Ho Chi Minh City

With a coastline snaking 3400km to the east and mountains buttressing the west, Vietnam is a country full of contrast. In the cities this is most obvious. Everywhere you go you are reminded by the past and the influences in the architecture but at the same time from the traditional streets of Ho Chi Minh the signs Ho Chi Minh Cityare apparent of the pace of modernisation. Next to the traditional colonial buildings of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, skyscrapers of Multinational corporations sprout up like overgrown rice crops.

One of the best in the world, the Vietnamese cuisine takes inspiration from former colonists to make its own unique style loved the world over. Whether you want to eat at a five star restaurant or a market stall, the culinary delights are equally as delicious.

Whether you want to drink at the trendy bars surrounded by Ho Chi Minh City’s high flyers or crouch over a miniature table and chair to sip a cold bia hoi you are bound to meet some interesting and eclectic characters.

Whether you want to break the bank balance at one of the designer boutiques on Le Loi street or barter with the best at Ben Thanh Market each will be a thoroughly enjoyable retailing experience.

The best way to see Ho Chi Minh City is by taking time in the day to do as the Vietnamese do; sit down at one of the many street cafes with a Ca phe sua da (Iced coffee with sweetened milk) or bia hois(street bars selling homemade beer) with a Saigon beer (with ice) and take in the hectic, manic and chaotic life around you until it strangely becomes an ordered, organised and serene scene.

Visa Registration Form

Visa On Arrival

If time and money are an issue, Viet Dream Travel's Visa on arrival service is a quick and cheap way to get a Vietnam Tourist Visa.

All you have to do is send an email to info@vietdreamtravel.co.uk including your passport details, full name as it appears on your passport, date of birth, sex, passport number, nationality, passport expiration date, the date you are travelling to Vietnam and the type of visa you would like (see prices below). The simplest way to do this is by sending us a picture of the photo page of your passport.

After three working days, we will send you a letter of invitation and an application for entry form to be completed before you arrive. (Attach two passport photos to the application for entry form.)

Letter of Invitation Prices

  • One month single entry (Pay US$45 at the Airport)
  • Three month single entry (Pay US$45 at the Airport)
  • One month multiple entry (Pay US$65 at the Airport)
  • Three month multiple entry (Pay US$95 at the Airport)


Our Visa on arrival service is only valid for air passengers arriving at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.