vietnam travel covid 19 updates

Stay updated with the latest news of the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam and information for traveling to Vietnam. Read more here.

Vietnam Travel Information

i Tour Vietnam | Top-rated private Ho Chi Minh City tours and Vietnam travel guides.
Mar
17

Tan Dinh Church - The Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City

tan-dinh-church-ho-chi-minh-1
Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is a famous attraction to many people, but there is another church in Ho Chi Minh City at 289 Hai Ba Trung, District 3 (sitting across Tan Dinh Market) that is also well-known to the locals and travelers alike from all over the world by the name “Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City”. That is T...
Continue reading
187
3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Patrice
This church looks beautiful! Are the masses in English?
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:21
Guest — Sana
This church is located on a very busy street, so be careful of snatch thieves if you'll be taking photos on the streets
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:45
Guest — Lilly-Rose
Beautiful church
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:47
  3 Comments
Mar
30

District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

district-5-ho-chi-minh-city
Chinatown is always fascinating to travelers with its cuisine and its colorful lights at night. District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, a part of Chinatown, won’t disappoint you with a lot of delicious foods and shopping centers.Map of District 5's Attractions:District 5 OverviewDistrict 5 has been a part of Cho Lon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City since C...
Continue reading
203
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Georgia Everitt
Do you conduct tour about District 5? I sent you an email please help to check. We are a family of 5 wanting to tour in March.... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:25
  1 Comment
Jun
26

Vietnamese Flower Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

flower-markets-ho-chi-minh-city
Besides some local markets where you can buy everything, there are some markets that specialize in selling one kind of goods for the locals like textiles and flowers. You can find quite a few flower markets in Ho Chi Minh City because the flower is one of the products that Vietnamese buy almost every day to decorate their homes and offer to their a...
Continue reading
209
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Marcella Jackson
Flowers in public holidays are more expensive though
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:38
  1 Comment
Jan
04

3 Local Cheap Eats in Ho Chi Minh City

local-cheap-eats-ho-chi-minh-city
There is no doubt that Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for street foods and cheap eats. In almost every street you can find stalls, vendors selling foods all days, especially in the late afternoon to evening. In this guide, we will have a review of 3 cheap eats in Ho Chi Minh City that many locals opt for.Cheap Eats Styles in Ho Chi Minh CityThere a...
Continue reading
217
3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Yasmine
The Hai Ba Trung Alley was near my hotel and a close walking distance to reach. I went at around 5 PM and it was really crowded, m... Read More
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:49
Guest — Amanda
thank you for your guide. The 76 alley hai ba trung is easy to find, but the other places are not ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:07
Guest — Diane Powell
is it safe to eat on the streets?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:13
  3 Comments
Mar
30

District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City

district-4-ho-chi-minh-city
Located next to District 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District 4 is a crowded district where you can easily observe the ordinary daily lives of Vietnamese locals. It is also an ideal destination for food-lovers as there is a wide variety of tasty street foods and several wonderful eating streets in District 4.Map of District 4's Attractions:D...
Continue reading
219
0 Comments
  0 Comments
Sep
20

A Guide to Ao dai - Vietnamese Traditional Dress

vietnamese-ao-dai-Southern-Women-Museum Ao dai through the centuries
From time to time, Ao dai (pronounced: ‘ow yai’) has always been a representative of Vietnamese femininity and the pride of Vietnamese people. The image of Vietnamese women wearing Ao dai has left a beautiful impression on many travelers around the world who visit Vietnam. There are so many things to talk about Ao dai, but in this post, we will sha...
Continue reading
209
2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Orlando
A very nice article on the beautiful dresses
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:36
Guest — marknvy
Interesting information, thank you.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:21
  2 Comments
Jan
01

Vietnamese Tet: What to Do on Tet 2018 (Part 2)

what-to-do-on-vietnamese-tet-2018
Many travelers to Vietnam may face some difficulties when coming to the country on Tet holiday because most of the attractions and other businesses are closed to celebrate this event. But don’t worry, it is the good chance for you to have a new experience. Let see how Vietnamese spend their time and what you can do on Vietnamese Tet 2018.Apart from...
Continue reading
200
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Mabel
Best to book your trip and accommodation ahead of time as places get booked out during the holiday
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:53
  1 Comment
Sep
24

How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam

dial-vietnam-number
For foreigners to make international phone calls to Vietnam and for expats who just arrived in Vietnam to make phone calls in the country, you will need to know some of the codes of Vietnam. We hope with our guide, you can make these calls easier and can keep in touch with one another all the time around the world.How to Make International Phone Ca...
Continue reading
221
0 Comments
  0 Comments
Jan
01

What to Expect from Vietnamese Tet (Part 1)

vietnamese-tet-2
Vietnamese Tet or Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of a year in Vietnamese culture. There are several activities taking place during this time to celebrate Vietnamese Tet. In this guide, you will learn what is Tet, several traditions on this occasion, and what to expect from Vietnamese Tet.What is Vietnamese TetVietnamese Tet or Lunar New ...
Continue reading
204
2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Joe Mama
... Read More
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 09:43
Guest — Maggie
Many stores and restaurants are closed during Tet holiday. And why only the restaurants open sell only vegetarian food?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:30
  2 Comments
Nov
16

What to Eat on Food Tours in Northern Vietnam (Part 1)

food-tours-northern-vietnam
When discovering Vietnamese foods, you will find a little bit of all the four tastes - salt, sour, sweet, and bitter - combining well with one another creating the unique dish of each region. On the land spreading more than 1,500 kilometers from the North to the South, Vietnam is also blessed with different climates and has diverse sources of ingre...
Continue reading
229
3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Zoya
I had the smoked buffalo meat at one the roadside street stops at Sapa. The weather was chilly, and I had it next to the charcoal ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:28
Guest — Norman Bowers
Northern Vietnam truly offers the essence of Vietnamese cuisine
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:26
Guest — Isabella Smith
Vietnam has much to offer for any kind of tourist and traveler. From delicious street food in the old quarter to the beautiful arc... Read More
Friday, 02 February 2018 21:46
  3 Comments
Jun
25

Who was Ho Chi Minh?

Ho-Chi-Minh-first-president-of-Vietnam-2
Ho Chi Minh played an important role as the leader of Vietnamese revolutions to fight against French colonials and inspired Vietnamese with the hope of independence throughout the war with the American army. In an issue of TIME's top 100 in 1998, he was voted as one of hundred people who affected the world in the 20th century. His achievements and ...
Continue reading
219
0 Comments
  0 Comments
Jun
25

Motorbike, Scooter, and Vespa Differences

motorbike-scooter-vespa-differences
It is no doubt that motorized vehicles have been an important means of transportation for many decades. And the motorbike is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation in Vietnam. In many big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, you can find various brands of two-wheelers, such as Honda, Piaggio, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triu...
Continue reading
224
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Melinda Jennings
Ride with i tour and you'll learn so much about the city. The motorbike is actually not that scary
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:40
  1 Comment
Jan
04

i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program

itourvn-giveback-program-1
What is i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program?GIVEBACK Program is a community project of i Tour Vietnam. For every tour booked with us, we share some of our profits to help the underprivileged by purchasing any items below:(1) a shirt for an orphan(2) a new set of school supplies for an orphan(3) a meal for the homeless, or(4) a treeIt was ou...
Continue reading
250
2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Anna Lee
glad to know we can make a positive impact while traveling in Vietnam ... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:05
Guest — Miriam Olson
really appreciate your charity program
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:33
  2 Comments
Mar
18

How to Take Speedboats from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

how-to-take-speedboats-to-vung-tau
If you are in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and want to take a day trip to the nearest beach or have a weekend getaway from the busy city, Vung Tau is your destination. And traveling to Vung Tau has never been easier and safer at sea as you get to avoid all of the traffic. Our team of local guides gave this speedboat transport a go, and the process was...
Continue reading
247
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Layla Hills
Wow Great to know I can find a ticket from HCM to Vung Tau at ease. I am really in need of a break from the city's pace
Saturday, 15 February 2020 16:02
  1 Comment
Jun
25

Places to See in Saigon Half-Day Tour

saigon-half-day-tour-1
Saigon is a well-known modern city with crowded streets and warm hospitality. This city is also famous for historical attractions which mark many milestones of how it changed and grew up through periods of history. In this guide, we will introduce you some of the famous attraction sites you can visit on a limited time schedule. You will not be able...
Continue reading
266
2 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Hannie Grace
Those are a lot to do in just half a day though Thanks for suggesting though. I'll be paying a short visit to Ho Chi Minh soon an... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:17
Guest — Richard Wells
Do join these day tours to see ho chi minh city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:56
  2 Comments
Jan
04

Banh Cuon in Ho Chi Minh City

banh-cuon-steamed-rice-roll-ho-chi-minh-1
Ho Chi Minh City is widely known as a Vietnamese street food paradise with a variety of Vietnamese rice-based dishes in which Banh cuon is always a top favorite specialty. It would be incomplete not to try this Vietnamese steamed rice rolls when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.What is Banh Cuon?Vietnamese Steamed Rice Roll, or Banh Cuon, is a traditi...
Continue reading
220
4 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Kayleen Orbriana
I've missed this dish since finishing the food tour with you guys. It's impossible to find the same taste in the States
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:06
Guest — Joah Neece
Oh I remember trying this on the food tour. I was skeptical of the fish sauce at first, but it is actually so good, makes the whol... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:32
Guest — Harold
Highly recommend to sign up on a food tour with this company, absolutely the best ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 14:08
  4 Comments
Jun
25

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

vinh-nghiem-pagoda-ho-chi-minh-1
After more than 10 centuries since Buddhism first came to Vietnam, a lot of temples and pagodas have been built across the country. Besides Jade Emperor Pagoda and Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the famous and most important pagodas to Buddhism in Vietnam. Read our guide to this beautiful religious attraction and ad...
Continue reading
224
1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Lula Cox
We visited here during the tour and it was amazing
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:09
  1 Comment
Jun
25

How to Bargain in Vietnam?

how-to-bargain-in-vietnam-1
Bargain when buying something is fairly common in Vietnam, especially in Vietnamese local markets. For foreign visitors, getting to know how to bargain in Vietnam is worthwhile as it would make it possible for you to get the best price as well as communicate with the native. Here are some useful tips for bargaining in Vietnam.Why You Should Bargain...
Continue reading
225
3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Tracy Tran
Nice tips but I imagine it would be a huge challenge. Even though you can learn some Vietnamese phrases, everything will just be s... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:59
Guest — Sonia Webster
Leah really saved me from being overcharged in Ben Thanh when I was joining their tours Go with these tour guides if you don't wa... Read More
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:04
Guest — Vernon Baker
would recommend to go with a local to avoid this
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:44
  3 Comments
Mar
30

Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City

binh-thanh-district
Binh Thanh District is one of the districts in Ho Chi Minh City where you can get away from the crowded downtown. This old district may not be well-known by many tourists, but you can enjoy its authentic and buoyant spirit. If you are looking for an area where you can experience the casual life of local people but not really far from the center, Bi...
Continue reading
232
0 Comments
  0 Comments
Jun
25

A Guide to Public Parks in Ho Chi Minh City

public-parks-in-ho-chi-minh-city
There are scams and annoyances in any public parks that you need to avoid, but you should give the public parks in Ho Chi Minh City a try when visiting the city. Here are some of the most favorite public parks in Ho Chi Minh City where you can enjoy the wonderful nature and green as well as experience a lot of fun activities and meet with the local...
Continue reading
249
3 Comments
Recent Comments
Guest — Bryce F
Tao Dan park is nice. I went there and saw the birds early in the morning, also had a cafe sua da.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:23
Guest — Vanessa
I live in district 7 and the cresent bridge is just so-so, not sure what the hype is about with the locals.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:30
Guest — Grady Cummings
Really nice hideouts from the scorching sun I must say
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:24
  3 Comments
 

About itourvn.com

This Vietnam travel information page is written by a team of professional tour guides in Vietnam. More about us or visit home page

Private Ho Chi Minh Tours

private ho chi minh tours

All tours are private, customizable, and led by professional English-speaking guides. For more reference, read our customer reviews or see below for the tour package in Ho Chi Minh that works for you.

Half-day City Tour

Night Tour

Food Tour

Saigon's Other Side

Shore Excursions

Vietnam Travel Information

Check out the necessary information for traveling to Vietnam

First Time in Vietnam

To Pack List for Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Adaptors

Major Cities in Vietnam

Family & Elderly Travel

LGBT Travel

Vietnam Festivals and Holidays

Best Vietnamese Dishes

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam

Responsible Travel in Vietnam

Vietnamese Culture

Religions in Vietnam

Ethnicities in Vietnam

Tipping in Vietnam

Vietnamese Currency Guide

Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

20 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes

Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

Street Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Rice Dishes in Vietnam

Pho Dishes in Vietnam

Holiday Dishes to Try during Tet Holiday

Chinese Dishes in Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Northern Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Central Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Southern Vietnam

What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

What to Eat in Hanoi

What to Eat in Hue

What to Eat in Hoi An

What to Eat in Da Lat

What to Eat in the Mekong Delta

Traveling to and within Vietnam

Airport Arrival Tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Major Airports in Vietnam

Taking Trains in Vietnam

Bringing your Motorbikes on Trains in Vietnam

Bringing Your Own Vehicles to Vietnam

Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

Renting a Car in Vietnam

How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Hue

How to Travel from Hanoi to Sa Pa

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Moc Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai

How to Travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island

How to Travel from Da Nang to Hoi An

How to Travel from Hue to Phong Nha

Vietnam Travel Itineraries

Vietnam One-month Itinerary

Vietnam One-week Itinerary

Taking a Gap Year in Vietnam

Backpacking in Vietnam

Expat Tours in Vietnam

Honeymoon in Vietnam

Vietnam Visa, SIM Cards, and WiFi

Visa Info & Where to Buy Sim Cards

Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Safety Tips

Travel Insurance

Is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

Food Safety in Vietnam

Getting Vaccinations

Common Diseases and How to Prevent

Wearing Face Masks in Vietnam

Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam?

How to Avoid Scams

Travel Safety Tips

Best Places to Stay in Vietnam

Deluxe Hotels in Vietnam

Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh

Best Hotels in Hanoi

Where to Stay in Ha Long Bay

Where to Stay in Mai Chau

Where to Stay in Moc Chau

Where to Stay in Ha Giang

Where to Stay in Cao Bang

Where to Stay in Lang Son

Where to Stay in Sa Pa

Where to Stay in Mu Cang Chai

Where to Stay in Kon Tum

Where to Stay in Da Lat

Where to Stay in Mui Ne

Where to Stay in Hoi An

Homestays in Vietnam

Find more hotels to stay in Vietnam below:

 
Powered by 12Go Asia system