I have considered Sihanoukville,but I have read that it gets packed during Jan.
But I might just go there if Phu Quoc proves to be too out of the way.
Sihanoukville was my first option,over Kampot,it seems a little more livelier than Kampot.
Im kind of limiting myself to a maximum of 3 places in each country.So if I add Mui Ne(which is more acessible from HCM and a nice stop over to Dalat) I have to drop Kampot/Sihanoukville in Cambodia.
I don't think at this point its worth it to change my plane ticket,cause prices just went up(marginally,but still).
So Ill stick to my long, arduous,land travelling,and use some of that money I saved to get a few massages.I hope the excitement of being in another country makes up for all the travelling I'm going to be doing.Ill also get to see allot of scenery.
Hi meganjane03 I see you mentioned a tour group and recommended them, did you book via their site before you left or when you arrived and were you part of a massive group? I am visiting Vietnam in May and am really torn as to whether to book a tour before I leave to avoid the hassle when I arrive. I would love to do the trip solo but I dont think it would be posible, thanks :-)
We booked the TNK tours when we arrived. We didn't even know they existed until we stumbled upon their booking office while looking for somewhere to have lunch. There was only the 2 of us when we booked and we had no problems, we left for the Cu Chi Tunnel tour the next day and the Mekong tour the day after that and they had moderate numbers of people on both tours (about 10-20).
Here is the website http://www.tnktravelvietnam.com/ and they are located at 220 De Tham Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh city.
We had only one problem and that was at the end of the Mekong tour. When we headed into Cambodia we had to go with a different company which didn't end well. But if you aren't going into Cambodia then you stay with TNK and all is good.
Hopefully if you go you get an amazing guide like we did