Page 91

Useful information Our Useful Information Section provides a convenient reference tool for information on weather, time zones, currencies, visas, festivals and events - all the basics you need to know right at your fingertips. www.buffalotours.com

VIETNAM Best Time to Go

Vietnam’s elongated shape includes tropical and subtropical zones and is the reason for the varied climate in the country. Generally speaking it is fine to travel in Vietnam all year round.

Low Season

May to September

The South (Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet)

The South is hot year round and has two seasons; one wet and the other dry. The wet season lasts from May to October and you can expect brief daily downpours. The dry season from November to April is generally sunny and humid.

Peak Season

The Centre (Nha Trang to Hue)

Visas/Passports

For most of the year Nha Trang is bathed in beautiful sunshine. However, between November and December the area has heavy rain. Dalat, at an altitude of 1,500 metres is cooler than the coastal area, particularly from November through to March. Danang, Hoi An and Hue experience typhoon activity from mid-October to mid-December when the climate becomes cooler, more overcast and wetter.

Summer in the north lasts from May to October when temperatures range between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius with high humidity and bursts of heavy rain. The temperature varies from 10 to 15 degrees in Winter (December to March). February and March can be damp with drizzle.

hanoi (north)

MONTH

Approximately 20th December – 10th January

Time

GMT + 7 hours

Visas are required for most nationalities and can be obtained in the guest’s home country or Buffalo Tours can arrange them in advance. Visitors can obtain a visa on arrival but must have a letter of approval. Otherwise, visitors must have a valid visa on arrival. Passports must be valid for 6 months after final departure date.

Airports

The North (Hanoi to Sapa)

Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport is approximately 7 kilometres northwest of the city centre. Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport is approximately 35 kilometres north of the city centre.

danang (centre)

ho chi minh city (south)

average temp

rain

AVERAGE TEMP

rain

AVERAGE TEMP

rain

degrees Celsius

(mm)

degrees Celsius

(mm)

degrees Celsius

(mm)

12/21

26

17/25

21

21/32

26 10

jan

91 

High Season October to April

feb

13/21

26

18/26

22

22/32

mar

16/23

60

20/28

23

23/33

15

apr

20/28

110

23/30

75

25/35

50

may

25/32

220

25/35

200

25/35

200 325

june

28/33

280

29/36

280

24/33

july

28/33

350

29/36

300

24/33

300

aug

28/33

340

25/34

280

24/33

300

sep

28/33

280

23/30

260

24/33

325 225

oct

23/28

160

23/28

260

23/32

NOV

18/27

80

21/28

80

23/32

100

DEC

15/21

10

20/27

40

22/32

50

Buffalo Tours Brochure 2012

Brochure 2012  

Brochure 2012