VIETNAM - NINH BINH OR PHONG NHA??

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1. Posted by lucyy (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hello!

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Vietnam next week for just over 3 weeks and we have a very rough plan for our route down from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. So far it is roughly this (with flexibility):

Hanoi - 3 nights
Halong Bay - 2 nights
Phong Nha / Ninh Binh - 2 nights
Hue - 1 night
Hoi An - 3 nights
Nah Trang - 1 night
Dalat - 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh - 4 nights

We just wanted to know whether people would recommend spending two nights in Ninh Binh or Phong Nha after Halong bay? Which did people prefer out the two? Would two nights be enough?

Any tips would be welcome about the rest of the itinerary as apart from our first week, we have nothing booked.

Thank you,

Lucy

2. Posted by dinhoecotour (Budding Member 49 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Both are worth a 2 night visit so it depends on your interest and preferences.
1 night in Hue and 1 night in Nha Trang looks too rushed.

3. Posted by bienthuy (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

What do you want to do and see in Ninh Binh or Phong Nha? Remmeber, Ninh Binh is easy to organize by you or travel agent but Phong Nha. Due to some reason, only one company can organize tour to Phong Nha cave, and it is not cheap and hard to have available slot.
Did you organized it? If not please double check your plan to Phong Nha.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jun-2019, at 21:23 by bienthuy ]

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