We are planning a three week trip to Vietnam in April landing at Hanoi and going south visiting Halong Bay, Hoi Ann, Ho Chi Minh and then onto Cambodia to Angkor Wat before flying out of Siem Reap. We found travelling around Malaysia independently very easy last year but feel that Vietnam may be more challenging. Has anyone any advice for sorting out accommodation and travel around Vietnam when we are there. Some posts mention private cars and drivers can be hired. Also would it be best to travel light with backpacks rather than cases?
Appreciate any advice