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Planning my Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia trip

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1. Posted by farahdexplorer (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Dec '13 07:21

Hi!

I am a new member here at Travellers Point. :) I am a Filipino and female. I am currently looking for suggestions for my Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia trip. Someone who would share his/ her itinerary would greatly be appreciated! :)

Here are some of the important points I want to know:

  • I am thinking 8 days, would this be ok? 2 days each in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Laos, and Cambodia. Is it best to enter Vietnam first?
  • If I go solo, what are the things that I should know?
  • What are the best places I should visit per destination?
  • Which affordable hotel/s would you recommend?
  • Is it advisable to hire a tour guide? If yes, in which particular country?

Thank you,
Farahdexplorer

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 27 Dec '13 11:13

I would do max 2 cities in 8 days, otherwise you waste half your vacation in transit (no fun)

(my choice would be Hanoi and Luang Prabang, or Hanoi and Hoi An (Danang))

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Dec-2013, at 11:15 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 28 Dec '13 07:01

You could do a short flight so a quick transit which would allow you to say arrive in Vietnam and leave from Cambodia.

There is a good accommodation link at the top of the page.

You can see these places yourself, or visit a travel agent as lots of tourists travel these routes.

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5. Posted by damen1786 (Budding Member, 21 posts) 30 Dec '13 11:31

I would seriously consider choosing only one country, 8 days isn't nearly enough time to see either of the countries you intend to, let alone all 3.

Vietnam - maybe look into either the north or south. Use Hanoi or Saigon as your entry/exit.

Laos - from what I remember the 'must see' places are quite spread out, Vientiane, luang prabang, vang vien, 4000 islands.

Cambodia - probably the most do-able in 8 days. Phnom phen - siem reap - south coast beaches? Again a lot of travelling though.

Sorry for the rushed reply and missed spelt place hope you get the idea? Once you have a better itinerary planned more help will be available.

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