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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!

mekong delta help

Posted by uktravelman on 3/10/2009 at 18:38

hi can anyone tell me if one day or 2 day tour on delta is better or would you be better off exploring on your own cheers ...

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Hanoi to Halong Bay by Motorbike?

Posted by sevi87 on 5/9/2009 at 19:09

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to take a Motorbike from Hanoi to Halong Bay and then hop on a reliable boat? Anyone ever done it before? Also which one is a reputable/reliable company to get around in Halong Bay? Or should I try to go to Cat Island? Thank you! ...

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Late night accomodation in Saigon, airline reviews

Posted by jclarkson on 29/9/2009 at 09:28

Hello all I am picking flights for a December trip to Vietnam and had a few questions. First, one of the flights I am looking at doesn't get into Saigon until around midnight and I was wondering if I'll be able to find affordable accommodation with an open reception desk that late at night. Second, has anyone flown Northwest or China Airlines and have any opinion on coach on either airline? ...

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Jetstar, HAN-SGN

Posted by AdamS on 28/12/2008 at 00:02

I am seeing super cheap flights second week of Jan. So cheap it seems too good to be true, since judging by online seat selection, the planes are empty. Do they often cancel flights if there are not enough passengers to make the flight profitable? Should I book a flight earlier in the day so if I get stuck, there are later flights I can catch? ...

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Intrepid travel spirit of vietnam tours

Posted by joanne123 on 26/9/2009 at 10:20

I have not used this forum before but have enjoyed reading messages from others in relation to Vietnam. 4 of us - 2 adults and 2 teenagers are looking into doing an Intrepid travel "spirit of Vietnam" tour in December. My husband and I did alot of backpacking through Asia before we had children but none since. The kids have not done any more travel than to Australia so have never been to Asia. I wondered if anyone had done this tour and whether you would recommend it or any other 10 day tour. We ...

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quad rooms in hoi an

Posted by danudy on 19/8/2009 at 01:04

Hi, I'm travelling as a group of four from hanoi to HCMC, leaving next monday. we have our hanoi accomodation sorted, but are yet to find any other places in our destinations which have rooms for four people (four person dorms are fine). we're stopping off in hoi an, nha trang and mui ne before HCMC (and then finally phu quoc). anyone know of any good places? cheers ...

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Boat or plane from HCMC to PP

Posted by tverity on 24/9/2009 at 16:32

I have heard you can take a 3 day 2 night boat trip through the mekong delta from HCMC to PP. Is this true? Is it worth it? Or would you just recommend flying? ...

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Christmas in Vietnam

Posted by spakky on 27/9/2009 at 23:50

My boyfriend and I will be in Vietnam until after Christmas and can't decide where to spend the festive season. Any suggestions where might be good? We have a completely open mind as to what 'good' might mean! I'd love to hear any views. Thanks in advance. x ...

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2 tourists dead in Halong Bay boat accident

Posted by idreamofdurian on 28/9/2009 at 18:26

Yikes.... last week it was in Vang Vieng, now Halong Bay. From BBC.com : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8277894.stm Two Britons die on Vietnam boat Boats in Halong Bay Halong Bay is a popular tourist destination Two British tourists were among five people to drown when a packed boat overturned in wild seas off Vietnam, the Foreign Office has confirmed. A French man and two Vietnamese people were also killed when the vessel capsized carrying 25 passengers and seven cre ...

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Hoi An or Da Nang??

Posted by nzchanty on 5/8/2007 at 22:41

I was wondering what people would recommend as their favourite place to base themselves. We have 3 to 4 nights in this area. ...

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money and mekong delta help please

Posted by uktravelman on 28/9/2009 at 01:11

hi do you recomend travellers cheques and is it easy to change them , and whats the best delta tours and who with thank you ...

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Louang Phabang-Phonsavan-SouthernLaos- Hoi An

Posted by jackieanddavid on 27/9/2009 at 05:53

Will be traveling through Southeast Asia for 6 weeks in Dec/Jan. with children (10 & 12). Interested on suggestions on the best route from Louang Phabang - Phonsavang - Southern Laos _ Hoi An. ...

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Halong Bay tour boat sinks - 3 dead

Posted by tino2009 on 26/9/2009 at 14:14

Thought people might be interested; http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/SE%2BAsia/Story/STIStory_434684.html ...

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flight times hue to saigon

Posted by EdSue on 25/9/2009 at 23:08

can anyone tell us how long the flight is from hue to saigon pls ...

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chu chi tunnels in wet wether

Posted by CoCo09 on 25/9/2009 at 17:52

Hi, I was just wondering if the tour of the tunnels is still done even if its raining heavily. I will be over there next week and I am trying to fill in my days! Cheers Co ...

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Hotel near airport HCMC

Posted by Pokol on 3/9/2009 at 17:55

Hi! I fly into HCMC on a Saturday at 8pm. I'm looking for an affordable hotel near the airport, since I'm flying again the next day. Can anybody suggest any and if so give me contact details??? Thanks soooo much! ...

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http://www.hotels-phuquoc.com as a booking service

Posted by KazAussie on 24/9/2009 at 17:11

Has anyone used this website. I am trying to book the Kim Nam Phuong Hotel in Phu Quoc. However the confirmation I was sent seemed to indicate that I was paying double eg rate should have been $174 for two rooms for 2 nights, the confirmation showed I needed to pay $174 deposit and then another $174 on arrival. When I questioned this, by now 2 days later they said to just rebook, now I am told the rooms I wanted aren't available. Grr very frustrating. Any ideas folks as I believe accommodatio ...

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My Son in the rain

Posted by buecax on 24/9/2009 at 08:36

Hi all, I´m currently in Hoi An, it has been raining for the last 48 hours and it doesn´t look like it´s going to stop anytime soon. Is it worth going to My Son in this kind of weather? The receptionist of my hotel actually advised against it (instead of pushing their tour) because it would be too "muddy"... Cheers Axel ...

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Pipes to Vietnam from Laos

Posted by ctam2009 on 20/9/2009 at 20:31

Quick question- on my travels i've found a few interesting pipes in Laos and plan to bring them with me throught the rest of my trip. i'll be heading to vietnam (probably via bus) and was wondering if this is a bad idea. The pipes have never been used in any way, and were simply bought as souvenirs for the mantle. please advise what i should expect. thank you very much! ...

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Viewed 1,256 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by ctam2009 on 23/9/2009 at 19:32

Itinerary check, please

Posted by Lodestar on 22/9/2009 at 16:18

Hi! Was wondering, if someone could check the following itinerary and make any suggestions/recommendations/changes, please! day 1 - boat from PP to Chau Doc day 2 - Chau Doc to Phu Quoc (daoble in one day?) day 3-5 diving, hiking and relaxing in Phu Quoc day 6 - make our way to Can Tho day 7 - to HCMC through the Delta (reasonable in one day? how would you do it?) day 8 - HCMC day 9 - HCMC and Chu Chi tunnels (night train to Danang) day 10 - 11 - Hoi An day 12 - Hue (night tra ...

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