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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!

transportation from HoChiMinh to Turtle Island??

Posted by malibu on 24/6/2016 at 20:21

What is a reasonably easy yet not too expensive way to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Turtle Island near My Tho in the Mekong Delta?? ...

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45 day visa

Posted by yukonwanderer on 14/6/2016 at 23:47

Canadian here wondering if a 45 day visa is possible to get and what it costs. I've scoured many websites but have only seen 30 day visa mentioned. I'm starting to get frustrated. ...

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Viewed 393 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 27/6/2016 at 20:34

Travelling Vietnam to Cambodia

Posted by Inlikeflynn15 on 15/6/2016 at 21:29

hey guys me and a mate are travelling from Vietnam to Cambodia starting in Hanoi for 3 weeks just want to know the best places to see while we are there. ...

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Vietnam trekking partners

Posted by vaughnb on 20/6/2016 at 07:04

Hi all, Travelling to Vietnam early September, looking at doing some trekking, most probably mt fansipan. Looking for people to join me on the journey. Hit me up ...

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Traveling with Baby and itinerary help!

Posted by ambicoed on 5/10/2012 at 15:31

Hello all, My husband and I are traveling for a month in SEA starting early November. We've booked a few legs on our trip and are looking to fill in our itinerary. We are traveling with our ten month old and just aren't sure which locations within specific regions would be best for him. We are intentionally not booking rooms/tours with deposits because we are aware that traveling with a baby needs to be kept flexible. Luang Prabang - 11/10 - 11/16 Is it feasible to travel with a baby to Nong K ...

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vietnam motorbike tour on ho chi minh trail from hanoi to saigon

Posted by duncanperkins on 29/4/2016 at 03:28

we plan riding motorcycles from hanoi to saigon in this dec but have only 12 - 14 days. Can we do such a trip in such a time frame? could you share with us the experiences or remarkable notes for such a ride? should we need something arranged by a motorbike tour agency or manage all by ourselves? ...

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Who can give me REVIEWS about SAHUL HOTEL?

Posted by a19028 on 11/6/2016 at 01:38

I'll have a trip with my family to Ha Noi old city. I searched on internet and decided booking 2 rooms at Sahul Hotel 4*. Looking the pictures on Internet so beautiful. But i want to recieve the real review of people who stayed at Sahul Hotel before. Who can help me? Please. ...

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places of interest between Hoi An and HCMC

Posted by Annielay on 4/6/2016 at 22:27

We will be staying Hoi An for a few nights and making our way down to HCMC. Any suggestions for 1. places of interest to visit and stay 2. transport south to HCMC We are mature older couple and dont want basic backpacker places. ...

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Kunming to Sapa

Posted by BAMAnug on 7/6/2016 at 10:07

Hello, I will be traveling through Southeast Asia in February and March of next year. Right now my itinerary is: India (Delhi/Agra/Varanasi) >>> Nepal (Kathmandu and possibly Pokhara) >>> Tibet (Lhasa) >>> Vietnam ( Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh). My question concerns getting from Lhasa to Sapa (or Hanoi): (Option 1) Fly from Lhasa to Hanoi---this would be more expensive, and also looks to take around 10 hours, and I would then have to almost backtrack to Sapa, ...

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North Vietnam trip Sapa-Xin Man-Ha Giang, Questions about car hire w/ driver from Sapa to Ha Giang

Posted by Nkaschub on 30/4/2016 at 15:15

Hello, My wife and I are planning on backpacking around Northern Vietnam in the middle of this upcoming September, we have 8 full days to explore. My plan right now is that after we fly into Hanoi we will take the overnight train that same day to Lao Cai . We are then planning on spending 3 nights outside of Sapa in the area of Ta Van, hiking and possibly renting a motorbike. After the three days I would like to find a car with driver to hire and have him drive us to Ha Giang v ...

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Hanoi/Da Nang to HCMC, through the Central Highlands?

Posted by WVdVHK on 5/6/2016 at 17:02

Hi there, I'll get right to it! Short version: two no-motercycle licensed people wondering how they cancombine the route from Hanoi / Da Nang to HCMC with the Central Highlands - allin more or less six days (in July). Any tips? Long(er) version: me and my girlfriend (both early 20's) will bevisiting Vietnam in July, and we're both trying to get a bit of the beatentouristy track. Our initial plan was to travel from Luang Prabang to Kasi andget a bit lost in daily Laos lif ...

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Overnight train to Sapa

Posted by didi71 on 18/4/2016 at 23:27

Hi , I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on overnight train to Sapa, there appears to be many to pick from that leave at same time?. Victoria,Sapaly,Fanispan,Chapa King, Orient and more . Can someone recommend one that is comfortable for sleeping and a awesome train experience to remember. thanks in Advance ...

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Viewed 920 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by missamandalim on 5/6/2016 at 21:31

Hue or da nang

Posted by didi71 on 18/4/2016 at 04:43

With limited time in vietnam which place has more to offer as a traveller hue or da nang . Like historical and gastronomical and meeting true local people. Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 1,302 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 4/6/2016 at 21:23

Travel by sleeper bus in Vietnam

Posted by Gr4v1ty on 22/5/2016 at 06:55

Hello. I have been informinf myself on TripAdvisor for sleeper buses between HCM-DA Lat-Mui Ne-HCM and they freaked me out for sleeper buses. Is there a company you suggest taking? ...

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Vietnam beaches or Thailand ?

Posted by Gnmoll on 26/5/2016 at 10:46

my husband and I plan to Spend 3 months in Vietnam starting in January . We had wanted to spend a month on the beaches. I Heard that you can't swim or eat the seafood due to some chemical spill. I'm now thinking we should spend our beach time in Thailand. Any thoughts or ideas are welcomed. ...

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Hello travelfishers,do i need a visa for a quick trip from thailand to vietnam

Posted by sonevafushi on 3/5/2016 at 07:28


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Nights out in Saigon

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/5/2016 at 21:55

An interesting short film filmed entirely on Bui Vien St in Saigon. If you're familiar with the area, it is well worth a watch. ...

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Overnight cruising in Ha Long Bay to be banned ... soon

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2016 at 00:54

Well the title says it all. Over the weekend Thnh Nien News reported that passenger ships will soon be banned from staying overnight in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays. They haven't said when this would happen and, looking at some some of the boats, this is probably a good idea. but expect the screams from the cruising industry to be loud and strong. The full story is here. ...

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Ho Chi Minh Airport logistics

Posted by jojo123 on 15/11/2010 at 04:21

We have a few questions on Ho Chi Minh airport(s?) that hopefully someone can answer... At the end of our Vietnam trip we are fly from Phu Quoc to HCM City airport in the afternoon, with an onward international flight that says it departs from Tan Son Nhat in the evening. Want to make sure we have enough time between the two flights that day. - is there only one airport locally ie is Tan Son Nhat the same as HCM City airport (it seems to be so just want to make sure)? - how do we get from Termi ...

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North Vietnam tour routing

Posted by Eric2000 on 25/4/2016 at 20:17

I'm planning a 4 week trip to Hanoi, Sapa, Bai Tu Long and Ninh Binh in September/October. Because of the climate differences, I want to stick to that sequence but I realise that all north Vietnam travel seems to involve constant looping back through Hanoi. Is there any way around this? ...

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Viewed 645 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 27/4/2016 at 14:25

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