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Fisrt time in vietnam

Brisbane, Australia
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Fisrt time in vietnam

First time in Vietnam, travelling as a couple in Feb 2019 for 9 days. Need help with ideas on where to stay and things to see and do.

Best places for shopping and food.

Ideas on hotels and locations.

Maybe tour companies that we could do for 7 days etc.

Any help would be most welcome thank you.

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puerto princesa
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1. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

With only 9 days i would either choose the north or the south. In my opinion Hanoi is much more interesting than HCMC as there are many lakes, museums, markets and day trips. The food is excellent in both cities, locals friendly and reasonably priced accommodation, but staying by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi is really worthwhile. Hanoi has over night trips to Halong Bay, Tam Coc, Sapa etc whereas HCMC has trips to Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dao Temple, Mekong Delta. Hanoi and the north gets my vote, but the weather will not be the best.

Brisbane, Australia
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2. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

thank you I will have a look at Hanoi :)

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3. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

Perhaps start here -

https://www.travelfish.org/country/vietnam

And with only nine days, don't try and see too much. You'll waste far too much time travelling between places.

Oh, and you might want to do a little Googling for Tet. (Lunar New Year)

Scott

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4. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

Thank you so much I will look at both the options provided.

Perth, Australia
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5. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

The weather in the south will be beach weather. You could 3-4 days in the HCMC area and the same as Hanoi. Flying from one city to the other is only $70 each way, sometimes on 787 dreamliners.

Edited: 03 October 2018, 07:59
Perth, Australia
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6. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

Dont spend up huge on accommodation. Most people are happy with the $30-$50 a night places

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Ben Tre, Vietnam
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8. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

Feb 5 2019 is on Tet holiday so avoid that time.

Hanoi or HCMC is fine (It depends on your interests).

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10. Re: Fisrt time in vietnam

You can spend 3-days in Hcm city to see the local life, try all the foods. And then you can check out Da Nang, Hoi An, Phu Quoc for relaxing and sight seeing

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