The purpose of this thread is to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about traveling in Vietnam I hope that this FAQ helps newcomers and others plan their trips to Vietnam. I would like to thank all the posters who have contributed information to this thread. To make searching easier for you, please find my index of some major topics as follows:
Visa for Vietnam => find posts #115, 117, 111
Ha Long bay tours/Cat Ba => #83, 84
Vietnam - China border crossings => #7
I'm planning on an 8 day trip to Vietnam. I'm planning to go to these places: Hanoi (obviously), Sapa, Ninh Binh/ Tam Coc and Halong Bay. Can someone plan an itinerary for me? Also I would like to stay in Hanoi on the third day of the trip, so that's the catch. Would very much appreciate your help, Thanks!
I'm hoping to get my 30 day Vietnamese visa in Bangkok in early March. I don't plan on visiting Vietnam, however, until sometime in either early April or late April. Is this alright? I assume it's not a problem, but I just wanted to double check that I shouldn't wait to get the Vietnamese visa until closer to my travel to the country. Thanks for the help.
Hey there. I tried 3 different companies Dec 2014-Jan 2015.
The first two were really poor in general: TM Camel, and Nam Phuong (NOT Phoung Nam - there are lots of travel businesses with similar names and can be confusing).
On both of them you are treated like cattle, the drivers and assistants attitudes range from indifferent to downright rude. They order you around as you are boarding: "you, go here!", "you, over there!". When we arrived at our destination, the waiting horde of taxi and…
Me and my boyfriend are planning on going travelling for a few months this summer before we head to Australia. The main places we want to spend time in are Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Thinking of spending about 3 months seeing them all. Just wondering what the best way to do it is. I was thinking Vietnam for a few weeks then Cambodia, Laos and finishing up in Thailand. Does this seem like the best route or would anybody do it any different? Plan on getting buses/trains…
Hi all, I'm hoping to trek Mt Fansipan starting on Wednesday. Is there anyone on here that has done this around this time of year before? I realize it will be colder than most of the other time of the year but at the moment the weather forecast is looking decent, i understand this could obviously change. Also can anybody recommend a good company to do the trek with? http://www.accuweather.com/en/vn/sa-pa/416623/daily-weather-forecast/416623
we plan a cycle trip to Can Gio.
Are there any guest houses or hotels? All I could find is the Can Gia resort..
Did anybody stay at Van Sam eco park? ( I can´t open their website )
Afterwards we like to continue towards Go Cong but on the maps I don´t find any ferry.
If you have any information let me know, please.
Thanks in advance