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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!

Cheap accommodation in Saigon - tip

Posted by QWE on 27/5/2013 at 20:18

If you're looking for some cheap accommodation in Saigon, try De Tham Street. It's full of guest houses, I just got a double room with aircon, tv and wifi for $10. On Cach Mang Thang Tam street close to the train station take bus 65 or 13 for 7000 Dong to the second roundabout, walk from there. ...

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Saigon Cafe Travel

Posted by ShanleyJ on 16/12/2010 at 14:38

Hello! I read through the travelfish website for info on the Ha Long Bay tours and went with the Flashpacker choice and contacted and reserved with Saigon Cafe Travel. After reading the travelfish site about Vietnam and the huge amount of scams, especially on Ha Long Bay tours, I was wondering if anyone could vouch for this agency or share any experiences. We leave in 8 days, any advice would be so great. Thanks! ...

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Reputable Tailor in Hoi An

Posted by Travel2008 on 27/1/2009 at 18:36

I am looking for a reputable tailor in Hoi An. I want to get a suit and some dresses made, but obviously need the suit to be good quality as I want to wear it to work in the UK. Does anyone know of a good tailor (definitely doesn't have to be the cheapest), that they would recommend. Thank you ...

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Tailors in Hoi An

Posted by Skimonkey on 1/8/2009 at 13:12

Has any one used a Tailor in Hoi An and would they recomend them? as there seams to be more Tailors here than Pubs in your average town in the UK. Thanks. ...

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Domestic flights in Vietnam

Posted by lexkssnbrg on 11/5/2009 at 14:41

Hi, We're wondering about flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city. Vietnam Airlines seem very reputable. What about Jetstar and Indochina Air? Anybody has experienced these brands? Thanks. ...

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Hanoi to Saigon - Tips please!

Posted by BexTucker on 15/5/2013 at 18:04

Hi, I am spending a month in Vietnam in a couple of weeks. I am flying into Hanoi and am planning on working my way down to Saigon. I was thinking of spending a week in Hanoi and then visiting a couple of other places on my way down so I don't feel too rushed. does anyone have any suggestions of stops along the way? I was thinking of Hue and Danang, thoughts? Thank you! ...

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Itinerary Help - 1 month Vietnam (DEC)

Posted by nitrolwy on 20/5/2013 at 12:35

Hi guys i will be backpacking to vietnam in the month of december to january, would be my first time. Was wondering if we should start of from Hanoi or HCMC, would prefer more 'outdoor' like visiting waterfalls and at the same time not sacrificing experiencing some vietnam night life (clubbing etcetc). Was hoping to travel to cambodia and thailand too, would a month be enough? Also where will be the best to spend the new year countdown? Would be on a tight budget so i guess taking another f ...

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Sim Card

Posted by yeahokaysuure on 21/5/2013 at 23:00

I went to Vietnam last summer and used a Vinaphone sim card fo my iPhone 4s during my trip. When I came back to the US, I took it out and put it in a small pouch. Now in 2 weeks, I'm going to be heading back to Vietnam again for vacation and I was wondering......could I use that same sim card again on my phone? ...

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What Bike for seeing Vietnam

Posted by GregRoy on 27/4/2013 at 05:39

Hi, May of seen my previous post but in about 3 weeks I plan on buying a motorbike and touring Vietnam. If possible I'm going to try and obtain a Vietnamese license as I've read it can be done. I've seen it has been easy for some and a nightmare for others. I've seen it can be as simple as showing my UK license filling in some forms in Vietnamese and passing the practical. (I know foreign licences are not recognised in Vietnam but many say they have done this). Regarding which bike to choose. ...

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What is the best country to travel if you have a tight budget?

Posted by FidiTrip on 17/5/2013 at 02:18

I am living in the USA, looking for a traveling adventure withmy friends. Some of my friends want to know about the budget. We want to go fortravelling little squeezed budget. We would not like to go to Hongkong orChina. So can anybody advise me on this issue? ...

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3 weeks Vietnam itinery June for 1st timer

Posted by mwew1994 on 15/5/2013 at 21:10

I am travelling Vietnam for the 1st 3 weeks of June by myself (as far as im ware unless i meet someone in Bangkok) and don't really have a clue what to do or how to fit it in but have heard such incredible reviews of vietnam i now have changed my scheule to accomodate weeks there instead of lao and cambodia (i may be able to fit these 2 in later). any MUST do places or activities or "off the beten track" stuff. am looking for a mixture of culture , beach, party and rustic enviroment. ...

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Bungee Jumping in Vietnam

Posted by TomHK on 11/3/2010 at 23:30

Hi all, Where can I go bungee jumping in Vietnam? What are the best/most scenic places? How much can I expect to pay? Thank Alot, Tom ...

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Titop Island, Halong Bay without a tour?

Posted by MollyMel on 14/4/2013 at 22:26

Hello, We have been searching for info about this and are coming up empty handed. We would like to go to Halong Bay, and specifically would like to spend longer at the summit of Titop island and be there when the tour groups are not. Is it possible to charter a longtail-type boat (or the local equivalent) to just take us there in the afternoon and bring us back after sunset? Even the higher priced tours seem to stick to a rigid schedule and (not that we've found any) private boats are most likel ...

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Help please with planning

Posted by Balihopeful on 26/4/2013 at 03:37

Hoping to go to Vietnam in January. Probably only have 2 weeks with extra night stop over in KL on the way and 2 nights KL returning. Flying out of Perth and wanting to see Hanoi, Hoi An, Halong Bay and maybe one other place. Dont want to be travelling every day would rather see a few places and stay a few days in each place. Any recommendations? ...

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Flights from the UK

Posted by MisguidedFool on 4/3/2013 at 05:51

Hi I am planning a trip to Vietnam in May/June this year and am planning on doing the popular 'top to tail' route (or the other way around). Has anyone got any advice on where i can get the cheapest flights from the UK. Cheers James ...

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Itinerary Critique - Vietnam South to North in 6 days

Posted by camsydt on 3/5/2013 at 06:43

Hello all! I would be more than grateful if you can give information with regard to our itinerary (Is it doable? What should I include and/or delete?): TRIP ITINERARY! May 16 *Arrival from Manila: 1:00 AM *Explore the Chu Chi Tunnels in the AM *Explore downtown HCM in the PM May 17 *Travel to Dalat in the day, via bus/van/train *Explore Dalat the rest of the day May 18 *Explore Dalat in the AM *Travel to Hanoi in the PM, via plane *Explore Hanoi in the PM May 19 *Travel to Halong in the A ...

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Saigon to Phnom Penh via Mekong Riverboat

Posted by bigfatbackpack on 5/5/2013 at 01:36

Can anyone recommend a good agency in Saigon that can book an affordable 3 day/ 2 night boat trip? There's so many its hard to know what is good, and I haven't had much luck with google. Thanks! ...

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Scammed at Hue's Royal Fine Arts Museum

Posted by Edbolla on 6/5/2013 at 20:05

A warning to fellow travellers: be careful if you buy anything at the ticket desk at the Royal Fine Arts Museum in Hue. The female ticket attendant insisted that to see the Imperial Citadel you had to purchase a dual ticket for the art museum AND the citadel (costing 105,000 dong). We didn't want to see the art museum and now don't think that what she said was true. So that's mild scam 1. Major scam 2 Also she slyly extracted an extra 100,000 dong from us by quickly switching one of the two 100, ...

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Vietnam Itenarary

Posted by Bellacat4 on 16/4/2013 at 15:58

I see a lot of people post their itinerary and people give a lot of good advice. We are a family of 5 travelling with three girls 10,13 and 16. Day 1: Arrive late in Hanoi Day 2: Hanoi Day3: Halong Cruise with Handspan Day 4: Halong and return to Hanoi-catch night train to Hue Day 5:Hue Day6: Hue to Hoi An (possibly get a driver) Day 7: Hoi An Day8: Hoi An Day 9: Fly from Danang to HCM Day 10: HCM Day 11: HCM-Mekong- Can Tho Day 12: Can Tho fly to Phu Quoc Day 13:PQ Day 14:PQ Day 15:PQ Day ...

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Vietnam is the main consumer of rhinoceros horn powder

Posted by johnlafre on 3/5/2013 at 21:10

I urge you to boycott Vietnam. Vietnamese are responsible for the poaching of rhinoceroses in Africa. They purchase rhino horns for bogus medicinal purposes. Consumption of rhino horn will lead to the disappearance of this animal who is already on the brink of extinction. 618 rhinoceros have been killed at the hands of poachers in2012. In Mozambique, they have all been wiped out. Think about this before considering a trip to Vietnam. ...

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