Sounds like Russians riding a normal VN train.
In actual fact the name of the company is Vodkatrain and has nothing to do with Vodka, at least in VietNam, as it uses the regular Reunification Express.
Their itinerary is:
1 Arrival Ho Chi Minh City
2 Ho Chi Minh & evening departure to Nha Trang
3 Morning arrival Nha Trang
4 Nha Trang & evening departure to Da Nang
5 Da Nang & bus transfer to Hoi An
6 Hoi An
7 Hoi An and bus transfer to Hue
9 Hue & afternoon departure to Hanoi
10 Morning arrival Hanoi
12 Hanoi and end
Sounds like a very poor tour and one that you could replicate with great savings.
Not worth the money for the name - Vodka.
#2 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349
I would also be interested in this trip. How do we book this & how much does it cost? It sounds like alot of travelling over a few days, will it give you enough time to see each town? Maybe a website wit details would be great.
#3 archiebaby has been a member since 12/9/2007. Posts: 22
There is really no need for a tour of VietNam, just pop down to the backpacker area in HCMC and buy an An Phu or Sinh Travel (these are the ONLY mechanically safe buses) OpenTour Bus ticket.
I think it is about USD$25. Then each night in a hotel room plan on USD$12 - a little higher in HCMC and Ha Noi.
Then follow the itinerary.
If you really want to get sucked in to paying much, much, higher check out: < http://www.vodkatrain.com/trip_display/23.html >.
It would be best described as 'whistle stop' tour - all travel and a little visiting.
#4 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349
many thanks for your reply.
i feel a bit stupid cause i was in a kind of hury so i book it ...
from hanoi to ho chi minh in 12 days
it's proly expensif but not that much arond 40€ a day including the train, a honcho("guide" like they call it) and hotel.
i'll let you know how it was.