Destination guide – Vietnam

MUST DO:

  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Tam Coc, aka Halong inland
  • Hue’s imperial tombs
  • Hoi An
  • Learning about war in Saigon/HCMC and the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong delta boat tour in Can Tho

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Hanoi
  • Danang and its Marble Mountains
  • My Son ruins
  • Nha Trang beach
  • The rest of Saigon/HCMC

PENDING:

  • Hiking Sapa rice terraces
  • Phong Nha – Ke Bang caves
  • Other national parks: Cat Tien, Ba Be, Dalat

MIN TIME:

  • 2 weeks

GETTING AROUND:

  • Sleeper trains for long distances
  • Sleeper and regular buses for medium distances and when there is no train
  • Public buses, taxis and walking in the cities
  • Boats and bikes with driver for some tours

DIARIES:

  1. What to see in Hanoi, the hectic capital of Vietnam
  2. A 3-day cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam’s natural wonder
  3. The beautiful landscapes of Tam Coc and Trang An
  4. Tombs and more in Hue, the imperial capital of Vietnam
  5. How to visit Danang’s Marble Mountain on your own
  6. Walking around Hoi An, Vietnam’s jewel
  7. The temples of My Son, a great day trip from Hoi An
  8. A break in Nha Trang beach
  9. Saigon and the horrors of war
  10. How to visit the Cu Chi tunnels on your own
  11. Boating and eating in the Mekong delta

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  4. Hoangngoclinh

    Amazing! I am from Vietnam but I still haven’t had many chances for visit all of destinations that you ever. However I can suggest a beautiful destination that you should not miss when coming back to VietNam, which is Moc Chau Plateau. If you want to receive a free tour guide about Moc Chau Plateau, this article will be willing to help you http://hivietnam.vn/moc-chau-travel-guide/

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  6. alkesh mistry

    What an incredible blog, outstanding detail and a high level of practical advice! Really has helped shaped my impending trip, I am thinking of doing north to south like you, just trying to work out how many days to apportion.

    It must have taken a lot of time and I am grateful for your efforts.

    Any help you can assist with planning my 14 day trip would be helpful.

    Stupendously informative blog and thanks again 🙂

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    1. Hi Rosanne,

      I think it was something around $600… hotels and food were quite cheap, and we moved around by train and local buses… the one thing that raised the cost was the cruise in Halong Bay.

      Cheers,
      Carmen

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