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    Solo Travel South Vietnam for 2 weeks

    I've been to Thailand so thought I'd try Vietnam. I'm a 29 year old guy, first time travelling alone, but I'm chilled out and confident enough to meet people along the way. I know I'm not there long but I think I've worked out a rough itinerary:

    Sat: Arrive at SGN around 7pm. Catch up with a friend for a few nights.
    Wed: Flight to Phu Quoc and spend a few chilled days fishing, snorkelling and exploring the island by motorbike/scooter.
    Sun: Flight back to SGN.
    Mon: For the last week I may head to Nha Trang (possibly by train), want to be quite flexible though so may not book anything in advance for that.
    Sun 23rd Nov: Flight home from SGN

    Most of the recommendations above have come from my friend in Saigon so wouldn't mind some other opinions. I really like the sound of Phu Quoc, think I'd be happy just chilling there for a bit. Not sure what to get up to at Nha Trang but I'm hearing it's a good spot.

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    Your schedule sounds relaxed enough, when you write it, but it is cramped.

    But only specific point I would be worried is

    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPablo
    I may head to Nha Trang (possibly by train)
    Might not be as easy as it sounds and might take a bit longer.

    Nha Trang is beautiful and you should go there. But allow for many days.

    Good luck and happy experiences.

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    OK, checked flights and looking at around $100 return to fly to NT and the same to fly to PQ so I reckon I'll just fly to and from both, save the hassle.

    If I'm pre-booking flights I will need to work out how long I want to spend at each place including Saigon. I'm not sure, what do you think? I suppose everyone likes different things tho!
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    Ive been a few times to vietnam roly, most recentl was phu quoc, just jump on vietjet , cheap as chips from HCM , plenty of vietnam picture threads on here to

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    What did you get up to at Phu Quoc?

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    It wasnt great weather mate, on one side of the island the sea was rough, the other side was flat as a board this is probably the nicest beach but not much accomadation here yet , not a hell of a lot to do there, Hire a jet ski, go diving, recommend the night market for excellent and cheap seafood, check out my thread, BLD goes to the beach . phu quok is laid back, if you need nightlife na trang has lots of it, gets a lot of Russian Tourists though, everyones different but 2 days in HCM is enough for me, the short hydrofoil to vungtau is interesting to , vungtau has a beach that gets packed vith saigoners on the weekend some good seafood and bars , i was impressed with vietjet, they are half the price of vietnam airlines run new airbus and are sort of a viet answer to air asia, only takes an hour or so from hcm to phu quoc from memory, good luck, post up a report when you get back

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    Nice one, yeah your thread is great, I'll be sure to post up my photos when I get back.

    Phu Quoc looks cool, although I reckon I may only need a few days there to chill, maybe at the end of my trip. I'd quite like to get involved in some of the nightlife in Na Trang and meet people though, so it may suit me best to spend a bit more time there than PQ. (As long as there's not too many Russians!)

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    Mui Ne beach which is closer to Saigon is also worth checking out. It has sand dunes that you can ride. A little quieter than Nha Trang, but lots of foreigners to hang with.

    I've heard Phu Quoc island sucks actually. I haven't been though.

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    If your in HCM then go for a pint at the Go2 bar. Its a great place to chill and play free pool. there are 3 floors. If your looking for a decent and honest bike taxi guy then PM, I used a chap who was spot on, he even came into a shop with me to get me a decent rate on buying some razors for my shaver.

    Mui Ne is, as suggested by world nomad a good spot, just jump on a bus to get there. Be careful of bag snatches and spiked drinks though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breny
    Mui Ne is, as suggested by world nomad a good spot
    Many kite surfers enjoy Mui Ne. I have a friend that says it is the best spot for kite surfing as well as the best spot for learning how to kite surf.

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    I think you should go to Halong bay!

    Limestone Islet


    Limestone


    Kayaking


    Cruise around Halong



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    Halong, without doubt, is beautiful. The one night-two day boat trip was awesome.

    What bothered me was the amount of litter in the water.

    I'm a keen kayaker, but declined the free kayak session, since the water had a vast amount of rubbish in it.

    Nonetheless, I would go again - great way to meet people if you're a single traveller.

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    Halong Bay is good, but that's North, he said he wants to stay south.

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    Plus he's been to VN and left already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Halong Bay is good, but that's North, he said he wants to stay south.
    Information about the Phu Quoc tours in here. here!


    Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc


    Dog racing in Phu Quoc

    moreover, there are too many choices you can see at the website: https://odctravel.com.vn

    or vietnam tour packages in here.
    hope to help you.
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