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Halong Bay-Mid-November

Posted by cfstone on 10/10/2006 at 11:10

I am organizing a trip to Halong bay around the 20th of November and am not sure how long I should plan on going for (2 or 3 Day). It sounds as though the longer trip has time for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking etc but I am not sure if the weather in November is nice enough for that. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/10/2006 at 18:44 admin

Hi cfstone,

Welcome to Travelfish!

Our researcher in Vietnam has just finished doing three consecutive Ha Long bay tours one after the other -- we'll be running a series of stories on "picking the right tour" over the next week or so -- so, if you can hold on that long, I'll drop another message into this thread when we start running them.

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Posted by cheengiap on 12/10/2006 at 16:17

Hi,

Can't wait to get yr feedbacks on halong bay tours :)

I am also planning a trip to halong in Dec, so yr tips may come in handy!

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Posted by windjammer on 14/10/2006 at 04:01

I am also waiting patiently for this info as I will be there at the end of November.

This is the best website for info on SE Asia!!

Cheers!

Tamara

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Posted by yowie on 17/10/2006 at 08:35

Hi,
I am also going around late November so also patiently waiting for the stories.

Paul

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Posted by Georgie on 28/10/2006 at 18:31

Posted from within Vietnam.

There in a couple of days! Any info on the research? If not I'll take the advice on the other thread and go with the people that go to Ocean beach resort.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/10/2006 at 19:08 admin

Hi Georgie,

we should have the Halong feature on the site sometime tomorrow -- I'll add a heads-up to this thread when they're online.

The features are not so much specific recommendations on operators (there's some 500 junks registered with the Vn govt -- the researcher did three separate trips with different outfits -- there would have been a coup if I'd asked him to try more!), but rather a guideline on what you get for your money and what to look for in a tour and most importantly, what questions to ask before agreeing to book!

More tomorrow...

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Posted by Denny on 29/10/2006 at 16:02

Mee too let me know, Thanks Dennis

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/10/2006 at 17:23 admin

Ok the Ha Long bay stories are now on the site - what began as a brief story has exploded into a five part series! There's a lot to read -- but we hope you find it of use.

The first Ha Long Bay story is here, and there's links within it to the others.

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