Vietnam’s ‘Green Season’ Ideal for Spring Travel
Vietnam is often considered a year-round destination, but the period from April to October is a particularly good time of year to visit the country – especially the northern, central and southern parts – as the weather is fairly consistent throughout.
This month we look at three destinations in Vietnam that are ideal places to visit in spring.
North – Ninh Binh
There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit Ninh Binh, however, April-May-June is fantastic as the rice fields are in full bloom and you may see the start of the first harvest of the year. Whether by boat, bike or foot, Ninh Binh is a stunningly picturesque destination with lots to explore. Pagodas, relics, waterfalls, mountains, limestone stacks, rivers, jungle – the list goes on. Stay a few days and delve deep into this area of Vietnam.
Central – Hue
Hue, often undervalued on tours, is a brilliant example of old meets new. The city, split by the Perfume River – old on the north shore, new on the south – sits in a precarious position with regard to the weather. The summer is steaming hot and humid and winter can be wet – very wet. Even during these periods, it’s a fascinating place to visit with amazing food, beautiful architecture and probably more historically significant buildings and stories – both ancient and modern – than anywhere else in the country. February to April, however, is the perfect time to visit. The air is fresh with a cool breeze blowing down the river, making Hue a great choice for a few days. Look at our new Signature tour, ‘Discover Hue, the Authentic Way’, for an in-depth, local, immersive view of this amazing destination.
South – Con Dao
Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Saigon? Need that beach getaway with unspoiled, crystal-clear water and sand? Con Dao may just be the answer. It may be remote, but that is exactly why you should visit. With relatively low numbers of tourists, Con Dao remains a perfect getaway location. Whether you are interested in walking through the untouched forests; swimming in the surrounding waters; exploring the historical prison/museum and learning about the island’s dark history, or simply chilling out by the pool or on the beach; Con Dao needs to be on your bucket list. With more hotel options becoming available and more regular flights from Saigon, accessibility is getting much better and now is the perfect time of the year to go!
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