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Overland from India to Vietnam

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1. Posted by Brent_G (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I'm planning a trip this winter travelling overland from Mumbai to Saigon. Looking for advice from anyone with experience in border crossings, etc... in the region. I've spent time in India before and have never neen to SE Asia.

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

It sounds like a great trip,the only time you will need a visa is getting into Burma and Vietnam,all the rest of the countries you just turn up and you will get a 30day stamp on your passport at their borders.
Get your visa for Burma in Delhi,it starts from the day of issue and if you overstay in Burma you pay 5-10$US for ever day overstayed,remember to get the name of the jail where you are sleeping;only joking!!.
For Vietnam get your visa in Phnom Penh;Cambodia as it starts from the day you get it and it will take a day by boat down the Mecong River to get to Saigon,you can extend it in Vietnam.
Just have Lonely Planet SouthEast Asia and its got all the info you require.
Check out links,tools,destinations at top of this page for more info.
Might have a pint with you in Saigon as flying into Bangkok end of Dec.
al de bes,have a nice day

3. Posted by Brent_G (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Thanks, thats exactly the info I needed.

4. Posted by Brent_G (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Oh... The pint sounds nice as well.