Views:
591.9k
Viewed
Replies:
149
Replies
This topic is pinned
This topic is locked

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…

Views:
7
Viewed
Replies:
0
Replies

Go to be in Viet Nam twenty days and would like to know that company of mobile could hire for to make / receive calls and have Internet in my Iphone during the trip...?
which would be the best company and the best plan that could recruit there in Viet Nam! Serious to send them the information to my hotel so to my arrival have the card list and so not lose time...Thanks

Views:
9
Viewed
Replies:
1
Replies

Hi there,

I am a single traveller female from Holland looking for one or more persons to go on a trekking to the summit of Fansipan somewhere between 11th and 17th of August 2016. I'm interested to do a one day trekking (for the absolute fit trekkers) or a two day trekking. It's much more fun to go together and to split the costs. Costs depend on how many trekkers and days. I could ask and compare prices at some recommended trekking agencies. Are you up to this adventure? I hope to hear from…

Views:
76
Viewed
Replies:
13
Replies

Planning a first visit to Vietnam. Me: a bit past 70, still backpacker at heart. Traveled through Cambodia and Thailand last year and fell in love with SE Asia. I will probably scourer this forum and post a bunch of questions in the next few months, but here is a first question: Do I start at HCMC or Hanoi? I am flying out of New York City, and the airfares seem to be about the same. Also, I am planning on a trip sometime in October / November, if that makes any difference.

Any…

Views:
69
Viewed
Replies:
10
Replies

I'm spending October, November & December as TEFL teacher in Hanoi. It will be my first time outside of the E.U. on my own and also my first time in Asia so there are quite a few things I would like to know.

• What would you recommend to see and do in the Hanoi region? This question might be a bit vague but I'm open to everything!

• I've heard that I would need a scooter to get around but I've never driven a scooter and I'm not able to drive a car. What is the best way to get around Hanoi?

•…

Views:
4
Viewed
Replies:
0
Replies

The following newspaper article reports on a new Saigon to Tuy Hoa train service.

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/new-railway-service-from-hcm-city-to-tuy-hoa-opens/96548.vnp

The article says, it takes between 12 and 15 hours, leaving Saigon Railway Station at 21.25 and arriving at Tuy Hoa Station at 17.25 the following day. Note: This is a period of TWENTY hours. Passengers will find it more convenient to travel up to Nha Trang on faster train, then change to the 0620 train to Tuy Hoa, arriving…

Views:
42
Viewed
Replies:
10
Replies

Hi: I was just reading some of the recent posts and in one of them Herbie47 mentioned that there is a Danang Airport to HoiAn Shuttle Bus. Could someone give me more information on that please, like: Is there a website to check it out? Does it need to be pre-booked? Where in the airport to catch it?, Does it meet late flights or how late does it run?, Drop off procedure in HoiAn.
Also, I may stay in Danang for a couple of nights instead of going right down to HoiAn from the Airport is there a…

Views:
44
Viewed
Replies:
7
Replies

I am going to be in SE Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand) for 4 months starting in January. I was planning to bring my Blackberry Passport phone and just use it for internet via wifi whenever I can get it. Is this a good idea, or is it worthwhile to get a SIM card? Is there a SIM card that will work in all of these countries, and how much would this cost?

I am mainly travelling and doing other things (rockclimbing, meditation retreat) in Thailand and Indonesia... but it is in Vietnam where I…

Views:
26
Viewed
Replies:
6
Replies

PHONG NHA
We're going go to Phong Nha in August but we don't know exactly when we to arrive there. Anyone know if we have to do reservations for a tours day ? we want to see Paradise and Dark cave .
We're traveling with a 5 year old boy, anyone know if we could have a problem to book the tours . We know there're tours where the minimum age is 16 years.
Thank you

Views:
44
Viewed
Replies:
4
Replies

There are many Vietnam visa agencies. Everything, including dispatch of the visa approval letter, is online, so their location doesn’t matter.

Let me warn you from vietnamvisaonline {dot} net. First, they refused to ask their bank for some crucial information on wire-transfer. That cost me a full-day trip to their office. Then, the Visa Dept. issued a faulty approval letter; everybody may make a mistake. Vietnamvisaonline {dot} net again refused to ask for quick correction. That cost me…