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…
Hi everyone, I know there are a lot of posts re: Visas but most of them seem to be quite old and outdated. My bf and I are heading to Vietnam in December this year and I'm currently trying to find the best way to do this. We are both Canadian born and both have dual citizenship (UK/Canada). From what I'm reading, UK citizens are visa exempt if they are in Vietnam less than 15 days.
Have any UK citizens been to Vietnam lately and can verify this? If not, do any Canadians have any advice? I've…
I'm planning to visit Vietnam in April next year. After visiting Hanoi and Halong Bay, I'd like to visit Hue and Hoi An. My question is shall I fly directly to Hue and then get somebody to drive me from Hue to go to my hotel at Hoi An or is it better to fly to Danang and go from there to Hue and back and then get my hotel in Hoi An to pick me up at Danang Airport?
Sometimes airlines cancel flights if they don't have enough passengers so I was wondering if that is the case in Vietnam, would…
next week I am flying from Hong Kong to Nha Trang with Vietnam Airlines via Saigon, where I shall have a 6 hours layover (from 09:30 to 15:20), so I was thinking of exiting the airport and take a quick tour into town.
Do you think it is a feasible and sound idea ?
I ask this because in the visa application I have to specify the entry airport: hence, if I can get out of the airport my point of entry will be Saigon, otherwise it shall be Nha Trang.
Thank you for you help and advice.
Do not go and don't use the local ferry!
We are a family of four traveling for a year. We decided that we would take the local ferry ( slow) not tourist speed boat to the island. We had organized a homestay for two nights as well with a local non-for-profit.
When we showed up at the dock at 6:30 am the ferry driver told us it would be 150,000 per person to take the ferry one way. We had done our research and we were told the ferry was 10,000. We told the driver we would not pay that since it is…
Hi! I`m from Mexico City and will be traveling to Shangai Sept 22 to Sept 25 and then to Vietnam (Hanoi) Sept 25 to October 8. I am 42 yrs old (male) easygoing person looking forward to meet people and have fun. Quite open to suggestions in Vietnam, would like to fly to Luang Prabang and scuba dive at Nha Trang. If you will be at Vietnam those days and wanna meet please drop me a line. email@example.com
Im flying to vietnam from thailand and planning to go out of Vietnam from phu quoc by ferry via hat tien to cambodja.
Is there any way to buy a ticket from Phu quoc to Sihanoukville from the web because i need to have a outgoing ticket from Vietnam to get in there in the first place.
Or ca ni buy a ticket at Hat tien?
We need some help with planning our trip in Hanoi. We haven't booked hotels or tours yet and wonder what would be best.
Has anyone tried the cruises in Halong? Is it worth the trip to get there? I wasn't sure if the one night or two nights (or maybe more?) would be good.
Has anyone tried Sinh Torust travel agency? They have some really affordable tours and cruises.
I'm interested in going to the rice paddy fields and bike around and would love it if we could avoid crowds.
Is it best to book…
I am Hanoi based, 36 yo male, thinking about doing 1 week of holidays in the North by motorbike. Departure from Hanoi or first by bus and then bike rental. No details decided yet.
Anybody interested in doing this together?
Date - mid September.