Tips to choose the best Vietnam tour packages from Canada

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Here below are tips to choose the best Vietnam tour packages from Canada.


Due to the development of aviation in the last few years, there are many airlines operating flights from Canada to Vietnam and versa. It includes Air Canada, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Korean Air, Westjet, Alaska Airlines, Philippine Airlines, United Airlines with time fluctuated from 17 hours to 24 hours.

The estimated time will depends on which airlines you choose, the city for airport departure and arrival and waiting time at transit airport. From Canada, you can take flights from 3 big cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa. Whereas, in Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang are 3 cities with International Airport having flights to Canada. The most popular route is from Toronto or Vancouver to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city operated by Air Canada or Cathay Pacific. It involves a transit in Hong Kong with time duration of around 16-18 hours. However, shorter time can mean the higher price

In case you want to save your budget, let’s consider some other options with a long time waiting at airports such as Korean Air or Japanese Airlines. Interestingly, you can sometimes use your waiting time for a short tour around the city which offered by the airlines.


Canada passport holders are required to apply visa to enter Vietnam. There are now 3 ways to obtain the visa to Vietnam: via Embassy, getting the visa on arrival or E-visa. When you obtain the visa from the Embassy, it saves your time at Vietnam airport. Another way is get a visa on arrival, however, you have to get on a queue at the airport. Sometimes, it can take couples of hours for getting through the queue. Nowadays, the best way to get an E-visa.

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Since Vietnam offers incredible diversity such as breathtaking landscape, beautiful beaches, colorful culture, delicious food, most people from different countries with different hobbies and travel style will find their matched destination. If you like stunning landscape, Halong bay, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Ba Be Lake, Mai Chau, Ha Giang should be in your list. For those who love beaches should not miss Phu Quoc, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon.

Lots of people are really interested in history and culture so Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Sapa, Mekong Delta is a must. Moreover, Vietnam is also paradise for food. So please don’t skip Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh if you want to try some of the best food on the world. As my experience, Canadian loves to discover the local culture, they also like outdoor activities. To choose the best Vietnam tour packages from Canada for your preference, let’s have a look at more detailed information about destination that should be in your list.


Everyone could easily fall in love with this one thousand years old capital. Walking down street in the Old Quarter, choosing one place for standing few minutes, hundreds of perfect scene roll before your eyes. Your job is to try to catch those.  I have been living in Hanoi for nearly ten years, that is quite a long time but I never get bored of that. Hanoi is place for me to find something that remind ancient things with many traditions. However, it seems never enough for me to learn new things about this fascinating city. For those who have deep passion in food, Hanoi is perfect place for trying. The best way is to join a Hanoi street food tour or cooking class to discover one of the best cuisines in the world.



Halong Bay cruise

I had been working as tour guide for several years; one of the sayings that I often heard, again and again from different groups about is Halong Bay is one of the most unique thing I have ever seen. That’s true, I feel very lucky that Vietnam has a special gift from Mother Nature like Ha Long Bay. Straight, magnificent limestone mountain island emerging out from water surface makes areas like a scene in the fairly tale. In addition, you can experience many activities Halong bay such as kayaking, caving, watching sunset. People who are interested in more adventurous activities can consider going to Cat Ba island; where rock climbing can be arranged through a professional tour operator.

Sapa, Ha Giang, Mai Chau, Pu Luong

The reason why I mention 4 places together is that they share some similarities including rice terraces, trekking, ethnic minorities. In Sapa and Ha Giang, colorful weekend market would be a priority for you to decide to go there. However, Sapa and Ha Giang is located quite far away from Hanoi and it can take you almost a day to get there. However, to get to Sapa you can take either night train or bus whereas Ha Giang just can be reached by bus.

Sapa seems to be more familiar for you, right? Sapa has been developed for tourism for decades, and there are about 6 millions visitors coming there every year. Resulting in massive tourism industry with many hotels, restaurants under construction is sometimes a negative point.  Still, it is very beautiful when you are on the trail used by local people.

Actually, I like Ha Giang better since it is still in early stage and everything remained untouched. But far distance from Hanoi requires you from 4 to 5 days for worthy visiting this areas. If your time is limited and you don’t want to take night train, go to Mai Chau and Pu Luong as alternative.

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Hue was the capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty- the last dynasty of Vietnam from 1805 to 1945. The remained imperial citadel with palaces, fortresses, shrines, temples and garden make this place the most special historical relics in Vietnam.

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I don’t have enough words to say about this beautiful ancient town. The little town gathers many things together such as old building and temples, graceful street, beautiful beaches and friendly people, delicious food. At night time, all the electric lights turned off, leaving space for lanterns with illusory lights, a feast for the eyes.


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Ho Chi Minh city

Sai Gon – the old name of Ho Chi Minh city – Pearl of Orient deserves to be visited. Not only it has international airport but also hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis it is. Spend your time visiting some highlighted places like War Remnant Museum, Independence Palace, Notre Dam Cathedral, Central Post Office with a guide to get the full story of Sai Gon from begin overthrough darknest pages in the war and become the most developed city in Vietnam.