Vietnam Travel6 Different Ways to Experience Vietnam

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There are so many different ways to experience Vietnam, it can be hard to know where to start. You could explore the country by motorbike, bike, train, river cruise or even on foot! Each offers its own unique perspective on this beautiful Southeast Asian country. So if you’re looking to get the most out of your trip, try as many of these modes of transportation as possible for a well-rounded view.

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  1. By motorbike: Motorbikes are a popular way to get around Vietnam, both for locals and tourists alike. They’re relatively cheap to rent and offer a great way to see the country’s many scenic routes. Just be sure to drive safely and always wear a helmet!
  2. By bike/tricycle: Cycling is another great way to explore Vietnam. You can either rent a bicycle, join a guided tour or let someone take you somewhere on a tricycle. Either way, you’ll get to see plenty of beautiful scenery and maybe even stop at some small roadside cafes along the way.
  3. By train: Travelling by train is a great way to see Vietnam’s countryside. The trains are comfortable and offer a lot of amenities, such as restaurants and bars. Plus, you’ll get to meet other travellers from all over the world.
  4. By cruise ship: A cruise is a great way to relax and take in Vietnam’s natural beauty. You’ll have a chance to see the beauty and natural wonder of Ha Long Bay.
  5. By foot: Walking is sometimes the best way to really get to know a place. Vietnam has many beautiful hiking trails that offer stunning views of the country. So put on your hiking boots and explore!
  6. By boat: Another great way to see Vietnam is by boat. Whether you’re taking a short ferry ride across a river or cruising along the coast, you’ll get to see Vietnam from a whole new perspective. You’ll float down the Mekong Delta and see everything from traditional villages to floating markets.
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So there you have it: six different ways to experience Vietnam. Which one will you try first?

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I have always wanted to do a cruise around Vietnam but I never actually got to do one. I have heard they are amazing and a lot of fun. I will have to see how much they cost and see if I can manage one on my next trip. 


Fantastic article! I’ve been to Vietnam and I can say that it’s one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited.


I think the most important thing to do when you’re planning a trip is to take the time to really understand what you want out of it. I know that sounds like it would be obvious, but it’s amazing how many people don’t really think about what they want from their vacation, and then end up disappointed by not getting exactly what they were hoping for.

For example, I went on a trip to Vietnam with my family last year. We were all excited about the idea of going somewhere different and seeing all these beautiful places, but we weren’t sure exactly what we wanted out of our trip. We ended up spending most of our time just wandering around Hanoi, which was okay. But if we’d been more clear about what we wanted from our vacation in advance, maybe we could have done some more exciting things and had more fun!


There are so many options, you really are spoiled for choice. This is the benefit mainly because of the location. Not every area or country allows for all these options because of the location and surrounding countries. Vietnam is truly one of a kind to me!


I’m a huge fan of Vietnam, and I’ve been there several times. My favorite way to experience it is definitely the traditional way: by riding a scooter on the back roads. You can see so much more that way, and you really get to interact with the people in a way that you can’t if you’re just driving through in an air-conditioned car.

I also love going on a Buddhist pilgrimage! It’s such an immersive experience, and it really gets you in touch with your spirituality. I know that sounds cheesy, but if you’re looking for something more than just sightseeing, this is a great option!

And lastly, if you’re looking for something off-the-beaten-path, try renting a boat and exploring some of the smaller islands off the coast of Vietnam. You’ll meet some great people who live there and have access to some incredible food that most tourists don’t get access to (for example: fresh squid!).


It’s a great list, but I think the one thing that’s missing is a classic Vietnam tour. You know, the kind of thing you can book through any travel agency and have ready to go in just a few weeks? I think that would be a great addition!

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