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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!

Looking for volunteering opps or NGOs seeking help -- Qua?ng Ninh

Posted by krikori on 22/8/2017 at 19:31

Hi all, Not sure if this is the best forum to ask this question, so apologies if it's not appropriate. I'm staying in Qua?ng Ninh province for the next year or two and bouncing between Uông Bi? and Ha? Long. As the subject states, I'd love to find a group looking for a volunteer. Everything I find online requires paying for the opportunity and that's not at all what I'm seeking. Fresh out of three years of Peace Corps and able to provide project management advice and soft skill development. Id ...

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Group of 4 travels to Hanoi - Halong - Sapa

Posted by authskitopjaynaway on 9/8/2017 at 21:54

We (4 people) want to visit Halong and have a trek in Sapa from Hanoi . So I have some questions for this trip. 1. We will arrive at Noi Bai airport at 10 p.m. I wonder whether I rent a hotel near the airport or take a taxi to the city center (Old Quarter). Do you know any hotels near Noi Bai airport with fair prices (around $50-60). It's safe to take a taxi at this time? 2. Any suggestions about the transportation from Hanoi to Halong and Sapa? 3. Any experiences for the Sapa trek ...

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Booking sleeper trains online vs they travel agent?

Posted by Sweeman on 29/7/2017 at 04:19

Hi all, Planning a visit with family in August and looking to book Violette/Livtrans sleeper from Hanoi to Hue. Any experience with booking online via 12goasia or Balao or using a local travel agent? Want to book in advance from home to ensure reservation. Any price or guarantee difference? Any issues? Thanks in advance, Scott ...

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Tonkin Travel Vietnam - anyone used them recently

Posted by baza on 7/8/2014 at 16:28

The posts on Tonkin Travel on Travelfish are all several years old. Has anyone had recent experience of using them? If so, I would love to hear feedback on reliability, value for money and service. Thanks ...

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Can Tho floating market

Posted by SophieandJames on 6/8/2017 at 23:40

Hi there, Sorry if this is already posted! I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for the floating tour in Can Tho? A Mr Sang was in our hotel offering a tour for $40.. And then went down in price, does anyone recommend him or is it a scam of some sort? Any help will be appreciated, Thank you! Sophie and James ...

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Overcharging of Foreigners in Vietnam is a chronic issue

Posted by martini on 14/6/2017 at 20:29

The Nexy hostel in Hanoi deserves its hight rating. However, a note of significant concern: I advise strongly against booking trips, holiday packages, buses, taxis or tours through the reception desk at Nexy without thorough research and price comparisions with any of the myriad booking agents nearby, one of them less than 10 paces from Nexy. Nexy does not declare its extremely high markups - but believe me they are way, way too much. Walk across the road - 10 paces - to Bamboo travel - and ...

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Siem Reap, Hoi An, or ... with young kids.

Posted by karyn on 31/7/2017 at 22:04

We have been to Krabi. Kanchanburi, and Chiang Mai and have five days to go to one more place. The kids are 5 and 7 and we cannot decide where we should head to. They prefer doing activities versus just seeing. Any suggestions are much appreciated! ...

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hotel in Hue for family in mid August?

Posted by Sweeman on 31/7/2017 at 14:56

Hi All, stopping in Hue for 1 day/night in mid August with family of 4 and looking for a nice, central hotel given the short time there. arriving by train, so easy arrival from train station also a plus. Any inputs, positive or negative from hotels in Hue? thanks in advance Scott ...

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Vitetnam - December/January - 18 Days

Posted by jamestalbut on 3/7/2017 at 09:24

Hi there Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. My girlfriend and I are going to Vietnam for 17 days on Boxing Day, flying in to Hanoi and flying out of Ho Chi Minh. The main things we'd like to do are: Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta, Sapa OR Phu Quoc, plus maybe 1 or 2 others (heard mixed things on Nha Trang and Dalat?) Can anyone please advise firstly if this seems doable? Also, whether Sapa or Phu Quoc would be better at this time of year? I've heard it can get qui ...

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Itinerary

Posted by firosiro on 21/7/2017 at 00:24

Hi Could do with some help with a Itinerary... My wife and I are planing on a trip to the South of Vietnam and Cambodia in January for just over two weeks. The question is where should we go and what should we see and how long should we stay at each destination ? I appreciate this is a very personal decision . We are keen to visit the usual sites but would also like some time to relax on a beach and hence do not want to rush around. We will be flying from London to Hong Kong or Singapore . Shoul ...

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Vinh Moc tunnels from Hue

Posted by Trish177 on 29/6/2017 at 07:09

Hi, Has anyone visited the DMZ and Vinh Moc tunnels from Hue recently? I can only find old posts and wanted to get some advice on whether to go with a full on tour (but have heard these can be long hours on a bus with not so much time to visit each site), or whether to just hire a private car or bike and just do the tunnels? Any recommendations for tours appreciated. ...

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Vietnam - motorbike/scooter partner

Posted by indiess on 12/7/2017 at 06:26

Hello, I'm now in Saigon planning to stay for 2-3 more days. Then, I would like to move further probably to Dalat (and maybe also Mui Ne) and explore the area on a motorbike/scooter. After that, I would like to do the same thing once I get to Hoi An and Sapa. It would be great if somebody would join me for some part of my journey I'm leaving Vietnam from Hanoi August 17th. Thanks! ...

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Dalat to Saigon bus

Posted by Trish177 on 10/7/2017 at 07:20

Hi, does anyone know which bus station in Saigon the buses from Dalat arrive at? My accommodation is walking distance from one bus station, but no idea if it's the one I'll arrive at! ...

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Looking for a motorbike trip partner on the 20th of july

Posted by Aviel on 7/7/2017 at 23:46

arriving in Saigon on the 20th of july. I'm 24,from israel, planning to cross the country in 4 weeks from Saigon to Hanoi. Please contact me for details. What'sapp- +972546661845. ...

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Vietnam cambodia itinerary route

Posted by marsh9 on 12/6/2017 at 01:54

Looking for some advise on the best route to take for our trip. flying in and out of Ho Chi Minh,we have 21 days once me arrive. Looking to see Angor , Siem reap and then Halong bay and travel back down to Ho Chi Minh to fly out. need advise or a round trip if possible from HCMC. happy to pay to fly if that means saving travel time. Thank you ...

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My Second Honeymoon.

Posted by gomesal1 on 14/6/2017 at 00:18

Need itinerary for Vietnam Expedition. Me and my wife love traveling and this September we have got our anniversary and I want to take her on second honeymoon. This will be a surprise expedition for her. Kindly suggest me best places in Vietnam to visit, itinerary, hotels and must do things there. Also i would love suggestion on budget part too. Thank You in advance. ...

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Traveling around Southeast Asia during 2 months

Posted by razmanmv on 4/6/2017 at 23:55

Hi fellow My question is the same with the title of the post. I am thinking about traveling through SEA during 2 months. Any comment for me? P/s: I am girl, 21 yrs old and travel alone ...

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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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North-east of Halong Bay up to the Chinese border at Móng Cái, along the QL 18 road

Posted by JurajBen on 22/5/2017 at 13:37

Hi there, I've tried to find a reading or a post regarding the info about the 145km stretch of land + islands from Halong Bay towards the Chinese border. Except the boat trips to Bai Tu Long Bay here isn't much so I thought I ask because I'd love to explore it up there this June. A little background to my question first. Last year I visited Halong Bay and stayed few nights in Cat Ba. While it felt like a bit more independent experience if compared to the fully organised by a tour operator, the ...

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1 week Vietnam itinerary suggestions

Posted by pulkit024 on 27/5/2017 at 05:46

We are a group of 5 guys planning to visit Vietnam for a week in August 2017. Now we know that a week is quite less to do much but would like to cover scuba diving(first timers), chill out at beaches and a couple of days at a place with some night life. We would also like to keep the travel to a minimum. Suggestions for other things to do are also welcome as we have just started researching about the area. Thanks in advance Pulkit ...

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