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Et Pumpkin for Halong Bay and Sapa

  • janduine

    Joined Travelfish
    17th October, 2006
    Posts: 9

    I've booked with Et Pumpkin (two days, sleep on boat) for the first half of November. Anyone has any experience with this agency; sofar the information I received is OK.
    Second question is: will the weather (generally spoken) be OK for swimming in this time of year?

    We also booked a 3 days Sapa tour (one night hotel, one night with local people), travelling on the Et Pumpkin express. Similar question: has anyone experience with this trip organised by Et Pumpkin?

    #1 Posted: 17/10/2006 - 17:24

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  • DakLak

    Joined Travelfish
    28th August, 2006
    Posts: 57

    Seems you are asking too late - now you've put your money down.

    'Et Pumpkin' appears to have reasonable commissions - the 'Et Pumpkin express' is just the regular nightly train.

    Let us know what you think of the operator - they used to have an office in Lao Cai a couple of years ago but I don't see it any more.

    Take a wire coat hanger with you (unwind and secure the roomette door to the bunk); place your baggage in the lockers under the bottom bunks on the train and take a few spare T-shirts in case you get cold - and a hooded rain jacket (cheap in Ha Noi) - and see if you can get the shower option!

    #2 Posted: 22/10/2006 - 08:41

  • janduine

    Joined Travelfish
    17th October, 2006
    Posts: 9

    Thank you for your info. I haven't put my money away yet, I just made the reservations, paying in Hanoi when we start our trip(s).
    On another forum (Virtual Tourist) they have quite a good reputation.
    The contacts I had sofar give a positive impression, but its only email.
    But I'll let you know or experiences with them!

    #3 Posted: 22/10/2006 - 12:31

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