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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!

Phu quoc highs and lows dec 2009

Posted by kbilly on 4/1/2010 at 22:23

highs +bio luminescence in the water green and blue swim at night!! +the lovely lady at viet than bungalows(she live at the mini hotel at the top of the estate), she will feed you homemade meals, cheap beer out her fridge, change your money at good rates if your nice to her. tip her well. +her associate(scooter guy) is great can organize ferry tickets at midnight and lets reliable scooters has been there for ten years and is very helpful indeed. + best way to spend a day - visit missus w ...

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10 day iterinary from Hanoi-HCMC

Posted by npar2696 on 18/1/2010 at 10:27

After doing S.E asia, i have 10 days in vietnam from the 12th of Feb till the 22nd. I need to fly back to Bangkok from either Hanoi or HCMC, so should I stay around the north or is it feasible to have a 10 day iterinary from Hanoi to HCMC? Cheers! ...

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Visa on arrival

Posted by emma066 on 19/1/2010 at 21:00

Has anyone used this website? It seems quite simple and straightforward... ...

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Arriving in Hanoi!

Posted by toxic8 on 21/12/2009 at 08:56

Hello, We are arriving at the Hanoi airport at about 1 AM on DEC 23rd. Have a few questions as I'd like to make the transition from the 20 hour flight to hotel as smooth as possible. Our hotel is in the old quarter, booked 2 nights from the 23rd-25th. If we arrive at 1am ON the 23rd, do you think the hotel will have a problem checking us in early, impose a surcharge etc? From what I've gathered: the trip from the airport to the old quarter should be about $16 U.S which leads to my ...

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Hanoi, Ha long and Sapa

Posted by mitten on 16/1/2010 at 02:35

Hi there, I'm planning a trip to Hanoi , Ha Long and Sapa . From everything I've read it seems as if the best way to get to Sapa is by over night train. I would like to know whether I can just buy the train ticket when I arrive on my first day in Hanoi for my departure the following day? Or do I need to book in advance online before I get to Hanoi? Also for the hotel in Sapa, should book online now or should i book when I arrive at Hanoi or just walk in when I arrive at Sapa? An ...

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Vinh Moc Tunnels

Posted by EdSue on 18/1/2010 at 09:34

Just read one of your travel advice pages and would like the bright spark who wrote it to confirm that indeed these tunnels don't collapse or have snakes crawling around in them!! ...

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5 Days in Northern Vietnam

Posted by mitten on 13/1/2010 at 21:51

Hi there, Im planning a trip to Northern Vietnam mid Feb for 5 days. Im thinking of going to Hanoi staying over night, then going to ha long bay stay over night. I would also like to go see the Phong Nha caves but it seems really far and Im not sure what is the best way to get there from Ha Long? And is it really worth the travelling to go all the way there? Is the best way to join a tour and if so which tour company is the best? Any tips and advice would be appreciated! Thanks! ...

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5 good codition minsk for sale with guarantee

Posted by hitravel on 16/1/2010 at 23:03

1st Minsk: Bike's number: 27f1-2930, rigisted in: 11/26th/1996 2nd Minsk: Bike's number: 27F3-6817, rigisted in: 11/15th/2002 3rd Minsk: Bike's number: 27F3-6623, rigisted in: 11/07th/2002 4th Minsk: Bike's number: 27F4-0824, rigisted in: 06/19th/2003 5th Minsk: Bike's number: 25F1-1338, rigisted in: 08/09th/2004 The bike is making more than 25 km a liter. You can run up to 85 km/hr. The tires are in very good condition. Basically, you have everything you need to hit the road immediately. ...

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7 hour layover in Hanoi. Can I leave the airport and come back with out obtaining a Visa?

Posted by jlschoenig on 16/1/2010 at 06:19

I seriously doubt it. I don't know anyplace you can do that. ...

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Vinh Moc tunnels by motorbike from Dong Hoi?

Posted by Dylan on 15/1/2010 at 15:59

Hi all, As I work my way up the length of Vietnam, I'd like to try and see the tunnels/beaches at Vinh Moc (after reading the DMZ feature articles, the many of the other sights don't seem to be worth doing on my own). Since Dong Ha seems to be an uncomfortable place to stay (and travel from), and since I'll only be hitting the north side of the DMZ, could I visit the tunnels as a daytrip from Dong Hoi? I'd hope to do it on my own by motorbike, if rental is available there; it appears ...

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Best current one way flight deal from London?

Posted by rokit on 13/1/2010 at 22:33

Hey guys I'm planning my trip for April time, and have a flight back from Bali in July. I need to book my flight to Vietnam for April now, and was wondering if anyone had found a good deal recently? Thanks for any help. ...

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Posted by mango551 on 11/1/2010 at 04:18

Hi as a virgin backpacker I was hoping some of you more experienced travellers may be able to help. I would like to travel into North Vietnam travelling Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City then onto Phu Quoc Island. From there head to Cambodia - Sihanoukville / Phnom Penh / Seam Reap / Angor Wat. From there hit Southern Laos - Si Phan Don / Vietiane / Vang Vieng / Luang Prabang. From there hit Northern Thailand Chane Mai / Bangkok / Southern Thailand. I have looked for many differ ...

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Vietnam June 2nd-15th

Posted by Chrisalie on 3/1/2010 at 12:38

Hello all- My girlfriend and myself will be traveling SE Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand) for 2 months and 10 days. We are working on our Vietnam travel plans right now. We are both slower pace kind of people but still want to see a lot. We have each done our fair share of travel, but this will be something very new as it will just be the two of us. :) We would like to relax more than feel rushed this is our tentitative plans thus far. June 2nd -Land in HCMC/Saigon (flig ...

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15 days in North Vietnam...

Posted by starfish on 7/1/2010 at 03:25

Hi! My sister and I will be meeting our mum in Hanoi and will have 18 days before she has to fly home. Her return flights are from Hanoi. We were planning on spending 5 days in Hanoi, 4 on a Topas tour from Hanoi to Sapa, so 1 night sleeper there, 2 nights at the lodge and one night train home, before spending some time on Cat Ba Island for a bit of beach time. However, Im not sure if that is going to be too much time on Ca Ba and was wondering if people have any suggestions of any o ...

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Hoi An accommodation

Posted by panther61 on 11/1/2010 at 08:32

We are a family of 4 planning on breaking our Vietnam trip with a quiet stay on the beach near Hoi An. We have been unable to book a family room (2 roooms connected) through the booking agency we have tried either do not deal with that resort or they do not recognise the room types. However we know they are available at the River Beach resort. Also the resort haas not returned my emails. Does anyone know how to get around this. Thanks for your time. ...

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Question about flights and staying in/near Vietnam

Posted by HenriPaul on 13/1/2010 at 04:23

Hi, Myself and a friend are going to be going to Vietnam in about 6 weeks time for about a month's holiday (to start with). We are thinking that we would like to have the option to stay out there if we found a month wasn' t enough so we were wondering if it is better to get a single flight out there and book the return flight when we were ready to come home or get a return and then change the booking whilst out there? Also, we were thinking of stopping over somewhere en route such as Hong ...

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Kim Travel for a Mekong Delta tour?

Posted by Rohan on 1/8/2009 at 19:53

Has anyone had any experience using an agent called Kim Travel? I am looking at travelling from Saigon to Phnom Penh through the Mekong Delta in January. I have found a website for a tour operator called Kim Travel which I quite like the look of as much of the tour through the Delta is by boat rather than bus: However, I am also aware of the reputation enjoyed by tour operators in Vietnam in general. Has anyone tried this or ...

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Vietnam visa in Battambang

Posted by looman on 21/12/2009 at 19:03

I've heard you can get Vietnam visas quickly in Battambang. Can anyone tell me where to get this. Is there a consulate there? Thanks ...

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Sapa Ban Ho village stay

Posted by panther61 on 11/1/2010 at 08:40

We are a family of 4 who would love to stay in the village around Sapa. We have heard of Ban Ho village and it appeals because of the hot springs and it appears that it is possible to organise it so that we reduce the length of the trek for the kids. Does anyone know if this true and how we could do it? Finally, is Ban Ho a nice place to go (keeping in mind the limitations created by the kids) Thanks everyone ...

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Sapa tour during Tet!?

Posted by elabuque on 30/12/2009 at 16:55

Hi everyone, we will visit Vietnam in February 2010. We will arrive Hanoi on the 11th of Feb. Our first overnight stay we┬┤ve already booked. As we heard that the Tet is around the time we want to do our tours, we started to ask ourselves if it is possible to do tours on your own or if the travel agency in Hanoi offer still their tours. Our "plan" as yet is to go to Sapa for 2 days and to Halong Bay for 2 days. So that we are back in Hanoi around the 16th of Feb. We wrote emails to d ...

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