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      Vietnam Nov 28, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      Is there any updates on when the ferry service from HCMC to Vung Tau will resume if ever ?
      Regards
      bkc1000

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      Adventure activities

      Hanoi Dec 23, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      Are there any adventurous activities in Vietnam/ Hanoi like flying fox, roller coaster, bungee jumping etc.? I am writing to my friend because she wants some adventure in Vietnam

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    • are there any buses from District 1 to the airport?

      Ho Chi Minh City Dec 10, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      where do they leave? how often? what's the cost?

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    • Than Kieu resort

      Phu Quoc Dec 9, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      Is there somebody Whois has been there ? Pls. Quote or Tell about experience
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    • bus from district 1 to airport in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

      Ho Chi Minh City Dec 10, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      are there any buses leaving the city to go to the airport? Looking to depart from District 1.
      Where and how often do they leave? What's the cost?

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      Island entry fee to Phu Quoc?

      Phu Quoc Dec 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      I read somewhere which says that tourists leaving the airport area of Phu Quoc have to pay island entry fee of 20000 Dong. Is it true?

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      Scuba Diving

      Nha Trang Nov 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      Hi.. I plan to visit N/T in Jan and do my basic open water diving. Wanted to know which islands are good to see marine life and if the waters are clear. Also which is a good diving school.

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    • Need help on tour guide's quotation

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Me along with friends (4 pax) are travelling to Hanoi during 24 Dec - 28 Dec. I am checking with English guided tour guides in online and they have given me 2 options as below with rate of 350 USD & 775 USD. I find these rates are crazy. Can you guys help me to validate it. Is it really that costly? What are alternatives for me to get cheaper guided tours?

      I, option 1 : Hanoi city tour- Sapa
      1, 25-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30. We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 16:00
      2, Sapa by train (3 days/2nights) (from 25-Dec to 28-Dec)
      The train to Sapa will depart in the evening at 21:15 and arrive Lao Cai at 06:15
      So 25-Dec, 20:15 Pick-up at the hotel. T.sfer to railway station for a night train to Sa Pa
      Day1 (26-Dec): Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Villages (B,L,D)
      AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then T.sfer to Sapa (35km). You will have breakfast in the hotel, check in hotel (3 stars) .After lunch trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe .Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way . Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town .
      App .4 hours trekking – 8 km .- Meals: B – L – D Accommodation: Hotel.
      Day 2 (27-Dec): Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages – Lao Cai Station (B,L)
      After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep. Back to Lao Cai Station by private car .Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin train to Hanoi . The train will start at 20:15 date 27-Dec and arrive Hanoi at 4:30 AM date 28-Dec
      Included:

      • • Private car for Hanoi city tour and lunch at Indian restaurant,

      • Pick up in Hanoi city for Sapa tour
      • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C soft sleeper 4 berths cabin)
      • A/C tourist car during Group Tour in Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Cai
      • 2 private room in a 3 star hotel in sapa
      • Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner, with vegetarian foods
      • English speaking guide
      • EnT.ce fee
      Excluded:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals

      Price: USD345/pax

      II, option 2: Hanoi-Mai chau- Ninh Ninh
      date 25-Dec: Hanoi - Mai Chau, homestay (L,D)
      8am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Mai Chau Village. the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refreshment. Keep our driving up to Mai Chau. We reach Mai Chau at about 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch in a local house.
      In the afternoon, we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats…freely around. Walk back to the village.
      After dinner you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening.
      Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.

      Date 26-Dec: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B,L,D)
      Breakfast in the home stay and then T.sfer to Ninh Binh. Visit Temple of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Riding bicycle to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch take the rowing boat to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) the mountains & caves regarded as "Ha Long Bay‘s in land".
      Move to Bich Dong (Jade Grotto) to visit the pagoda which situated on the mountain where the film "Indochina” was took place. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
      Date 27-Dec: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B,L,D)
      After breakfast, check out hotel and will go to Bai Dinh pagoda. Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold - plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia. The pagoda is located at the western of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, belonging to Gia Sinh commune, Ninh Binh. It is far about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi. Bai Dinh Pagoda population has the area of 539 hectares including 27 hectares of ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, 80 hectares of new Bai Dinh area.
      End the tour and go back to Hanoi around 17:00
      Date 28-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30.
      We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 15:00

      PACKAGE PRICE : 778 USD/ 1 PAX
      Costs include:
      - T.sportation
      - Homestay in Mai Chau
      - 4 Stars hotel in Ninh Binh or resort
      - Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners in Itinerary with with vegetarian foods
      - EnT.ce and sightseeing fees
      - Tradition Thai’s dance showing
      - English speaking guide
      Costs exclude:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
      • Tips & personal expenses.

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    • Need help on tour guide's quotation

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Me along with friends (4 pax) are travelling to Hanoi during 24 Dec - 28 Dec. I am checking with English guided tour guides in online and they have given me 2 options as below with rate of 350 USD & 775 USD. I find these rates are crazy. Can you guys help me to validate it. Is it really that costly? What are alternatives for me to get cheaper guided tours?

      I, option 1 : Hanoi city tour- Sapa
      1, 25-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30. We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 16:00
      2, Sapa by train (3 days/2nights) (from 25-Dec to 28-Dec)
      The train to Sapa will depart in the evening at 21:15 and arrive Lao Cai at 06:15
      So 25-Dec, 20:15 Pick-up at the hotel. T.sfer to railway station for a night train to Sa Pa
      Day1 (26-Dec): Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Villages (B,L,D)
      AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then T.sfer to Sapa (35km). You will have breakfast in the hotel, check in hotel (3 stars) .After lunch trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe .Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way . Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town .
      App .4 hours trekking – 8 km .- Meals: B – L – D Accommodation: Hotel.
      Day 2 (27-Dec): Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages – Lao Cai Station (B,L)
      After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep. Back to Lao Cai Station by private car .Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin train to Hanoi . The train will start at 20:15 date 27-Dec and arrive Hanoi at 4:30 AM date 28-Dec
      Included:

      • • Private car for Hanoi city tour and lunch at Indian restaurant,

      • Pick up in Hanoi city for Sapa tour
      • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C soft sleeper 4 berths cabin)
      • A/C tourist car during Group Tour in Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Cai
      • 2 private room in a 3 star hotel in sapa
      • Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner, with vegetarian foods
      • English speaking guide
      • EnT.ce fee
      Excluded:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals

      Price: USD345/pax

      II, option 2: Hanoi-Mai chau- Ninh Ninh
      date 25-Dec: Hanoi - Mai Chau, homestay (L,D)
      8am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Mai Chau Village. the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refreshment. Keep our driving up to Mai Chau. We reach Mai Chau at about 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch in a local house.
      In the afternoon, we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats…freely around. Walk back to the village.
      After dinner you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening.
      Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.

      Date 26-Dec: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B,L,D)
      Breakfast in the home stay and then T.sfer to Ninh Binh. Visit Temple of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Riding bicycle to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch take the rowing boat to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) the mountains & caves regarded as "Ha Long Bay‘s in land".
      Move to Bich Dong (Jade Grotto) to visit the pagoda which situated on the mountain where the film "Indochina” was took place. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
      Date 27-Dec: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B,L,D)
      After breakfast, check out hotel and will go to Bai Dinh pagoda. Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold - plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia. The pagoda is located at the western of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, belonging to Gia Sinh commune, Ninh Binh. It is far about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi. Bai Dinh Pagoda population has the area of 539 hectares including 27 hectares of ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, 80 hectares of new Bai Dinh area.
      End the tour and go back to Hanoi around 17:00
      Date 28-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30.
      We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 15:00

      PACKAGE PRICE : 778 USD/ 1 PAX
      Costs include:
      - T.sportation
      - Homestay in Mai Chau
      - 4 Stars hotel in Ninh Binh or resort
      - Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners in Itinerary with with vegetarian foods
      - EnT.ce and sightseeing fees
      - Tradition Thai’s dance showing
      - English speaking guide
      Costs exclude:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
      • Tips & personal expenses.

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      Weather in Jan first week

      Vietnam Dec 18, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      Hi.. We are visiting Ho chi Minh and Nha trang in Jan and want to know what would the weather be so I can pack acc.. Don't want to pack the wrong clothes and fill up the bags.. Thank in advance

      Happy Holidays

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      Michelia Saigon Hotel

      Ho Chi Minh City Dec 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      Hi Everyone. Coming to HCMC for 3 ngts and I saw this lovely hotel on Hotels.com called Michelia Saigon Hotel but there are absolutely no reviews about it. Also they dont have a website. Has anyone stayed or seen this hotel? Please pass on some information as it looks impressive.

      Thanks

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    • Express bus HCM to BMT

      Buon Ma Thuot Nov 28, 2014 at 3:42 AM

      Anyone have clues to the Express bus SGN/HCM to Buon Ma Thuot ? 18hrs listed for regular bus and I don't wish to fly.

      Richard older Uc Dai Loi (Aussie) traveller

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    • Guided Tours in Hanoi

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Hi I am planning to visit Hanoi/Sapa during 24 Dec - 28 Dec (we are 4 people together). I searched for english speaking tour guides online and in touch with 2-3 guides who will give me customized packages (excluding airfare + hotel accommodation). I am surprised to know that they are charging 300 USD - 700 USD/person. Does it really cost so much for personal guides?
      Can you tell me what are other alternatives for guided tours. Do we get in Hanoi itself? Anyone can give some contact point. Thanks.

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      USD or VND ?

      Hanoi Dec 6, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Ringgit depreciate a lot this few days, changing to USD or VND has different amount, would like to know which currency is well acceptance. I follow a tour, notice to spend on meal.

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      Motorcycles more than normal taxis in Phu Quoc?

      Phu Quoc Dec 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      Is it true that there are more motorcycles than car taxis in Phu Quoc? If so, is it advisable to bring along the hand luggage with wheels or just sling bag and shoulder bag? I am going on a trip that starts from Singapore to Phu Quoc before proceeding to Ho Chi Minh City and my final destination Vientiane.

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      How to spend a few hours in Phu Quoc?

      Phu Quoc Nov 29, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      May I know what can I see in a few hours in Phu Quoc besides the new international airport of Phu Quoc? My flight arrives in Phu Quoc at 3.45 pm before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City after 7 pm. Is there any fish sauce or black pepper manufacturing centres open to tourists there?

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      Lao Cai Transport

      by stscreen Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

      Hi,
      I'm and my husband will travelling to Sapa at mid Nov, we are independent and
      would like to know:
      1. Is it easy to get transport to Saomai Hotel from train station?
      2. How far is sunday market from that hotel?
      3. I also consider to hire a jeep, may i know what is the cost and where can
      i book?

      Would love to get feed back from anyone.

      Thank you.
      Yvonne

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 5:05 AM
    • Has anyone gone from to Lao Cai to China

      by kyleaz Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM

      Hi we will be going back to Vietnam again this year and I'm starting my research.
      Has anyone crossed the border at Lao Cai to China. What is there to do and see around there. I heard that it's a great place to shop but I have no clue what I would buy.
      kyleaz

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2010 at 9:37 PM
    • Train from kunming to lao-Cai

      by rachel269 Online Now Apr 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM

      What with China making it very tricky to get a 1 month visa during and just aftre the Olympics they are asking for entry and exit tickets to and from China.

      Does anyone know if it is possible to pre book a ticket from China to Vietnam (confimation to be used to get Chinese visa), i guess Kunming - Lao-Cai is a well worn route?

      Thanks a lot!
      Rachel

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2008 at 11:57 PM
    • Lao Cai to Hanoi DayTrain

      by RobStuar Online Now Jan 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

      Has anyone out there taken the day train from Lao Cai to Hanoi. What is it like? The scenery, comfortor lack thereof, anything?

      Thank you,

      Stuart of Oz

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2010 at 10:21 PM
    • Kunming to Lao Cai

      by vthayer Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 12:15 PM

      Can you currently get from kunming to lao cai by train? If not, what is the best way to get to China from Lao Cai?

      3 Answers Apr 21, 2007 at 5:42 PM
    • Weather in Sapa

      by afourney Online Now Aug 15, 2004 at 10:24 PM

      I'm traveling to Sapa at the beginning of Sept. What will the weather be like? Should I take hiking boots or will tennis shoes be adequate for day trekking? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 17, 2004 at 1:05 AM
    • Advice needed!

      by Baj Online Now Nov 6, 2003 at 8:49 AM

      Not being a hardened traveller I am looking for some practical advice. I'm off to Lao Cai, Vietnam, next week to assist on some film shoots, staying in the households we are filming in. Has anyone any advice as to useful things to take, wear etc? I understand the weather is humid and damp? As we will be trekking about a bit, with cameras, I need to be as comfortable as possible so as not to effect filming. Thanks to anyone that can help. x

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2003 at 1:47 AM