Photo: Canals of Ca Mau, Mekong Delta.

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If you're a first time visitor to Vietnam, we'll point you to the Ha Long Bay thread for points to keep in mind when selecting the right Ha Long Bay tour for you. If you've questions about a potential itinerary, do take a look at the itinerary section of the site as well. We'll also apologise in advance for the persistent spamming by Vietnam-based travel agents -- we do try to delete them as quickly as they come in. Sorry!

Hoi An Golden Sands Resort renovations?

Posted by BrigZapps on 9/2/2014 at 22:27

Hi everyone, We are a family from Western Australia travelling to Hoi An, Vietnam in July 2014 (2 adults, 2 teenagers). We are booked in at the Swiss Bel Golden Sands Resort for 10 days. I understand that they don't have much of a beach left after storms in November 2013, but I can't seem to get a reassuring answer on renovations happening within the rest of the hotel. Reports vary between pool bar closed to pool bar, entire pool, rooms under construction and half the hotel being closed? I wou ...

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Dalat Easy Riders

Posted by Fattymac on 3/2/2010 at 08:38

I booked a 7 day tour through http://www.dalat-easyrider.com.vn/Websites/English/ and did it in January. They are the real deal. I had numerous email communications with them and they were ready and waiting for me in Dalat. We discussed the tour over a beer in Dalat and were ready to go the next day. There were three of us (2 guides) and we had the best time riding through the highlands. Ended up in Hue but wished we went all the way to Hanoi. I would do it again in a pinch. Here is my ...

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Mekong Delta - organized bike tour or explore on our own?

Posted by Dorotich on 7/3/2014 at 17:44

Hello everyone; I have just been doing some reading about exploring the Mekong Delta. We were considering a homestay in Can Tho and exploring the area on our own. And then we came across the idea of an organized bicycle tour out of HCMC with http://www.vietnambiketours.com. I am curious if anyone has done a 2 or 3 day bike trip of the region and how that might compare to simply meandering about on our own. Your thoughts? Paul ...

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Landing in HCMC 7/03/14 anybody planning to do the ho chi minh trail by bike?

Posted by littletimmy on 5/3/2014 at 07:54

I'm british 23/m been in thailand for the last three months. Not really traveled much this time, but want to escape Thailand for a month or so. I've been south to north of vietnam before, via bus/plane/train and easy rider tour, but want to ride it all the way this time. Met some really good locals last time. Anyone planning to ride let me know ...

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Good Tailor in Hanoi

Posted by crimptacular on 2/3/2009 at 15:19

We will be in Hanoi later this month and departing for home. Does anyone have a line on a good tailor for a jacket or two? We won't be in Hoi An so am hoping to find something in Hanoi. Thanks! ...

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Rules/safety tips for eating and drinking in Hoi An please

Posted by BrigZapps on 11/2/2014 at 21:29

The street food in Hoi An sounds amazing! We are spending time in Hoi An in July this year. My question is, how safe is it all to eat? We have travelled to Bali & Thailand before and have followed all the rules eg, only bottled water, no raw salad, no ice, only ate in busy restaurants and never ate from street vendors etc. We are travelling with our teenagers, and would like to try the local food and drinks from vendors and markets, but would appreciate any tips regarding do's and dont' ...

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Viewed 4,057 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by BrigZapps on 6/3/2014 at 02:46

Staying overnight at HCMC airport?

Posted by SEATraveler2 on 4/3/2014 at 03:24

Hey guys, Does anyone know if I am able to stay in the airport during an overnight layover in HCMC. I head home from Bangkok in a couple days with a layover in Vietnam, and did not get a visa as I planned on staying within the airport with no checked baggage...but someone has told me they close at night. Am i screwed? ...

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Danang train station to Hoi An

Posted by TerroirTravel on 16/2/2014 at 23:22

Hi, This seems to be a common trip, but I couldn't find any recent posts. I'm taking the train from Nha Trang to Danang, and would like to catch a bus down to Hoi An. I'm on the SE22, that gets to Danang around 7:00 am. I see a note on the Transport link to catch the bus on Le Duan street near the crossroads with the street opposite the train station (looks like that's Hoang Hoa Tram on my map). That was a 3 year old comment- is this still the case? Any other tips happily appreciated, thanks ...

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Viewed 7,031 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by TerroirTravel on 25/2/2014 at 02:36

Crossing border information

Posted by Magnusteo on 15/2/2014 at 18:52

Hi everyone! I am planning my two months trip all around Asia for this summer but I have some problem to find the right information about the crossing border between South-Cambodia and Vietnam. I would like to go directly to Ho Chi Minh City FROM Sen Monorom by bus/train..is it possible? If not, what can I do? Because I will visit the Elephant Valley Project after PP and I think that going back again to PP would be a huge waste of time. Thanks in advance!! ...

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Viewed 785 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LolaNguyen on 22/2/2014 at 22:55

Vietnam to Laos - Crossing at the Bo Y border....transport.

Posted by qifitness on 21/2/2014 at 11:59

Hi Guys I Hope someone here can help. I've come across plenty of forums advice about getting from Laos into Vietnam, but not the other way around. I want to go from Kontum province into Laos, through the border at Bo Y, and on to Attapeu. There seems to be a Mail Linh Express bus that does this journey direct from Pleiku, but I've not been able to find out schedules....where it stops for pickups or details for the border crossing. Also, I've come across suggestions that there are Lao ...

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Viewed 2,254 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by LolaNguyen on 22/2/2014 at 22:27

Cash, Cards & ATMs

Posted by Bigianws on 22/2/2014 at 00:46

Hi All My wife and myself will be having 19 days travelling around in Vietnam next month. All of our hotels and our expensive trips, Mekong Delta Cruise & Halong Bay Cruise, have been booked and paid for so we do not need large sums of money. We will, however, need spending money for meals, incidentals along with some travel (Danang to Hoi An to Hue to Danang). I think I understand the US dollar v Dong issue but what about ATMs & Credit Card use? Basically should we take a lot of ...

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Viewed 2,696 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LolaNguyen on 22/2/2014 at 22:05

9 days in Vietnam/Cambodia

Posted by tungcj97095 on 19/2/2014 at 02:19

My spouse and I are planning a SEA trip and within this month long trip, we've allocated 9 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. We will be arriving at HCMC on April 20th, 2014 at 1:30 pm. We plan to fly out to Hong Kong on April 29th at 10:50 am. This will be our first time in Vietnam and to be honest...I have no idea what to expect. I've done some research and there are some place that we'd really like to see. 1. Ho Chi Minh City 2. Phnom Penh (around Cambodia if possible) 3. Nha Trang My question ...

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Viewed 1,260 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by AbigailatPenhandInk on 20/2/2014 at 04:06

Where to stay for relaxing week?

Posted by gregmacc on 29/1/2014 at 16:59

Hi all ... New member here ... Looking for suggestions, My wife and I (Australians in our mid fifties ) have had a stressful few years dealing with family issues and need to get away from it all for a week ... It doesn't have to be now ... September or October would be perfect. My wife doesn't do well in high humidity though so we realise that will restrict our seasonal timing options. In terms of our travel history it has all been independent. We are passionate cyclists and have done extensive ...

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Viewed 2,157 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by LolaNguyen on 20/2/2014 at 02:54

Hoi An Accommodation

Posted by deborahmcg on 16/2/2014 at 11:36

Hello I am going to Vietnam in May and finish up with 7 nights in Hoi An. I wanted to know if anyone has any advice on the Thanh Binh Riverside hotel? Thanks Deborah ...

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Viewed 872 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LolaNguyen on 20/2/2014 at 02:19

Request for Itinerary feedback, specifically Mekong Delta bicycle

Posted by canueckli on 16/2/2014 at 16:01

I'd very much appreciate some itinerary feedback for an upcoming Vietnam trip, thanks to all who brave this wall of text. I've put a bit of info about us so you know what we're about, and I've listed our itinerary with questions in italics About us: Couple, 29 and 31, second trip to Vietnam. We've previously traveled through Asia for 7 months, so we can handle squat toilets and cockroach roommates when required. My wife is originally from Vietnam and still speaks Vietnamese (at the level of a s ...

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Viewed 1,264 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Want2BHappy on 18/2/2014 at 01:57

Packrafting Vietnam

Posted by tikchikak on 17/2/2014 at 23:45

Hello, I was thinking of going to Laos, but was wondering if Vietnam has any good rivers to float. I'm looking for a 7-14 day trip. Any info on good rivers with great sights? Is May a bad time to go for water levels? Thank you very much! ...

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Facebook in Vietnam

Posted by Patrick01 on 29/12/2011 at 06:54

Is Facebook still blocked in Vietnam?I have a mac I-pad I'm going to use.I have seen alot of directions about how to re configure Windows to access Facebook. ...

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'Easyriders' and other motorbike tours...? Other tips?

Posted by ihatewinter on 15/2/2014 at 18:15

Hey guys. I'm travelling with my girlfriend through Vietnam for three weeks in March. We're flying into Hanoi and flying out of Ho Chi Minh. I love doing adventure/off-the-beaten-path stuff, and hate throngs of tourists. Based on what I've read, doing some touring with 'Easyriders' and any of the other hundreds of motorbike tours seems like the way to go to see what most tourists wouldn't otherwise see. Also, I love motorbikes and have a lot of experience on two wheels, so I've found that it' ...

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Headied to HCMC on the 5h. Meet for drink or street food?

Posted by TerroirTravel on 1/2/2014 at 04:57

Hi, I've been reading the forums for awhile, but finally registering and posting. I'm a solo traveler, and always enjoy meeting up with others of like mind. My main interest- good food explorations. So far I'm planning to be there from the 5th -10th of Feb., and would enjoy sharing a meal and hearing about your adventures. Cheers, TT ...

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Viewed 1,139 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by TerroirTravel on 6/2/2014 at 20:48

Driving a motorbike in Vietnam without a drivers lisence???

Posted by douluvme49 on 7/2/2011 at 22:29

Hi There, My boyfriend and I want to rent/buy (We havent decided yet) 2 motorbikes in Ho Chi Min City and ride up to Hanoi on our own. I don't have a Canadian drivers lisence though. I have an identification card.... I read online that if we do it as a tour I dont need a lisence as we are with a guide. What are the chances of getting 'pulled over' and having our lisences checked??? What could happen???? Any suggestions? My boyfriend has his lisence, and we both ride dirtbikes in Canada .. ...

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