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Mekong Delta and Sapa

Posted by soomei on 9/11/2016 at 08:18

Hi,

Help is needed.
I am planning to travel to Vietnam on 1st Dec, for an approximately 10 days trip.
I will be flying out from Kuala Lumpur. Would it be better to fly in to Hanoi or to Ho Chi Minh first?

Safe to travel on my own in these places?

How is the getting around in Sapa and Mekong should i travel on my own without engaging any travel agency?

Thanks.

#1 soomei has been a member since 18/2/2014. Posts: 11

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/11/2016 at 19:31 admin

You can get cheap flights from KL to both Hanoi and Saigon, so if you're planning on seeing stuff in the north and south, just pick one or the other - doesn't make much of a difference.

No need to use a travel agency.

Though I'd say covering Hanoi, Saigon, the Delta and Sapa in ten days is a lot of ground to cover once you factor in travel times etc.

Cheers

#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,065

Posted by soomei on 10/11/2016 at 16:19

Right, thanks for the advice.

I'm just wondering if I should get a private tour to tour Sapa (trekking) and to get around Sapa?

can I just tour on my own and travel the town on foot?

#3 soomei has been a member since 18/2/2014. Posts: 11

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/11/2016 at 19:58 admin

No problem.

No I wouldn't say a private tour was required - certainly no need to book in advance through online travel agents.

We have a couple of pieces on Sapa here and here – they are a bit dated, but should be helpful.


Cheers

#4 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,065

Posted by Bxmas on 22/11/2016 at 04:46

A lot of travel agencies in Hanoi can make customized trips. They will give you an itinerary to Sapa that fits your desire and needs. No need to book in advance.

#5 Bxmas has been a member since 29/9/2016. Posts: 6


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