31 Mar, 2020
Vietnam travel from Canada
Vietnam Travel provide free Visa approval letter for Canadian once book their travel service.
Visa to Vietnam
In order to enter Vietnam, your passport must be at least 6 months valid (from travel date).
This visa is used for entry at all border gates and International airports in Vietnam (airports, land or sea) for Canadian to Vietnam. If you travel with Canadian passport, you just book any service of Vietnam Travel and they will get you Visa Approval Letter for free.
There are several ways to get Visa to Vietnam.
Option 1: Get Visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Canada
You will need to bring your updated travel passport and it will take about 4-6 working days with many required documents needed in advance such as: 1 new envelope stamped on it, your exact home address and money as well. For further information, you should call Vietnam Embassy in Canada for details.
Embassy of Vietnam in Canada
Address: 55 McKay Street, Ottawa, K1M 2B2, Canada
Phone: +613 2360 772
Email: [email protected] or [email protected] (consul)
Office hours: 9.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday
Option 2: Get Vietnam Visa Approval Letter via our website
In case you have no time to apply visa yourself at the embassy. Then, Visa on arrival is definitely your choice. You will get Visa on arrival at the airport after being provided Visa approval letter. It means all the application process is done online. Please check this link in order to get Visa Approval Letter.
In case you need to contact Embassy of Canada or Consulate General of Canada while traveling in Vietnam, here are the information:
Embassy of Canada in Hanoi, Vietnam
Address: 31 Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3734 5000
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 8.00 – 17.00 Monday to Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30 Friday
Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 10th floor, The Metropolitan, 235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel: +84 28 3827 9899
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 8.30 – 15.30 Monday to Thursday, 08.30 – 9.30 Friday
If you need business Visa or stay long time in Vietnam. Please contact Vietnam Travel for further support.
Flights from Canada to Vietnam
Although there are many flight routes between Vietnam and Canada, there are currently no direct flights from Vietnam to Canada. Depending on your budget and time, we will help you find a suitable flight for your Vietnam holiday. Mostly, Canadians fly from their big cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal with 1 stop to 3 main big cities of Vietnam – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Danang and transit in Taipei (Taiwan), Incheon (South Korea), Narita (Japan), Hong Kong,
The fare is roughly from 650 USD to 950 USD per passenger for a round trip. The China Airlines transit through Taipei offers the better rate.
The options for airlines are multiple in which you can choose China Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Eva Air, Philippines Airlines and Japan Airlines for a convenient flight.
Vietnam ‘s top attractions for Canadian visitors
Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, is on the top-10 trending travel destinations for Canadians in 2020 (KAYAK Canada Blog’s survey), following Tokyo (Japan), Mexico City (Mexico), Florida & Miami, (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), (Athens, Greece) Milan & Rome (Italy), Kailua-Kona (Hawaii, USA) and Osaka (Japan). Hanoi is looked with 11% search increase from last year by Canadian.
Hanoi capital which has a long history of 1000 years of culture and civilization, is a perfect blend of the exotic chic of old Asia and the dynamic of new Asia; of Parisian grace and Asian antique. It inherits the contemporary and classical architecture right in the city centre. There are plenty things to enjoy in Hanoi, from savory cuisines to alluring attractions and hospitable people. Even with a short amount of time, you can feel the tranquil of the city by sitting at some old café and enjoying a cup of coffee. Wandering around the elegance streets of Old Quarters and immersing yourself in local life here would give you unique experiences that are hardly found anywhere else.
Hacker tip by Ca.Kayak.com: “Head to Bia Hoi Corner in the Old Quarter (at the intersection of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen) and you’ll find establishments selling local beer for less than 50 cents a glass. It’s open throughout the day and into the evening, and it’s a great spot to meet locals and fellow travelers alike.”
Sapa is located in Lao Cai Province, about 350 km northwest of Hanoi. Lying at the height of approximately 2,000 meters above the sea level and covered with clouds all the year round, Sapa has a breathtaking and primitive beauty of nature in the Northern border area of Viet Nam. It is famous for Fansipan — the country’s highest peak, terraced fields stretching far to the horizon and villages perching on mountain slopes. Visiting Sapa, tourists will have an opportunity to visit very famous natural landscapes such as the Silver Waterfall, Muong Hoa Valley, Heaven Gate and Ham Rong Mountain, etc as well as experience the various culture and life of local ethnic minorities such as Tay, Dao, Meo, H’Mong and Thai. Travelers also can spend time hiking in the villages of Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages. Traveling to Sapa, visitors may take part in some colorful hill tribe markets that open once a week only, such as Bac Ha Market (on Sunday), Can Cau Market (on Saturday) etc. Of course, they are a bit far from the Sapa Town and visitors have to spend about two hours by car to get there. Highlights of the fair markets around Sapa are delightful local stalls & handicrafts, traditional and colorful dresses of minorities. Surely, you can get many unforgettable images!
Ha Long Bay
Dotted with over 1,969 beautiful limestone islands and islets, which spans an area of more than 1,500 square kilometers, Halong Bay is truly a spectacular destination to admire in the northern part of Vietnam. This natural wonder was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1994 and since then it has become the country’s number one tourism hub. Travelers perceives this surreal landmark with teeming biodiversity as something that only exists in the movies. The Gulf of Tonkin harbor these lofty limestone pillars, humble islets and grottoes which survived the test of time makes Halong Bay a sight to behold in the emerald waves of northern Vietnam. It is highly recommended to spend an overnight tour to fully appreciate the iconic views this site has to offer. Most tourists are simply captivated with cruising along the karsts while more adventurous souls can explore a number of mammoth caverns such as the Sung Sot Cave or witness the glamorous stalagmites and stalactites in the Dau Go Cave.
Knowing as the place of the last reign – Nguyen dynasty, Hue is considered as one of Vietnam’s most historic towns and the former imperial capital of the country. The emperor’s residence, palaces, and temples are some of the historic sites left standing inside walls of the Imperial Enclosure that spans for around 2.5km along the Perfume River. Other landmarks are the citadel’s main entrance, the Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace with its intricate interiors, Dien Tho Residence which serves as the Queen Mothers’ chambers and lastly the Hall of Mandarins housing its’ well-preserved ceiling murals.
Da Nang will surprise you by its modern, cleanness and nature. Da Nang has so many things to offer from Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain, Ba Na hills to the highlight of the Golden Bridge building 1 kilometer above sea level awes visitors. The Golden Bridge was designed to evoke the image of Mountain God’s hands pulling a strip of gold silk. The shimmering golden walkway stretches 150 meters through the treetops on Ba Na Hills. With the unique design of real two smooth, giant hands, you would recognize that human can do anything. Moreover, the walkway in the sky, among the foggy and fairy-like lands of Ba Na mountain makes you feel like walking on cloud.
Besides, the fresh and beautiful white sand beaches of Da Nang which are voted as one of 7 most beautiful beaches on planet by Forbes, are also one of the reasons to hold tourist stay longer at this city.
Hoi An is the place where not only attracting newcomers but also encouraging many tourists to come back again. It is famous for being an ancient town where the rustic yellow-walled tubed buildings line up. The town was built and developed by the Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese in which the Chinese architecture is the main theme throughout the whole site. The most sought-after destinations are the Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Tra Que Herb Village, and Kim Bong Carpentry Village. Besides, there are plenty of restaurants with lots of variety at cheap price, the night markets are great and the people are lovely. It truly is a paradise for visitors to go and explore.
Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh city is such a young and modern city born and raised for roughly over 300 years. Traveling here, you will see the attractions influenced by the French-era architecture such as Vietnam’s own Notre Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market. The Central Post Office, Reunification Palace are also visited by travelers. Let’s not stop here, Sai Gon by night attracts you by its vibe and personal charming, please wander around Bui Vien streets, or taste local cuisine. Ho Chi Minh is also as a stop-over for tourists of they want to visit Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnel, Cao Dai temple, Vung Tau and the other southern provinces.
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam with 1 city and 12 provinces. The Delta is formed by a huge amount of silt and has been extended together with the sea level rise over the years. The Mekong Delta is famous for its abundant fruit gardens and interlacing canals, the Northern mountainous regions lushly forested with ancient jungles and open-hearted, generous, honest people. The region has a number of national parks (Tram Chim national park, U MInh Thuong national park, U Minh Ha national park, Phu Quoc national Park). Besides, you will have a change to visit their floating market in which Cai Rang market is the biggest one. In Cai Rang market, visitors will experience an abnormal kind of shopping, and get surprised by looking at what is tied to the long pole above the boat to figure out what they are selling to smaller traders. Mekong Delta is home to many traditional folk festivals with art types typical of river areas such as Cai Luong, singing duets and dances of the Khmer people that you would love to discover.
Phu Quoc island
Unlike Bali or Thai Lan, Phu Quoc is an isolated tropical island located down South of Vietnam with 150km of coast in which you can reach there by plane at Phu Quoc International Airport. Phu Quoc is well known with many white sandy beaches and a perfect combination from mountain to forest and sea. With such a balmy weather, Phu Quoc is a good choice for all travelers who love nature and seek for a place to balance sightseeing and beaches. You can spend your time at your luxury resort or walk along the sandy beach to enjoy the fresh air or dipping yourself under the fresh green water of the sea. Visitors who love animals please spend a day at Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc – a first and only open zoo in Vietnam that was built according to international Safari model, gathering around 3,000 individuals, representing 150 species of rare animals from around the world. We guarantee you will never be disappointed.
Interact with locals
You will have the best experience from this country by interact with its people on a basic. Don’t be afraid if you can’t speak Vietnamese. Vietnamese people is one of the friendliest people in the world. It is not easy to speak Vietnamese fluently but with a few common conversation, you could learn from now, then practice and talk to the locals when you travel Vietnam:
“Xin chao” (Hello),
“Cam on” (Thank you),
“Ban co khoe khong?” (How are you?),
“Toi yeu Vietnam” (I love Vietnam)
“Oi gioi oi, ngon qua!” (Wow, food is good!)
Try the best Vietnamese cuisines
“Balance” may be the single word that is commonly used to describe Viet Nam’s gastronomy. Indeed, Vietnamese cuisines usually reach the balance of ingredients and recipe: neither putting too much salt and fat, nor using fattening cooking methods such as frying that may lead to diseases. Trying local food is an interesting experience for every tourist. Top street food in Vietnam, especially street food in Hanoi such as “Pho”, “Banh Mi”, “Bun Cha”, “Nem” (spring roll) will make you unforgettable because of the impressive and delicious taste. “Pho” and spring roll, “Banh Mi” have become so famous and popular in many countries that they are included as new words in the American dictionary.
Besides, there are plenty of savory local dishes that you should try along your trip such as: “Bun Bo Nam Bo”, “Bun Mam”, “Banh Xeo”, “Banh Trang”, “Hu Tieu Nam Vang” etc.
Otherwise, we recommend some good restaurants in each city as below.
- Ngon Villa Hanoi (10 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District) with price range from 20 USD.
- Home Hanoi (34 Chau Long Street, Ba Dinh district) with price range from 30 USD.
- Koto Hanoi (59 Van Mieu, Dong Da District) with price range from 15 USD.
- Cau Go Restaurant (73 Cau Go, Hoan Kiem District) with price range from 22 USD.
- Grandmas’s restaurant (63 Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem District) with price range from 22 USD.
- Ho Chi Minh city:
- The Chateau (26 Phan Van Tri, Go Vap District) with price range from 15 USD.
- Home Finest Saigon (252 Dien Bien Phu, District 3) with price range from 20 USD.
- The Chopstick Saigon (216/4 Dien Bien Phu, District 3) with a price range from 20 USD.
- Indochina Junk – meal on boat (10B Ton Duc Thang, District 1) with a price range from 18 USD.
Recommended tour packages for Canadian Visitors
With an itinerary from 10 to 14 days which is the most suitable for Canadian citizens, you will have enough time to see nearly all famous attractions here. Depending on your flight route, you can choose your travel itinerary from North to South and vice versa. No matter how many days you have for the North or South of Vietnam, we always have plenty of choices for you in which you can check out these 5 suggested tours from us:
- Vietnam Orientation: https://vietnamtravel.com/tour/vietnam-orientation/
- Best of North Vietnam: https://vietnamtravel.com/tour/best-of-north-vietnam/
- Saigon to Phu Quoc via Mekong Delta: https://vietnamtravel.com/tour/saigon-to-phu-quoc-via-mekong-delta/
- Highlight of Vietnam & Cambodia: https://vietnamtravel.com/tour/highlights-of-vietnam-cambodia/
- From Phu Quoc island Angkor Wat: https://vietnamtravel.com/tour/from-phu-quoc-island-to-angkor-wat/
In fact, Vietnam has many things to offer. Vietnam Travel will design private trip of life time for you and your family base on your budget and your own travel interest. Contact Vietnam Travel today for more details and the best offers.