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General Information

Official Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Population: 90.5 million

Capital City: Hanoi, population 6.5 million

People: Viet (Kinh), 53 ethnic minorities including Muong, Tay, Khmer, Mong, Dao, Kadai, Han, Tang

Language: Vietnamese

Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)

Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours

International Dialing Code: +84

For a country that is only a little larger than Italy, Vietnam has immense geographic and cultural diversity. The country’s varied climate and landscape range from four seasons in the mountainous north, to year-round tropical temperatures in the lush south. Its intriguing history spans back over 4,000 years, with occupations from both the Chinese and French who have left strong foreign cultural influences, evident in buildings, cuisine and much more.

Pre Departure Check List

-          Travel Insurance

-          Valid Passport (at least six months remaining) and visa (or two passport pictures as well as 20US$ for visa on arrival)

-          Immunizations/Vaccinations

-          Foreign currency (US$) or ATM card

-          Flights tickets

-          Photocopy of passport either scanned into email account or separate from the original 

Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

Buffalo Tours will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, certain risks are involved and should be recognized by participants. Thus, we require all guests to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Travel insurance is a cost effective way of protecting yourself and your equipment in the event of problems due to cancelled trips, delays, medical emergencies, baggage loss or damage. It also gives you peace of mind for your trip. 

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