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A trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

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1. Posted by sily8x (Inactive 1 posts) 8y

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Hi everyone,

I have joined this forum for the first time so I hope to get the kind support from all the members.

I am planning a trip which covers three counftries: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at the end of this year. Infact, I don't know about these destination much so I have got some problem while planning for this trip. I am wonder that I can travel through 3 countries with in 3 weeks?

Morever, I also like to find a reliable tour operator to accompany with but it seem to be hard to find out one. I do some research and found nummerous one and it really make me confused. Maybe anybody here can help me manage my idea.

Is there anyone those who have travel experience on it? I would be high appreciate if you could advise me a itinerary, a tour operator. Where to go, how long to saty what to do and what to see... I need all of them. I know it is a liitle cold in the north of Vietnam and what's about in Laos and Cambodia? I love adventure and cruise on Mekong River. Do you have other suggestions?

Many thanks.

sily8x

2. Posted by dexterslab (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Sapa, Vietnam, is incredible but one place you have to go to is Halong Bay, it's marvalous. I went there years ago but forgot about it completely till I saw it on tv the other day. Charley Boorman just travelled through there on his latest show, By Any Means, and if you want to see Vietnam, and in fact that entire corner of the world, it's offers a great insight into the off the beaten track parts of it. The website is pretty amazing too, and gives you loads of travel tips you might not know - all from the experts!

http://byanymeans.bigearth.tv/site/pages/charley/home.php

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

don't overdo your research... Its more fun not to have expectations.
crossing the borders is a piece of cake.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting Swept Away

don't overdo your research... Its more fun not to have expectations.
crossing the borders is a piece of cake.

That's somewhat true, but on the flipside, you don't want to underdo it either ! Otherwise you might end up missing out on sights like Halong Bay, as suggested by dexterslab

5. Posted by dinadmin (Inactive 1 posts) 8y

Hi sily8x,

My idea is , If a trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia You refer to the following schedule:

Days 1, 2 & 3 Luang Prabang: discuss Laotian Buddhism with local monks in one of the many beautiful pagodas that dot Laos’ religious capital; climb Mount Phousi—a sacred temple mount in the middle of town—to watch the sun set over the dark green hills and the Mekong River; visit outlying ethnic minority villages to learn about the locals’ textile weaving;

Days 4 & 5 Hanoi: (flight Luang Prabang-Hanoi) explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, where temples, markets, guild halls and handicraft boutiques line streets founded by artisans one thousand years ago; relax amidst the gardens, pavilions and ponds of the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, founded in 1070;

Day 6 Halong Bay: cruise through the strangely shaped limestone islands that rise from the emerald waters of this World Heritage Site;

Day 7 Hanoi & Siem Riep: (flight Hanoi-Siem Riep) browse in Hanoi’s art galleries and craft shops before flying to Cambodia;

Days 8 & 9 Siem Riep: marvel at the elaborate carvings that grace the walls of Angkor Wat; follow an archaeologist through the walled city of Angkor Thom to learn the identity of the god-king whose startling image is carved onto the Bayon’s many towers;

Day 10 Departure: enjoy a final browse through Siem Riep’s tempting handicraft boutiques, then prepare for departure

Cheers, dinadmin

6. Posted by missmy (Inactive 1 posts) 8y

Hi sily8x,

I had a trip throughout Vietnam and then to Cambodia with my family last year. It was really my unforgottable trips.
Our itinerary included:

Hanoi 2 days, Ha Long 2 days ( I strongly recommend you should take it), Cuc Phuong national park 1 day, Hue 2 days, Hoian and My Son 3 days, Mui ne 3 days, Saigon 2 days, Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao dai Temple 1day, Mekong delta 3 days. Then took a speed boat to Phnom Penh and stayed there 1 day, Siem Reap and Angkor temples 4 days. That was all my 25 days trip.

You maybe take some outline sights in three countries to save your time. For example, Luang prabang, Hanoi, Ha Long, Hoi An, Saigon and Mekong delta, phnom Penh and Siem reap. I Think that's enough for your time.

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Hope you arrange well your trip.

Missmy

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