Best Holidays for December 2017

Nga Do
Holiday season! Fancy Christmas in Vietnam this year? December is a great time to escape the gloom and seek some winter sun. If you travel before the Christmas holidays. Here’s our guide to where's hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches - and the best time to book a cheap deal.

1. Sapa

SAPA- a town in cloud and a “European” valley …It’s becoming colder and colder, even it starts snowing, especially at night inSapa. However, watching slight snowfall and sunrise on the high valley is definitely romantic and peaceful.

Sapa, Lao Cai is a famous destination in the winter. Travelling in Sapa in cold days, tourists can contemplate the beauty of nature in mist and feel the cold weather and enjoy delicious barbecues. Especially, tourists can watch white snow covering the mountain and land.

In the winter, traveling to Sapa is always the most interesting and exciting thing to do. Sapa is located in the Northern mountainous area of Vietnam. Each period of time, Sapa will have different specialities to offer tourists. Especially, visiting Sapa in the winter will be the most attractive and unforgettable experience. To enjoy all of the specialities of Sapa on winter, you should take the trip from December to February. It is the most suitable time to visit Sapa in order to enjoy the weather as well as the landscapes in Sapa.

2. Halong Bay

The favourable December weather makes it the perfect month to visit Halong Bay; no wonder so many other visitors agree! December is one of the most popular months to visit because the Halong Bay weather is perfect for outdoor activities.

Winter inHalong Bay is a truly best time to visit. From December through to end February every year, the temperatures fall to around 16 -18 C. Halong bay is calm, quieter than in the true peak season, and with small wind, holidaymakers can expect remarkable conditions for cruising.

Halong Bay in Vietnam is quite simply, one of the best vacation destinations in the globe. Travelers will enjoy its remarkable flora, beauty and fun whenever they visit. It makes a surprise change though, to find a really stunning place that is not fully governed by the time in which you visit.

3. Hanoi

In December, Hanoi capital has its own beauty. At this time, Hanoi is the best places to enjoy the winter in the North. Because of dry weather (no wet involved), without rain, and biting cold, it is ideal for visitors to take part in any activity in Hanoi in December. There is nothing as great as strolling around Hanoi, enjoying hot and delicious dishes and seeing the bustling of Hanoians in the last days of the year.

4. Moc Chau cauliflower season

At the beginning of winter every year, to Moc Chau you will admire the fields, valley of white flowers blooming wide open to create a beautiful scene. Moc Chau is not only attracted by the green hills of green prairie, but also fascinated by the Moc Chau field that has covered the pure white of the flowers. In Moc Chau tourism, you should not miss the famous places with beautiful valleys and fields such as: Ang Than Forest, Dong Sang village, Van Ho, Nong Truong Moc town Chau.

5. Ho Chi Minh City

With a tropical climate of 2 distinctive seasons: dry and wet, it's suggested that you should pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh City during the dry season, starting from December and lasting until April. Hence, if travelling during this period, foreign travellers can escape from the normal sticky weather of Saigon.

This is surely an attractive occasion as tourists can celebrate Christmas and New Year explosively with local people here (see How Vietnamese celebrate Christmas). From Christmas until New Year, streets and hotels in city center are filled with colorful decorations, people hanging out and grand sales happening at all kinds of shops (including those in upper ranges). During Lunar New Year (around late-January and mid-February), many stores will be closed and air tickets will be fully booked just before it, so plan your trip accordingly. Otherwise it is a great opportunity to see how Vietnamese enjoy their own “Tet” Festival.

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