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There is a free shuttle bus between the two terminals. In addition, there are golf carts standing by at some cost. Details can be found on the Vietnam airports website, which says: Passengers can use shuttle bus (free of charge for transit passengers) to transport between T1 and T2 terminal. Time of operation: From 06h00 to 24h00 (local time); ...


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Writing this sat in Da Nang airport. You're going to find the heart and sun difficult. Plenty of water (take some cash and you'll be able to buy bottles along your route) and sun cream required. In terms of risk of being attacked you'll be fine I think, but the road often lack footpaths and where they do exist they are often filled with scooters/chairs/food ...


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Sure. You are allowed to leave Vietnam before or ON visa expiry date.The penalty applies only when you overstay the visa.


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You could extend your stay by applying for visa extension at immigration office or ask for help from travel agents. The processing requires 7 working days, make sure you apply for the extension at least 5 days prior to the visa expiration date. The extension fee for 1 month single visa now cannot be less than $135. You can find detailed information about ...


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The travel desk at my hotel has made some calls so I'll share the information. Three days left is no problem. It will be ready tomorrow afternoon much faster than my hotel in MCMC! It will cost USD $40 $20 cheaper than both my initial visa and the price I was quoted by my hotel in HCMC. Actually there was a misunderstanding about when I should pay so ...


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I don't think there is a legal XX number of days in advance that you are restricted to. It is more the legality of being in the country without proper documentation. Agencies advertise rush three day service, so less than a week is possible. But you don't want your current visa to expire before a new visa is issued. As one must assume a day to get the ...


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Visa policies for Vietnam are confusing. Many tourists get the VOA – the process is described here. However, some Vietnamese embassy websites state that the VOA is not legitimate and even tourists should apply for visas directly from the relevant embassy. (See for example the embassies in Britain and Australia.) The reason the embassies do this is simple ...


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I had good experiences with Vietnamese run tour companies, by: Checking for recommendations both in guidebooks and recent online reviews. Both because online reviews can be faked, businesses that were reputable 4 years ago can be taken over, but it's very difficult to turn a formerly-reputable business into a rip-off tourist trap without incurring the ...


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Conferences fall into a gray area, while they are technically business related, they are more about exchanging ideas and education rather than making business deals. As such, there is no etched in stone policy and each county treats them differently. As the conference organizers in Vietnam are suggesting a tourist visa, it would seem that the government ...


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My wife and I visited Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay last year and used a travel agent (and house/room rental B&B) through AirBnB. It was the many positive reviews, pictures on Facebook, etc., that provided confidence. The people whose house we stayed in (Hanoi) and helped us with all the bookings are Dong (Vietnamese) and Narelle (Australian) of Dong's ...


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From personal experience (I lived in Vietnam for 2 years and travelled extensively) I would say avoid the Vietnamese run tour companies like the plague....The good local ones are few and far between... Your best bet is to either plan to travel independently, and when you want to go to somewhere like Ha Long Bay, organize the trip either through the ...


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Since you're not using an agency, you'll need a credit card with a big enough limit. In order to get the confirmation in order, they will need to get the charge approved and posted to your account. When you cancel, you'll get a credit from them. Time it so that the debit and credit fall within the same billing cycle to avoid having to make a payment or ...


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Current information for Chinese visa application process in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam as of 8 April, 2015 First the bad news. They only issue single-entry thirty-day tourist visas in HCMC, and I get the impression this will be the case also in Hanoi. (There may be a chance Vietnamese or US citizens can get other types of visas here, since those ...


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Here is the official visa page for the Chinese embassy in Saigon. You can download a Word doc with English instructions; for the same information in HTML form visit the Chinese consulate in Vietnam's official site, last updated 2008. Here is the English version of visa application form (PDF, direct link). In addition to the obvious forms, photos, money and ...


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It sounds like your single protagonist is trying to slip through alone, without being seen at all? One would presume that the best area for this would be as deep in the bush as possible, so far from big cities on either side. You could take a page from actual news: Montagnard refugee groups are hiding in the jungle along the northern part of the border ...


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According to this article Ta Mau is believed to be the largest hotspot for smugglers in the Mekong Delta region. Multiple types of products in large numbers are gathered and classified by day at the Vietnam-Cambodia border gate and are piled into boats and smuggled into Vietnam at night.


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I couldn't find a cheaper place either. I haven't stayed there, but from what I know in other cities in Vietnam, hostels are not that popular in Vietnam. Also, Vietnamese people tend to be not that friendly towards foreigners. This has to do with wars and other factors. So, what you heard that they don't accept foreigners is probably a valid one. I could ...



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