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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!

2 months in Vietnam

Posted by chrispyrolls on 23/4/2009 at 15:31

If you had 2 months to explore, where would you head to? After Hanoi , I was thinking of heading inland from Hoi An to Kon Tum, Pleiku down to Dalat. Then hitting the coast at Nha Trang... or maybe staying inland ... before heading to HCMC, Mekong, Phu Quoc. Also Sapa / North of Hanoi is an option (as well as the above), but it will be Dec time... and am concerned it will be too cold! ... any help greatly appreciated. Thanks ...

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Thang Long Hotel HCMC

Posted by travworld on 13/5/2009 at 06:16

Anyone stayed at this property lately it looks to be near the river and not to far from Sofitel. I know they do not have a pool but also can you spend the day at the bigger hotels and use the spa for a fee. ...

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Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Dalat

Posted by Evahu_210 on 12/5/2009 at 12:24

Hi,all! Since my schedule in Vietnam is pretty tight, between Nah Trang and Mui Ne, I have to choose one to stay, which is better? It's widely recommended that Dalat is a place cannot miss, your opinion? Thanks for your input! ...

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Open bus from Hanoi to Cambodia

Posted by lexkssnbrg on 7/5/2009 at 11:51

Hi, Are there any open buses that depart to Cambodia from Vietnam in late afternoon? Where can I get the tickets? Thanks. ...

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Long Hai, Loc An and Ho Coc beaches - anybody been?

Posted by smartlyndy on 7/5/2009 at 12:13

We (2 adults and our 12 year old) are going to Vietnam in July. We've been before and loved Mui Ne but did not love Nha Trang. Would like to check out one of the beaches beyond Vung Tau but cant find much info about them. Any advice would be appreciated. ...

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Swine Flu

Posted by Adrienne07 on 28/4/2009 at 09:21

I will be traveling to Vietnam next week. Wondering if there are any restrictions in view of the spread of swine flu? Any precautions that the government/local legistration had carried out? ...

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Phu Quoc Island, a good place to visit in June?

Posted by mindy on 8/5/2009 at 09:59

Hi, sorry if someone has already asked this question - I went through the threads and didn't see it. I am planning on visiting Phu Quoc Island for a few days before I return to the United States. I would be staying on the island in mid-June for 3 days or so. This is the beginning of the rainy season so I know there will probably be a down pour a day for a bit and therefore its the off season. I've found out though that some hotels are closed down for renovations during that time. So, I' ...

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Flood season in Saigon now?

Posted by rebeccafarrent on 8/5/2009 at 09:15

Hi, We've heard that it's now the flood season in Saigon. Is it safe to travel? We've heard quite a lot about deadly floods in Saigon. Thanks. ...

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Night market in Hanoi

Posted by lexkssnbrg on 6/5/2009 at 10:04

Hi all, Has anyone here experienced the night market in Hanoi's old quarter? Is it interesting? Are there any tours that cover the market? Thanks. ...

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Handspan or Ocean Tours for 2 day tour of Ha Long bay?

Posted by enk on 5/5/2009 at 22:37

Am trying to decide between 2 tours (2 days/1 night): One offered by Handspan -and one by Ocean Tours. The Handspan tour is called Lagoon Explorer The Ocean Tours tour is called Deluxe Cruise Away. Wondering what people think of these two companies -Handspan and Ocean Tours - and who would you recommend?? ...

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Advice on newbie's itinerary!

Posted by rebeccafarrent on 2/5/2009 at 16:23

Hi all, My husband and I are planning to visit Vietnam this summer in around 2 weeks. We expect to see Saigon, Hanoi, Halong, Sapa, Hue and Hoi An. The point is we have not figured out how long we should spend in each destination. Any advice will be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance. ...

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Vietnam Top 10 Hiking Destinations

Posted by lotramar on 6/5/2009 at 17:18

Trekking in Vietnam is one of the prime attractions for those looking for active adventure holidays in Vietnam. Apart from the sheer thrill factor of exploring the many untouched territories and marveling at the wonderful beauty herein, these Vietnam treks will also familiarize you with the indigenous flora and fauna of the country. Here is our guide to the top ten destinations for trekking and hiking in Vietnam: Sapa : Sapa is one of the most enchanting of the Vietnam popular destinations. ...

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night bus from Nha Trang to Dalat

Posted by npeng on 3/5/2009 at 22:16

I have a tight schedule that any night bus from Nha Trang to Dalat? So that I can spend fully one day at Dalat. ...

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Sofitel Metropole Hanoi or Sheration Hanoi?

Posted by lexkssnbrg on 5/5/2009 at 10:42

Hi all, We're visiting Hanoi in June and just considering the Sofitel Metropole and Sheraton. Has anyone out here stayed at these hotels? Thank you. ...

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Posted by Mariane12 on 30/4/2009 at 12:52

Hi! I'll be spending a week in Hanoi in May. I plan on doing a 3 day tour of Halong Bay, but other than that I was wondering what else is worth seeing in the area. Is 1 week too long? I'll be staying in the old quarter, I know the Mausoleum Complex and Temple of Literature are big attractions. I was thinking of going to Ba Be national park but it's quite a ways away. Any suggestions?! Thanks! ...

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mekong delta suggestions?

Posted by demoncleaner on 30/4/2009 at 13:03

Hey everyone, After some deliberation, my girlfriend and I are making a loop into Vietnam and spending more time there than Thailand. We are taking the boat down the Mekong to Chau Doc, spending a couple days there hanging out before setting on down to Phu Quoc for a week either via Ha Tien or Rach Gia (we'll see when we are there how connections work out) We plan on taking some time on the way back, a couple days in Rach Gia, Vinh long, Can tho, Ben Tre. Just wondering if anyone ...

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Phu Quoc Accomodation help!

Posted by trimble on 4/5/2009 at 18:23

Hi all, Myself and partner are set to travel to Vietnam later in the year, we are looking for accomodation on Phu Quoc over the xmas period. Can anyone make any suggestions/recommendations. We would like to be near/on the beach,(long beach area - or other good beach considered) in a bungalow or similar. We don't like the extreme budget options and so would prefer brick built structure not wood/bamboo at mid range level. We are struggling to find places we like so any advice will assist. Many ...

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is there any night bus/train travel from danang/hoi an to nha trang?

Posted by npeng on 3/5/2009 at 20:35

Hi, is there any night bus/train travel from Danang/hoi an to Nha Trang? What's the time depart and how much it cost? ...

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Buying a tuk-tuk in Vietnam

Posted by lodge on 22/4/2009 at 18:41

Does anyone know whether it is possible to actually buy your own tuk-tuk in Vietnam, and if so, roughly how much it would be? Thanks ...

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Arriving Late in Ho Chi Minh

Posted by TheOtherOne on 1/5/2009 at 23:55

My friend and I booked a flight from the states to Ho Chi Minh City that arrives at 11 PM. I imagine that after we get our bags, go through customs and immigration, and get into town it will be well after midnight. Anyone out there have any suggestions on finding a backpacker guest-house/hostel that has 24 hour reception????? Thanks! ...

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