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Vietnam with its new open policy, its exquisitely beautiful scenery and its 4,000 years of glorious history is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. There is always something to do and someone to help you.

This small country has suffered much in its thousand years struggle for independence. Now through its government’s careful policies and the energy and determination of its people, Vietnam is becoming a major new market and economic force. Its literacy rate is one of the highest, it is a major rice exporter, and it has a strong sense of purpose and hope.

Experience both the buzzing energy of a revitalized Saigon and a countryside where the customs and the pace of life have not changed for hundreds of years. Travel to Ha Noi, the charming capital with its numerous lakes and elegant buildings.

Enjoy Vietnam’s rich history in its temples and pagodas, the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta with its thousand canals, the Truong Son Mountain that stretches the length of the country, the wonder of Ha Long bay with its spectacular 3,000 islands and 3,000 km of coastline with numerous, secluded, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches.

Vietnam has much to offer to archaeologists, including the sites of the brilliant dong Son civilization in the North, the Sa Huynh in the central region and the Funan (Oc Eo) in the South.

Saomaitours with its new programs to suit all tastes, its warm and enthusiastic staff and its elegant hotels with full modern facilities and delicious cuisine, looks forward to welcoming you to Vietnam.

Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.

The annual average temperature ranges from 22ºC to 27ºC. In Hanoi, the average temperature is 23ºC, in Ho Chi Minh City it is 26ºC, and in Hue it is 25ºC.

There are two distinguishable seasons. The cold season occurs from November to April and the hot season from May to October. The difference in temperature between the two seasons in southern Vietnam is almost unnoticeable, averaging 3ºC. The most noticeable variations are found in the northern provinces where differences of 12ºC have been observed. There are essentially four distinct seasons, which are most evident in the northern provinces.