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Expected Expenses for a Road Trip in Vietnam

With the vaccinations rolling out and COVID cases dropping, traveling is only a matter of time. While we still need to take precautions, we will eventually be able to resume international travel soon. If you’re looking for an exotic location for your next road trip, Vietnam might be just what you’re looking for. But before embarking on this adventure, knowing how much money you’ll need for a memorable trip is essential. Below are a few of the most common expenses you’ll have on a Vietnamese road trip.

Accommodation (Hotels and Other Options)

The most apparent expense you should expect is lodging. After a long day of exploring Vietnam, you will need a resting place. On average, hotels in Vietnam can cost $100 a day, but some budget options (especially in rural areas) may be around $60 to $70. The cost will depend on how luxurious the hotel is and how long you stay. If you want to save money, you can always stay at a hostel. For example, the average cost of a 3-star hotel in Vietnam will run between $60 to $100 per day. Five-star hotels usually run between $75 to $100 for the room only, excluding room service or other luxuries like in-room massages.

Check the current price for Vietnam’s hotels below:

Transportation (Renting or Buying Your Own)

Once you’ve figured out how extended your trip will be and booked your hotel, now is the time to focus on how you will get around. In addition to your flight, you must factor in transportation costs when you arrive. It would help if you also decided whether to rent a car or a motorbike to see Vietnam. Motorbikes are the most viable option in Vietnam, and you can also choose to rent one or buy one if you’re embarking on a long trip. Note that if you’re going to drive in Vietnam, beware of the traffic laws and prepare a valid driving license.

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Once you decide your mode of travel, you also need to have the available funds to pay for it. If you’re short on cash but still want to see everything Vietnam has to offer, you could consider applying for a personal loan so you know exactly how much you’ll spend without going over budget or maxing out your credit cards. A private lender can usually offer lower rates and possibly more money when compared to a traditional bank loan.

Vietnam is a country rich in culture and history, so don’t miss out on visiting the prime landmarks

Activities to Check on Your Bucket List

While in Vietnam, you’ll want to take in as much culture as possible by immersing in the local life. Cooking classes, language learning, and even traditional dances are great ways to experience the country. However, you need to budget for them, so research before arriving. Grouped tours and services are generally cheaper, but you must sacrifice personalization and a bit of the service’s quality.

Exciting Food to Try in Vietnam

Finally, you need to think about the cost of food. Although the cost of food in Vietnam is considerably lower than in most places, you also need to think about quality. If you only eat street food, you can eat well for about $10 to $15 a day. If you prefer to eat at 5-star restaurants, the cost will be significantly higher. Vietnam is rich in culture, delicious food, and friendly people. Plan ahead and make sure your road trip is one to remember.

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