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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


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Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

Trekking in Sapa Mountains » An Unforgettable Experience

Trekking in Sapa Mountains » An Unforgettable Experience


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Tips for the best trekking in Sapa Mountains, Vietnam. How to get to Sapa, connect with local tribes and sleep in a truly Sapa homestay. Travel tips and more.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Halong Bay Cruise: Overnight Cruise Tour | Bhaya Classic

Halong Bay Cruise: Overnight Cruise Tour | Bhaya Classic


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Bhaya Classic offers the best Halong Bay cruise at affordable prices. Book Halong Bay cruise tour with us to get unforgettable overnight cruise experiences!

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The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

HANOI COUNTRYSIDE 1 DAY TOUR

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HANOI COUNTRYSIDE  1 DAY TOUR – EVRYDAY DEPARTURE (The best way to get away from the crowd – Price:  55$/pax) Located in the centre of North Vietnam, Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam. its heart and soul. The name of Ha Noi (city in the river) has been derived from Read More...

THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

HANOI RUNNING IN THE MORNING TOUR

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HANOI RUNNING IN THE MORNING TOUR ( Price: 25$/pax )   3 HOURS TOUR , FLEXIBLE DERPARTURE TIME FROM 5.00 AM TO 8.00 AM Hanoi oldquarter  or “”Hanoi 36 Old Streets” is the centre of Hoan Kiem District like as well as Hanoi city which is nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. Read More...

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR

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HANOI  STREET FOOD TOUR (Enjoying the real Hanoi food) Price: 25$/pax. 3 HOURS TOUR , FLEXIBLE DERPARTURE TIME FROM 9.00 TO 19.00 Hanoi oldquarter  or “”Hanoi 36 Old Streets” is the centre of Hoan Kiem District like as well as Hanoi city which is nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. Each street Read More...

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

HANOI BARS TOUR

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HANOI BARS TOUR   Price : 55$ /pax (3 Hours Tour, Everyday Departure At  21.00)    Located in the centre of North Vietnam, Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam. its heart and soul. The name of Ha Noi (city in the river) has been derived from an ancient language Read More...

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

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