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Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

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Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

what a rush trip! we leave this Fr 29th Mar, have 2 days HCMC, 2 days Mekong booked then 9 days ________ (blank) before we have to be in Hanoi where we are doing 2 days How Long Bay & 2nts Hanoi.

we are looking for somewhere in between to chill out, good swimming beach, good food, bit of cultural experience & not over the top touristy - medium budget - say $50- $60/ nt? No kids, just the 2 of us this time (Yah!)

Also wanted to squeeze in a Sapa visit although that seems a bit commercialised so any other ideas?

Help! we have ran out of time!

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1. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

I have a similar trip coming soon but North to South, we are stopping in Hoi An in the middle for 4 days. Two of those to relax on nearby beaches. We are staying at the Vinh Hung Emerald Resort, new hotel that looks to be the best on our trip.

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2. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

On the same route as yourselves, I split the time between Hue and HoiAn and enjoyed both very much. In fact had I known how lovely the beach was at HoiAn I would have allocated more time there.

Trisha

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3. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

Hoi An no doubt...

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4. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

"not over the top touristy "

So don't go at all. And don't go to Hoi An for sure.

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5. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

I would say Hoi an, it was the highlight of our 2.5 week Vietman adventure and we were there for 6 days.

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6. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

From north to south, you are on the tourist trail. You can help that. But don't worry, take half a step side ways and you can get away from it. Hoi An is very nice, as many have said. But beware, it is very commercial. So just jump on pushbike, hop on to a local ferry and dissapear into a local village for a days sightseeing. You can do this in the mekong as well.

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7. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

thanks all, i think Hoi An could be the go.

we might stay at the beach just out of town - River Beach Resort looks ok - any suggestions?

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8. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

HoiAn is a wonderful place. I don't know how anyone could not like it. We stayed at the Vinh Hung Riverside resort in a river front room which was very nice and not in the thick of it all.We got a good price on booking.com.

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9. Re: Starting in HCMC finishing in Hanoi, wher to in between???

Hey guys,

You have plenty of time so def do Hoi an and squeeze in a couple of nights in Hue. You will enjoy them both IMO.

Mark

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