Vietnam Budget Travel and Tours

What does  the term "Budget Travel" mean?

Budget Travel is the way you travel abroad for a holiday whilst reducing your expenses and saving money. This term may be not comprehensively understood if we do not break down the travel costs.

When you travel to a foreign country other than yours, you certainly need air tickets, accommodation, meals, drinks, transfers, sightseeing, fun,... and travel insurance. You spend lot of time online to search low costs airfares to get air tickets, budget hotels, budget local restaurants, activities, things to do, things to avoid etc…You also study the visa procedure and formality, immigration rules, currency, weather, doctor's consultations, sim card, telephone…This amount of time will takes at least 01 or 02 months in advance to read travel blogs, advices, suggestions from different travel forums. Once you finish your preparation works, you pack your suitcase and go.

We study the case of Vietnam Budget Travel and Tours to show all details, informations, to our travelers who have a limited budget on travel and holidays.

Vietnam visa: the most important thing to comply with for your holidays to Vietnam. You’re required to get Vietnam visa before your travel date to Vietnam. In fact, you should arrange the Vietnam visa in advance or on arrival and you get the visa letter authority for boarding with visa on arrival. This procedure is cheap and fast. Check more on Vietnam visa on arrival for your information.

When you land to Vietnam to begin your holiday, you experience local life, get insight into their culture and lifestyle. You have lots of things to discover according to your travel time.

Accommodation & Hotels:
When you arrive to Vietnam Hanoi or Hochiminh city International Airport, you take a taxi to the city centre. You find the hotel on your own account. It takes lot of time to walk around and decide which hotel is suitable to you budget. There are plenty of budget hotels, guest houses, hostels, backpacker hotels which are all located in the centre of main cities: 

In Hanoi: most budget hotels are located in Hanoi old quarter such as Hang Be, Hang Bac, Ma May, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ngo Huyen, Ly Quoc Su, Au Trieu, Chan Cam, Hang Bong, Luong Van Can, Thuoc Bac, Bat Dan streets,…
 
In Hue: Backpackers area in Hue – Chu Van An street or Pham Ngu Lao

In Hoian: Hoian old town - Hai Ba Trung street, Ba Trieu street, Phan Chu Trinh, Tran Phu street or on Cua Dai road to Cua Dai An Bang Beach

In Nha Trang: budget hotels are located in Nguyen Thien Thuat street, Tran Phu Street, 

In Saigon/ Hochiminh city: Backpackers areas or pho Tay (streets for foreigners) are so famed Pham Ngu Lao, Bui Vien,.

Please be aware that the price varies from US$5/ person to US$20/ person. Rooms and hotels' amenities depend on how much you pay for your stay. In general, rooms are small, without window outside, smell, old facilities and breakfast excluded.

Touring, activities, excursions, sightseeing:
When we talk about short tours or day tour packages, most guesthouses and budget hotels have a travel desk where clients can find some sample tours with daily departure. Tours' prices are very cheap from US$ 15/ person for Hanoi city tour or US$19/ person for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc – Bich Dong Tour or US$30/ person for Halong Bay 1 Day tour etc…Travel desks and small travel offices, like Sinh Café or Kim Café gather all travelers together. Finally, one bus + one tour guide from of one of these offices conduct the tour with clients. 

How about transportation ?
Cars or buses used for this kind of tours are not equipped with air conditioning, even there is air conditioning, driver doesn’t turn on it, because of over cost for fuel. As a result, clients do not have air conditioning in car or bus. On the other hand, a bus HUYNDAI COUNTY 29 seats will carry at least 20 or more passengers. It is not convenient at all as space and comfort for every ones. 

How about the tour guide ?
Mostly clients in car have one local English Speaking Tour Guide, even they come from different countries and speak different languages such as ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN and so on. The tour guide presents some words as briefing the tour: where to go? How far? How long? When to stop for rest room ? Then he or she sleeps or doesn’t make any presentation in car. By consequence, clients sleep too or listen to music with smart phones. On site, on arrival, travelers hear a summary about the sight or destination by tour guide and they have to explore on their own. At the end with return time, clients take the bus and return to Hanoi. They spend more than 2 hours without information or services. Most of tour guides for budget travel don’t have a strong and deep knowledge about Vietnamese culture, tradition, civilization, economy, education or customs and habits, lifestyle of local people. Additionally, they can not speak ENGLISH or FRENCH fluently. And they do not provide professional services whilst servicing clients on tours. 

Vietnam Budget Travel is the same for other cities in Vietnam: Hue, Saigon or Nha Trang.

We strongly believe that you are clients and you spend time and money for touring. After the tour, you get nothing as services and information because of poor and unprofessional services of tour guide and driver. At the end, you as travelers pay expensive for bad services. You waste time and money in this case.

Food & Restaurants
In Hanoi or other tourist hubs across Vietnam, there are a wide range of food and beverage for travelers. You can taste food streets like pho – rice noodle with meat, beef, fish, chicken, duck etc…with reasonable prices around 30,000 – 40,000 VND a bowl. Or you can dine at local restaurants with SET Menus or a la carte. It’s up to you to check where to eat comfortably. 

Air tickets & Flights
You can travel with Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or Jetstar Airlines. You can book air tickets online easily. You have to re-confirm yourselves every flight before flying.

Cruises & Boats in Halong Bay
Most backpackers travel agents in Hanoi old quarter use the very old boats and junks. It’s very noisy and uncomfortable whilst cruising in Halong Bay. The food on boat is acceptable, sometimes poor quality.

WHAT IS OUR DIFFERENCE ?
We do Vietnam Budget Travel and Tours with quality services at best prices. HOW ?

Hotels & Accommodation
We check all hotels (3*) used for budget travel. We always book room with window outside. We pay attention to room space, amenities in room, services, breakfast, staff and location to ensure that you feel at home whilst staying in these hotels.

Cars & transportation:
We use modern cars and bus with air-conditioning. Our drivers turn on the air-conditioning whilst clients are on car. We focus on safety, clean and proper cars and friendly drivers.

Food & Restaurants:
Our clients have lunch or dinner at local restaurants which are carefully checked by our company: fresh & delicious food, good services and friendly staff, beautiful decorations inside restaurants.

Tour Guides:
We have an excellent team of local tour guides who speak ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN etc.. perfectly. They are open-minded, friendly, professional and passionate for travel. They are keen to guide you with wide knowledge and background. You can ask much questions as you want. They are on your side whilst touring. 

Air tickets & Flights:
We always book Vietnam Airlines for our clients. We always re-confirm every flight for our travelers. By our travel experiences, Vietnam Airlines change their flight time at last minutes. If you book flights on your own arrangement, you may miss flights or have hassle troubles whilst missing information updated on flight.

So when you travel with us, we must re-confirm every flight for you. And you never miss flights in Vietnam.

Our Vietnam Budget Travel and Tours collection are likely customized tours to suit all your travel requirements. You can check Vietnam Budget Tours for your reference.

All our Vietnam Budget Tours and Travel Services are quoted and assured of outstanding quality, value for money and an attentive, friendly and professional service.

All details above make us different even we provide Budget Travel Services in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia.


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