Have a tourist visa into Vietnam in the easiest way

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Traveling to Vietnam is getting more and more popular in travelers’ eyes worldwide. Almost any type of topography and experiences can be found across the length of the country. However, how can you have an opportunity to try all of these kinds of Vietnam tours if not having a permission to enter the country? The post below will walk you through each step in details to obtain a single entry tourist visa into Vietnam.

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A classic Vietnam

There are currently three ways to obtain a tourist visa into Vietnam updated in 2018:

Getting your visa done directly through Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate in your country of residence. In this case, as a tourist you are required to submit:

  • Entry permit form
  • Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3cm x 4cm)
  • Your original passport (at least six-month validation)

Processing duration: four or five working days.

Visa fee: varies based on different offices’ policies.

Getting your visa done online, which is commonly referred to as E-Visa. In this situation, you can choose to submit an online form by filling out a secure form requiring personal details such as name, passport number, arrival date and designate your preferred online payment method. After submitting, your application letter will be processed within five working days (or less depending on whether it is an urgent visa application or not). Then, you will be sent a pre-approved visa letter via email and required to print the PDF attached file and prepare two photos as mention above in section 1. Upon arrival, you are accordingly expected to fill in a simple form and present your passport, photos and printed E-Visa form along with an extra stamping fee.

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Notwithstanding given the fact that what if after all these processes, your tourist visa application gets rejected without you giving a clue about it? If so, asking for a favor from charismatic Vietnam tour operators may be needed. You can choose to contact a visa agency in your homeland, yet Vietnamese locals always get to know their country inside out. Hence, I do recommend you to consider a help from these operators and agencies and all you need to do is packing your bags and wait until the day your start exploring this tropical East Asian country. In addition, you may be able to scan through their list of available Vietnam tours and get the whole packages ready-made beforehand.

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Save more time to fully explore Vietnam

This type of visa is known to as Visa On Arrival, or VOA. All you are expected to do is handing to these travel agencies an archive of documents. On arriving at Vietnam international gateways or airports, such as Nội Bài in Hanoi, Tân Sơn Nhất in Saigon or Đà Nẵng Airport, you just need a stamp and that is everything.

Required documents and details handed to Vietnam travel agencies include:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Passport number
  • Arrival and departure dates

In case you are an overseas Vietnamese, you may need to provide some extra information as stated below:

  • Year, reason and transportation upon your Vietnam’s emigration.
  • Contact information of your Vietnamese relatives in Vietnam.

Vietnam tour operators will then hand you back the approved letter from Vietnam Immigration Department. As said, after arriving at any International airport, you will get a stamp on your original passport by providing the available approved letter, two photos (4cm x 6cm) taken within the latest six months and a stamping fee in cash.

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Tân Sơn Nhất Aiport panorama

From then on, you can embark your lovely time across the country without worrying about any further issues arising. Seeking for a help from a local Vietnam travel agency provides you not only a deep insight about need-to-know terms and policies regarding the country’s immigration department but also an advice and assistance on typical questions such as accommodation, destinations, and activities. After entering the country, do not hesitate to reach out the best Vietnam travel guides in order to fully taste and feel Vietnam in the most authentic and local way.

5 ideal routes for Vietnam trekking tours

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After trekking through the terrain with many things on your back, you will have a chance to enjoy the endless beauty of the majestic nature. Vietnam trekking tours today will introduce you 5 recently routes that are extremely attractive to domestic and foreign travelers.

Ta Nang – Phan Dung

The trekking route through the three provinces of Lam Dong – Ninh Thuan – Binh Thuan is attracting people who are interested in exploring in the south. Starting from Ta Nang Commune or Da Quyn Commune, Duc Trong District (Lam Dong Province), it takes about 3 days and 2 nights to experience nearly 60 km of passing forests, climbing hills and wading streams. Visitors will move from a height of 1,100 m to 500m above sea level.

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Green grass hills in Ta Nang – Phan Dung

The most impressive sight is the vast grass hills, the sparse rows of pine trees, the floating clouds far away, a beautiful scenery like peaceful pictures. It is worth to be in top places when trekking Vietnam.

Ta Lien Mountain

Ta Lien Mountain (also known as Co Trau Mountain) belongs to Ta Leng Commune, Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province. It has the altitude of 2,993m above sea level and a spectacular mountain landscape along with a primitive forest. Obviously, you cannot miss trekking this mountain in the list top things to do in Vietnam.

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Pristine forest on the way to Ta Lien Mountain

You need 3 days 2 nights to climb to the top of Ta Lien. At mid-day of the 1st day, you will start your trip with the road which is a complete path of the villagers. You can have the night at a rock cave that people go or climb to jungle since there is almost no camp on the road. You need to find a flat place near water source before dark. On the first day, it takes 3-4 hours to climb up to 1,900 m. On the next day, climbing to the peak of 2.993 m before 14h to be able to return to the resting place before dark. On the third day, going down the mountain until at noon, you will arrive the edge of the forest and then transfer to Sa Pa before sunset.

Lao Than Mountain

Lao Than Mountain, known as Y Ty roof, is located in Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province. It is the ideal place to combine trekking and “hunting” clouds for 2 days and 1 night.  For those who are nature lovers, this mountain is suitable for your Vietnam tours.

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The breath-taking view of Lao Than Mountain

Moving to Y Ty, you can park your motorbike in a large vegetable farm at the entrance of Phin Ho village (the military airport of the France colonial Period) and begin the journey to reach to the 2800m of Lao Than. Be careful to ask the villagers for guidance as well as bring enough dry food for the journey.

Lung Cung Mountain

Lung Cung Mount is named after a village located in the harshest mountain in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai. To explore Lung Cung, you take approximately 2 days and a night in the forest to reach the top and go down the mountain. You can climb from 3 different directions are Chao Chua Chai, Lung Cung or Tu San. The journey will go through a primary forest with beautiful scenery, so you can encounter the unique flora or the branches of maple leaves.

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At the peak of Lung Cung Mountain

Swallow Cave (Hang En)

In the previous year, Son Doong area, Tu Lan or Hang En were very popular spots. Hang En is the third largest cave in the world with its flourishing and unique ecosystem. Many adventurous people who have not registered to Son Doong tour can choose this place to conquer.

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The entrance of Hang En – the third largest cave in the world

From Dong Hoi city, you go along Ho Chi Minh highway in the west about 35km and keep move more than 8km to Hang En cave. The road has many sloping segments through Rao Thuong Stream, Doong Village, and a small village of Van Kieu people located in the core area of ​​Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Going deep into the cave, you will admire the Rao Thuong stream flowing S-shaped again. When you go deeper inside, you will observe the stalactites of various shapes or nests.

Experience the first sunlight in Vietnam

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From the crossroads of historic Vung Ro, take a motorbike driver to get to Mui Dien or you can call Dai Lanh lighthouse. This is recognized as the easternmost point of Vietnam. Due to the higher terrain, Mui Dien is also considered as the first place to receive the first sunlight of Vietnam. So that it deserves to be one of the top must-go destinations  in Vietnam.

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Panoramic view of Dai Lanh lighthouse

1/The ideal time

The weather in the easternmost is the same as Khanh Hoa province with two seasons: the rainy season and the sunny season. The rainy season lasts from September to December, from January to August is the dry season. If possible, you should arrange the time to conquer the easternmost at the beginning of the year (from January to May). At this time the weather is cool, no rain so it will not make you too tired or hard for walking.

2/ Things need to be prepared for tourist of Vietnam all-inclusive packages

  • Tents, sleeping bags, knives, flashlights, lighters (if you camp overnight at the beach).
  • Food, water. Each person needs at least 2 liters (daytime) or 3 liters (overnight).
  • Sports shoes, trousers, sun visors, wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen
  • Medicines and medical devices, mosquito repellants, insect repellent.
  • Electronic devices (phones, GPS monitors, cameras) and extra batteries if you want to stay in the Easternmost.

3/ Accommodation

For an interesting trip, you should spend at least 2 days. The night before, you can stay right at Dam Mon (this place only a single guest house). If you come in groups, you can have a BBQ party on the beach and early the next morning to move to the easternmost point, picking up the first rays of sunlight on the land of Vietnam.

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You should not forget to bring tents to sleep

4/ Journey to conquer Easternmost

From the foot of the lighthouse, you have to walk more than 1km to get the place in the Vietnam all-inclusive packages. The path leads up to the lighthouse with its crooked stone steps and white fence make the tourist feel the peacefully of listening to the waves of the sea.

Dai Lanh Cape is a tributary of the Truong Son range that pierces the sea. The border guards here said that, a few years ago, before the asphalt road leading to the lighthouse, here is completely isolated with residential areas, want to go to the market also have to walk 16 km, so a week they only go to the market once.

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The Easternmost of Vietnam

The electricity must run by the electric machine and light up only about 2 hours a day because the transportation of oil is very difficult. Weekly, the water must buy under the lighthouse, then they self-carry them up the hill or hire the workers.

5/ The best place to watch the sunrise

Visitors usually come to the lighthouse of Dai Lanh to see the sunrise. But according to the local people here, the most beautiful spot is on the mountain slope to the left, just go along Route 29 will see a wide range without trees obscured sight. From there, we can see the light of the lighthouse of Dai Lanh lighthouse in the night sky, below the many fishing boats of fishermen catching in the soon morning, sparkling like white spots from far away.

At 4 am, the moon is still a crescent-shaped hanging overhead. At the horizon of the east, amidst the area of rosy light, the clouds get together into strange shapes. The sun has not risen yet, fishing boats are on the way to come back to the village. There is no picture more peaceful than that.

In the calm morning, only the winds rustle the leaves of the forest and the sea waves mingled into Bai Mon Beach, creating an interesting nature symphony that tourists can easily immerse. The dawn is about 5 minutes, then the red sun slowly rising out of the sea.

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Enjoy sunrise moment in Dai Lanh

Dawn is the start of a new day, the first rays of the sun symbolize the new beginning. This trip is purely for travel purposes, it is also a stress reliever after a period of “running” with daily life. Standing in front of the dawn sunlit beyond, your soul as washed away the worries. All the space was the sound of the wind, there is no the noises of the road, no smoke, no motorcycles, absolutely quiet. Taking a deep breath, the fresh feeling of freshness pervades both the outer and inner spirits. This will be an amazing experience for tourists who travel to Vietnam.