Looking at travelling to HCMC in november. Definately on a tight budget!! There will be 4 adults and 3 children in our party. I am looking at staying at the hoang hai Long hotel HCMC then I would like to get to Siem Reap for 3 nights, where to stay and how to get there (any ideas??) Then back to HCMC then up to Phan Thiet or ?? with great scenery and nice beaches. Am looking for accomodation that would be good for the kids aswell (like a kids club??) so the parents can enjoy too. . Also visa's to get into both of these countries how to go about those. If you could help with some ideas that would be great.
My blog talks about the VN 'visa on arrival' system if you are flying into VN. See 'Off to SaiGon'. I cover from Nha Trang to HCMC in my blog. My photos cover from HaNoi to HCMC. Here is a very good resource for Cambodia.
There is a direct bus from HCMC to Siem Reap. Several companies, I prefer Mekong Express. They take care of the Cambodian visa on the bus. You will need a multiple entry VN visa for your plan to work.
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I did that travel by bus. You can buy a pack of bus tikets from Hanoi to Saigon. (Its cheap and you can stop in varios places like Hoi An, Nha Trang,...Then from Ho chi minh City (Saigon), take a bus to Phon Phen - Siem Reap.
Suerte con el viaje.