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The List of Best Places to Visit in Vietnam in April to satisfy your wanderlust

April, where to go? is the question of many tourists planning to travel to Vietnam. This is the list of Best places to visit in Vietnam in April so read on..

April is the month opening summer time and the starting point of the long summer holiday. If you have not had any plan for a specific destination, you may take those below places into consideration.

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1. Co To Island

Start off the list of best places to visit in Vietnam in April by Co To Island.

April with hot weather is a suitable time and wonderful choice for traveling to islands. If you have not had your answer for where to go, pack your bags to gorgeous Co To island.

This spot has reputation of being a heaven island of our country with the long appealing clean coast, blue fresh water and gently white sand. Thus, this tourism destination has become more and more attractive to visitors so that a stream of travelers would love to come there to beach bathing and sightseeing, especially in summer days.

2. Discovering Sapa in water season

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Sapa – a hill town in North Vietnam

This spot always brings inside itself the unique and interesting features to hold the feet of so many travelers from all the walks of life. The Sapa weather in April is quite warm and not too cold so that for those who do not really prefer cold weather, this time will be the best one.

This is the time when endless terraced fields step into the water season, so the landscape looks like wearing a whole new outfit. In addition, you are also advised to try conquering Pansipan mount, view big 4 mountain peak of the Northwest area and ethnic villages like Ta Phin.

3. Halong Bay under the blue sky in April

Halong Bay is a cannot missed place in the list of Best places to visit in Vietnam in April.

It is said that the time making Halong Bay more gracious and appealing than ever is April and May every year. Honoured as the world natural heritage, with the special privileges of Mother nature, picturesque landscape here “steals the hearts” of a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.

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Halong Bay – Unesco World Heritage

Because of the hot weather of April, coming to Halong Bay means that you may feel extremely cool when integrating into blue fresh water, vigorous wind. Especially when you visit Halong Bay, do not forget to take a trip to Thien Thai cave, Dau Go cave, Thien Nu cave or some islands like Dau Nguoi or Trong Mai that is so well-known.

>>> Explore Hanoi Day Tours to Sapa and Halong Bay in: https://azlocaltrip.com/hanoi/tours/hanoi-day-tours/

4. Vinh Hy Bay

Vinh Hy Bay is so excellent tourist attraction which is perfectly suitable for April tourism activities that you should not ever miss. This place does not own the luxurious flashy outlook. Instead, its inside brings along the beauty of strange charming, simplicity, romance. You may have the feeling of relaxation when intruding into the beach with blue cool water.

Besides, you freely yells out or organize some activities on the beach with friends. Once the darkness of night covers everywhere, nothing is more stunning than cooking or singing by the seaside. In short, Vinh Hy Bay is a wonderful suggestion for your April tourism plan

5. Phan Thiet in April astonishingly gorgeous

In April, which one should be your destination?

If you are concerning about that question, Phan Thiet can be in your toplist of recommendations. Coming there, you may be amazed when living with endless expands of lovely white sand. Unlimited immense yellow dunes or sentimentally ancient pagodas possess unique cultural and tourism features.

Some suggestions for you when in Phan Thiet are Cat Bay hill, Tien stream, Hon Thom, Ke Ga apex,.. Besides, remember to discover and enjoy some local specialities. Do not miss some below recommendations like Quang duck noodle, Quai Vac cake, squid teeth or Hoi cake with pig guts.

6. Discover naturally green Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc – the pearl in Southern region

Another recommendation for April travel is Phu Quoc which is widely known as the land of tourism activities in Kien Giang. April is a convenient period for traveling and entertaining at famous spots in Phu Quoc.

Authorized by Mother nature, the weather here is comfortably cool all the time with glorious beaches like Bai Sao or Bai Dai. You may experience and integrate into the pace of life of Dong Duong town locals, visit some simple but amazingly lovely fishing villages, explore immense space full of green colour of Ganh Dau or An Thoi archipelago.

And the tasty seafood is why Phu Quoc can’t be missed out of the list of Best places to visit in Vietnam in April.

7. View the leaf falling season in Con Dao

Con Dao is a great choice for you to pay for a trip. In April Con Dao has reputation on cool weather and deadly beautiful bays. This is the leaf falling season in Con Dao with ranges of thin leafless trees owning the beauty of sadness. Especially Dam Trau area is flooded with series of leafless trees in blowing wind. Many young visitors come here in April to keep some memories in beautiful pictures.

8. Traveling to Nha Trang and attending Thap Ba festival in April

At every end of March to the end of April, Nha Trang organizes extravagant Thap Ba festival to attract a large number of visitors. This large well-prepared festival happens at Ponagar tower –  historical and cultural site belonging to Cu Lao hill, Vinh Phuoc district, Nha Trang city. Besides, coming there in April, you can freely take part in some activities like beach bathing or going out for a walk in the cleanest and nicest beaches of the country.

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The beach coastline in Nha Trang

Some other recommendations for you when reaching Nha Trang beach city are Nha Trang aquarium institute, Ninh Van Bay, Hon Mun island, Hon Tam, Dai Lanh beach or Dam market.

About Nha Trang cuisine? Some noted dishes here are fish ball noodle, Ninh Hoa baked roll noodle, Can cake, seafood cake, fresh seafood or vermicelli fish sauce,… Absolutely, if you step into Nha Trang land in April, you will not want to leave any more.

9. Vung Tau travel in April

Vung Tau is an extremely famous spot for amusement activities and beach bathing. If you live in some provinces belonging to the South or near Vung Tau, do not miss this attractive tourism spot.

The weather in April is quite hot and traveling to beaches becomes the hot trend for many people. Also, do not forget to discover the beautiful view in the Front beach, Behind beach or relax in fresh and cool roads. In addition, it is advised to discover and enjoy some specialities like Khot cake, salted egg custard cakes, fresh Vung Tau seafood.

If you’re interested in Northern Vietnam, check out: Hanoi Tour Packages

That was our complete list of best places to visit in Vietnam in April. We hope you find some good places for your next adventure to Vietnam. and try Hanoi Free Tours Here

If you are wondering “ How much money for a trip to Vietnam ” or the price of goods, eating and transportation in Hanoi or Saigon is cheap or it is easy to find a good hotel in Hanoi,… hundreds of questions appear in your mind before your trip in Vietnam. So, today Hanoi Free Tours will supply detail information about traveling expenses, entrance free, accommodation expenses or food in Hanoi.

I. Exchange your money to VND

For foreigners and traveler all over the world who want to visit Vietnam, Before asking yourself ” How much money for a trip to Vietnam You have to know that Vietnam is an Asian country which has traveling expenses much cheaper than many other countries. It could be a special point which appeals to them much. If you want to know “how much you will spend in Hanoi”, the first thing also the most important thing you should know is the exchange rate between USA Dollar and Dong (Vietnam’s currency)
– At the present time, 1USD = 1$ = 22,630 Dong. It’s roughly equivalent for a bowl of Vietnamese noodle) in Vietnam. Please remember that you can exchange USD to VND at almost Banks and ATM in Vietnam.

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Exchange your money to VND

– What will happen to you If you do not exchange to VND?
When you buy some food, books, goods…etc…in Vietnam, and you pay them by USD you’re likely to be overcharged because salesman tends to round the value of Dollar down.
For example: If you buy a bowl of Vietnamese noodle (pho ) 20.000 Dong they will charge you 1 dollar
Instead of paying you back the change: 2.630 dongs. Be careful with it.
-You know that there will be many things you have to pay for when you are in Vietnam such as money for a good accommodation or hotel, meals, traffic and other kinds of goods

II. Traveling Expenses:

The fuel prices in Vietnam always change by the day which leads to transport expenses considerable increase. Taxi fee, grab bike or train, the plain fare is also higher than in the past.
For the price quotation for taxi and grab bike or Renting A Motorbike
You see in this post: TRANSPORTATION IN HANOI

III. ACCOMMODATION- VIETNAM HOTELS

Depending on what kinds of Hotel you would like to live at. The expenses will fluctuate from 24$ -> 34$ per day for first- class hotels and 12$-> 17$ for medium- class hotels. You should know that Vietnam Government will not license hotel or hostel to accept foreigner without a fridge, offering air- conditioner, private bath, cable TV, some other necessary equipment and so on. And you can demand it if your hotel you rent doesn’t equip.

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ACCOMMODATION FEE 

How much money for a trip to Vietnam

If you a student and someone else and you would like to frugal as much as possible then you look for signs “ Nhà Nghỉ” “ Nhà Trọ”… It will cost you only 6$->8$ per night with enough amenities ( shampoo, soap, fresh towel, toothbrush, etc)

IV. FOOD IN HANOI

Maybe foods, drink, goods and many kinds of souvenirs in Vietnam….will charge your money much more than other services because of its immense charm. Hanoi streets food is one of the famous, attractive and traditional kinds of eating, with a wide range of dishes for all the class of people( including The most demanding people) and some dishes are only 5000đ-> 10.000đ ( >0.5$). You can freely choose what you want for your meals. You also can eat local food or Western food or food of your country in Hanoi. A tip for you that: go out and enjoy Vietnamese street foods, traditional foods If must be much cheaper than food provided by Hotel.

here is a list of street foods which are traditional and famous food in Vietnam that we would like to recommend you.

  1. Pho ( Vietnamese noodle soup )

Sometimes you will see on the Advertisement boarding of a shop or a restaurant: PHO BO or PHO GA, Pho Bo is a specialty dish of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general. There are two main kinds of Pho: Beef noodle and chicken noodle. A fragrant for a bowl of Pho is about 25.000-> 50.000 dong ( 1$-> 3$) will nearly fill up your belly

  1. BUN TRA – GRILLED PORK WITH RICE NOODLE

Bun Cha is listed in the list of 10 most delicious and street food in the world.

It brings a deep flavor of a traditional food in Hanoi, Vietnam. With a plate of white rice noodle, grilled meat, a special sauce and other ingredients such as peanut, chili sauce, and salad, It must satisfy the hardest person who once tried Bun Cha.

A portion of Bun Cha has price of 25.000-> 35.000 (1$ -> 1.5$)

  1. Egg Coffee

For A cup of egg coffee in Hanoi is about 1$ -> 2$ with the great flavor of egg attracting combine with mild and Vietnamese coffee, the most interest of foreign visitors who have been to Vietnam. Instead of hesitating, let go to the Old Quarter and enjoy one of the most delicious coffee in the world.

  1. Bia Hoi (draught beer-Fresh Beer)

Apart from Eggs Coffee, fresh beer also an ideal choice for you in the summer of Hanoi. A cup of Hanoi fresh beer with ice and sitting in the beer corner to enjoy Hanoian daily life, oh my god it’s so excellent.

  1. Overseas Foods

Moreover, you can also find western- style food. You will be looking at 4$ to 5$ for a plate of pasta or a small pizza,  and about 4$-> 6$ for an Indian dish with flat bread, and a steak imported from New Zealand will cost 350,000 to 650,000 VND (20 to 40 USD).

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How about Tabaco in Hanoi If you would like to try the flavor of local Cigarette, don’t hesitate. You can go to any grocery store which you see on the street and bring it back will only 10,000 -> 20,000 VND (0.5-> 1$) for a pack of butts depending on what kind of Tabaco you like to smoke (Thang Long or Vinataba Cigarettes)

Moreover, for someone who doesn’t like those kinds of cigarette, let buy other kinds of cigarette at grocery stores. It will cost you more than a local cigarette about 1$ or 2$ and even 3$

.Black Captain: 72k /pack

. Black Mild: 100k /pack

. Black Devil: 55k /pack

. Black Captain 8: 100k /pack

. Richmond: 45k /pack

. Black Captain 25: 35k /cigarette

. Mond apple, strawberry, grape: 35k /pack

. Camel: 55k/pack

. Raison icepresso, Raison sunpresso : 75k /pack

. Cigar mini Villiger: 140k /pack

. Zest Korea: 40k /pack

. Cigar Cafe Creme: 130k /pack

. Gudang 16: 70k /pack

. Jet Thai: 35k /pack

V. ENTRANCE FEE ( this is the most important thing of question ” How much money for a trip to Vietnam” )

It will very regret if you visit Hanoi without enjoying the beauty of many famous tourist destinations in Hanoi, so let enjoy it.

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ENTRANCE FEE (How much money for a trip to Vietnam)

This is the list of entrance fee for the most famous places in Hanoi where you should go to visit when you are here:

Literature of Confucius: 30.000dong/ adult

15.000/student

Thang Long citadel : 30.000 dong/ adult

15.000/student

Quan Thanh temple:10.000dong/ adult

Ngoc Son temple: 30.000dong/ adult

15.000/student

MaisonCentral (Hoa lo prison) 30.000dong/ adult

15.000/student

Ho Chi Minh Museum: 40.000dong/ adult

Fine Arts of Museum: 20.000dong/ adult

Vietnam Museum of ethnology: 40.000dong/adult

15.000/student

National Museum of Vietnamese History: 40.000dong/adult

15.000/student

Vietnam Military History Museum: 40.000dong/adult

15.000/student

Perfume Pagoda : 50.000dong/ ticket

Ferry fee: 35.000dong/ return- trip ticket

After Reading my article hope you will know ” How much money for a trip to Vietnam” to prepare your plan to my beautiful country.

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Before Reading this article, you have to know that, Vietnam is a developing country, So In comparison with many others countries, the price of Transportation in Hanoi here could be much cheaper, This makes foreigners can be tricked and overcharged by locals sometimes. So to know How much will you spend for a trip in Vietnam << Please Read Her.

Taxi In Hanoi ( one of Transportation in Hanoi )

Some of the best Taxi companies that Hanoi free tours by foot recommend you, listed below with their own phone numbers.

ABC Taxi04.37.19.19.19
Mai Linh Taxi04.38.222.666
Taxi Thăng Long04.39 71 71 71
Nội Bài Taxi043.886.8888 (Specialize in Airport transportation)
Viet Thanh Taxi 043.563.6666 (Specialize in Airport transportation)
Tây Hồ Taxi04.38.45.45.45
Thanh Nga Taxi04.38.215.215 (only 4 seats car)

In terms of transportation in Hanoi city, the price of all taxi companies is around 13.000 – 17.000VND/km. (updated in 2017)

In terms of airport transportation (update in 2014):

– The average price for the distance from Hanoi city to NoiBai Airport or NoiBai Airport to Hanoi city is around 280.000 – 600.000 VND/trip for 5 seats, 8 seats and 16 seats taxi (1 way and depend on your stop)

– The average price for the distance from Hanoi city to NoiBai Airport or NoiBai Airport to Hanoi city is around 500.000 – 850.000 VND/trip for 5 seats, 8 seats, and 16 seats taxi (round trip and depend on your stop)

Motorbike: (Renting Transportation in Hanoi )

The average price for short- term motorbike rental is about $8/day and $55/week for the most popular motorbike like Honda Wave Alpha.

– The address for Renting Motorbike in Hanoi Old Quarter location: 6B Tam Thuong St, Hanoi, Vietnam

– The address for Renting Motorbike in Ho Tay (West Lake) Location: No.27, Alley 52, To Ngoc Van St, Hanoi, Vietnam

– Some other suggestions:

+Phung Renting Motorbike, No. 13 Ngo Huyen Street, HoanKiem Dist. (rent fee: 6-12 USD/day)

+Flamingo Travel, no. 66 Dao DuyTu Street, Hanoi, Vietnam (rent fee: 8-14 USD/day)

Note: Helmet and driving license are strictly required by Vietnamese traffic law and You must  make sure to check your travel insurance’s policy accordingly if you want to rent motorbikes anyway in Vietnam

Bicycle:

Rental shop:  Bicycle Rentals & Quan’s Motorbike

Address: 70 Hang Bac St, HoanKiem, Hanoi, Vietnam ( in the old quarter )

Phone: 0904244941 (please call this number to ask for the price)

Cyclo (Three- Wheeled pedicab):

– Normally, cyclo is not really suitable for exploring around Hanoi Old Quarter area.

– For more information, you should Ask the hotel receptionist for hiring a cyclo and negotiating the price for you. The price is around $8- $9/hour/cyclo.

Xe om (Motorbike taxi): ( traditional Transportation in Hanoi )

Two of Motorbike taxi that you can call if you do not want to take a car taxi
Grabbike – Website: https://www.grab.com/vn/bike/

Uber –  Website: https://www.uber.com/

( Using grabbike or Uber app on your smartphone to take a motorbike taxi – you can download them in apple store or CH play)

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Grab bikes App.

  • Traditional Motorbike taxi 

– In every street in Vietnam as well as Hanoi, you can easily find for yourself a Motorbike taxi with the driver who is hanging a sign reads “XE OM” in front of the motorcycle.

– You must ask the price first to reach an agreement before sitting down on the pillion. Our you will be swindled by some bad people. Generally, the price depends on the distance, the quality of the road, or even the weather ( noon and night can be more expensive). 12,000VND-17,000VND per kilometer is reasonable.

Read More About: Helpful advices for visiting Vietnam << Here

 

Before visiting any countries on the word, Travelers must search the advices of People who have been visited it first, So Here are 12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam, We hope it will useful for you to have a great time in my country.

Vietnam is famous for beautiful, long-stretching, culturally and historically rich and amazing country, and there are some things that everyone should know before packing their bags and head to Vietnam.

Vietnam is a beautiful, country with a rich history and fascinating culture very safe ant friendly place to visit. Your trip would be smooth and trouble free with a sprinkling of common sense. Tourists regularly complain about tour operators with a dangerous driving and bad attitude or over-aggressive street vendors. However, with a sensible planning and cool head, you can avoid these problems.

Today Hanoi free tours by foot will give you 12 tips you should and should not do in Vietnam

12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam

12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam.

I. Things you should do ( The first 6 of 12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam )

1- Greetings are not difficult for western countries; There are cultural formalities that foreigners should know and practice.

2– Vietnamese people dress conservatively. Despite the heat, it is best if you do not show off too much skin. If you do, particularly girls, you will only draw stares from the locals.

3– You should dress well when visiting pagodas. No Tatty beer or short T-shirts. Proper shoes should be worn, and seldom will you have to remove them. If unsure, just follow what the local people do.

4– Drink a plenty of bottled water, particularly when walking around sightseeing. It is no need to carry huge bottles around with you because a vendor is not far away and they will find you before you find them.

5– Keep your cash, credit cards and  valuables in a safe place.( in your hotel, your room)

6– Travel with your recommends of free tour guides of Hanoi free tours by foot. Even if you want to buy railway tickets or something else when in the country, you should research your journey a little bit first on the Internet. One of the useful resources is Tripadvisor which fellow visitors discuss travel in Vietnam. By these ways, you will avoid unreliable tour agencies or poorly run hostel and hotels.

II. Things you should not do ( the last 6 of 12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam )

7– Wear a plenty of jewellery or take a bag of much money with you. Violent crime is highly uncommon in all countries on the word, but petty crime is more apparent in Vietnam. In case you carry a digital camera around your neck or have a big bag, you will be a potential target.

8– While you take a ride by motorbike , scooter (xe ôm) or taxi, you should take care of your bag, if any, is not easy to grab or on display. Bag snatches, though still rare in Vietnam, but are the most likely crime tourists would encounter when they are traveling. It immensely raises the probability if you are bring a valuables to your self such as laptop or a camera in the wind. If you want to know more about Transportation In Hanoi << Please read here

9– Do not wear too shorts, revealing clothes, dresses or skirts to pagodas or temples.

10– Physical displays of affection between two lovers in public place, usually frown by most of the local. That is why you can see in Vietnam couples just often holding hands but not kissing or hugging.

11– Because you are tourists so you have to bargain at local shop or store or on street. Only pay 80% or 90%.

12– Remember , Vietnam is a developing country, and things do not quite work as you are used to. Do not be paranoid about your safety; you should be aware of your surroundings

Hope You Like Our 12 Helpful Advices for visiting Vietnam.

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