Visa's fees here are the invitation's letter or otherwise called PreVISA) + 250$ (around 40 euros) for the visa on place on arrival.
For more information about other visa's types, please contact us by email.