9 Best Things to Do in Vietnam in 2024 for South African
Vietnam has proudly ranked as one of the top ten most peaceful countries in the world since the year 2016. That is why Vietnam recently has become the most favorable and the safest destination to travel.

In this article, We would love to introduce you top 9 things to do in Vietnam in 2024 that you should not miss when traveling to our country.

1. Indulge in Hanoi's Street Food Delights

Hanoi’s street food is so amazing that no words can describe its taste. Food can be found on every street in Hanoi with all the plastic stools and tables placing on the sidewalks, the alleyways, even on the streets when the night comes in the Old Quarter area. Not only is the food available everywhere, it also as cheap as it can be. Normally, the walking food tour is around US $20 per person and US $50 for motorbike food tour.

Each Vietnamese’s dish has its own origin and ingredients, thus, tasting Vietnamese food is learning about the Vietnamese culture and habits, which will help your children broaden their knowledge about different cultures and customs.

Famous street food in Hanoi, Vietnam

» See more: Hanoi Street Food Suggestions

2. Discover the Artistry of Handicraft Villages in Hanoi

Hanoi’s suburb areas still retain its ancient look and old custom of making potteries and silk. Bat Trang village is the place where all the professional craftspeople gather and make fine and traditional pottery products. A tour to Van Phuc Silk village will bring you to a closer look at techniques and processes of making silk.

Bat Trang ceramic and pottery village in Hanoi

Van Phuc Silk Village, Hanoi

3. Hike in Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park is entitled as a biosphere reserve in northern Vietnam. The park’s total area is around 152 square kilometers in which there are many trails to hike with a spectacular view of the forest and the animals.

Giselle in Cat Ba National Park

Langurs in Cat Ba National Park

4. Join in a Hue Cooking Class

When it comes to Hue cuisine, Vietnamese people believe that Hue’s dishes are undoubtedly mouthwatering. Hue traditional culinary strands are divided into three types which are royal, fork and vegetarian cuisine. For families that are interested in cooking, Hue’s cooking classes will introduce to travelers from the ingredients selection, plate decoration to dining etiquettes.

Cooking class in Hue, Vietnam

5. Immerse Yourself in Eco Tours Hoi An

Children will love the eco tours in Hoi An as they offer a wide range of activities that perfectly fit for children and teenagers. They can try a lot of different ways of indulging in traditional farming and fishing in Vietnamese’s agriculture. By joining those tours from dust to dawn, they can learn the hard way of making a living of hardworking farmers in Vietnam.

Cultivating activity in Hoi An Eco-Tour

Rice harvesting in Hoi An Eco-Tour

6. Roam the Streets with Ho Chi Minh City's Motorbike Tours

Getting around Ho Chi Minh city is quite hard with tour buses or taxi, therefore, motorbike tour is the most flexible and convenient way to explore the whole city. Tour guides will take you to unseen places which are a mix of both famous attraction and hidden places only the locals know.

Motorbike trip in Ho Chi Minh by night

7. Embark on a Slow Boat Journey and Homestay in the Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is a destination that consists of a dense network of channels and swamps. Hence, the best way to travel around is by slow boat. During the trip, tourists can enjoy the authentic rural atmosphere of the remote area of Mekong Delta. Children can understand the life of Vietnamese children whose life attached to the paddy fields, the orchard gardens and the water buffalos.

Slow boat trip on Mekong Delta's channels

8. Dive into Thrilling Water Sports in Phan Thiet

Sports in Phan Thiet are variety and ensure safety lock for children to take part in. The instructors are friendly and careful during the course of kiting, diving or surfing. On-land sports in Phan Thiet are also available in the sand dunes area including quad biking and sand boarding. All of those sports will definitely amuse the children during their visit to Vietnam.

Water sports in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Sand boarding at Mui Ne's sand dunes in Phan Thiet

9. Experience an Overnight Train Journey

Not only saving the budget, travel by train in Vietnam is absolutely an experience that should not be missed. The ride will not be as smooth as it usually is in the Western countries but it is worth the price to ride trains to places in Vietnam. 

Train from north to south in Vietnam

» Consider our plan for Vietnam Classic Tours for an extraordinary adventure trip or contact us to design your own excursion.

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