Topic Wiki

List of TR's:

Kosher Food/ Restaurants:

Synagogue:

Things to Do:

Hotels:

Getting Around:

Notes:


Please Update the Wiki

Author Topic: Vietnam Master Thread  (Read 29342 times)

Offline solls108

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1222
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: November 03, 2019, 03:17:57 PM »
Likely headed to Vietnam in the next few weeks. Will probably be there for 7-8 days and split my time between Phu Quoc at the JW or IHG (though I heard JW is awesome) and Hanoi and doing an overnight cruise of HaLong Bay.  If I can fit it in, I'd love to do some caving (I'd obv love to do Son Doong, but they have no availability for my dates, aside from the fact that it coss $3K PP, but I'm seeing if we can fit in Hang En cave, for a much more reasonable $330 PP).

Any recommendations for private Ha Long Bay overnight boat tours?

Any other recommendations?

How would you be traveling between phu quoc, the caves, and hanoi? I am trying to plan 7 days into and out of hanoi airport so I would love to hear what you have planned there

Offline solls108

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1222
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: December 17, 2019, 03:09:21 PM »
Has anyone ever been to Halong Bay from Hanoi? What is the best means of transportation? Any ideas where to stay in Halong Bay? Activities? Etc.

Please let me know

Offline shwarmabob

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 68
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: December 17, 2019, 03:46:35 PM »
Has anyone ever been to Halong Bay from Hanoi? What is the best means of transportation? Any ideas where to stay in Halong Bay? Activities? Etc.

Please let me know
Most Halong Bay cruises pick you up from the old city in Hanoi.
the cruises are the activities with whatever else they offer (kayaking, fishing etc)

Offline solls108

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1222
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: December 17, 2019, 03:56:22 PM »
Most Halong Bay cruises pick you up from the old city in Hanoi.
the cruises are the activities with whatever else they offer (kayaking, fishing etc)
Is there anything to do in Halong bay other then cruises?

Offline BarryLincoln

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 1046
  • Total likes: 39
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Programs: SPG Platinum, National Executive, Hertz Five Star
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: December 17, 2019, 04:00:05 PM »
Has anyone ever been to Halong Bay from Hanoi? What is the best means of transportation? Any ideas where to stay in Halong Bay? Activities? Etc.

Please let me know

Was there this summer.  While itís 2-3 hours each way from Hanoi, you can do a day tour with out the need for o/n accommodations.  If you want to go on an o/n or multi-night tour, most people spend the evening on luxurious junks/boat (the only place Iíve ever heard junk and luxurious in the same sentence).

Feel free to PM if you have questions.

Offline solls108

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1222
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: December 19, 2019, 01:35:09 PM »
Did people get specific vaccinations for travel to Vietnam?

Offline shwarmabob

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 68
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 20, 2019, 09:29:49 AM »
Did people get specific vaccinations for travel to Vietnam?
you should have the standard 3rd world stuff:
be up to date with the routine vaccines, plus Hep A, Heb B shots and Typhoid (pill is better then the shot)
if you are going to the country side for extended period then more may be needed.

Offline solls108

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1222
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: December 23, 2019, 09:28:00 AM »
Where are the best markets/shopping etc near Hanoi?

Offline shwarmabob

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 68
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: December 23, 2019, 09:38:39 AM »
Where are the best markets/shopping etc near Hanoi?
it's all fake junk from China. I doubt it's worth your time or money.

Offline angler

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2020
  • Posts: 2
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: hcm
Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: February 27, 2020, 03:09:27 AM »
hey, which part of Vietnam are you going to? I could give some advice