What is the local currency?
Should I change money before I go?
It's up to you whether you change some money before you arrive, but you'll also be able to do this at the group hotel or local banks.
Nowadays, USD is a widely accepted currency in Vietnam. We would only advise Flashpackers to bring fresh crisp USD notes because older notes are often not accepted locally.
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Although many meals and activities are included in the price of your trip, we recommend having a few extra pennies to cover meals, wine and those all-important massages. Around £20-50 a day is recommended, but this is only guidance as you know your spending patterns better than we do.
Is it customary to tip?
Gratuities for great service are very much appreciated.