Dear fellow Clubsnappers,
I'am planning a holiday to Vietnam this November and was wondering if I can get some advice from any bros or sis here (:
A little BG before stating my itinerary. Just me and my gf planning a budget holiday. We are trying to avoid the touristy spots if possible and are thinking of hiring a guide to help us experience the lesser-known parts of Vietnam.
Heres what we thought of doing, although we've no idea if the days we've decided to spend at a particular place is enough or too little.
Our Itinerary is as follows (might be changed by one or two days or extended if needed)
15 Nov - Land in Hanoi & Train overnight to Sapa
15-17 Nov - Sapa region preferably with homestays (Train down to Central Highlands on the last night)
18- 20 Nov - Central Highlands region (We've honestly no idea where is good here. Da Nang?)
21-23 Nov- Beaches around Nha Trang & Surrounding Islands
23 Nov- Fly back to Singapore
Some of the areas people recommended us to see:
Bach Ma National Park
Ba Na Hill Station
Phu Quoc Island(Long Beach, Ong Lan Beach, Bai Sao)
Doc Let Coast
Con Dao Islands
Sorry if some of these have been asked about here on the forum before. Just a few questions
1) Does this itinerary look about right in terms of duration of stay? Any suggestions on where else is good to go?
2) Is electricity or sanitation a problem in rural villages in the Sapa region?
3) Has anyone ever hired a private guide which can be recommended and dosen't cost a bomb? Heard the ave is around $50-70 a day. (One Bro here recommended Sapa Sisters).
A big THANK YOU in advance for reading this post and helping out! =D appreciate it!