Your flight to Vietnam could depart from any of the major airports in London, and could arrive in one of several airports. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are two of the most popular international airports for arrivals from the UK.Vietnam Airlines offer direct Vietnam flights from Gatwick Airport in London. This nonstop Vietnam flight takes between 12 and 13 hours, and departs several times a week. If it better suits your budget and itinerary, it is of course possible to book flights that include a stopover in a European city (Paris, Frankfurt, and Moscow are the most common. Many other major airlines fly here from the UK, such as British Airways, and there are plenty of low cost options available. In particular, if you are willing to book early and can be flexible with your dates, you could scoop up some jaw dropping deals. A flight comparator is a brilliant, quick, and simple way to ensure that you get the best option.
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Vietnam is becoming more and more targeted by tourists and for good reason too with its rich abundance of landscapes and cultural activities! There are also a large number of cheap flights to Vietnam to be taken advantage of.
Unless you are planning a long stay in Vietnam it is better to choose a particular region in the country that you wish to explore. That will determine which airport in Vietnam you should fly to. The price of airline tickets to the main cities in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are more or less the same, however they are a little steeper for Hue and Da Nang so it is advisable to take flights to one of the two major airports and then take connecting internal flights from there.
In the North tourists can visit the colonial city of Hanoi, home to historical relics, cross the mountains in search of the ethnic minorities who live there or take a trip to Ha Long Bay. It is better to visit this side of the country between November and the end of April when there is less risk of rainfall and the temperatures aren't too hot (around 22°C). Flights from London to Hanoi in April can be found from as little as £500 too!
If you're looking to visit the south of the country then you should fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital of the city. This lively westernized city is the perfect starting point for trips to the Mekong Delta. The best time to visit the south is from December through to April but the temperature is higher than in the north, averaging (30°C). If you are looking for a low cost flight to Ho Chi Minh City then you should fly in May when the price of airline tickets is just £479. However, it is worth spending a little extra to fly two months earlier and take advantage of the sun.
Vietnam Agenda -Find all practical information
14-17 February: Tay Son martial arts festival. Held in the district of Tay Son, this acclaimed festival is the best time to see traditional martial arts in action. This festival also features garlanded elephants parading through the streets.June 1: Trung Thu. Trung Thu, or 'Children's Day' is a festival of light that occurs all over the country. Lanterns are made in the shape of dragons, and children carry them through the streets ad traditional dragon dances are performed alongside plenty of music and delicious regional cuisine.August 11: Trang Nguyen. Trang Nguyen is 'The Day of Wandering Souls': a festival when the dead are honoured, and offered clothes and food to bring them peace in the afterlife. This is a traditional festival, and a very unique sight.24 December: Christmas services. Visit the churches of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to witness the midnight ceremonies that take place every Christmas Eve.29 December: Da Lat Flower Festival. Towns throughout the country show off their best blooms in this annual celebration of regional flora.