We are in our thirties and do not want to be stuck on a coach with 50 middle aged tourists, but don’t want to have to organise all the flights, trains, taxis, tours, hotels either….. Has anybody been on a tour that they would recommend, or web sites that can help. I don’t want to spend most of the time trecking up the side of a mountain either (far too lazy for that). I would like to see Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta and maybe spend a few days on a beach somewhere in Vietnam (or elsewhere in Asia)…..
What is the weather like at this time of year. How cold does it get in Hanoi at night or is it too humid in Ho Chi Ming City?
What is the food like?
Is it possible to get asleep at night with all the noise?
A Please pay no attention to the first two answers. You’ll have a great time, I’m sure; and it’s far less touristy than Thailand.
I’ve been to VN once, a few years ago, and am hoping to return next year. I stayed in HCM city, and went on a tour around the Mekong delta – yes it was on a small coach, but it wasn’t as bad as you might imagine.
If you want to do it cheaply, you can organise it all as you go along. There’s always someone willing to show you around, or drive you somewhere on a bike. Just ask around! The people are very friendly.
Food’s great – fresh and light, cheap, thought sometimes v.spicy.
Hope that’s of some help!
Perhaps check with the agency calling itself Huetourist (HueTouristVietnam.com): Hue Tourist Vietnam – Travel to Vietnam – Visit Vietnam – Vietnam tours – Vietnam holidays – Vietnam vacation – Vietnam tour.
Huetourist is a International Travel company (Licence: 46-017/LHQT), established in 2006. We are providing group handling services, such as hotel reservation, transfers and tours packages for numerous international Tour Opeartors and Event agencies.
These websites give visitor information about Hue:
- Angelfire.com: Hue [Please note that this Angelfire website was trying desperately to force a pop-up that my Firefox browser steadfastly refused to allow. -GarnetHGB]
- TripAdvisor.com: Things to do in Hue: Check out 20 Hue Attractions
- TripAdvisor.com: Hue Tourism and Vacations: 64 Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam [I didn’t spend a great deal of time exploring this webpage, but I never noticed anything at all like “64 things to do in Hue.” -GarnetHGB]
- VirtualTourist.com: Hue Vietnam. VIRTOURIST.COM HUE
- VirtualTourist.com: Vietnam. VIRTOURIST.COM VIETNAM [This is a very good overall guide to Vietnam. -GarnetHGB]
- NhaTrang-Vietnam.com: Hue Tourist Attractions – Hue City, Vietnam [This website seems too similar to the preceding one to not be associated. -GarnetHGB]
- VietnamTravelKey.com: Hue Attractions, Attractions Hue, Hue Sightseeing, Sightseeing Hue, Hue Attraction, Attraction Hue
- VietnamOnline.com: Hue Tourist Attractions – Places to visit in Hue
- VietnamOnline.com: Hue, Vietnam- What to see, eat and do, Hue Tourist Information
- Wikitravel.org: Hue travel guide
- GuideVietnam.com: Vietnam Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions in Vietnam [Another website giving a helpful overall view of Vietnam. -GarnetHGB]
- VietnamTourism.com: THUA THIEN – HUE [Quite brief. -GarnetHGB]
- Travel.Michelin.com: Hué Travel Guide- prepare your Hué holiday
- GalaTourist.com: Hue – Vietnam
- WayToHue.com: Hue, Hue vietnam, Ancient capital of Hue, Hue Travel [More of a guide to available tours than it is to actual tourist attractions. -GarnetHGB]
Here are a few further related references:
In addition, when tourists buy tickets to visit the three destinations of Hue Royal Palace – Royal Antiquities Museum, Khai Dinh Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb, there will be no further charge for visiting Tu Duc Tomb, Thieu Tri …
Publish Date: 03/14/2013 3:09
THUA THIEN-HUE, 15 January 2013: Key tourism initiatives are being introduced by Thua Thien-Hue in the hope they will help to attract 2.5 to 3 million visitors this year. In 2012, the province welcomed 2.4 tourist arrivals …
Publish Date: 01/15/2013 1:36
Speaking to the Daily, representatives of travel firms said that with tours booked early by customers, travel firms had to bear the costs of transporting tourists from Danang to Hue. … New tourism site to be built in Daklak …
Publish Date: 03/27/2013 6:15
At the moment, Hue is a premier tourist destination mostly in theory. In practice, it’s still a work in progress. That notwithstanding, it’s a beautiful, vibrant city, with great places to stay, great food, and a number of interesting …
Publish Date: 03/02/2013 3:51
THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) – The former royal city of Hue – a UNESCO World Heritage site – will greet its two millionth tourist next week. The special person, based on the number of visitors recorded by the Hue Monuments …
Publish Date: 04/22/2013 7:00
Nhan Dan – An exhibition of works by disabled artists entitled ‘Ngay Moi’ (New Day) was opened by Song Huong (Huong River) magazine in Hue city, Thua Thien – Hue province on April 18, as part of the activities to mark the Vietnam Day for People with … According to the data from the General Statistical Office, 651,812 foreign tourists came to Vietnam in January 2013, up six percent compared with December. … A Tympan leaf found in Cam Mit Relic Site The.
Publish Date: 04/19/2013 1:28
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Publish Date: 01/28/2013 2:59
It’s about 7km far from Hue center, Vong Canh hill, of which foot lies next to slowly flowing Perfume River. Tourists in Vietnam travel coming to Hue should not ignore this spot because it ‘s an ideal destination not only to catch a panoramic view …
Publish Date: 01/15/2013 1:58
Today we can choose between 2 options: Opt 1- Take a easy and relaxing bus tour in Hue to see some famous attractions in half day and another half day for free at leisure. Opt 2- Take more interesting motorbike tour in Hue to see some …
Publish Date: 03/29/2013 14:56
Vietnam: Tourist Attractions
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