IMPORTANT & ESSENTIAL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW KNOW BEFORE

TRAVEL

Frequently asked questions

Before Traveling

How can I get to Villa Orchid Garden Riverside from Da Nang airport (DAD)?


>> Option 1: We offer the variety of private transfers from Da Nang airport or Da Nang Railway Station or Da Nang center as follows:
The Vios Toyota - 4 seaters car: VND 440,000 (max: 3 adults + 2 small baggages)
The Fortuner - 7 seaters car: VND 530,000 (max: 4 adults + 4 medium suitcases)
The Hyundai - 16 seaters car: VND 600,000 (max: 8 adults + 8 large suitcases)
Duration: approximately 40 mins (depend on weather condition and traffic on the road) Pros: Flexible time, English spearking driver, A/C in the car, on time pick up​ ​Photo of Toyota Fortuner car * The quoted prices above are in Vietnam Dong (VND) and these additional fees will have to be paid for separately during your stay. * Should any assitances, please contact direct hotel at 84-235-3666-088 or WhatsApp number: 84-775-185-594 or write a message to info@villaorchidgarden.com >> Option 2: Premium shuttle bus service with A/C (Airport Pick Up Only)
The price: VND 160,000 per person and should be confirmed in advance and subject to availablility at the time of reserve
The bus schedule time starts from 08:00 AM till 9:00 PM every day from the airport and is available every hour
Duration: approximately 70 mins (depend on weather condition and traffic on the road) Pros: A/C in the car, on time pick up with a schedule Photo of Mini van 16 seaters * The quoted price above are in Vietnam Dong (VND) and these additional fees will have to be paid for separately during your stay. * Should any assitances, please contact direct hotel at 84-235-3666-088 or WhatsApp number: 84-775-185-594 or write a message to info@villaorchidgarden.com




What document we should prepare before taking the airplane from a foreign country into Vietnam?


Individuals whose nationality requires a visa to enter Vietnam can take advantage of our quick and simple Visa on Arrival service. Applies to air arrival only (not overland). Available at all international airports (Hanoi, Noi Bai, Da Nang, Nha Trang Cam Ranh, and Ho Chi Minh City Ton Son International Airports). If you are unsure if you need a visa, please reach us at info@villaorchidgarden.com or text a message on contact form here VISA UPON ARRIVAL SERVICE: What is a `Visa on Arrival ?`: this is most likely the easiest way to obtain your visa without having to chase down embassies, consulates and the like prior to your trip, and is a valid alternative when applying for a tourist visa. The entry visa will be stamped on your passport as you pass through our immigration checkpoint. Though valid for thirty days, it can be extended once you enter Viet Nam. With this type of visa, you only can enter the country by air.
Who use this kind of service:
– Those who are living in a certain country where Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates has not been established.
– Those who has limit of time but has to be in the country of Vietnam as soon as possible. How to get a Visa on Arrival:
Please provide us with the information below (or you could scan first page of your passport and send us via email): + Surname:…………………………………………………………………
+ Middle name:…………………………………………………………..
+ Given name: ……………………………………………………………
+ Gender: …………………………………………………………………..
+ Date of birth (date, month, year):……………………………….
+ Nationality: ……………………………………………………………..
+ Passport No: …………………………………………………………….
+ Arrival date to Vietnam: …………………………………………….
+ Departure date from Vietnam: ……………………………………
+ Returned date to Vietnam (for multiple entries): …………. Download Form Application for Entry and Exit Visa.
Your passports must be valid for more than 6 months from date(s) of your entry(ies) in Vietnam, with blank pages for stamps. Also prepare 02 recent passport photos each person for the process at the airport. – We obtain what is called an “Approval Letter” for you from the Viet Nam Immigration Department in Hanoi.
– We will forward you a copy of the “Pre-approval Letter” by direct email. Copies of the same document will be forwarded on your behalf to Vietnam immigration checkpoints at International Airports, so that when you arrive in Viet Nam, the Immigration officers will have those documents on hand and will be able to issue your entry visa expediently. Please provide the officers with your 2 recent photos as well.




Where can I buy a SIM card in Vietnam?


A Vietnamese SIM card can be found anywhere on the streets on carts, at any phone shop, credit kiosk and at the airport on arrival. If you are travelling to Vietnam, it is recommended to get your SIM card at the arrivals at the airport as all the packages are friendly for travellers. Additional information you need to know: Q: What is the best SIM card to get in Vietnam?
A: Viettel
The best prepaid sim card in Vietnam is Viettel and that is because they by far have the best network. For $13 you get 60 minutes calling time and 2 GB data per day for 30 days. A great deal to keep you connected on your Vietnam trip. Q2: How much is a SIM card in Vietnam? A2: How much does a SIM card cost in Vietnam? The SIM card itself costs about 50,000 VND (~$2.50). You'll generally purchase your Vietnam SIM card as part of a mobile data package that will give you anywhere from 5GB – 30GB of data and cost between 150,000 – 300,000 VND ($6.50-$15). Q3: Where can I buy a SIM card in Hoi An? A3: Buy a SIM Card You will need to present your passport. You can buy them at electrical shops with the following signs: 'MobiFone, Viettel and Vinaphone'. Q4: How do I activate my SIM card in Vietnam? A4: You may need to activate data first by texting "DATA ON" to 999. For 4G/LTE be sure to have a new 4G-enabled SIM card. Q5: Can I use an old SIM card? A5: No, iPhones and Android use different technology in their SIM cards. It may work for a while but will eventually stop. Q6: Are prepaid phones unlocked? A6: The short answer is yes, you will be able to use a prepaid GSM service with a GSM unlocked phone like the Samsung Galaxy S II. Simply pop in the activated prepaid SIM card and you should be able to make and receive calls. Q7: How can I get internet in Vietnam? A7: Buy a local SIM card and a pre-paid Internet plan and use Internet to phone. Use a software program like Skype. Of course you can also use Wi-Fi for Internet access. You can also use normal phoning (no Internet) with a local SIM, with the tariffs the company offers for international calls.




How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam?


A trip for two weeks for two people costs d25,428,265 in Vietnam. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down.




Can I wear shorts in Vietnam?


Women and men wear long pants and short- or long-sleeved tops, for the most part, and visitors should do the same, despite the heat. When you're in Vietnam, you'll fit in better if you avoid wearing shorts in public. Other clothing no-nos when traveling to Vietnam: Don't overpack.




How much cash can I bring to Vietnam?


Currency Import regulations: Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000. - (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival. Amounts under USD 5,000.




What currency is best to use in Vietnam?


Vietnamese Dong or US Dollar, which is the best currency to use in Vietnam? Most payments are made with Vietnamese Dong, but US dollars can be directly used for some hotels, restaurants, tours, or other services. You may see the prices for food, drinks, and souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City's airport are all in US dollars.




Are mosquitoes a problem in Vietnam?


The mosquito-borne illnesses malaria and dengue fever are prevalent in Vietnam, particularly in the south. ... There are no vaccinations available for dengue fever and it's advise to take anti-malarials prior to departure. Wear long trousers and socks, sleep under a mosquito net, and use a strong insect repellent. Popular Insect Repellent Lotion in Vietnam (recommend) which you can find easy at any grocery store or pharmacy ( Soffell, Remos or johnson's baby)




Should I tip in Vietnam?


The concept of giving tips is very popular to the majority of Vietnamese people because of affected from American travelers. Tipping is not compulsory in Vietnam, but you can give a tip if the service is good or adequate because It is the best way to express the appreciation and respection to server.




What is the rainy season in Vietnam?


The rainy season runs from October to early December with almost half the annual rainfall falling in October and November.





On your Trip

Where can I buy tickets for Old Town Hoi An?


Old Town tickets are only available for purchase at specific ticket stalls, and not at individual heritage sightseeing places. There are 11 ticket stalls located around the outskirts of Hoi An's Old Town designated walking area. When you purchase a ticket, you should also receive a map indicating the location and sights around the Hoi An Old Town district. Locations of ticket stalls:
Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street and Hem 19 Hung Vuong street intersection, near Wellspring Cafe
Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa street, across the intersection from Cabanon restaurant
Duong Cao Hong Lanh street on An Hoi island, near Song Hoai Square Bridg
Duong Cao Hong Lanh street on An Hoi island, near An Hoi bridge
Phan Chu Trinh street and Hai Ba Trung street intersection
Tran Phu street (northwest end of the street), south of Phan Chu Trinh street intersection
Tran Phu street and Bach Dang street intersection, near the Japanese Bridge
Le Loi street and Tran Phu street intersection
Tran Phu street and Nguyen Hue street intersection
Tran Phu street and Hoang Dieu street intersection (Tourist Information Centre)
Bach Dang street and Hoang Van Thu street intersection Pedestrian area in Hoi An Ancient Town Ticket counter or Ticket Stall Entrance ticket




How old is Hoi An ancient town?


It was built in the 16th or 17th century. Today, the trading activity had long moved elsewhere. However, the historical heritage of the Hoi An Ancient Town is strongly preserved.




Is Hoi An safe at night?


Hoi An is one of Vietnam's safer towns, but there are infrequent stories of late-night bag-snatching, pickpockets and (very occasionally) assaults on women. If you are a lone female, it may be advisable to walk home with somebody you know. Many street lights are turned off from 9.30pm.




How many days do you need in Hoi An?


three I recommend a minimum of three full days to explore all that Hoi An has to offer. This gives you enough time to see Hoi An and its beaches, spend an afternoon in Da Nang, and maybe take a day trip to My Son




Is it better to stay in Danang or Hoi An?


A lot of people like Hoi An much better. There are a lot of attractions and old town is a very popular and crowded tourist destination. ... Danang has a very long and beautiful beach area where you can find uncrowded conditions and beach resorts, however, it is a city less attractive to tourists and fewer attractions.




Is Hoi An safe at night?


Hoi An is one of Vietnam's safer towns, but there are infrequent stories of late- night bag-snatching, pickpockets and (very occasionally) assaults on women. If you are a lone female, it may be advisable to walk home with somebody you know. Many street lights are turned off from 9.30pm.




Why is Hoi An special?


Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.




What is the best time of year to visit Hoi An?


The dry season is from February until July. These months provide plenty of sunshine, with warm temperatures. Some feel the best time to visit Hoi An is between February and April, when rainfall is low and temperatures are comfortable. Others think it is best to wait a little longer, until May and June.




How much is taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An?


Taxis are the most convenient and also considered the easiest way to get to Hoi An from Da Nang since from the city center (or the airport) you can just catch a taxi and get in without making any prior arrangement. It will take you around 30 – 45 minutes and will cost you from 15 USD to 23 USD.




What food is Hoi An known for?


Hoi An Food Favorites 1. Cao Lau. Cau Lau is our favorite Hoi An food specialty. ... 2. Banh Mi. This chicken Banh Mi at the Banh Mi Queen was loaded with chicken, vegetables, pate, egg sauce, papaya and cucumber. ... 3. Mi Quang. ... 4. White Rose Dumplings. ... 5. Banh Xeo. ... 6. Fried Wontons. ... 7. Pho. ... 8. Street Food.




What is Hoi An known for?


Hội An is known for its diverse and excellent food: a legacy of the many nationalities, including Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese, that lived or traded here. It can seem that every other restaurant is offering cooking classes, but the Thuan Tinh cooking day offers more than some




Can you swim in Hoi An Beach?


The beaches in Hoi An are alive with activity—whatever your energy level, there is literally something for everyone. An Bang is great for swimming, eating, and partying while Hidden beach is a great escape from the crowds.




Brushing Your Teeth With Tap Water in Vietnam


For extended stays, brushing your teeth with tap water is said to be a good way to get used to the local bacterial fauna. Many tourists brush their teeth with tap water successfully without getting sick




Can you do a day trip to Hue from Hoi An?


The best way to get from Hoi An to Hue is by hiring a private driver for the day. By having a driver, we were able to visit My Son Sanctuary, Da Nang, Marble Mountain, travel over Hai Van Pass, walk on Lang Co Beach, and have pit stops for lunch and photos.




Should I stay in Hue or Hoi An?


I would say that most people would opt for Hoi An. Hue is a small city vs Hoi An more of a tourist village. The really nice thing about Hoi An is the fact that much of the Ancient Town is off limits to vehicles - there's also a rather nice beach, and many prefer to ride bikes around (very little traffic on the roads).




Where is Cham Island?


The Cham Islands (Vietnamese: Cù lao Chàm) constitute a group of 8 small islands of Quảng Nam, which form a part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a world Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO, in the South East Asia Sea in Vietnam. The islands are approachable from Cửa Đại beach.




Can you stay on Cham Island?


Homestays (mostly located along Bai Chong Beach) are the most popular accommodation option on Cham Islands, but there are also plenty of restaurants and dive centres that offer tent rentals for about VND 250,000 per night.




How far is Cham Island from Hoi An?


15 kilometres Just 15 kilometres off Hoi An's stunning coastline rise the Cham Islands—a set of eight granite masses of land. Their turquoise waters provide visitors with snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities, along with many powdery sand beaches to choose from.




How do I get to Cham Island?


From Hoi An city, there are three ways to get to Cham island: Hire a private canoe: this is the fastest but most expensive way to go and it takes around 15 to 20 minutes to reach Cham island. From Cua Dai Pier, Cua Dai Ward, Hoi An city, go to the ticket room and ask to hire a private canoe.





Villa Orchid Garden Riverside - A Vacation Rental Resort

32 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Thanh Nam, Cam Chau, Hoi An
Quang Nam, Vietnam 564070  |  +84-235-366-6088   |  +84-775-184-594

Email : info@villaorchidgarden.com or villaorchidgarden@gmail.com 

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