I've looked through this sight and haven't exactly found what I am looking for.
I am traveling by myself (I am a woman) for 12 days in early November. Ill be starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh. I have traveled central and South America on my own and I love sort of winging the trip as i go along. I am new to Southeast Asia and I love the freedom of having an outline of what I want to do but nothing set in stone. I don't like traveling with a group (I dont mind doing group tours once I am there). I am not worried about safety as much as I am about missing out on something because I don't get the right tour guide or miss out on an amazing cultural experience because I dont know the ins and outs of the country. I spoke with a travel agent and she just wouldnt let go of the fact that I wanted to do this on my own insisting I wouldnt get the ultimate experience.....Any advice, thoughts? Is it easy finding a great tour guide once you are there and getting arrangement made last minute? Is it not wise to wing it and see how the trip flows? I am open to all suggestions. Thanks!!!!