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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!

Vietnam Departure Card

Posted by TheGoose on 15/5/2009 at 17:09

Hi, I can't remember being given a departure card to keep when I entered Vietnam (I came overland from Kep to Ha Tien) though even if I was handed one, I've lost it. I'm just wondering if this is going to cause any problems when I fly from Hanoi to Laos? ...

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Hanoi accommodation

Posted by Evahu_210 on 9/5/2009 at 21:38

Hi, all! I’ll be alone traveling around Vietnam in late May for 10days, I have the following questions: 1. I’ll arrive in Hanoi airport at 10:00pm and wonder if there is still any airport shuttle bus to go into downtown of Hanoi (the Ho Hoan Kiem area)? Sine it would be pretty late when arriving there, is easy to find guesthouse then? (I don’t wanna book the accommodation in advance via internet) Any recommendation? 2. From where to exchange for VND for a higher rate? Airport, Ban ...

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Short notice booking of internal flights and hotels

Posted by laallee on 16/5/2009 at 18:07

hi, we are going to vnn in july, we do not want to be stuck with a fixed plan so we would prefer to book flights and hotels at a maximum 48 hrs notice. is this workable? thanks, lee. ...

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Best beaches in Vietnam>???

Posted by autourdumonde3232 on 2/4/2009 at 04:07

Hi All! Any input on the best beaches in Vietnam?? General post that could be helpful to all though for the record I will be in the South around July/August.. I will have my snorkel set with me! but it's not a must to use it:)! I understand that Phou Quoc is basically a wash then.. Nha Trang seems a bit too developed for to be a truly clean and clear beach though there must be some great ones close by Anyway, hope this post helps people as well as myself, so open discussion! ...

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Hoi An, Hue and Nhatrang

Posted by eban on 25/4/2009 at 17:29

We will be visiting these areas in July and are spending two nights in each place. Hue we are staying at the Orchard Hotel, Hoi An ; Indochine Hotel and Nhatrang the LightHotel. Are these Hotels Ok? What would you recommend we see in these towns? We are also travelling from Hue to Hoi An by car. Where can we stop en-route for a swim and sightseeing? Thanks ...

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Hoi An for New Year?

Posted by chrispyrolls on 5/5/2009 at 02:40

Now the last time I was in Hoi An was November, and it was wet... very wet! So is it any drier around New Year? Beach umbrella.. or just umbrella? Thanks ...

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thieving in Can Tho, Veitman

Posted by danielespethmann on 15/5/2009 at 11:20

Hello, Just a quick note that we witness a small gang of 5 children (around 12 to 15 years) set up a snatch and run of a woman's cell phone last night on the walk way in front of the market. 4 of the children placed themselves a few meters after the where the woman was sitting so that they could block her when she got up to run after the kid who snatched her phone! We found this thieving scene rather incongruous with the setting. Hang on to your cameras! ...

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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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