It will be hot outside so please bring light, comfortable clothes, but the air conditioning inside the buildings can get quite cool!
Easy access to taxi transportation is found on the arrival level of the airport, outside curb taxi service. There are many taxi companies to choose from. Expect a 30+ minute trip from the airport to downtown at a cost of approximately 135,000 VND; 45+ minutes to Phu My Hung, approx. 230,000 + VND. It is not advisable to accept taxi rides from people approaching you when exiting luggage pick-up and customs.
USD $1 = VND 21,080 (approximate rate as of August 2015)
Please organize your visa through your travel agent or the Vietnamese Embassy in your country well in advance. Most tourist visas are valid for single entry only. Participants wishing to re-enter Vietnam must apply for a multiple entry visa.
Online Visa Application: http://www.vietnamimmigration.org/ OR http://www.vietnamvisa.com
The hotels around Phu My Hung are an easy walking distance to SSIS (Phu My Hung) or a short taxi ride (less than 5 minutes and approximately 15,000+ VND). A taxi from downtown will take approximately 20-25 minutes to SSIS depending on where you’re staying (around 115,000 +VND). Most taxis in Ho Chi Minh City use the meter.