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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!

Buying flights in Vietnam - HCMC to Phu Quoc

Posted by rigo119 on 6/2/2009 at 02:57

We're flying into HCMC on 20 March and would like to fly out to Phu Quoc a few days later (on a Monday). If we pre-book the flights in the UK they're a lot more expensive than if we were to buy them in Vietnam. What are our chances of being able to buy tickets to Phu Quoc at such short notice when we arrive? Do internal flights fill up quickly? Any info would be much appreciated. ...

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Hotels in Vietnam

Posted by eban on 5/2/2009 at 03:36

How do 2 star hotels compare with world standards? can anyone tell me about the Spring House Hotel in HCMC, the Hoa Linh Hotel in Saigon, The Light Hotel in Nhatrang. Would you go for a two or three star hotel in Vietnam? ...

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Saigon-Kon Tum travel

Posted by rayc101 on 27/1/2009 at 19:11

Hi all Anybody know the details on travel from Saigon to Kon Tum in the Central Highlands? Cheapest and quickest is probably by bus along Hwy14, but will consider coastal train then bus inland if necessary. Can't find any good guidance at this stage. Cheers Rayc101 ...

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Tour company

Posted by fivesilver on 3/2/2009 at 00:33

Has anyone tried Their prices and itineraries look reasonable, but you can only tell so much from a website. ...

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Posted by Rensina on 30/1/2009 at 15:31

first time to vietnam....anyone tell me please budget but clean to stay for a couple of nights in Hanoi...must be old qtr. Cheers ...

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general help in Vietnam... much appreciated

Posted by travelr on 31/1/2009 at 18:33

Hello all, Just arrived in Vietnam and had a truly terrible- and frightening- experience just getting to the Old Quarter from the airport in Hanoi. Been traveling around SE Asia for over 6 weeks but never had such a bad feeling about a place as I do this city- and I hate making such quick judgements, I know I should give it a chance (this only happened an hour ago so bear with me). Anyway, I noticed lots of posts about people being frustrated with the rip offs they encounter throughout Vi ...

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How long train from Hoi An to Nha Trang

Posted by lotus39 on 26/1/2009 at 18:13

Hi I was wondering how long the train trip is from Hoi An to Nha Trang (do we need to catch it from Danang or is Hoi An ok) And is the soft sleep best for the trip?? Also does anyone know how to book air fare via Vietnam Airlines from Australia as I am having trouble with the site....or is Jet Star ok?? thanks ...

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vietnam itinerary

Posted by roynolan on 29/1/2009 at 17:03

Hi, we ahve only 10 days in Vietnam this year, and would appreciate any views/tips on my plans. SAIGON day 1&2:half day to cu chi tunnels and saigon day 3:boat from saigon to MY Tho then Phoenix Island day 4:PHAN RANG- po klong gari and po ro me cham towers by motorbike day 5&6 NHA TRANG- po hagar and thap ba hot spring and beach. day 7&8:HUE imperial city, royal tombs. day 9&10: HANOI. we are travelling by train all the way including a couple of overnight sleepers. Thanks ...

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Hoi An hotel for family with 2 children

Posted by armstrly on 6/1/2009 at 09:28

We are looking for a clean, mid-range hotel (under $60) with a pool, in the city centre, that can accommodate all 4 of us in 1 room. Family room or connecting room with 3 beds would be ideal. Any families out there with recommendations? Thanks! ...

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Hanio Station to Airport Transit Time

Posted by basejump on 24/1/2009 at 19:43

hi we will be travelling to hanoi (from sapa) by train and need to catch a flight the same day. do the trains usally arrive on time ie at 4:00am and are taxis available when the train arrives and how long should we allow for transit to the airport? ...

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PB Air - Danang to Bangkok

Posted by lcreller on 12/1/2009 at 21:34

Hi, just to let you know, got an email response today saying that PB Air no longer fly the Danang-Bangkok route despite it still appearing on their website. Looks like I will have to go back up to Hanoi and fly down to Bangkok with Air Asia unless anyone knows of another quick route? ...

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Train from Danang to Nha trang

Posted by ron67 on 17/1/2009 at 06:49

We plan to travel in May, we where told from a travel aqgent in HCM we can only book with them 1month in advance, is it best to book early? any ideas much appreciated. ...

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Trekking Fansipan without tour

Posted by roger_sh on 24/1/2009 at 10:01

Hi, Does anyone know how complicated is to trekk Fansipan without to have to go in a tour. Is possible to buy a resonable map of the area ,and rent tent and sleeping in Sapa? How is the path, resonably or well marked; or full of animals (cow, goat, etc) trails and naked rocks? Thanks in advance for any advice ...

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Flying from Laos to Hanoi

Posted by sksun on 5/1/2009 at 08:38

Hi, Wondering how to get from Laos to Hanoi by plane. Preferably from Luang Prabang. I know Vietnam Airlines fly this route but are there any other ways - doesn't matter if there are stopovers or if I sort of backtrack first. Also it seems there is only one direct flight on most days from Luang Prabang to Hanoi? And Vietnam airlines doesn't have online booking? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks ! ...

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Travel from Da Nang

Posted by doughowell1 on 19/1/2009 at 23:02

Looking for some advice. I am new to Travelfish........... I will be spending a few days in Da Nang and then will have to travel to either Hue airport (Phu Bai) or to Dong Ha. I was thinking of renting a motorbike. Is this possible? Bad idea? doug ...

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Flight from Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Min) to Cairns

Posted by Taxicat on 7/2/2007 at 16:03

We are trying to find the cheapest and best way to get to Cairns from Vietnam, so have a couple of q's: 1. Is it best to go from Hanoi or Ho Chi Min when trying to get to Cairns? 2. Which cities in Aus do these flights stop at en route? 3. Where online can we book a cheap flight from either Hanoi or Ho Chi Min to Cairns? Thanks so much in advance ...

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Posted by samdraft on 2/5/2008 at 17:28

I would like to advise travelers to steer clear of the Queen Mini Guest House: The owner/manager extorted my friends and I and then drew a knife when we attempted to leave! It is on the road leading up (or away from the) train station, Hong Hoa Tham Street, and is in the Lonely Planet Guide. Don't be lured in by the convince! We rented motorbikes from the Queen Mini over night and drove into the country side surrounding Ninh Binh- I'd highly recommend this excursion. When we returned ...

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Has anyone stayed in Mai Phuong on Phu Quoc?

Posted by helenmargaret on 18/1/2009 at 08:23

We are staying on Phu Quoc next month and would like to stay at Mai Phuong. It is 20kms from twon and don't want to get stuck there if the restaurant is bad or the guesthouse is not as it appears. There do not seem to be any blogs at all on it. Has anyone stayed there? Appreciate any feedback thks ...

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Buying train tickets at the station last minute... risky?

Posted by qaq01 on 16/12/2008 at 04:50

my friend and I are planning on taking a sleeper train from Hanoi to Danang this jan, and i have read that it is much better to purchase tickets at the train station itself. However, we are on a tight schedule, and plan to be leaving for Danang the evening of the DAY OF our arrival in Vietnam/Hanoi. That doesn't give us time to go to the station and reserve tickets two days in advance. If we show up at the station at around 1pm to buy tickets, what are the odds that there won't be any mor ...

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Hanoi hotel - Blue Paradise or Duc Thai?

Posted by qaq01 on 16/12/2008 at 04:44

So i will be staying 3 nights in Hanoi mid jan, and I am trying to figure out what the best location would be. I have read great reviews of Duc Thai hotel, but I have also read it is a bit out of the way? I was wondering if anyone knew enough about either to recommend one over the other, or perhaps even a third option I may have overlooked. Thanks! ...

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