Hotels and Lodging

1. What kind of hotels do you recommend? 


This really depends on your budget for your vacations in Vietnam. It is nice to be at the 4 to 5 stars hotels where standards are up to an international level, but please note that these are often fully booked (in high season). It has been estimated for a number of years that Vietnam does not have enough 4 and 5 star hotel rooms to satisfy demand. Thus expect a suitable alternative.

Hotels that are 2 – 3 star are recommended to save money for your next holiday and to avoid the unavailability in the high season. Many of the 3 stars are quite good. You can easily check on Trip Advisor to see a recent rating and what people have been saying about any particular hotel.


2. What do you mean by "homestay" and "camping"? 


Homestay is an overnight in the home of one of the local ethnic minorities, in a local home of a Vietnamese person living in the destination you are staying. For the ethnic minority homestays, they have been set up in a way that the community benefits from the added tourism income and not just a single entity.

There are not many tours that we do that involve camping. We now include camping on our hike to the summit of Mount Fansipan, Bach Ma National Park and at some sites on our trekking tours in Dalat. Camping means we will be staying outside in tents. Consider that we will welcome all weather conditions during these tours.


3. Twin shared room is set in all Footprint tours?


All tours that Footprint offers will based on twin shared rooms. This means two persons sharing one room that has two single beds. 

If you need a double bed or an extra bed, please inform this to your Footprint Travel consultant before your booking is confirmed. We can normally arrange this quite easily with no extra charge. 

If you need a different room just on your own, please see our S.S (Single Supplement) surcharge.