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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:

  1. Visa for Vietnam => find posts #115, 117, 111

  2. Ha Long bay tours/Cat Ba => #83, 84

  3. Vietnam - China border…

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Hi there,
We are still in the process of planning our itinerary (our flight to Hanoi is in two weeks!) and when reading blogs about Vietnam on internet, I came across a beautiful picture of rice terraces that was taken in Yen Bai province. It looked amazing! I wonder if Yen Bai is a good destination if we want to see rice terraces and rice harvest? My impression is that is much less touristy than Sapa but much easier to reach than Ha Giang (we concider going there, too). Have anybody been there…

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We will be in Vietnam in March 2017. We are planning to take the day bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang. Is it easy to find a car and driver in Ha Giang for four persons to slowly travel from Ha Giang to Dong Van and Meo Vac and all the other sites in the area. Any recommendations for drivers and cars? What is the approximate price for a car and driver?
We may also want to go to Ba Be National Park. If we go to Ba Be National Park, we would like to return from that area to Hanoi by day bus. Is…

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While many have expressed opposition to Vietnam's recent changes to visa policy for U.S. citizens, I have not seen many suggested solutions. That's where the petition below comes in; please take a look at it, and sign if you are so inclined.

https://www.change.org/p/ambassador-ted-osius-encourage-vietnam-to-reestablish-short-term-tourist-visas

In a nutshell, Vietnam changed its visa policy for Americans in late August, replacing the less expensive 30 and 90 day, single-entry visa options with…

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The Halong Bay experience is something that I am sure we will want to do when we fly to Hanoi next week prior to a trip to trek up in Sapa and then over to Laos. But it also seems to me to be A HUGE tourist trap with everybody offering all kinds of combinations, permutations and marketing hype- at huge budget differences...Can you help? We are a couple in our 50's, well experienced and travelled at a budget to low mid range budget, very selective where we put more money into things...we are…

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Hi travelers!

I know there is probably a million different posts that are similar to mine, but after having done quite some research, and being relatively unfamiliar with Vietnam, I would like your input...! :)

My boyfriend and I only have 12 days to spare (next spring) but we are determined to do Northern Vietnam & Laos. Understandably, this will be a somewhat rushed itinerary but we are always up for an adventure! We are departing from the USA, therefore Day 2 will be our arrival in Hanoi…

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Hello,

Im trying to find the timetable for the bus from Hannoi to Halong bay.

I will arrive to Hannoi airport around 9:30AM and i want to take a bus directly to Halong bay.

Do anyone know if there is buses around 10:30-11:00 that leave to halong bay? or the timetable?

Thank you in advance,

Dov

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Hello!!
Finally, after lot of time, I 've decided to fly to Vietnam, for 20 days +/-
I will arrive next 14.10 from Barcelona, with Qatar, until 01.11
This will be more or less my plan:

14.10 1 BCN HO CHI MIN
15.10 2 HO CHI MIN (Cu chi)
16.10 3 HO CHI MIN
17.10 4 HO CHI MIN DANANG HOI-AN
18.10 5 HOI-AN (My Son)
19.10 6 HOI-AN HUE
20.10 7 HUE HANOI
21.10 8 HANOI
22.10 9 HANOI
23.10 10 HANOI TAM-COC
24.10 11 TAM-COC
25.10 12 TAM-COC SAPA
26.10 13 SAPA
27.10 14 SAPA HANOI
28.10 15 HANOI
29.10…

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Hi
has anyone crossed from Vietnam to Cambodia via
Via Le Tanh border?hoping to do this in January

Thank you

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Ideas!

Hi everyone

This has probably been asked a thousand times but any tips would be appreciated. Im traveling Vietnam for 27 days, flying into Hanoi and out of Saigon. I have a rough idea of going to sapa first then to the coast and working my way down.
Any thoughts on what I should see, places to stay, travel etc.?

Thanks!

Paul