Top 5 Places to Visit in Vietnam
Top 5 Places to Visit in Vietnam
With its rich history and culture, breathtaking nature and busy cities, it’s no surprise that Vietnam is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Here are a few places worth seeing if you visit.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam, and for good reason. This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers an area of over 1,500 square kilometres and consists of more than 1,600 islands of different shapes and sizes rising high above the sea.
The bay is best seen by boat, and you can make stops at different islands to visit the beaches, caves and floating villages. For more adventurous travellers, there is also scuba diving, rock climbing and kayaking.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam is a budget friendly destination that has a lot to offer, from amazing architecture and museums, to unique cafes and delicious food. Spend some time wandering through the city’s Old Quarter, then take a rest at one of the many street-side coffee shops and try a local specialty, egg coffee.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, is a vibrant city filled with motorbikes. District 1 is home to major buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office and the Opera House. A must see is The War Remnants Museum. It reflects the horror of past wars. For a more in depth insight into this, you can always take the Chu Chi Tunnel Tours.
Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam. Well known for its sandy beaches and impressive bridges. Travellers often use the city simply as a transit stop. Therefore they miss out on so much. It is very popular, this is mainly where the residents of Hanoi choose to take their summer holidays.
No visit to Vietnam is complete without seeing some of its rice terraces.The small town of Sapa in northern Vietnam is the perfect place to go hiking and learn more about the life in the countryside.Try to visit from March to May, or from September to November, when the weather is dry.
To get the best experience in Vietnam you need to book one of our local gay friendly tour guides.
They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.
Our 6 destinations in Vietnam are:
Da Nang | Ha Long Bay | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh | Ninh Binh| Sapa
We have 4 friendly guides available for you.
He is an experienced guide since 2015. Oscar says “he loves meeting guests as the more he meets them the more he can share his knowledge and the more he learns as a person”. He travels from the north to the south of the country on a regular basis, so in fact he can offer tours around the whole country, even though he is based in Hanoi. He is very friendly and believes that making his guests happy makes him happy.
Tony is 27 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks French, English & Vietnamese.
He is an experienced guide, especially for those who are passionate about different cultures and who would love to know more. A very friendly guy and we guarantee you will leave Vietnam with a new friend for life. You simply cannot experience the real Vietnam without Tony.
He has worked as a trainee chef. His passion though is being a tour guide. In his spare time he likes to listen to all types of music. His favourite singers are Kate Perry, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift. In addition to music, Tung also enjoys watching TV shows from USA and the UK. For example he likes American gods, blind spot and the X files. Please book this lively young guide if you are interested in exploring what Da Nang has to offer.
Charles is 44 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks German, English & Vietnamese.
He has a Masters degree in History and he has been a licensed tour guide since 2001. In addition he also has experience of lecturing on Tourism at a local University. Passionate about his work, Charles says,”I always work with all my heart, my head and highest responsibility”. You simply cannot experience the real Ho Chi Minh without Charles and his infectious smile.
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Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone to look after you. To ensure that you have a safe trip and to always put your welfare first. Someone who spoke your language, but who was local. When you visit a new area, wouldn’t it be great to have someone to help you feel orientated. To help you find the nearest ATM, the local shops, and where the best restaurants are, that are not tourist traps etc. Then what you need is your very own private friendly local tour guide.
Our Guides4me guides are selected carefully
Our Guides are selected carefully for the following criteria:
- They have extensive knowledge of their city.
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