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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!

Hanoi to Ba Be 5th March

Posted by Clairewindsor on 19/2/2016 at 06:57

Hi Planning to travel to Ba Be (Pac Ngoi) on 5th March from Hanoi - Any opinions on the best public transport route? I don't mind getting a taxi / organising a pick-up for the last leg. - On the offchance, if anyone is going that way, I'm travelling alone and would share costs for a vehicle. Thanks ...

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Viet Nam - Booking flights

Posted by davidvicky on 29/3/2016 at 22:32

Hi there I am wanting to book some internal flights in Vietnam and heard you can do it through the 1tour.vn, chudu, ivivu, agoda, booking... website. Has anyone used this before? Does any one have any good or bad stories about it? It's prices seem a lot cheaper than what I have been quoted at a travel agency. Thanks! ...

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NW Viet Nam

Posted by murph440 on 18/4/2016 at 16:49

We are very experienced independent travelers in our 60's traveling for 6 weeks in VN and 1 +/- week in the NW. We would like to take the night train from Hanoi to Sapa and then on to Son La and Mai Chau before returning to Hanoi . Is this feasible by procuring our own travel arrangements or is a tour/guide necessary. Would buses or cars with drivers be best from town to town? Also, is a guide essential to trek into the minority villages or could this be done on our own. Thanks, murph ...

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Vietnam - few questions about our itinerary

Posted by Jakub on 17/4/2016 at 06:08

Hi, I have few questions about Vietnam itinerary. We have about 10-14 days. Is Hanoi or HCM better city to look around, visit some night clubs/rooftop bars? (we live in Bangkok btw) 1) Hanoi - arrival 1/5 at 8:30am - one day in Hanoi 2) Halong Bay 2/5 in the morning - mini/shuttle bus 6-12 usd p person - where to buy? - overnight hotel, then 1 night cruise - bus to Sapa : departs 4/5 5:30pm 3) Sapa: arrival 6am 5/4 - Sapa tour - should I buy online or in Hanoi or in Sapa? - how m ...

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Reach by flight from da-nang to hai-pong

Posted by gng on 18/4/2016 at 13:59

Does that make sense to take a flight from da -nanag to hai-pong in our way to ha-long Instead of flying to hanoy and thake the way to ha-long ...

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The REAL Easyriders!

Posted by EmjayReet on 16/5/2009 at 08:41

I am struggling to work out who the real Easyriders are... I have three websites that all look great. I have corresponded with two of them.. one telling me I can do Dalat - Saigon in 3 days, the other insisting you must do it over 4 days.... I am confused!!! Any help would be appreciated! Who/which operator is trustworthy and good (doenst necessarily have to be the original)? Can Dalat - Saigon be done in 3 days comfortably? What do you do with your luggage?? Thanks in advance Re ...

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How much cash to take to Vietnam

Posted by Komani27 on 13/4/2016 at 10:12

hi We travel to Vietnam in May and I was wondering how much cash we should take and in what currencies ? Nick ...

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sapa or central highlands

Posted by didi71 on 13/4/2016 at 00:29

Spending 3 weeks in may and want to reduce travel time and was wondering if can get same experience in central highland as in as in sapa. Want to visit mountain tribes and do have homestay with local villages. Thanks in advance ...

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Nam Du Island Ferry

Posted by SamSomewhere on 7/4/2016 at 00:44

Just after having a baffling experience in Rach Gia's Superdong ticket office. Went in, after having done research into the area (a lot through Travelfish), looking to get a ferry to Nam Du rather than Phu Quoc. A very disinterested lady informed me that tickets were "sold out" for tomorrow. Okay, I said, let's do the day after tomorrow. No dice. I whipped out my calendar after a few minutes of her pretending not to see me and asked when I can buy a ticket. "Sold out, sold out ...

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Good HCMC apartment agent

Posted by mipo81 on 7/4/2016 at 02:40

Hi all, I will be going to Ho Chi Minh City for 6 months from June 1 to November 30 with two fellow students. We don't have unlimited funds, so we would like to find a good agent to help us find a good apartment in district 2 as we will be working in district 9. Thanks in advance. Best, Michael, Trine and Nikoline ...

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Question about Private Car Transportation from Vietnam to Laos

Posted by RhodeIslander on 21/3/2016 at 11:25

Hello, I will be traveling to Southeast Asia on my honeymoon in July. We will be flying to Da Nang (from Hong Kong), spending about 1 week in Da Nang/ Hoi An / Hue and then hope to move on to Champasak (Laos) for a week and from there on to Siam Reap. Based on prior research it seems that our best option from getting to Da Nang/Hue/Hoi An to Champasak and from Champasak to Siem Reap is through hiring a private driver. Based on prior research I got the impression that a private ...

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Can Tho to Phnom Penh

Posted by samleetv on 4/4/2016 at 01:16

I'm currently in Can Tho and planning on heading to Cambodia in the next few days. A couple questions: 1) Is there a direct bus to Phnom Penh from here? What company, where does it pick you up and how much does it cost? Any contact info or online booking? 2) If we take a bus to Chau Doc from here and then a speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, what is a good boat that won't charge an arm and a leg? It seems like it supposedly should cost $25 per person - do we just go to the docks an ...

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South Vietnam and Laos

Posted by stevenjmartin on 27/3/2016 at 07:43

Hi all, We have two weeks to spend in southern and middle Vietnam in July. I was wondering if anyone had any particular beach recommendations. We'd also consider going into Cambodia to beaches if there were recommended over those in Vietnam. We were reading that up to and including Hoi An will be good at this time of year - how bad will the weather be further north in Vietnam? Finally, there don't seem to be any low-cost flights to Luang Prabang from Saigon but we'd love to have a taste of ...

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Beaches

Posted by Greymare on 20/3/2016 at 19:40

I am visiting Vietnam in the middle of April. After moving around for two weeks I would like some beach time. I have read that Hoi An is lovely then read the beach has been washed away! Is this correct and if so can anyone recommend alternatives, a Thanks ...

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LOST CAMERA in VIETNAM SA PA

Posted by Ingwer on 28/3/2016 at 09:42

Hey Guys, we lost our BLACK LUMIX DMC LX 7 camera with all our photos between lao cai and sapa on the 4D at 25.03.16. Perhaps someone of you found it ???? REWARD: 500 USD ...

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Vietnam tourism

Posted by Laurene19996 on 25/3/2016 at 21:17

You 've been to Vietnam? It was an extremely beautiful country with tourist attractive . Here are the pictures on the country of Vietnam . You can download them as wallpaper for your computer[img]http://holawallpaper.com/hd-wallpapers/Halong[/img] ...

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Sapa Itinerary Advice for Non-Trekkers

Posted by tigershoot on 1/3/2016 at 17:02

Firstly, I can see that being a non-trekker does not seem to fit with a trip to Sapa . I'll explain. My wife of 49 ( I'm 50) has bad knee trouble and as such trekking for hours is not really an option. Other than that we are both fit. She could probably manage a two hour walk. After seeing Halong Bay and then coming back to Hanoi , the plan is to catch the 2200 train to Sapa ( Lao Cai ). This would get us into Sapa at I guess about 7am on the Thursday What we plan on doing ...

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Can Tho to Phnom Penh

Posted by Greymare on 24/3/2016 at 06:34

Hi, I'm spending 2 nights in Can Tho in April and then need to travel to Phnom Penh....could anyone give up to date information on the best way to do it....thanks ...

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SOZO CAFE HAS CHANGED THEIR LOCATION

Posted by SOZOCENTRE on 27/2/2016 at 03:58

Hi all, The 2nd coffee shop advised in Saigon's Cafe List is no longer in 176 Bui Vien St., Dist. 1. It has been moved to "51, 24A Street, An Phu Ward, Dist.2" Their menu has been changed more simple as the volunteers and young local people have raised up to take care of the work. They now focus more on building Sozo as a platform for young people to improve themselves . Besides enjoying drink, food and cakes, you can also join their activities as participants or volunteers: + Mond ...

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Welcome to riverside bamboo resort hoian in vietnam

Posted by riversidebamboo on 22/3/2016 at 04:38

Hoi An Ancient town is known as a cultural heritage of Vietnam and has been declared a World Heritage. Not far from the Hoi An Ancient Town is the Riverside Bamboo Resort which is known as the finest boutique Hoi An resort. Complete with 22 rooms it occupies an area of over 5,000 square meters on the banks of the Do River surrounded by luxurious green gardens. Riverside Bamboo Resort is really a leisure paradise and the place to stay in Hoi An Vietnam. When you have plans to travel for ...

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