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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!

Fish Pollution in Central Vietnam- safe to travel?

Posted by LucySK on 22/7/2016 at 12:14

I have been reading about the current (June 30th 2016) fish pollution situation happening in Central Vietnam. I was hoping someone who was recently there (June or July 2016) can let me know how safe it is to eat and travel in Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An. I would hate to plan a trip about these cities and have to avoid seafood and the beaches. ...

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trip report from ha giang from two independent ladies with no bikes!

Posted by melmariet on 28/2/2013 at 07:45

So we decided to create this post because we had such a problem finding good information about traveling in the ha giang province. We pretty much went on this adventure thinking, let's just take the dive and hope it works out. Good news! It did. With a little bit of hard work, you can travel through ha giang for quite cheap, without a guide, and without a motorcycle. First off, arranging your travel permit can be quite a bit trickier than we expected. Its extremely hard to find anyone who spea ...

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Is there any bus to go from Ha Giang to Cao Bang?

Posted by winniewong on 11/6/2016 at 00:15

Hi there, is there any bus available to travel from Ha Giang to Cao Bang? Kindly advice. Thank you. ...

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Ha Long Bay tour

Posted by vinnyvu on 15/6/2016 at 22:52

HI , I am planning a trip to Ha Noi in September 2016. I am figuring out a tour to Ha Long Bay and don't know where to begin. I would like to go for a 2 day 1 night tour and also see if they offer a kayaking tour of the caves. Can anyone help me? Thank You. ...

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Vietnam questions

Posted by ajhurley on 6/7/2016 at 04:34

Hello all, I'm going to Vietnam for almost 3 weeks from the end of July... Whilst I will probably take most of it as it comes, I was thinking of a rough itinery like Hanoi 3-4 days (I enjoy cities) Hué 1-2 days Hoi an 3-4 days Somewhere to relax 4-5 days Saigon 2-3 days Mekong Delta 2-3 days Any thoughts on the above? Could anyone recommend a nice places/places to spend 4-5 days? Essentially, the aim is to relax, read books, unwind, eat nice food. Probably thinking a nice beach area, id ...

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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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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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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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