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  • hanes

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    Hey guys, i'm planning to head down up to vietnam from singapore in january 2011 for around 10 days to 2 weeks with 3 other frends. Seen some great rough itineraries around the site such as this:
    http://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner/vietnam-hanoi-to-saigon
    Just want to get feedback on places to check out and miss.

    So basically we wanna work our way down sticking somewhat closely to the itinerary. Was considering making a detour up to Sapa when in hanoi. And another one to the delta and phu quoc island when down in ho chi minh. Was wondering if phu quoc is worth the detour since i'm pretty sure of heading to nha trang and mui ne on the way down? Oh and is the delta worth a look as well?

    Any feedback would be great, thanks guys. (:

    #1 Posted: 28/4/2010 - 13:09

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    arah

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    Hi. You'll really struggle to fit in Sapa, the Delta and Phu Quoc in only 10 days to 2 weeks. The example itinerary you reference suggests that as a minimum without the side trips. If that's all the time you've got then you need to think about what you're most interested in e.g. beaches vs mountains and prioritise accordingly, otherwise you'll find you're constantly on the move. The Delta .... I'm torn. Yes, it's worth it as it's a different side of Vietnam, but then if you only do a day trip you'll just see the tourist spots anyway. I've not been to Phu Quoc yet so can't help there.

    #2 Posted: 28/4/2010 - 13:36

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    arah

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    Hi. You'll really struggle to fit in Sapa, the Delta and Phu Quoc in only 10 days to 2 weeks. The example itinerary you reference suggests that as a minimum without the side trips. If that's all the time you've got then you need to think about what you're most interested in e.g. beaches vs mountains and prioritise accordingly, otherwise you'll find you're constantly on the move. The Delta .... I'm torn. Yes, it's worth it as it's a different side of Vietnam, but then if you only do a day trip you'll just see the tourist spots anyway. I've not been to Phu Quoc yet so can't help there.

    #3 Posted: 28/4/2010 - 13:36

  • LaureneCao

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi there,
    I absolutely agree with Travellingsarah
    With your time limited, I think I should choose travel the North or South of Vietnam. So you have a lot of time to discover & join the local life.
    I suggest you 2 opinions :
    Opinion 1 : Travel the North & central region
    Hanoi : 2 days ( central & countryside such as : Duong Lam, Huong Pagoda,..)
    Halong Bay : 2- 3 days
    Sapa trekking : 3 - 4 days
    Hue & Hoi An : the rest of time (3 - 4 days)
    Opinion 2: Travel the Central & the South
    Fly into Vietnam in Danang International Airport
    Hoi An : 2 days
    Nha Trang : 3 days
    HCMC : 2 days
    Mekong Delat : 3 - 4 days
    Phu Quoc Island : the rest of time
    Besides, If you really want to travel all region of Vietnam. You can fly to major city and have a glimpse of Vietnam.
    Hanoi : 2 days
    Sapa : 3 days
    Hue : 2 day
    HCMC : 1 days
    Mekong Delta : 3 days
    Phu Quoc island: rest of time
    I've been Phu Quoc, It's wonderful island with fine beaches and clear blue sea. Best destinations for picnics, paddling, snorkeling or fishing.
    Hope information can help
    Van Cao
    Indochina Travel Service

    #4 Posted: 3/5/2010 - 10:18

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