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Full-Day Hue City and Perfume River Bike Tour
"50km cycling (L)Recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993 this city is famous for its magnificent architecture. It’s citadel palaces pagodas and royal tombs frame a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River. In the morning we’ll cycle to visit the Hue Citadel and Imperial City. Then we’ll bike upstream aside the legendary Perfume River. Along the way Vietnam Bike Tours’ll stop to visit Thien Mu pagoda then continue to the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside where we’ll find the Royal Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors. We’ll take some time to visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs. After exploring the splendid gardens and ornate architecture of the tombs we’ll return to Hue to end the trip."
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5-Day Vietnam Central Coast Bike Tour from Hue to Nha Trang
"Day 1: Hue - Hoi An 100km cycling (L D)On the first day we’ll drive by bus 18km out of Hue to the coast. There we’ll begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque narrow peninsular road from Thuan An Beach to Vinh Loc. We’ll hop on a local ferry to cross an estuary of the Perfume River before re-mounting our bikes on Highway 1. Here we will cycle the first of the day’s three hill climbs. In the evening we’ll check into the hotel in Hoi An
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4-Day Bike Tour from Hue to Hoi An Ancient Town Including My Son Sanctuary
"Day 1: Hue - Da Nang 60km+ cycling (L)Our guide will retrieve you from your hotel in Hue and organize a transfer out of the city. The day’s bike ride will begin at Thuan An beach and head to Cau Hai lagoon where you will see local fishermen and stilt houses on the water. Lunch will either be held as a picnic on the way or at a local restaurant. After lunch we’ll continue riding to Lang Co beach. On the way you’ll cycle up the Hai Van pass and enjoy a scenic view from the summit. Then we’ll continue cycling along the coast to the hotel for our overnight stay in Da Nang.Day 2: Da Nang - Hoi An 45km+ cyclng (B L)In the morning we’ll visit the Cham museum in the city. Then
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Clothing & Shoes

The hotel room toilet was equipped with: Toothbrush with toothpaste Comb Razor Shower Caps Sanitary Bags Bath Foam Shampoo Body Lotion Sewing Kit The room comes equipped with 1 power outlet (2 round...
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Weather Gear

The popular Vietnamese Straw hat not only protects you from the sun but also from rain sinece it's waterproof! Straw hats are a generic in asia an most asian countries like china, korea, cambodia,...
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Bring sleeping bag liner with you

If you are going to do a cross country trip in Vietnam utilizing the different modes of transportation available, I suggest that you pack a silk sleeping bag liner with you. It is a practical...
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monina_c
Apr 18, 2013

Bring Water Proof and Ultra Zoom cameras

the best way to enjoy walking and hiking around Saigon and the Mekong Delta is to really have powerful compact ultra zoom cameras like the Nikon cool Pix 810 which has a 42X optical zoom or a Canon...
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machomikemd
Jul 04, 2012

Pack some contemporary books about Vietnam

Don't waste space bringing lots of clothes, basic toiletries or medicines. In Saigon, sunglasses, summer clothes and winter jackets (made for export) are sold cheaply at the Old Saigon Square, corner...
eninvn
Jan 24, 2012

ALWAYS CARRY A GOOD MOSQUITO AND INSECT REPELLANT.

When traveling and am out and about in a city I always carry the following necessary items.A small backpack that has my necessities and camera gear out of sight.. As you will be doing a lot of walking...
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DennyP
Sep 27, 2011
 
 
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Vietnamese Dong is the currency of the country and is the means of payment for some supermarket and some local businesses. The US dollars serves as an alternate currency for most small local...
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walterwu
Dec 28, 2010

First aid kit is a must

Small body bag that contains your wallet and passport/copy of passport. Comfy slip-ons, crocs, that are non-slip. Brick pavements are great for walking around but sometimes they are crooked/bent and...
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iclee
Apr 10, 2009

Backpack

I just recently retired my old Karrimor backpack. This is a new Karrimor Global 50-70liters.It come with a removable day sack which is very useful for camera storage, guide books & etc.I didn't...
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muddybok
Jul 15, 2006

Unless u r a Math genius, u need a calculator.

1. Rain CoatA rain coat is advisable during the monsoon season. The very thin plastic type disposable rain coat is sold everywhere in HCMC. During my trip to Mekong tour, bought 1 piece (cost less...
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lukluk_wal_marjan
Nov 30, 2005

Don't bring much.

Take as little as possible. Just buy what you need or have your hings laundered. There really wasn't a need for anything "dressy." Don’t worry about getting medicine if you become sick while you’re...
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GottaTry
Nov 17, 2005

Travel light!

Just pack light (cotton T-shirts, bermudas, etc). The weather was hot and humid (although we were there in June, which was supposedly the monsoon and rainy season, the weather was HOT, averaging 34...
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chatterley
Jul 03, 2005

Things that we couldn't buy in Southern Vietnam...

Take enough sun lotion with you for your whole trip. It was the one thing that we didn't take with us, assuming it would be on sale everywhere - how wrong we were! A few places sell miniture bottles...
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jolou
Apr 10, 2005

You're wired!!

During my stay on Saigon, I took up the most day trip & overnight trips. If I’m not checking into hotels in those days away for trips, I normally deposit my luggage with the hotel which I intend...
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muddybok
Oct 23, 2004

Top Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

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2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 84, Vietnam
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19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1
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242 Tran Binh Trong, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum

There are lots of reviews of the War Remnants Museum on here and elsewhere, so I was expecting a particularly harrowing and one-sided affair. It wasn't quite like that, perhaps because I was already...
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Ben Thanh Market

I wasn't sure whether to put Ben Thanh market in the tourist trap section. When I went there at night, the main market was closed, but there were many tourist souvenir stalls in the street beside,...
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Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

If you decide to visit the tunnels at Cu Chi, be advised there are two sites. The southern one is closer to Ho Chi Minh City, but is correspondingly busier, while the northern site is another 50km and...
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Mekong Delta

We took a day trip to the Mekong Delta with a private guide (we chose to book the guide who had picked us up at the airport). Our guide was originally from the Mekong Delta, and so had an insider's...
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Reunification Palace

Independence Palace, or Reunification Palace, is the former presidential palace of South Vietnam. It was the site of the end of the Vietnamese war, and has been a museum for most of the intervening...
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Post Office

The Saigon central post office is worth visiting not just to send letters off home, but for the architecture, art and a famous citizen. Starting with the architecture, it was built at the end of the...
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Top 5 Ho Chi Minh City Writers

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bpacker

"Saigon Saigon !"
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JonnyVN

"Home"
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xuessium

"IMPREXXION: HO CHI MINH CITY"
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SirRichard

"Former Saigon"
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balhannah

"Ho Chi Minh City 29/3/08 - 3/4/08"
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