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
Landing in Hanoi on Feb 24 and we want to go to Tam Coc first, then to Sapa. What transport would be best?
Do we need to return to Hanoi or is there a direct way to get to Sapa from Tam Coc?
Being older travellers, some consideration for comfort is required, but cost is a consideration too.
Thanks for any advice ....
I am travelling from the UK to Hanoi
My flight first enters Vietnam at HCMC where I will only have 1 hour before my connecting flight leaves for Hanoi. This is all booked through the same airline.
Which airport do I need to put on my visa application?
If i have to do this at HCMC, will I have enough time to get my connecting flight to Hanoi?
Here is my question. I know foreign travelers need a Visa to travel there. But I learned that I could get a Visa on arrival in Vietnam and pay significantly less than trying to send in documents and my passport to the U.S. Vietnamese embassy to get a Visa. Would that be the best way to go? I would prefer to…
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.