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We are an older couple planning on visiting Vietnam

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1. Posted by nora1311 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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We plan to go in November 2005, for around 2-3 weeks.
I would like to know what are the highlights, what should
not be missed.

Sould we combine the trip to Vietnam with a few days to Cambodia or Burma?

We plan to go as independent travellers but arrange everything before, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

angkor wat in cambodia shouldn't be missed if you are in that part of the world.

Burma might be too far for you to travel.

You don't need to book an accommodation in advance as your plans are likely to change while travelling.

3. Posted by Laura76 (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

are you planning to travel from north south or just visit certain part of vietnam? hanoi's old quarter is not to be missed in case you visit north. cat ba is nice too (amazing landscape), sapa overappreciated. hoi an is beautiful and a great place for shopping, there's also a beach. dalat is also very beautiful and very different from other destinations in vietnam.

i agree with the former writer - you don't need to book everything in advance as everything can be arranged there. if you want to visit angkor wat there are trips from saigon daily.

4. Posted by NaChi (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

i agree with the former writer - you don't need to book everything in advance as everything can be arranged there. if you want to visit angkor wat there are trips from saigon daily.[/quote]

My opinion is different. It is better when you have all arraged before comming. When you go to airport you have someone picked, do not have to look around to find anything, the guide and driver take you to the most beautiful place to visit.. Hotel is ready for you to be served..etc. Although price can be more expensive but it is true because if you get Free and Easy Package you can pay a few in advance, if the tour is not as you expect you can change your itinerary, or change guide, but if you book open tour you can not. " you get what you pay for " ...

[ Edit: It should be noted that this member is a tour operator in Vietnam!! ]

5. Posted by nora1311 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thank you everyone for your quick and kind replies.
I will probably have to collect more info before
starting to organize my trip. Thanks again.

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