Halong Bay and Vietnam Visas
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jan 28, 2012 10:32 PM Last Post By: Axle
Jan 23, 2012 3:14 PM
I have 2 questions to ask.
1.Firstly can anyone recommend and good Halong Bay tour? I’ve been told there are some dodgy ones out there! Is it better to pre book before you go, or is it easy to book once over there?
2.Secondly, what is the best way to obtain a Vietnam Visa?
Thanks for looking hope you can help!
Jan 23, 2012 6:17 PM
1At the top of the page type Visa in the search box , there are thousands of answers in there, do the same for halong bay .
Jan 24, 2012 2:35 AM
21) What price range are you considering?
Handspan are not cheap but get very good reviews. As do others including ET Pumpkin and Sinh Cafe (but make sure it is THE Sinh Cafe). The dodgy ones tend to be those that leech off the good name of others.
2) What passport do you hold? Your profile says Australia. There are plenty of websites that can give this information.
Jan 24, 2012 2:37 PM
Jan 25, 2012 2:22 AM
4For a Halong Bay trip we did a private cruise with Indochina, there were 7 adults in the group and we paid $100USD each will included all transfers to and from Hanoi. I booked it all from Aus. The whole trip was fantastic and gave us two days and a night on the bay. The food was fantastic and the junk had a fully equipped bar.There up heaps of tours, I just searched all info sights and emailed a few travelers to get the dirt on the ones I liked.
As for the visa we live in Brisvegas so no consulate, we have a travel agent friend and visas are the only thing I use her for, probably for peace of mind. Our freinds in Sydney just went to the consulate and got them there, it all takes about a week.
Jan 25, 2012 10:42 PM
Jan 28, 2012 4:14 PM
6http://www.vietnamvisapro.com is highly recommended , I used them and all done in less than 16 hours for $10.00 . I booked my Halong Bay cruise with Vega Travel they are very good with follow up emails and limited to max 13 on a cruise . cost for Deluxe cabin on boat and Deluxe hotel on Cat Ba was $155.00 a person , a bit over the cheap prices but they seem to offer more than the others and for sake of a few dollars on a once in a life time trip seems worth it .
Jan 28, 2012 10:32 PM
7We looked at getting our visas via a travel agent and they quoted a total $140 for the two of us.
Vietnam visa pro costs a total $18 administration fee and a total of $50 US upon arrival for the two of us (single entry).
Easy to conclude in which direction we went.
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