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December or January??

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December or January??

We are planning on going on a VBT bike trip to Vietnam in Dec. 2011 or January 2012. Need advice about which month has the better weather (heat and especially rain are factors). Also is the Tet holiday a factor to consider? Itinerary: Hanoi; Halong Bay; Hue; Hoi An; Saigon; Mekong Delta; Chi Chi Tunnels; Anghor Wat, Cambodia.

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1. Re: December or January??

Tet is end of January, 23rd. Weather wise I don't think you'll find much difference between the two months, certainly down south it doesn't change much.

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2. Re: December or January??

The later the better for the central area.

Here is a link to weather charts for most of Vietnam.

owee58.com/2011/…

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www.owee58.com

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3. Re: December or January??

I would stay far away from Tet

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4. Re: December or January??

Chances are that the flight fares will already have been hiked if you go in January. Then again, they might also be hiked in December, since the Vietnamese just love to celebrate Christmas as well.

5. Re: December or January??

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