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What should we bring along on our trip to Vietnam?

It is best to travel light in Vietnam. One medium sized bag and a day pack will provide more than enough room to carry everything you'll need, and enough space for the things you'll buy in Vietnam.

There are lots of consumer goods in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, so do not worry about running out of something. If you do forget something you can easily find it here. Before you leave home complete the following checklist:

  -  Lightweight and quick dry clothing is most appropriate for the summer months, and warmer clothing for the winter months. As well, sun hat, swim suit, ultra lightweight rain jacket.
  -  Travel Documents: Passport, Visa, Travel Insurance, Air Tickets (you should scan them and email them to yourself in case you loose them).
  -  Health requirements, medications, and travel insurance arranged.
  -  Flashlight, alarm clock, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, small personal first aid kit, personal toiletries.
  -  Money: US dollars or travelers cheques and / or credit card(s).
  -  Raincoat or umbrella, good hiking shoes are needed for all Footprint trekking trips.
  -  Cable locks or padlocks for your luggage.
   - Camera with charger, extra batteries, and memory cards.

We have also created an fun check list you can print and stick onto your refrigerator.

See also other FAQs
Are there any restrictions on the type of luggage that we bring?
Travel insurance? Should we buy it here at home before traveling to Vietnam?
Can Footprint Travel do the round-trip airfare from our country?