Passport & Visa Information
Do I need a Visa to enter Vietnam?
Maybe: There is currently an exemption for certain nationalities if the stay is less than 15 days.
How to get a Vietnamese Visa?
There are three ways:
1) In Advance (E-Visa) – You can now obtain an e-visa for Vietnam in advance. The visa costs $45 and payment can be made online via a credit or debit card.
*You can apply for you visa in advance by applying here www.govietnamvisa.com or www.myvietnamvisa.com
2) In Advance (With See Asia Differently) – If for some reason the online system does not work. As a last resort and for last minute bookings it is possible for us to process your application for an additional $15 per person.
3) In Advance (Embassy) – Alternatively you can visit the Vietnamese embassy in your country of origin. The visa in the UK costs £54 + a £6 surcharge to get your passport returned via special delivery.
*Please make sure this is done in advance as to get everything back can take up to 4 weeks.
Please make sure that your passport does not expire within 6 months of your holiday. And that your passport has at least one full clean page for the visa and another page for additional stamps.
If applying for a visa on arrival please make sure that you have 2 passport photographs with you.
For every day you are in the country without a valid visa you will have to pay a fine per day.
Please note that you are no longer need to pay an airport departure tax as this is included in your airline ticket.
Six Senses Vietnam
5 Star – Ninh Van Bay
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is perfectly positioned near Nha Trang where you can partake in excursions or visit one of the many bars or restaurants. Set in a beautiful calm and sheltered bay this resort is a relaxational dream. There are towering mountain backdrops and white sandy beaches which add to the feeling of being at one with nature on your stay whilst the Vietnamese architecture of the resort incorporates the traditions of your destination. With four types of villa from the Hill Top to Beachfront you are sure to find the perfect place to relax whilst away.
Junk Boat Cruises Vietnam
4 Star – Ha Long Bay
There is nothing better than to cruise around the magnificent UNESCO protected Ha Long Bay on a stunning and traditional Vietnamese junk boat. All of our boats have private cabins of various style depending on your price range. But all offer exceptional service and delicious sea food. On all of our overnight trips you will take a stop to visit private beaches, stunning coves and also discover spectacular caves. As well as having the opportunity to fish for squid and take out the boats kayaks to explore the floating villages by yourself.
Victoria Resort Vietnam
4 Star – Sapa
The Hmong Mountain Resort is the perfect hideaway to experience the magical terraced rice fields of Sapa. The retreat is made up of a large 85 year old stilt house, five earth bungalows and a 70 year old Hmong house. This is as close to nature as you could ask for. Your bedlinen made from locally hand woven cotton by the tribes of North Vietnam will assure you of a comfy night. This is the perfect place to overlook the entire Muong Hoa valley, the Hoang Lien mountain range and the overall beauty of North Vietnam’s highlands.
Grand Hotel Vietnam
4 Star – Ho Chi Minh
This is one of the oldest hotels in Ho Chi Minh City dating back to the 1930. Nestled in Saigon’s scenic riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment areas, this timeless French colonial style retreat provides the perfect base for visitors waiting to explore the unique city. At the Grand, every guest will enjoy a well-appointed spacious room or a luxurious suite. The hotel is extremely welcoming and relaxing and the staff always make your stay seamless, warm and enjoyable.
The Lapis Hotel Vietnam
4 Star – Hanoi
This hotel is the perfect escape from Hanoi’s busy streets. This quiet and centrally located refuge is the perfect urban sanctuary to enjoy the remarkable city of Hanoi. You are close to everything of interest in the city and sandwiched in between the French and the Old quarter which is simply charming. Nearby you will be able to see many examples of French Colonial architecture. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped for the modern traveller giving you the perfect base to explore the cosmopolitan city of Hanoi.
Vin Hung Riverside Vietnam
4 Star – Hoi An
Located on the banks of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa is perfectly located to enjoy the ancient town of Hoi An. The resort blends Vietnamese tradition with modern facilities and offers guests gracious hospitality and impeccable service. The hotel 89 well-appointed rooms are set amongst a lovely coconut tree shaded garden that meanders along a river. All the rooms are elegantly designed and furnished perfect to relax in after a day exploring the historical town of Hoi An.