The United States and Canada are one of the important markets in Vietnam’s strategy to attract tourists. These countries have the most developed economies, high average incomes, and high spending levels.
Many major American newspapers and magazines have voted Vietnam as an ideal tourist destination. With its beautiful landscapes, diverse culture, and high-quality service, Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for American and Canadian tourists.
The number of American tourists to Vietnam is constantly increasing each year. On average, visitors from the US have increased by 6.7%, while those from Canada have increased by 4.1%.
What is the best time to plan Vietnam tours from the US and Canada? The period from September to March of the following year is ideal for visiting Vietnam. During this time, it is autumn and winter in the North, and the South is also not too hot. This period is also the peak season for international visitors to Vietnam.
Traveling during this time will provide the most comfortable experience, with thoughtful service and the best quality service. Additionally, visiting Vietnam during this time allows you to experience both winter and summer in Vietnam.
Yes, all American and Canadian citizens wishing to enter Vietnam for tourism or business purposes must obtain a Vietnamese visa.
In addition to a visa, you must also meet the following entry requirements:
Apply for an e-visa at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn
Some notes when applying for a Vietnamese e-visa:
The average flight time from the US to Vietnam is about 19 hours. Transit locations when flying from the US to Vietnam:
For flights operated by Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, JAL, China Southern, China Airlines will depart from Los Angeles to transit in cities: Hongkong, Taipei, Tokyo, and Guangzhou.
Flights from Philadelphia operated by Amecian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Delta, British Airways, Thai Airways, Korean Air and China Eastern will be transited in cities: London, Bangkok, Detroit, Seoul, Shanghai.
Flights from New York operated by Air France, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Air China, EVA Air, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines will be transited in cities: Paris , Hongkong, Dubai, Beijing, Taipei, Frankfurt, London, Bangkok.
Transit flights in Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul are operated by EVA Air, ANA, Korean Air, and Aniana with the departure location in Seattle.
For flights departing from Boston operated by Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates airlines, JAL will transit in cities: Hongkong, London, Dubai, Tokyo.
For flights departing from Toronto to Saigon operated by Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, transit in Hong Kong will have a flight time of 18 hours.
For flights departing from Vancouver to Saigon exploited by Philippine Airlines, transit in Manila will have a flight time of 16 hours.
For flights departing from Ottawa to Saigon operated by ANA, Air Canada and transit in Tokyo, Calgary will have flight time of 21 hours and 20 minutes.
Flight of Dragonair and Air Canada airlines departing from Toronto to Hanoi, transit in Hongkong will have flight time of 19 hours and 25 minutes.
Flights of Vietnam Airlines and Air Canada depart from Vancouver to Hanoi, transit in Seoul will have flight time of 14 hours and 55 minutes.
The exchange rate from US dollar to the Vietnamese dong is relatively stable, with little fluctuation, common at:
The exchange rate from Canadian dollar to the Vietnamese dong is relatively stable, with little fluctuation, common at:
Vietnamese law stipulates that foreign currencies cannot be freely exchanged. So it is the best to go to the banks for money exchange. This is the legal, safe and quick method.
American tourists especially like the type of cultural tourism because they can both visit and learn about the diverse culture in Vietnam. The place is favored by many tourists such as Hanoi capital with a thousand-year history of civilization, Hoi An ancient town, craft villages, festivals and culinary enjoyment.
Tourist resort is also the type chosen by many Americans and Canadians when coming to Vietnam. With more than 3200km of coastline with many beautiful bays and islands, Vietnam has many ideal areas to develop this type of vacation tourism, especially sea tourism.
If you have about 3 weeks in Vietnam, we recommend 10 destinations that you should not miss in Vietnam: Hanoi capital, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Thanh Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and Phu Quoc.
With human factors, rich culture, arts and cuisine, Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for many Americans and Canadians.
If you still have questions about trip planning, don’t worry! We are always here to assist you, to make sure you will have the perfect trip to Vietnam.
The following tour packages are particularly suitable for American and Canadian tourists to explore Vietnam.