From flight tips and visas to foodie fun, coffee and cruising, here are our tips for visitors from Australia to Vietnam.
Vietnam is easily accessible from Australia, with a number of direct flights from airports including Sydney and Melbourne, to some of Vietnam’s major airports including Ho Chi Minh City. With flight times ranging from nine to 12 hours – depending on which Australian city you’re travelling from – it’s possible to leave Australia after breakfast and arrive in Vietnam for dinner. Major airlines that travel from Australia to Vietnam include Vietnam Airlines, Air Asia X, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways.
Australian citizens need a visa to visit Vietnam, but this is easily organised via various methods. The best way is to arrange a visa before departing Australia. Do so by applying online for an e-visa
. The application can be made for up to six months prior to travel. Visit the Vietnam Embassy in Sydney if you want to make the application in person.
There’s been a lot of buzz recently about how Australians are absolutely loving Vietnam at the moment. Flight bookings between Australian cities and Ho Chi Minh City rose by 23% in the last year, according to Skyscanner.
According to Traveller
, keen Australian foodies who have embraced pho, paper rolls and other stalwarts of Vietnamese cuisine are flocking to Ho Chi Minh City for Vietnam’s most exciting food scene. As well as familiar favourites, Ho Chi Minh City has been widely hailed as having a hugely cutting edge food scene.
The Antipodean love of coffee is another pull-factor for Vietnam. The country is now one of the largest coffee producers in the world and although much of this is exported, it has created a distinctive coffee culture scene in Vietnam. Hanoi is a centre of this and Ho Chi Minh City is also popular, but every village, town and coastal resort across the country has a cup of coffee worth trying.
It’s no secret that Australians love the great outdoors, which is another reason Vietnam is such a sought-after destination. From trekking in the mountains around Sapa to exploring the country’s 3,260km stretch of coastline, Vietnam has it all.
When it’s time to party in Vietnam, Australians are in their element. Whether it’s cruising and boozing on traditional junk boats around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, or making the most of the beach bars in Da Nang and Nha Trang, Vietnam is a place where a beer or two is always possible.
Some of the most popular tours with Australian visitors to Vietnam include:
• Exploring Vietnam off-the-beaten tracks in the mountains
of the north over 10 days
• Cruising around Halong Bay
for three days
• Vietnam cities from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
over 14 days
From Australia to Vietnam – come and join us at Mr Linh’s Adventures
for off-the-beaten track and foodie adventures.