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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!

how long and where?

Posted by curioustraveller on 10/12/2009 at 16:22

Im not sure if this is the most appropriate place for this post but here goes anyways. I'll be overseas for a month (14th jan-15th feb, 2010), starting in bangkok and then heading up to chiang mai. I plan to spend around 9 days in thailand (Im not too flexible with this part). From there i would like to head through laos and then over to the north of vietnam and hopefully cambodia of possible. My question is where are the best places to go considering my time constraints, and is cambodia ...

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Hoi An/Danang or Nha Trang

Posted by limdq on 5/4/2009 at 15:22

Hi all! I'll be visiting Vietnam from 11 -20th June. I'll be making the Hanoi-Saigon trip. I'll be spending 4days in Hanoi/Halong and 3 in Saigon. Thing is, i'm stuck between spending the remaining 3 days in Nha Trang or Danang/Hoi An. I'll be making the all trips via plane, so that should cut down alot of time. Please comment. thanks! ...

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Posted by KazAussie on 11/12/2009 at 13:30

Hi which would you recommend visiting... Vinh Moc tunnels, Chui Chui tunnels, one or both? ...

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Mekong Travel Ltd Vinh Long - recommended

Posted by justwondering on 27/10/2009 at 08:17

We decided to make our own way down to the Delta (minibus) and base ourselves in Vinh Long province for 3 days, 3 nights, rather than flitting around the whole Delta. We went straight to Mekong Travel Ltd in Vinh Long and booked some homestays and a private guide for 2 days, 2 nights. they have a choice of homestays, a standard package includes 1 or 2 days guided tour of the island, Cai Be market etc and 1 night in a homestay of your choice. ($46-$60 for 2 people). Our guide was Anna and s ...

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Kep to Ha Tien (and Phu Quoc)

Posted by danandhan on 11/12/2009 at 21:36

From Kep , the road to the border is a dirt road. We managed fine in a car (not sure about tuk-tuks). At the border you will get your Cambodia exit stamp and either walk (10 mns) or hire a moto to the Vietnamese side to get a stamp (no VOA). Then it's a 10 mn ride to Ha Tien . We hired a private taxi from Rith Travel - he has an office at the Kep Crab Market - a few doors down from the LP recommended Kimly crab restaurant. He will ask for $35 dollars for the journey from Kep to Ha Tien ...

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Weather in Hanoi Area & Sapa in January

Posted by vvish on 23/11/2008 at 21:59

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Vietnam on January - I am starting at HCMC and traveling up north. Does the weather up north allow traveling & trekking at this time of year? I am especially interested in trekking in the Sapa area Thanks, Vita ...

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Totally Amateur Questions about Ha Long...

Posted by justdroppingby on 30/11/2009 at 22:02

A friend and I will be in Hanoi for 6 nights. Wanted to spend 2 of them at Ha Long Bay. 1. What do I do with my bag? Do I book a hotel in Hanoi for 4 nights and bring all my stuff with me to Ha Long? Or is that asking for trouble? Should I book a room for 6 nights, even though I won't be there for 2 of them, just to have a place to leave my stuff? That seems silly. What's the typical M.O. for a trip to Ha Long? 2. Should we arrange a trip through our hotel? Or will there be cheaper alte ...

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Minh Travel on Tran Phu

Posted by roynolan on 10/12/2009 at 00:25

Hi Can anyone tell me if Minh Travel is still open in Danang? and what are the rooms like, and do they rent motorbikes. Thanks ...

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seeking a low monthly rate in an old quarter guesthouse in Hanoi

Posted by davoz on 10/12/2009 at 06:17

well, the title says it all. anyone know of a guesthouse in the old quarter that has a low monthly rate? l will pay 1 month in full upon check-in ...

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Rainy Season - how bad is it really?

Posted by ahirsch on 11/9/2009 at 19:06

Hi, we are thinking of travelling to Vietnam end of September / early October. As this is bang in the middle of the rainy season, we were wondering how much hassle that causes? We dont mind the odd drop (or torrential downpour) of rain but dont have enough time to wait for roads to clear after flooding ... Can anyone help? ...

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Visum for Vietnam via internet

Posted by mokken on 10/12/2009 at 03:19

Hi there. I`m just wondering if anyone has ordered a visum through internet ( . I`d like to know first is it possible, because some sites say it`s not & my second question is, was there any problems. Thanks in advance. Groet Eddie ...

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Vietnam in February during Chinese New Year. Bad timing?

Posted by Shahmatt on 7/12/2009 at 19:21

Hi, I thought of visiting Vietnam during the Chinese New Year period. Is this a bad time? My plan is to visit Halong Bay and the Phong Nha caves in a 5 day trip. ...

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Vietnam in December

Posted by freebird on 30/11/2009 at 17:50

Hello We are 3 girls in our mid 20's travelling to Vietnam looking for fun & adventure... and sunshine! What is the weather like towards end Dec? Any tips where will be hotter than others, suitable for swim and beaching? Any tips on best way to visit Mekong Delta... or getting to Phu Quoc from there? We only have 1 or 2 days in the mekong delta but know how to spend these? Any advice would be appreciated :) ...

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Hue / Danang / Hoi An

Posted by stuartaus on 24/11/2009 at 17:55

Hi Guys, I will be travelling the length of Vietnam in March for 4 weeks and was hopeing that you could advise us about Hue / Danang and Hoi An . Our travel dates at the moment look like this: Night 8 : 9th March, Hanoi – Hue - Over night Train 12hrs. Day 9 : 10TH March, Hue Night 9 : Hue Day 10 : 11TH March,Hue – Danang Day train in morning Night 10 : Danang Day 11 : 12TH March,Danang - Hoi An by motorbikes or bus/driver in morning Night 11 : Hoi An Day 12 : 13TH March ...

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Minsk for sale in Hanoi

Posted by mijnnaam on 8/12/2009 at 13:24

I have a minsk for sale in hanoi. I bought the minsk 3 weeks ago in HCMC and drove it to hanoi. Apart from 3 flat tires i had no problems what so ever and can recommend this way of travelling. The minsk is in good condition and comes with helmet, tools, detailed map of Vietnam, rack and bungeecords for your backpack. In other words your good to go and have the best time of your live! The price is 300$ Contact me if your interested: Tel: (0167) 4923 611 E-mail: greets ...

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Any news on Hoa's in Danang?

Posted by PDX2BKK on 6/12/2009 at 17:03

Has anybody been recently? I have been looking forward to staying here and hopefully getting some surfing in before I head inland, but I have heard from a few sources that maybe this wonderful little guest house might be wrecked to make way for a big ugly resort, can anyone confirm or deny the rumours? say it aint so! ...

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Booking Flight Hanoi-Siem Reap

Posted by smash on 7/12/2009 at 06:37

Hey all, Just wondering if someone can please direct me to the best place to book a flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap ? I need this flight on 31 March. We've had a change of plans with our travel and have had to shorten our trip by about 5 weeks which has meant building a shorter itinerary around already purchased/difficult to change flights. So we're just doing Hanoi/Halong/Sapa in Vietnam now and will fly from Hanoi to Siem Reap do Angkor and then head onwards to Thailand's beaches for ...

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Good driver / guide from Hoi An

Posted by pamfelt on 7/12/2009 at 08:22

Can anyone recommend an English speaking driver /guide to take us up to the Central Highlands for a few days,and suggest a daily rate ...

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Some questions on Phu Quoc Island

Posted by Lawoat on 1/11/2009 at 22:59

Hi All, Me and a friend are planning on going to Phu Quoc mid November. We will not be flying but taking te boat from Rach Gia. 1. How easy is it to get from HCMC to Rach Gia. We would like to do some more Mekong sightseeing while going to RG. 2. Do you need to book the tickets for the boat in advance? Any news on the timetable...I have only found a boat leaving in the morning? Is this correct? Any idea on the price? 3. Do we need to book hotel in advance in PQ or is there enought t ...

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