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1. Posted by daveboy2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

hi I fly to KL on 10th november for a 5 month tour starting in indo then vietnam. I have a rough plan but would appreciate any advice.
I plan to fly KL to Bali for a 2 week flexi stay and to get to Yogya - then fly? to Padang and go to bukitingi lake toba then to Medan and then boat to KL ? (or fly Jakata) for flight to HCMC .
I need a visa for vt is that best got in medan KL or jakarta ? or get it on arrival?
I have 30 days to go north to hanoi .all this is flexible depends what one finds?
my plan after hanoi is to go to Laos cambodia thailand and back to KL if l want to revisit indonesia that is possible on return to KL
I spent 3 months in thailand /cambodia last year so less time this year
I am 63 like to relax visit museums meet locals +lots local food;beaches not a great attraction

hope to hear from some of you fellow travellers tks dave

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

Your Vietnam Visa is best done with the VOA (prearranged visa approval). This agency can get you that very easily - I got one myself here a few days ago.

www.adventureindochina.com

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Dave,
In my blog I discuss buying a VN 'visa on arrival' before leaving Las Vegas. Cheaper and easier than going to a VN Embassy and buying one. Look at "Off to SaiGon". My blog covers from Nha Trang south to HCMC. My photos cover from HaNoi to HCMC.

30 days is perfect to travel from HCM to HAN. I suggest you use the open tour bus system. This allows for great flexiblity and is much cheaper than the trains. My blog covers this as well. I would use Sinh Cafe for the open tour. Other companies offer the open tour as well, but Sinh does a better job IMO. I have also used Hanh Cafe because they stop at cheaper hotels. Your choice.

Send me a PM if you have questions on VN.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Can travellers enter Vietnam via Hainan through a ferry?

5. Posted by bluenight (Inactive 2 posts) 7y

As far as I see, there is no ferry for tourists from Hai Nam Island to Vietnam.

6. Posted by cherly (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Hi Dave,
That's a good sound to hear that you will come to vietnam for travelling.
I'm Vietnamese. From HCM city you can see Dalat city, it's nice place. My friend come from US really love this place, if you like quite and peace places, it's a good choice. From Hanoi, go to the north, it's so regret if you miss Sapa town and Moc Chau highland. You also visit Halong bay, in there you can enjoy the lifestyle of fishmen who live on the Vung Ving village. If any question about Vietnam, pls Pm or email me. I hope I see you in Hanoi.