I'm planning to go to Vietnam with a few friends over the Xmas holidays for two weeks. We're thinking of spending one week up north (Hanoi + halong bay) and one week south (Ho Chi Minh city and around). As it apparently takes ages to do the quite long trip from the north to the south any other way, we're thinking of taking the plane from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city.
I have these questions:
-How much would the plane ticket cost?
-During our one week stay in Ho Chi Minh, is there enough time to visit Phnom Penh in Cambodia?
Any other advice on places would be much appreciated
as for the flight price i have no idea, not too much i wouldn't think.
as for visitin phnom phen in my experience there is no way you will make it with only a week in ho chi min as there is no sealed roads and you are constanly getting stuck in mud, you can go by boat but this is also very time comsuming, if you do get to go it is well worth it as i thought cambodia was the best country in asia.
sorry to be the bringer of bad news
no worries, I guess I'll have to make Cambodia on another trip
Me and my boyfriend are going to be arriving in Hanoi on the 23th of Dec, be in touch, we are hoping to meet up with other travellers to celebrate X'mas and New Year.
Kitkat: Sounds great
We'll keep in touch
my advice, if you are in HCMC then enjoy you're time there .. leave Phnom Penh for another time .. you could spend months in each place so trying to pack both into a few weeks is not the best idea .. while in HCMC, take trips to the mekong delta and cu chi caves .. explore the city .. it's great ..
oh, and i've never been to hanoi .. sorry ..
flight from HCMC to Hanoi, and vice versa goes for about 1 million nammer dollars (dong).. which equals to about $100 Canadian. I took the flight last year with vietnam airlines. There's also the possiblity of taking a long train ride that takes about 1.5 days. you can check the website: http://www.seat61.com/Vietnam.htmfor a more accurate schedule and pricing.
good luck, happy travels
The air fare from Ha Noi to Ho CHi Minh city is us$ 98.00/person. There are 04 flights /days.
just wanted to say thanks for the info,
was very helpful.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it
after all, but at least my friends who will
be going really appreciated your advice