Depending on the season you travel, packing may vary slightly. From November to April, the weather is cool, but mostly dry, with the coldest months being December - March. From May - October, the weather is more hot and humid and the region has heavy rainfall. 

Lightweight and light colored clothing are best in hot and humid temperatures. Layers of all kinds are highly encouraged as the weather can change a couple of times within a day.  

Seasons aside, a larger backpack or rolling luggage can be used to pack your belongings. Try to pack minimalistically to avoid too much excess, as we move cities quite often throughout the duration of the trip. Another smaller backpack will be most useful daily when moving around the city. Having a travel pack for day-to-day activities right on your back can help alleviate the stress of worrying where to store belongs such as phones, wallets, umbrellas, coats etc.  We want you to feel comfortable and at ease -- unless you’re trying some new and exciting foods!

Some essentials to bring are: (Laundry services are provided at hotel) 

  • 5-6 Pairs of pants or shorts
  • 7-8 Short sleeved tops
  • Ample pairs of socks
  • 1 Rainwear jacket
  • 1 Light cover-up
  • Undergarments
  • 1 Outfit for the farewell dinner
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Light sandals or shower shoes
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Watch or alarm
  • Smartphone/ iPad if needed
  • Outlet converter for technology
  • Sunglasses and/or hat
  • Debit or credit card for miscellaneous and souvenirs
  • Emergency contact list  
  • Passport and Vietnam visa