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Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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Trip Report: Vietnam: January 2017

Trip Report: Vietnam: January 2017


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Here is the continuation of Tina C.’s trip journal – covering the Vietnam portion of her multi-family group’s trip (11 people) to Southeast Asia.  We customized our 16-Day Southea…

Blaxill Family * 4 pax | Northern Vietnam | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Hanoi City Tour - Sapa - Trekking Fansipan (Heaven Gate) - Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba national park - Biking Mai Chau & Ninh Binh
Date: 14th Dec - 30th Dec, 2014
Nationality: Australian

Dear Candy,

We are now home and feeling well refreshed from our wonderful holiday in Vietnam. Thank you for the really great work you did organising and coordinating our holiday. It really was one of our best holidays ever and we can t thank you enough for all you and our lovely guides did to give us such a great time. It was the perfect balance of activity and relaxation, travelling and staying in one place, time to ourselves and time with others. 
Just perfect. You really did a fantastic job and we are so grateful that we used you and Active Travel to put our holiday together. We have already been recommending you to friends and family her in Perth.

More specifically, we thought you might like some specific feedback on the things we were particularly impressed by and maybe a few things that perhaps could be improved slightly (these are very few as 90%of the trip was outstanding).

We especially loved:
-The Medallion Hotel in the old quarter- a very high quality hotel with excellent, caring staff and so well located for exploring Hanoi and the Old Quarter ( we would definitely stay there again), -The City tour the first day was a fantastic introduction to Vietnam and Hanoi, -The lunch the first day in the restaurant was really lovely, -The coffee in the little old quarter cafe with other guides was great fun and helped us feel like a Vietnamese person and not a tourist !
- the water puppets were well worth seeing,
- we were very impressed Candy that you personally came to meet us in our
hotel- a lovely touch,
-The train to Sapa was remarkably comfortable and we loved the experience,
- the hotel in Sapa was excellent and we would happily stay there again, -Walking in Sapa and the surrounds was a real highlight,
- Our porters and guide up and down Mt Fansipan did a brilliant job and also cooked some delicious meals,
- having the rooms to shower, rest and have breakfast in at La Rosa was fantastic and so well organised, -Halong Bay was outstanding and even more beautiful than we thought it would be, -The accommodation on the Junk was very comfortable and we thought the cabins were really beautiful, -Extending our stay in the area with extended days kayaking and visiting Cat BA island was one of the best parts of our whole trip. We would highly recommend it to other tourists.
-The kayaks were excellent quality and the places we were taken to kayak were very well chosen as we really felt well away from many tourist groups, -The bikes we used for cycling were excellent and top quality, -Home stays were fantastic and having two very different home stays was a great experience, as the more basic first one gave us a chance to really see how the locals lived and the second one was lovely and luxurious in a pretty valley, near Mai Chau
- the food throughout our trip was amazingly good and of a very high standard ( except for breakfast in Ninh Binh...see below) -Our bus drivers were excellent and drove very safely and well, -Our three guides all were very informative and went out of their way to give us a perfect holiday. They were all excellent however, we would particularly like to commend Hoa, our last guide who well and truly gave 110% service to us and also combined it with excellent English, a great sense of humour and outstanding care for us all right to the end of our trip. He is a truly magnificent guide and we feel very lucky to have enjoyed his services for so many days.

Here are just a few suggestions of things that could perhaps be improved:
-Before future tourists book to climb Mt Fansipan, I think it would be helpful to warn them that a  cable car is currently being built and therefore it is a bit of building site in places on the mountain and not very picturesque near the top. There are also periodic explosions heard on the mountain and lots of workers working there so it is not as peaceful as a usual mountain climb.
- Also, I think future tourists should be warned that the hut/ accomodation where one sleeps on the mountain is very basic, very noisy and the toilets are very dirty and unhygienic ( as they do not seem to be cleaned regularly and were filthy)
- The hotel in Ninh Binh, was our least favourite as it had little atmosphere ( more like a bed factory!) and the breakfast included stale bread, cold cooked food and sickly fruit drinks ( not juices). Our son also subsequently got food poisoning from eating an egg at breakfast there on our last day. Fortunately, he has fully recovered now.

In conclusion, we had a brilliant holiday and definitely want to return to Vietnam again and will be very pleased to use Active Travel again for our next trip.

Many thanks to you and all your staff.

Kind regards,
Clare, Phil, James and Phoebe Blaxill 



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A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

Things You Should And Should Not Do During Tet Holiday In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

It is very great if you have a chance to experience the Tet – the most biggest and important holiday in Vietnam...

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Top Dos And Don’ts Things When Traveling In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnam is a friendly and safe country with full of wonderful landscapes and interesting adventures for foreign travellers...

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What I learned on My Trip to Botswana

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

This is a guest post by Hayden Myers in conjunction with safari.com Botswana is a little piece of paradise nestled in the heart of Africa, where one goes to rejuvenate and reconnect with themselves and nature. One certainly gets more than they bargained for when they visit this special place,

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Scott Kerby * 2 pax | Sapa & Halong Bay | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Date: Oct 31 - Nov 9, 2012
Nationality: Canadian

We did enjoy our tour through Sapa and Halong Bay.  Our guides were excellent, very pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating when needed.  The food was good and plentiful and the drivers were very good. 

The kayaking was fabulous and thank-you to our guide and boat captain for accommodating our interest in paddling as much as possible.

9 Days Luxury Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort: Accommodation Review

Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort: Accommodation Review

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

THE CHECK-IN Friendly faces from Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort greeted us the moment we exited Da Nang airport. One of Sunrise’s vehicles (with cold bottled water and air conditioning) was there to pick us up for the 35 minute drive to the resort. Our driver was knowledgeable about the local area and answered all of our questions. Upon arrival at Sunrise, several staff were on hand to welcome us and ensure our luggage... Read More

Lessons in kindness

Lessons in kindness

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

It’s no secret that travelling gives you the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, from all over the world. Steven and I grew up in Newfoundland, an island in the most eastern part of Canada, where the people are known for their kindness and hospitality. We thought we had experienced everything that kindness has to offer, but let me tell you, we have been blown away by the generosity of... Read More

Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

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Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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Ho Chi Minh City: The definition of organized chaos

Ho Chi Minh City: The definition of organized chaos

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

Welcome to SAIGON! January 2014 We felt our time in Chiang Mai was up and coincidentally, so were our one-month visas. We’d been there for almost a month and had been getting more lazy and unmotivated by the day. Not that Chiang Mai isn’t awesome, because it is. However, we knew it was time to get back to our non-stop travelling, last-minute booking, motivated selves. Vietnam it is. We landed in Ho Chi Minh... Read More

Vietnam Upcoming Motorbike Tour Late Availability – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

LATE AVAILABILITY OF VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS WELCOME to the tour updates page of OFFROAD VIETNAM Motorbike Tour Operator! This is a quite extensive website that covers adventure tours in Vietnam. However, most are motorcycle tours. You will find everything you need to know about guided or unguided trips. In addition, we have information about preparing your trips, Vietnam country, and people etc. This specific page offers motorbike tour late availability from Hanoi, Vietnam. Offroad Vietnam provides private and customized motorbike tours in Vietnam. In other words, we don’t run set-scheduled trips. Many of our customers book strictly private (closed door) tours while some of them want to have more riders tagged along to have more fun and save some money. You can either start a ride and we post an update to get more people for you or join one of the existing trips. In fact, an open door trip usually has the rider(s) with different riding experiences. Therefore, if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour. Finally, we give no guarantee about getting more riders but will try our best. Please follow this link to find out late availability you could join. Contact us at offroadvietnam@gmail.com for more details.

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A Road Trip Through the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

You can see a surprisingly large chunk of the Marlborough Sounds without having to set foot on a boat or undertake any long hikes. We recently went on a road trip through the Marlborough Sounds, starting in Picton and ending up down some incredibly scenic (and very quiet) gravel roads.

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Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 1

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Saigon Rex Hotel, Hue and Dong Ha April 7, 2010 Major Carey leads yet another tour to the battlefield. This trip consisted of the Major,

Hanging Out in Hoi An

Hanging Out in Hoi An

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

January 2015 Yes, Hoi An is mostly known for it’s endless array of custom tailor shops but you definitely cannot overlook the beauty of this ancient town on the central coast of Vietnam. Hoi An has a beautiful beach area during the summer months and a unique old town that has held on to it’s ancient roots, some five kilometres from the beach. We were visiting during their “winter” so you’ll notice in... Read More

Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony Custom

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnamese engagement ceremony is a significant ceremony held before the wedding ceremony. In the past, marriages were based on the arrangement of groom’s and bride’s family and children did not meet together until the engaged day...

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Vietnam Motorrad-Touren – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORRAD-TOUREN Dies ist eine temporäre Übersetzung durch Google Translate. Die endgültige Übersetzung ist in Kürze verfügbar. Danke. WILLKOMMEN auf der offiziellen Homepage des Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Reiseveranstalter! Wir nehmen jedes Detail ernst, wenn man bedenkt, wie wir sind in Ihrer Position. Bei uns haben Sie die Wahl aus den verschiedensten Motorrad-Urlaub in Vietnam. Dies bedeutet auch, unsere Preise mit einem sehr breiten Budget-Bereich in Abhängigkeit von der Art des Fahrrades und Tour Buch zu arbeiten. Unser Ziel ist es, die beste Qualität von Dienstleistungen anbieten und zeigen Sie eine echte VIETNAM. Hier sind drei verschiedene Motorrad-Tour-Pakete Offroad Vietnam Angebote. 1. Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer Vollständig geführte Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer, die nur alles bezahlen im Voraus, alles hinter sich lassen, um uns und genießen Sie die Reise. [ Mehr Details ] 2. Semi-geführte Motorrad-Touren (Fahrrad und eine Anleitung) durch Vietnam. Sie haben die Freiheit, zu essen, was Sie wollen, bleiben, wo immer Sie möchten und stellen Sie Ihre eigenen Tempo. [ Mehr Details ] 3. Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer Dies wird Ihre neue Abenteuer weg von der Norm sein! Wenn Sie auf einem Etat sind und kann alles auf dich geworfen zu behandeln, sollten eine unabhängige Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer (Motorradverleih). Offroad Vietnam bietet grundlegende und hilfreiche Informationen sowie Tipps und Ratschläge, werden wir nicht nur die Einstellung der Fahrräder. [ Mehr Details ] Wir sind mitten im Herzen der Altstadt in Hanoi, der Hauptstadt des Landes, in Nord-Vietnam. Führen und im Besitz von zwei vietnamesischen Motorradfans seit Dezember 2006 hat der Gründer Anh Wu in verantwortungsvollen Tourismus arbeitet seit den letzten 20 Jahren und Mitinhaber Tony Nguyen hatte Motorradtouren seit 10 Jahren geführt und kennt jeden Winkel von Vietnam. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Betreibern, haben uns beide umfassendes Verständnis unserer Honda Motorräder und die Arbeit an den Bikes uns. Office-Personal spricht sehr gut Englisch und ist schnell mit E-Mail Antworten. Offroad Vietnam Dienstleistungen sind hoch im Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 & 2012 sowie zahlreiche internationale Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reisen Bücher etc. über Motorradfahren in Asien empfohlen. Bitte klicken Sie hier für weitere Details. Lassen Sie uns rollen, um es wild und fahren Schlangenlinien Straßen erster Hand! OFFROAD VIETNAM unterstützt lokale Unternehmen und Gemeinden durch geführte und semi-geführte Motorrad-Ausflüge, indem Gruppen lokale besten Restaurants, Hotels und Gastfamilien. Dies trägt direkt Ihre Dollars an arme Familien, essen Köstlichkeiten und Hotels helfen, das Leben der Menschen vor Ort in abgelegenen Gebieten von Vietnam, die wenigen touristischen Aktivitäten bestehen zu verbessern. Komm und gib eine stützende Hand mit uns zusammen. FÜHRUNGEN auf Motorrädern und 4WD Fahrzeuge Asien ist eine der spannendsten Orte der Welt für Motorradtouren und Vietnam ist eines der wenigen asiatischen Ländern mit einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, hoher kurvenreichen Bergstraßen und freundliche Menschen. In Vietnam, bietet unser Unternehmen viele Arten von geführten on / off-Road-Abenteuer auf zwei Rädern (Motorräder, Motorräder, Mopeds Motorroller) 4×4 Fahrzeuge und alles, was gehen kann Straße, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade oder außerhalb der Touristenpfade. Alle Touren starten von Hanoi sondern kann überall in Vietnam zu beenden. Sie zahlen uns in einem Stück und die Fahrt genießen, gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, mit Fahrrad-Reparatur, Restaurants und einen Platz zum Übernachten zu verhandeln. Unser Motorrad-Fahrten sind nicht so extremen Offroad-Urlaub kategorisiert und Offroad Vietnam ist einfach unsere Handelsnamen. Wir fahren auf einer Vielzahl von Straßen, sowohl auf als auch abseits der Straße. Die meisten unserer Touren sind privat und maßgeschneiderte, aber einige sind offen für weitere Fahrer mitkommen, wissen wir nicht laufen vorgeplanten Reisen. Unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter konzipiert mehr als 150 verschiedene Routen, und die Routenkarte ist für Sie nützlich, wenn zu entscheiden, wo zu fahren in Vietnam. Die Touren werden von professionellen Fahrern für Fahrer entwickelt, um ein anderes Vietnam entfernt erleben vom Massentourismus. Bei uns können Sie Venture vielerorts weniger gereist, weniger besucht, unberührten und noch nicht in die Führung Bücher erwähnt. Die Eroberung der hohen kurvigen Straßen, Haarnadelkurven und Treffen echten Menschen vor Ort, die Ausländer willkommen als Gäste, die Glück bringen in ihre Heimat. Motorrad ist wahrscheinlich der beste Weg zur Freiheit, wie Sie aufhören können, wo und wann Sie wollen. Fühlen Schlaglöcher unter Ihrem Gürtel, treffen die Kinder, Hände schütteln und eine Tasse grünen Tee mit der lokalen Bevölkerung in den am Straßenrand “Cafés” bieten The Real Vietnam. Windy Bergstraßen, sattgrüne Reisfelder, historische Highway 6, Highway 4 und Dien Bien Phu Schlachtfeld legendären Ho Chi Minh Trail / Road, Khe Sanh combat Basis, Küsten-Highway 1, neblig Sapa, bewölkt Ha Giang, prächtige Ban Gioc Wasserfälle und malerische Halong Bay sind nur ein paar typische Orte, die Sie sehen und vieles mehr wartet auf Sie zu entdecken. Reiten auf leere Landschaft und Bergstraßen ist immer ein anderes Gefühl von den überfüllten Straßen in großen Städten. Tempolimit in Vietnam ist nur 60km / h und wir fahren langsamer zunächst auf Nummer sicher und zweitens in die atemberaubende Aussicht zu nehmen. Entfernt von großen Städten, Menschen Welle und “Hallo” sagen, wie Sie vorbei. Sie werden um Sie herum zu sammeln, wenn Sie sich auf Ihren Besuch zu beenden, berühren Ihre Haut und versuchen zu verstehen, warum Sie so haarig wie auch Blick auf die Bikes sind, weil sie kaum je zu sehen ein, wie dies vor. Jede Reise zu unseren Führern ist eine neue Entdeckung und eine Chance, neue Freunde zu machen und bauen Beziehung, die am Ende ist ein Mehrwert für die gesamte Reise. Die Reiseleiter sind alle mit mechanischen Reparaturen geschult, sie sprechen Vietnamesisch, Englisch und einige Dialekt Sprachen. Mit ihnen werden Sie sehen, das Beste aus Vietnam und haben mehr neue Freunde. Sie sind die eigentliche Asset unseres Unternehmens und wurden führende Motorradtouren für viele Jahre. Die beliebtesten Abenteuer bieten wir geführte Motorrad-Touren (über 500 Touren und mehr als 2.000 Kunden). Offroad Vietnam ist die erste und ursprüngliche Motorrad-und Motorrad-Tour-Operator in Nord-Vietnam Angebot voyages ausschließlich auf japanische Honda Straße und Enduro-Motorräder. Wir sind ein wirklich professionelles Team, besitzen alle Tourenräder und halten sie uns. Wir verwenden keine Leihräder aus einem Unternehmen. Dies ist sehr wichtig, und wir sind anders mit den meisten der Tournee Unternehmen, die Leihräder nutzen […]

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A Day Trip to Malacca, Malaysia: 9 Things to See and Do

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

I’ll start this post by saying Malacca deserves more than just a day trip, but sometimes in life a day is all you can spare. While writing this I’m watching day four of a cricket test match (after also watching the first three days), so clearly that doesn’t apply to

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Middle East & North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 19, 2018 — International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with… Read More   

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Trip of a Lifetime

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Here, I see for the first time, Doc Howell has Part I and Part 2 documentation of his previous two trips. I too kept a

Motorbike Tour In The North Vietnam In January 2015 | Vietnam travel forum

Motorbike Tour In The North Vietnam In January 2015 | Vietnam travel forum


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Hi all, With2 riders from Singapore, we (3 riders) will do a adventure trip by motorbike tothe No... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

International visitors to Vietnam in January rose 5.8% - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide

International visitors to Vietnam in January rose 5.8% - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide


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International visitors to Vietnam in January, 2016 reached the level of more than 805,000 passengers, up 5.8% compared to December, 2015 and up 12,3%

“The Little King,” Le Petit Parisien: journal quotidien du soir, 25 October 1895

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

M. Rousseau, Governor-General of Indo-China, is on his way to France. We know that he was recently elected as a senator of Finistère. And since, on the eve of his departure from Tonkin, he went to visit the king of Annam in Hue, the rumour has circulated that this was a farewell visit, and that […]

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What to Look For in a South African Vacation & Safari

by admin @ smarTours

A trip to South Africa is the vacation of a lifetime, especially if you treat yourself to a safari experience. Tourism has increased substantially in South Africa over the last 20 years since the Apartheid, and the country is now one of the best destinations on earth to visit for its combination of safari and […]

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What is The Difference Between Private Tours and SIC (Sit in Coach) Tours?

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

A typical Vietnam (Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar) private tours are fully escorted tour packages, which means in each city or each area (North, Center, South of Vietnam). In Indochina countries [...]

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December 2015 Travel Report: Relaxing in Vietnam (and a Look Back at the Year) | Jonistravelling

December 2015 Travel Report: Relaxing in Vietnam (and a Look Back at the Year) | Jonistravelling


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December 2015 was a relaxing month of travel. I settled into Hoi An and explored this awesome little town. 

Mai Chau 2 Days Classic Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Within 2 days, tourists will visit some villages of Mai Chau including Lac Village and Poom Coong village by biking and a hiking to visit 1000 Steps Cave, optional to stay overnight in a homestay of Thai people or bungalow.

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Ha Na Custom Tailors, Hoi An

Ha Na Custom Tailors, Hoi An

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

January 2015 We’re not sure what’s more difficult; choosing a Ha Long Bay tour company in Hanoi or a custom tailor shop in Hoi An. There is an overwhelming plethora of providers of each and even Tripadvisor makes choosing the right one difficult. We trusted fellow travel bloggers, Hannah and Adam of Getting Stamped as they had a great recommendation for Ha Na, so we thought we’d give them a shot. The majority of... Read More

Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing tour to the South

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing tour to the South – A special trip to visit Phu Quoc Island. Especially, it is a good opportunity to experience exciting activities: snorkeling and fishing.

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The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Elizabeth * 10 pax | Halong Bay & Cat Ba National Park | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba National Park, Vietnam
Date: Sep 24 - Oct 06, 2012
Nationality: Australian

We planned our trip from Australia over the internet. It was for 10 people with varying dietary needs and physical abilities. Ms Candy was fantastic, responding to my emails promptly and leaving us in no doubt as to how much each leg of the journey would cost and what would be provided. The hotels were clean, spacious and comfortable and of the Vietnamese culture as we wanted them to be. The guides were knowledgeable and caring both in Sapa and Halong Bay. The boat provided for our accommodation on Halong Bay was luxurious and the food was stunning. The decoration of the salads and "flowers" made out of carrots and potatoes were really something. We were taken on a fabulous tour of Halong Bay and because we stayed a bit longer than most and also stayed on Cat Ba Island for 2 nights, we saw quite a bit more than the usual tourist spots. Fabulous, relaxing and at a good price. All 10 of us were agreed that you couldn't go past Active Travel Asia for organizing a tour within Vietnam.

Visited October 2012

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

Rocky mountain bike – The warrior of Vietnam adventure tours

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Rocky mountain bike – the warrior of Vietnam adventure tours Rocky mountain bike – imported from Canada to Vietnam late 2000. This bike fleet was used by my partner – Handspan in Hanoi for “Sapa Vietnam mountain bike tours”. Early 2002, I bought these Rocky mountain bik...

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New Vietnam Immigration Law Effects On January 2015

New Vietnam Immigration Law Effects On January 2015


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A new Vietnam Immigration law effects on January 1, 2015. This is an evidence of Vietnam’s efforts to establish entry and exit policies that provide more clarity to employers and foreign nationals.

A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam – Part 2

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Day 3 – April 18 While at breakfast at the hotel, 8 Mig 21’s took off from Da Nang and flew right by our hotel. Those guys must get up real early. Pickup by our guide was at 0815. We

We Offer the Best Guides for Every Tour

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Our military or veteran tours are very unique and are second to none because we have the best guides in the business. We’re very proud to be able to offer this type of tour of Vietnam. More Fun Travel is

Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 2

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Hill 362 and The Stream bed April 10th After a quick breakfast, we are loaded and moving north to the former DMZ. Everyone’s senses are

Fansipan Summit full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This Fansipan Summit full day is offered for anyone who likes adventures. It is a memorable experience with conquering the Roof of Indochina – Fansipan peak in Hoang Lien Son range and enjoying fully the emotion of the winner when you reach the top of the mountain at the height 3143m.

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Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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Travel like the First Lady: Tips for Touring China

by admin @ smarTours

In just a few days, the first lady – or, shall we say, first ladies – will depart on a week-long excursion to China. Michele Obama will be taking her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, to Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu to learn about the country’s standards and methodologies for education. POTUS […]

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Circuits En Motos Au Vietnam – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

CIRCUITS MOTOS AU VIETNAM BIENVENUE sur la page d’accueil officielle de OFFROAD VIETNAM! Nous sommes l’organisateur des circuits en motos basés en plein coeur des vieux quartiers de Hanoi, au Nord du Vietnam. Fondé et managé par deux passionnés de moto vietnamiens depuis décembre 2006, le fondateur Anh Wu travaillait dans le tourisme responsable au cours des 20 dernières années et co-propriétaire Tony Nguyen connaît tous les coins du Vietnam grâce à ses expériences de guide des voyages depuis 10 ans. Notre personnel parle couramment anglais et répond rapidement votre demande par email. Nous prenons tous les détails au sérieux et compte tenu que nous sommes dans votre position. 1. Voyage en moto entièrement guide Vous n’avez que à profiter le voyage et laissez nous à nous occuper de tout. [ Plus de détails ] 2. Voyage en moto semi-directifs (moto et un guide) à travers le Vietnam. Vous avez la liberté de définir votre propre rythme. [ Plus de détails ] 3. Voyage auto-guidée en moto Ce sera votre nouvelle aventure loin de la norme, un séjour plutôt que d’un voyage! Si vous aurez envie d’organiser vous même votre voyage, le voyage auto-guidée en moto et/ou en scooter (location de motos) serait votre choix. Offroad Vietnam fournit des informations de base et utiles ainsi que des conseils, nous ne sommes pas simplement louer les motos. [ Plus de détails ] Avec nous, vous avez une large gamme de voyage en motos vacances au Vietnam. Cela signifie également que notre prestation s’accorde à une gamme très large du budget en fonction du type de moto et visite de votre réservation. Notre objectif est d’offrir la meilleure qualité de services et de vous montrer un VRAI VIETNAM. Voici trois différents forfaits sont offrit par Offroad Vietnam, tous gérés par le personnel et les guides très professionnels. Offroad services du Vietnam est fortement recommandé dans le Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 et 2012 ainsi que de nombreux magazines internationaux, des journaux, des livres de voyage à propos de motocyclisme en Asie. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations. Nous soutenons les entreprises locales et les communautés à travers des excursions guidées de moto et semi-guidée en amenant les groupes à plus beaux restaurants locaux, hôtels et logement chez l’habitant. Cela contribue directement vos sous à aider les familles pauvres, des restaurant locaux et des hôtels à améliorer la vie des populations locales dans les zones reculées du Vietnam qui existent quelques activités touristiques. Venez donner un coup de main avec nous! VOYAGE EN MOTO ET EN VÉHICULES 4 ROUES L’Asie est l’un des lieux les plus fascinants au monde de voyager en moto et le Vietnam est l’un des quelques pays asiatiques offrant des paysages magnifiques, des sentiers battus aux montagnes sinueuses et des gens sympathiques. Au Vietnam, notre entreprise offre de nombreux types de voyage aventure guidé sur deux roues (motos, cyclomoteurs scooters) véhicules 4×4 et tout ce qui peut sortir de grandes routes vers des sentiers battus. Tous les tours commencent à partir de Hanoi, mais peut finir n’importe où au Vietnam. Nos voyages en moto ne sont pas classés comme des voyages extrême “off-road” et Offroad Vietnam est tout simplement le nom de notre entreprise. Nous roulons sur une variété de routes, à la fois sur les pistes. La plupart de nos tours sont privés et personnalisés, mais certains sont ouverts pour les motards plus de l’accompagner, nous ne organisons pas de voyages préprogrammés. Notre personnel a conçu plus de 150 itinéraires différents, et la carte est utile pour vous au moment de décider où rouler au Vietnam. Les voyages sont conçus par des motards professionnels afin de vous aider à découvrir un autre Vietnam loin du tourisme de masse. Avec nous, vous roulez à certains endroits moins fréquentés, inédits et non encore mentionnées dans les guides. Conquérir les routes sinueuses du haut, virages en épingle et rencontrer de vraies personnes locales qui accueillent les étrangers en tant qu’invités spéciaux qui apportent la bonne chance dans leurs foyers. La moto reste probablement la meilleure mode déplacement vers la liberté que vous pouvez vous arrêter où et quand vous le souhaitez. Sentir les nids de poule sous votre ceinture, rencontrer les enfants, serrer la main et prendre une tasse de thé vert avec la population locale dans les cafés en bordure de route vous donnent un vraie Vietnam. Les routes de montagne venteux, les rizières vertes luxuriantes, la route historique 6 et la route 4, la légendaire piste Ho Chi Minh, Sapa brumeux, Ha Giang nuageux et la baie d’Halong pittoresque sont que quelques endroits incontournable et bien plus encore vous attend découvrir. Surfant sur la campagne vide et routes de montagne est toujours un sentiment différent des routes encombrées dans les grandes villes. La limite de vitesse au Vietnam n’est que 60 kilomètres par heure et on roule plus lentement tout d’abord assurer la sécurité et d’autre part profiter de la vue impeccable. Pour nos guides, chaque voyage est une nouvelle découverte et une chance de se faire des amis et tisser des relations qui à la fin est une valeur ajoutée pour l’ensemble du trajet. Ils sont tous formés à la réparation mécanique, ils parlent vietnamien, anglais et quelques langues dialectales. Loin des grandes villes, les gens agitent la main et disent “bonjour” lorsque vous passez. Ils se réuniront autour de vous quand vous arrêtez pour vous accueillir, toucher votre peau et essayer de comprendre pourquoi vous êtes si poilus ainsi que de regarder les motos car ils ont à peine jamais vu une comme ça avant. Les aventures les plus populaires que nous offrons sont ceux guidées en moto (plus de 500 visites et plus de 2.000 clients). Offroad Vietnam est le premier et original agence de voyage en moto en organisant exclusivement des voyages en motos japonais au Nord Vietnam. Nous sommes une équipe très professionnelle, possédons toutes les motos et les maintenons nous-mêmes. Nous ne louons pas les motos de aucun troisième part. Ceci est très important et […]

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Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Being held at the end of the hot and dry season, Thingyan Water Festival is one of the most popular and national-wide celebrations in Myanmar. Although the festival is a [...]

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International Gastronomy Forum opens in Macao bringing together UNESCO Creative Cities to discuss “The Potential of Gastronomy”

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MACAO, January 18, 2018 — The “International Gastronomy Forum, Macao 2018” opened today (January 18) in a ceremony presided by the Secretary… Read More   

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The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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Thank you for your kind words!

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

More Fun Travel and our professional team of tour guides enjoy meeting people, from all over the world, traveling to Vietnam. They bring joy to our hearts and we look forward to meeting them again on another adventure tour with

Sapa Motorbiking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

With this tour, you will sightseeing Sapa’s amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields on terraces as far as the eye can see home of the H’Mong people with scenic landscape of the mountain. In Ta Phin, you will witness the daily life of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities.

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Centara begins construction of their second COSI lifestyle hotel

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

PATTAYA, January 22, 2018 — Centara Hotels & Resorts recently broke ground in North Pattaya for another COSI hotel. COSI is a… Read More   

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The Emperor of Annam – The Investiture Ceremony at the Court of Hue, from Saïgon Républicain, 6 March 1889

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

It was in the prison where he had been confined since the death of Phan-Dinh-Binh that they found the new king, designated as heir by the Grand Dowager Empress, the Court and the Co-Mat, and conducted him to the palace. The induction ceremony took place on 31 January. It was a marvellous spectacle; more than […]

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Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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Third Tour in Vietnam

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Planning My Return to Vietnam In Memory of Jack O’Neil Download the Third Tour Journal (PDF) At approximately 1700 hours 31 January 2015, Jack O’Neil died. Jack was my best friend. We first met on the airstrip at Quan Loi

PATA and AppNexus sign preferred partnership agreement

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 22, 2018 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today announced a… Read More   

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Adventure to the Galapagos Islands

by admin @ smarTours

Mostly known for their exotic environments and rare species, the Galapagos Islands are nestled near the coast of Ecuador. The 13 main islands that make up the Galapagos Islands are about 600 miles off the South American coast line. Due to the distance from shore, the islands are very isolated and a cruise is the […]

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Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019

Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019


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What Currency Should I Take?

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

This all depends on where you’re from, but we certainly suggest you exchange some of your country’s currency into Vietnamese Dong so that you can experience our culture in a more meaningful way. Not to mention, some areas of the

Mai Chau Adventure 2 Days Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This 2-day adventure group tour offers tourists the chances to visit the best of Mai Chau with many exciting activities such as biking to villages to see the rice fields, weaving scarves, trekking to visit remote villages and having special BBQ party in the garden, watching traditional music show and tasting local wine.

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Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

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Cycling north Vietnam – the slow road 279

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Cycling north Vietnam – The slow road 279. This historical road was built from February 1979 when the war with China begin. The Gorvernment built up this route emergency to have a flexible protection again the Chinese army attacked the northern border provinces. It was a small road, some part ...

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Sapa trekking and homestay tour by bus 2D1N

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Explore and experience Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, with length of 245km. This new road shortens the travel time and distance from Hanoi to Sapa. Moreover, you will have chance to admire the beautiful scenery as you travel the longest highway in Vietnam before enjoying yourself in Sapa – the city in cloudy. Let’s come and join with us!

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All-inclusive Motorbike Tours Of Vietnam By Offroad Vietnam

All-inclusive Motorbike Tours Of Vietnam By Offroad Vietnam


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All-inclusive Motorbike Tours Of Vietnam customers need to know when booking with Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours. Add-on, tips, hints and tricks.

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours


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Tour Vietnam, Angkor Wat and Cambodia with smarTours! Book now & discover the best places to visit in Vietnam on your next vacation!

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

10-Day Bhutan to Bumthang and Fly Back

by Robin Paschall @ Adventures Within Reach Travel Blog

With this trip, you really see EVERYTHING in Bhutan, going all the way from Paro in the west to the Bumthang Valley in the east.  To do all this and not have to drive all the way back, you will … Continue reading

Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 3

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Khe Sanh, the Rockpile and the Razorback, Hi Van Pass and Da Nang April 11th We head out for the Rockpile/Razorback, and, then, on to

5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, you should know that there is a lot more to see here than just the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It’s a diverse city filled with world-class museums, beautiful squares to wander through, and ...

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A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

By J.T. “Birdie” Bertrand It is 12:45 PDT, April 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Korean Airline’s A380 has just started its takeoff roll and soon we will be airborne on our way to Seoul Korea, a 1 hour 20 minute

Cycling Vietnam Team

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Every year, we organise a meeting day for all Cycling Vietnam team. All drivers and tour guides will have a fun ride together outside Ho Chi Minh city. We have fun race, exchange experienced about daily work and also have a mechanical training for bike fixing. See below a clip of our annual fun race...

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Rider Types for biking Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

What type of rider for Biking Vietnam? Rider type is very important for us to customized your biking Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  As the weather may change between north and central Vietnam, or northern to southern Laos etc…  Please let us know your rider type. Photography & Leisure : I am...

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Focus on GDP fuelling inequality and short-termism

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, January 22, 2018 — Decades of prioritizing economic growth over social equity has led to historically high levels of wealth… Read More   

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THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

Theme Tours or Focus Specific Tours

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Our theme tours are created with a different level of interest for each group. From simple arts and crafts style activities to more in depth, meaningful relationships. It’s possible for you to meet local residents and help improve their lifestyle

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


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At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

Basic Vietnamese Phrases

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Basic Vietnamese phrases, with pronunciation, for activities, food, transportation and the days of the week. Pleasantries English Pronunciation Vietnamese Yes yaa vâng No khong không Maybe cawtey có thể You’re Welcome kohng sao doh không sao đâu No Thank You

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi: Accommodation Review

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi: Accommodation Review

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

We recently spent one night at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi during our month-long tour of Vietnam. Needless to say this hotel was our ‘poshest’ accommodations in Vietnam. Actually, the ‘poshest’ of our current round the world trip. Opened in October 2013, the property is designed by famous architect, Carlos Zapata, the same architect who designed the iconic Bitexco Financial Centre tower in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is situated outside of Hanoi’s... Read More

Lucila Parmigiani * 2 pax | Halong Bay | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours


Itinerary: Kayaking Halong Bay
Date: Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2012
Nationality: Argentinian


We did the 2 day tour to Halong Bay with ATA and be couldn't be happier with the result! Everything was perfectly organized, well informed, incredibly punctual. The cabins on the junk were great, the food on board was superb and it allowed us to try a great variety of local dishes. The excursions were well planned and there was always someone around to guide you if you needed it.

The place is amazing and the staff accompanies the outing, so we totally recommend it!

Visit Apr 2012

Helen O'Brien * 2 pax | Sapa | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Sapa Long Trails
Date: Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2012
Nationality: Britain - United Kingdom

We booked the Sapa Long Trek with Active Travel Vietnam with an additional 2 days visiting the markets at Can Cau and Bac Ha. The whole trip was excellent and I would definitely recommend it. 

We stayed at 4 different homestays which were like camping barns - comfortable mattresses, clean and warm bedding, and mosquito nets. All homestays had showers with hot water. The food was brilliant and abundant, with non-meat options provided for my partner, and quantities of homemade rice wine at 3 of them.
Our guide, Mr Loi, was excellent and, being from the Tay ethnic minority group himself, very informative about local customs and traditional.

The walking was through lovely scenery and interesting villages, covering a good cross-section of the local ethnic groups. The distances were definitely shorter than in the brochure - I would guesstimate 15km maximum as opposed to the 23km advertised.

It was a long drive between Sapa and Can Cau so that we arrived towards the end of the market but still in plenty of time to people-watch. This and Bac Ha market the following day are principally for the local themselves with only a minority of stalls selling tourist trinkets. They are mainly used by the Flower Hmong ethnic group who are beautifully dressed and take being photographed with a good humor.

Visit Apr, 2012


Vietnam and Cambodia Tours Highlight Magical Sights and Recent Past - Global Observer

Vietnam and Cambodia Tours Highlight Magical Sights and Recent Past - Global Observer


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Two Weeks in Vietnam: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

If you asked me a few years ago to suggest a two week Vietnam itinerary I’d have said skip it altogether and go to Thailand or Laos. My first trip to Vietnam was a let down, but I’ve been a few times since and have grown to love this thin

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Vietnam Tour Prices Lower in 2015 - PATA

Vietnam Tour Prices Lower in 2015 - PATA


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According to Handetour.Com’s travel experts, Vietnam Tour Prices will be lower in 2015 due to the decrease of gasoline and… Read More   

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

9 Days Luxury Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise

by tweet @ Tweet World Travel

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Sherrie * 8 pax | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Tailor Made Tour In Vietnam
Nationality: Australian

Can't thank you enough for a great experience, and I can't wait to come back and see some more of your amazing country. Thanks again for making our holiday so awesome.
Sherrie!

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam


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Tourist Hot Spots

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Nowadays, tourist hot spots like the Mekong Delta are very popular types of tours in South Vietnam, similar to tours around Ha Long Bay in the North. That is why the main part of Mekong Delta is touristy. Our guests

Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 4

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Meeting the General, COSVN Headquarters and Cu Chi tunnels April 14th Basically a travel day, we drive back to Da Nang, say our good byes

SuSan O’Brien * 2 pax | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Tailor made tour in Vietnam
Date: Jan 6 - Jan 11, 2013
Nationality: American


This was an excellent trip, all staff members were professional and friendly. They all did their jobs very very well.
SuSan O’Brien

Brand Africa and biodiversity focus of the 9th edition of INVESTOUR

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 18, 2018 — Nearly 30 African Tourism ministers convened at INVESTOUR to debate and exchange experiences on the development of the sector in the continent. This unique Tourism… Read More   

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Photos of Hanoi

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Take a virtual walk through the streets of Hanoi. Enjoy the sites and color photos of Hanoi as we step back in time with some of our favorite memories. Traveling to Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia? Contact Us! We’re able to

Fun Facts about Vietnam

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Hanoi is the capital city, while the currency is Dong Vietnam has a population of over 85 million We have one of the lowest unemployment rates among all developing countries. Vietnam has a literacy rate of 94%. Potbelly pigs are

Phong Nha – Ke Bang adventure: kayaking and zipline

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang Adventure tour is the perfect option for visitors who would like to get to know more about the National Park and its geology, biodiversity and history rich environment within full day. Especially, It is the first time you experience a great feeling when taking part in zipline to discover Dark Cave, and other adventure activities.

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Packing list for cycling in Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

   Packing list for Cycling in Vietnam: Back in the 90s, local Vietnamese used very simple bike. It was difficult to find bike gears and tools to fix your bike. Now you can find some places to fix your bike in big city: Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city. However, some gear still a must for you to bring i...

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Trip of a Lifetime – Introduction

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Hill 362 2010 Vietnam Tour “Trip of a Lifetime” INTRODUCTION In 2008, ten (10) former Marines, now known as the “Ten Good Men” are as

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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Sapa Trekking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes, cool climate and colorful markets of ethnic minorities. With Sapa Trekking full day, you will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority and have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

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Two Weeks in Patagonia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

The vast distances between places of interest in Patagonia makes it a hard region to plan a trip to. This long shard of land in the deep south of South America, divided up between Argentina and Chile, is home to some of the world’s most hike-worthy mountain scenery. After months

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Cycling North Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

It’s great to have a mountain bike, cycling north Vietnam through Mu Cang Chai, Than Uyen, up the stunning pass Tram Ton to Sapa, bike around the Hmong, Giay villages in Muong Hoa valley, beautiful scenery with rich culture of the hill tribes. Then we climb up the mountain again to BacHa, Hoan...

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Eco-Tourism Spotlight: Patagonia

by admin @ smarTours

Over the past two decades, eco-tourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry. Defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,” this concept appeals to the rising number of people interested in social responsibility, similar to the booming organic food industry […]

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Mark Peatey * 5 pax | Cambodia

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: 8 days tours biking in Cambodia
Date: Oct 6 - Oct 13, 2012
Nationality: Australian


The tour was fantastic and a life long memory. Our guides were amazing, considerate, flexible and knowledgeable. They are immensely proud of their country and its amazing history and culture. The guide, Checq, was particularly amazing and a really beautiful person.

Thank you so much Candy for your efforts in organizing such an awesome family holiday.

Vietnamese Custom Of Wedding Ceremony

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnamese Wedding Ceremony was considered to be one of the most important rituals of the old Vietnamese people’s life as a folksong “buy a buffalo, marry a wife and build a house”...

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Key Ingredients in Vietnamese Food

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

It can be said that Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most unique and diverse cuisines in the world. Many tourists after travelling and tasting a large number of different [...]

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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Vietnam & Cambodia, June 2015

Vietnam & Cambodia, June 2015


Pixelchrome Photography Tours – Sharing the World One Country at a Time

The following are a selection of images taken on the Pixelchrome/International Photo Tours trip to Vietnam & Cambodia.  Please  register to be on the newsletter  to get information as soon as...

Hung King Festival

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Moral traditions are incredibly important among the Vietnamese people. Thus, Hung Kings’ Temple Festival is annually celebrated to express Vietnamese people’s gratitude towards Hung Kings-the founding fathers of the country.

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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

by tweet @ Tweet World Travel

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

Martina Kristofcakova * 2 pax | Sapa | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours


Itinerary: Sapa trek & Topas Eco Lodge
Date: Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2012 
Nationality: French


Great agency, from the very beginning till the end! We spent 5 days in the north in March, the guide was excellent, the home stay families very nice, trek awesome. We stayed last two nights at the hotel and we regretted not t stay with the local families longer!!! Everything was just perfect! We did really appreciate, I can only highly recommend!

Visit March, 2012
Martina & Eric, France


Warwick Drake * 2 pax | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: 18 days Vietnam Adventure Tour on Motorbikes
Date: Apr 14 - May 1, 2013
Nationality: New Zealand

We have really enjoyed our time with Active Travel. The local food and culture were excellent. Our guide was very helpful and friendly, he really went out of his way to make our trip enjoyable. The weather was great, scenery stunning. Our motorbikes went well & were great to ride on.

We will certainly recommend this trip and Active Travel Asia to our friend here.

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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Across Spain: Holy Week – Spain

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 23, 2018 — Across Spain S.L. has introduced its latest Holy Week program in Spain. The package includes the most… Read More   

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Tourist Information & Support Centers Already Put Into Operation in Saigon

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

According to the recent report of Ho Chi Minh Department of Tourism in the first 7 months, the number of tourists visiting to the city has reached about 3,228,568, which [...]

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Vietnam Family Travel With Kids - 15 Days - Vietnam Tour

Vietnam Family Travel With Kids - 15 Days - Vietnam Tour


Vietnam Tour

This trip is special designed for family travel with kid(s). It starts from Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City then going through many highlights of Vietnam including: Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay then finish in Hanoi...

Rachawadee Girls’ home goes green with Dr Seuss

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 22, 2018 — International Environmental Education Day to be marked at Baan Rachawadee Ying orphanage in Nonthaburi. All are welcome… Read More   

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Mekong Delta Speedboat Tour with Les Rives

Mekong Delta Speedboat Tour with Les Rives

by finelinetravels @ Vietnam – finelinetravels

January 2015 Similar to Halong Bay in the north, the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is popular among tourists as there are numerous tour operators to choose from. It is a very popular tour, and rightfully so, as the Delta is famous for its extremely fertile surroundings that have provided a way of life for the Vietnamese for centuries. There are various tour lengths you can choose, from single to multiple day... Read More

The best time to visit Vietnam - Vietnam Weather | XO Tours Blog

The best time to visit Vietnam - Vietnam Weather | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The best time to visit northern, central and southern Vietnam.

Two Weeks in Rajasthan, India: 9 Amazing Places to Visit

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

India is so tightly packed with iconic sights and regions that it can be hard to plan a trip there. If you only have a short time in India it’s best to stick to a small area. Rajasthan, in the north west of India, is the perfect size for a

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“Excursion to Hue: Court, Palace and Tombs,” published for the Hanoï Exposition, 1902

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Marred by the usual colonial condescension and obvious ignorance of Vietnamese art and architecture, this French article of 1902 is published here in translation only for its interesting historic references and intriguing images Indo-China has experienced a definitive rise under the impetus of a very talented governor, Paul Doumer. The visitor to the Exposition in […]

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Hamoos Travels celebrated Tamil Thaipongal with Kollywood stars & Ballys Entertainment in Colombo

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

COLOMBO, January 20, 2018 — Hamoos travels (Pvt) Ltd is one of the fastest growing travel company in Sri Lanka. It caters… Read More   

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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Phu Quoc Adventure Boat tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Spending a day to discover Phu Quoc Island is really an enjoyable trip. With Phu Quoc Adventure Boat tour, you take part in exciting activities: snorkeling, swimming & visit the islands, and join an interesting itinerary.

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

Four Trips You Should Take in 2018

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

Don’t you hate being told what to do and where to go by travel bloggers who have no idea what your interests are? It looks like you’ve stumbled on the wrong post, because that’s exactly what I’m about to do. You’ve probably noticed lots of lists like this lately –

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Scott Yerigan * 2 pax | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Tailor made tour in Vietnam
Date: Mar 3 - Mar 25, 2013
Nationality: American

We are very happy with the service that ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA provided. Our consultant, Candy, listened to our goals and provided a comprehensive program that achieved our travel goals. In addition, Candy was very prompt, courteous, and professional in all of the replies.

We enjoyed Hanoi and North Vietnam the most because we were able to see the day-to-day routines of Vietnamese people.  Trekking near Sapa was peaceful, homestays were very interesting, Halong Bay was gorgeous, and motorbiking was fun. Quyen Vu was our favorite guide because his English was excellent, and he was very patient, happy, and professional. We also enjoyed the bicycling and boating in the Mekong Delta area.

Thanks again for arranging such a wonderful tour!

A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam – Part 2

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Day 3 – April 18 While at breakfast at the hotel, 8 Mig 21’s took off from Da Nang and flew right by our hotel. Those guys must get up real early. Pickup by our guide was at 0815. We

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


Jacada Travel

Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

Massenet Première in Saïgon, 1900

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

From Le Ménestrel, journal de musique, 30 December 1900. A first in Saigon!  The new Saigon Theatre, a marvel of architecture inaugurated earlier this year, recently presented the première of La Navarraise, the poignant lyrical drama by Jules Massenet. Great success! Our brave soldiers, just returned from the campaign in China, were thus able to experience a […]

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Wanaka to the West Coast: Driving One of New Zealand’s Most Scenic Roads

by Jon Algie @ Jonistravelling

The best thing about a trip to New Zealand, assuming you’re travelling by car, is the abundance of scenic drives on offer. From curvy coastline roads to mountain framed passes, there’s a perfect road trip for every kind of traveller. Driving yourself, whether in a car or a campervan, allows

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Social Etiquette In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Get rid of the long-lasting disastrous wars, Vietnam is well known as an “easy” country to travel and stay in. Hence, tourists can be overwhelmed by its richness in history and culture...

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Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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11 Days Japan Cherry Blossom Escorted Tour

by tweet @ Tweet World Travel

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“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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“Monsieur Doumer, his Emperor and his King,” Figaro (Paris), 21 January 1898

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

The King of Cambodia, H M Norodom I, and the Emperor of Annam, H M Thanh-Thai, have just paid a visit to the Governor-General in Saigon. The stay of the old Khmer sovereign and the young Annamite emperor in the old capital of French Indo-China took place on the occasion of splendid week-long celebrations. Celebrations […]

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Boris Thoenissen * 2 pax | Son Doong Cave | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Steve Bruce) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Son Doong Cave Discovery
Date: Apr 1 - Apr 3, 2013
Nationality: German


Dear Candy,
I would like to send you big thanks that you take care of my questions, problems and booking since last August. From the first inquiry, until the tour everything was handled in a very professional manner and to my fullest satisfaction. You surprise me one more time, as you are the first travel agent who call me after the tour to ask, if everything was ok.

Even the tour themselves was handled very professionally from our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Mr. Thang. He led us together with our always helpful and smiling porters through the jungle of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The trekking with its breaks was quite comfortable and in the same time stunning. Once we reached En Cave our crews set up the tent and make us feel like home.

In the next day we make our way to Son Doong Cave together with Mr. Thang, Mr. Ho-Khanh and two supporters. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for my wife and me, which we are still talking about.

On the next morning we start our hike back to the meeting point where our driver picked us up. Everything was perfectly timed and we never had the feeling that anything run out of control.
We are looking forward to try another tour with ActiveTravel Asia; maybe you can recommend me one ;)
Best Regards
Boris

DAVID QUISTAD * 2 pax | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Tailor made tour in Vietnam
Date: Jan 27 - Feb 14, 2012
Nationality: American

Good Morning Ms. Candy,

We are now home and remembering our wonderful visit to Vietnam and Cambodia. The experience was so large that it will take months for us to fully understand and appreciate it all. Our guides and drivers were each unique and individual in their own way. All were professional and made us feel well cared for. Excellent choices! All of your lodging choices were comforting and offered great variety. The restaurant choices for lunch and some dinners was truly a work of art. Beautiful foods, beautiful presentations, excellent service and always different in style. The tour itineraries for the most part were complete, well thought out and well presented by our guides. In all cases, the guides remained flexible to our interests and went out of their way to make our visit special. We appreciated the very active days . . . not for lazy people!  It was a very nice touch for you to remain in contact with us throughout the early parts of the trip. It establishes an elevated sense of trust between the client and agency.

Regarding recommendations, you are already doing a great job. For first time visitors like us, there is much unknown so keep trying to provide as much information as possible. Also, your major strength is the quality and thoroughness of your services. keep stressing that as well as the fact that your tours are "Tailor Made" and private . . . just you, a private guide and private driver/private boat. Individual attention is a real plus. The value in your agency is your ability to help one get the most out of their visit "worry and hassle free" at a fair price. Congratulations!

Our very best regards, David and Kathy

Why Pick AWR for your Tanzania Safari?

by Adventures Within Reach @ Adventures Within Reach Travel Blog

When picking a safari company, here are the things to look at: Safari Guides Customize your Itinerary Selection of Accommodations Value for Money Knowledge & Passoin Happy Travelers Responsible Tourism 1) Safari Guides Our guides are professional, experienced, well-trained, certified, … Continue reading

Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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This Fall Is A Perfect Time To Visit Croatia

by admin @ smarTours

Imagine a destination where you could get fantastic coastline views, a nice warm breeze and a little bit of sand between your toes. Croatia is one of the best places to vacation because of its ideal location. The Croatian coast is lined with waterfront properties facing the Adriatic Sea, providing an excellent experience of the […]

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“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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Rail Tours - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Rail Tours - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

Lead by a Vietnamese tour guide and accompanied by Tim Doling, author of the books The Railways and Tramways of Việt Nam (White Lotus Press, 2012) and Mountains and Ethnic Minorities: North West Việt Nam (Thế Giới Publishers, 2010), these two group tours will be of interest to those who enjoy train travel, however they are …

Third Tour in Vietnam

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Planning My Return to Vietnam In Memory of Jack O’Neil Download the Third Tour Journal (PDF) At approximately 1700 hours 31 January 2015, Jack O’Neil died. Jack was my best friend. We first met on the airstrip at Quan Loi

Trip of a Lifetime – Summary

by More Fun Travel @ War Stories – More Fun Travel

Introduction – Chapter 1 – Chapter 2 – Chapter 3 – Chapter 4 – Summary Wherever we traveled to and from, it was always a new experience. One thing that immediately stood out to me is the rules of the

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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Tony Bowden * 5 pax | Northern Vietnam | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours


Itinerary: Northern Highlight
Date: 29 Nov - Dec 9, 2014
Nationality: Australian 

“Fantastic Trip”

"My family of 5 adults have just returned from a 12 night private tour in north Vietnam with ActiveTravel Asia. Everything ran very smoothly and professionally...even when inclement weather delayed our 3 day Halong Bay Cruise by one day, our itinerary was swiftly re-organised so we didn't miss a thing (we actually got to see the amazing Ninh Binh as a bonus). Our Hanoi based guide Bac (Buck to us) was excellent, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic while our guide in Sapa (Hiep) was also very knowledgeable as well as funny and entertaining. Our travel consultant Candy rang several times during our trip to make sure everything was going OK. I highly recommend this company to anyone wishing to undertake a tour (private or otherwise) of this amazing country." 

Visited December 2014

This review is on Tripadvisor, view here.


A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

2017 Autumn Festival in Bat Xat Will be Held on September, 2nd

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

According to the Organization Committee, the 2017 Autumn Festival will be held on the 1st and the 2nd of September in Y Ty Commune, Bat Xat District, in the northwestern [...]

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Travel insurance for Cycling Vietnam Trips

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Travel Insurance for Cycling Vietnam Trips: Keeping healthy on your travels depends on your pre-departure preparations, your daily health care and diet while on the road, and how you handle any medical problem that develops. It is highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance before you g...

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VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Hanoi is Vietnam at its most exotic, arguably the best place in the country to enjoy street food and culture, taking in the views and flavours on numerous walking tours of the city

Cycling Vietnam routes

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

See below the list of area that we scored our Cycling Vietnam routes on the Garmin GPS. Formerly it was impossible to scored Garmin details in the remote mountains. Feel free to download Gpx file for your references. If you have any questions about Cycling routes from Vietnam to Laos, Vietnam to Cam...

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines partners LASALLE College of the Arts to design SIA Innovation Lab

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

SINGAPORE, January 18, 2018 — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced a partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts under which LASALLE… Read More   

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Ultimate Vietnam - Ultimate Travel crew check out Vietnam!

Ultimate Vietnam - Ultimate Travel crew check out Vietnam!


Ultimate Adventure Travel

Our Ultimate Vietnam tour starts in Jan 2015 & we are SO excited! Find out how we put the trip together here & what happened went our Ultimate crew went!

Win A Free Trip To Incredible India

by admin @ smarTours

Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip to India? Is visiting the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? Your dream might just come true! smarTours is offering a free trip to one lucky individual to one of the most culturally rich nations in the world – Incredible India! Your trip includes deluxe and first […]

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“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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Saigon Riding and Dining Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Saigon Riding and Dining tour is designed to get you out on the road when Saigon really comes alive. Eating, drinking and spending time with friends out on the town is a big part of the social fabric of being Saigonese. From restaurants, bars, street stands to the many parks, people like to get out and relax.

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Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Valley of Fire is a brilliant, colorful spot located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. What is the Valley of Fire? The Valley of Fire is a state park located 50 miles ...

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5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of ...

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Mike Flood * 16 pax | Northern Vietnam | Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Northern Cycling tour
Date: Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2014
Nationality: Australian 

Very well organised tour by Candy and she was very quick to rectify problems when they occurred.  Great response by guides, driver and Candy to bicycle accident.  Lap was very popular with the whole group and never failed to be helpful even when very tired or unwell.  

The bikes used on the bike tour were excellent and the operator did his best to keep them 100% operational on a daily basis in spite of very rough terrain. Everyone involved was unfailingly courteous and friendly.  A great tour.

I am willing to recommend ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA on Trip Advisor. 

Mike Flood





Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad

Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Traveling to Vietnam? Check out these articles for travel tips and inspiration for your trip to Vietnam.

What to Wear in Laos?

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Whenever you are about to start a new journey, it requires a lot of preparation. Besides finding a trustful travel agency, Hotel, Money – Currency, clothes are also a vital [...]

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Lauren Jordy * 4 pax | Siem Reap | Cambodia

by noreply@blogger.com (Active Travel Asia) @ Travel Reviews | Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Tours

Itinerary: Biking Siem Reap
Date: 30th Dec - 31st Dec, 2014
Nationality: British

Hi Candy, 

We had two great days of cycling with Mr. Siya.  He met us promptly in the morning and we had two busy days!  Our first day included visiting Angkor Wat and two other temples.  The cycling was really interesting through the forest, on paths, on the Angkor Wat temple wall and roads.  We had a nice lunch at a local restaurant and healthy snacks along the route.

Today we went out in the country side and cycled on secondary roads.  Our tour included end a boat ride to a floating village.  We enjoyed the opportunity to see the 'real' Cambodia.

We were well taken care of and enjoyed our tour.  

Thanks for all of your help with organizing the tour and making it happen!

Happy New Year!

Thanks, 

Lauren


Mu Cang Chai rice terraces – the golden season

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Every year, at the beginning of September, Mu Cang Chai rice terraces field turns to yellow color. The golden season of rice harvesting start. The Hmong people living up the mountain in Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai province start to harvest their crops. And it is also the time for our cyclists climb...

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

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