If you’re in search of a holiday that is a departure from the norm, then Vietnam will certainly be one country that you’ll want to consider. If you’re fed up of the standard weekend city breaks or have done enough sunbathing to last you a lifetime, then Vietnam could well be the answer. The country is so varied that you can go on a number of Vietnam vacations and never have the same experience twice. From stunning landscapes to an intriguing culture and friendly people, a Vietnam holiday will leave you inspired.
That said; you may be equally inspired by a sunshine destination, combining a unique sense of culture, a little closer to home. If so, why not consider the historic Mediterranean port of Alicante?
If it’s a far-flung destination you want though, then Vietnam is a country with a rich history that has greatly contributed to its culture today. While it also draws on the cultures of its neighbours the south-east Asian country still manages to be unique and unlike any other holiday destination.
Once you’ve seen just how much Vietnam has to offer, you won’t think twice about booking flights there and then diligently planning your itinerary for your break. One of the things you’re sure to want to do during your time in Vietnam is to explore the country’s landscapes and discover just how naturally beautiful Vietnam is. While you will be able to do much of this on foot and with the assistance of public transport, it is also worth considering renting a car.
Perhaps you’ll want to rent your own vehicle during your stay in the Far East? If you were in Spain and looking for car hire Alicante may seem like the ideal destination. The second-largest town in the Valencia region, the port has transformed itself from its previous seedy destination into a family-friendly destination, offering the mix of culture and relaxation that so many tourists need.
While car hire facilities may not be quite as widespread in Vietnam, it is possible to rent a vehicle in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, the two largest cities.
The natural backdrop of Vietnam will leave you speechless and you won’t complain about waking up early every morning when you’re greeted with such an awesome view. Much of the countryside consists of rice fields, but there are also mountains for you to tackle if you fancy a challenging trek. Alternatively, you could take a relaxing walk along part of Vietnam’s lengthy coastline.
Most of the country’s urban areas are found either in the north or south. In the south the urban centre is Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s largest city, while the capital Hanoi is situated in the north. There are flights available to both of these cities and if you travel to one Vietnamese airport you may wish to return via another one, so that you have a good opportunity to explore the whole country.
Whichever area of Vietnam you visit, one area of Vietnamese culture you’ll want to investigate is the cuisine. Like many Asian countries, food is at the heart of Vietnamese culture and no national holiday is celebrated without enjoying a gastronomic delight. Like many nations, Vietnamese cuisine varies from region to region. In the south you can expect to find an abundance of spicy food alongside the country’s national dish pho, which is a noodle broth.
When planning your trip to Vietnam you’ll have to take into account the time of year you’re visiting in regards to the weather conditions you can expect to experience. The climate you’ll find greatly depends on the region you’re going to but if you do visit in late summer during the rainy season make sure you have an umbrella handy as rain every afternoon is not unusual.
Things are more straightforward in Alicante, which has broadly similar seasons to the UK; albeit ever so slightly warmer! With the onset of winter intensifying, isn’t it about time you booked next year’s excursion?