This will be an amazing journey, but as with all travel, a spirit of adventure and a degree of flexibility will enhance your enjoyment of this program. This will be a relatively active program, with considerable walking and a number of travel days with early departures and activities scheduled throughout the day.
We recommend a medium level of physical fitness, as some of the drives may be long, with sections of the road unpaved. For the most satisfying experience, and in fairness to your fellow travelers, please note that this tour requires the following:
Ability to walk at least one mile without difficulty
Ability to spend extended periods of time on your feet
Ability to climb sets of stairs without assistance
Ability to keep pace with an active group of travelers and to be on time for all scheduled activities
If you’re uncertain about whether this trip is a good fit, please contact us and we’d be happy to discuss with you further.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Vietnam. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC Website Vietnam.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies, and to take pills to prevent Malaria.
Yellow Fever: The government of Vietnam requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Vietnam. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.