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Visit Vietnam, cheap or expensive?

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1. Posted by annavu (Inactive 1 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I have intention of travelling Vietnam for 2 weeks with my boyfriend. We are both students so you know, i don't have much money. i wish i could have tour guide because i think it is much more fun but it seems to be impossible. thus, I just want to know more information about services price in Vietnam. it is cheap or expensive? someone knows, please help me.

thank you.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 655 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

According to your profile, you live in Hanoi, Vietnam so you are in the perfect position to know what is cheap and expensive.

3. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 287 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

I wonder if this is supposed to transform into you offering some sort of guiding service?

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1804 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

From Vietnam my guess is that you speak Vietnamese making you better off than many other tourists from different countries doing things on their own.

Cheap or expensive is always relative to somewhere else. Vietnam, for me, is cheaper than Japan, Korea, Singapore and Bhutan, etc.

Speaking the local language should make things cheaper for you than what a "big old white tourist" would be paying. You can read the signs without resorting to a dictionary, you probably already have some basic history classes from school and you are familiar with various foods.

As a Vietnamese person - YOU won't be paying any inflated tourist prices too! This makes things cheaper for you than for me!

Your biggest expense might be lodging. You are the only one who knows how much money you AND your boyfriend have available at the start. Divide 14 (# days on holiday) into the amount you two have saved up for a daily budget. Hotel - guest house might be the most expensive thing. Don't pay everything yourself - your boyfriend has to ALSO contribute MONEY too!

Narrow down where you want to visit. Know how to get there using bus or whatever is cheapest and convenient. You can do a simple Google search on an internet shop computer for hotels in that area. Record name and telephone number of possible places to stay. Nowadays I never find a woman without a cell phone - when back at your room start calling some places and get current prices. What's left after paying for hotel room is what you have for food and entertainment and local travel. You may not need a guide for everything.

Research what interests you and take some notes!! Even buy a travel guide and try visiting places without guides if your budget is low.

From Hanoi you do speak Vietnamese - right?

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 6165 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Yeah, vu anna was definitely a spammer trying to market one of those "free" Vietnamese tour services. Inactivated now.

6. Posted by dinhoecotour (Budding Member 15 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

You can travel from North to South or vice versa in 2 weeks for MUST SEE places.
North (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa)
Central (Hue and Hoian)
South (HCMC, Mekong Delta, Dalat, Phu Quoc island or Mui Ne beach)

Cheers
Dinh from -snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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