Although many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, it is in reality a tropical paradise of charming people, heavenly beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and lush emerald rain-forest's. Over three decades have passed since Vietnam was officially united, and in that time it has done a remarkable job of healing its wounds. The Vietnam War has long since been forgotten, and the people are exceedingly warm and hospitable in this nominally communist country which is an absolute delight to visit. Today, this gracious and graceful country is an outstanding travel destination.

Vietnam's weather varies greatly from North to South with each area marked by slightly different seasons and climates. Because of these regional variations, there are always pleasant and favorable areas to visit throughout the year. 

The North, overall, tends to be cooler than the rest of the country and it is cool and the weather often damp at the day time from Nov till Feb

Central Vietnam experiences warm weather from Jul to Oct and wet, colder weather from Nov to May. 

Although the temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year, Southern Vietnam has two seasons. The dry season lasts from Dec to May, while from Jun to Nov is the rainy season.