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best way to see Vietnam - land or water

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best way to see Vietnam - land or water

Hi I am planning a trip to Viet Nam and would like to include Cambodia. Am considering a river cruise and would like some opinions as to the best way to see these 2 countries. A land tour or a river cruise. Appreciate your thoughts

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1. Re: best way to see Vietnam - land or water

You will see next to nothing on a river cruise - that I can assure you! Probably the best way to see Vietnam is to take one of those bike tours in the Central Highlands.

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Hi Lestay,

Agree with Daawgon, you'll see nothing on a river cruise. You'd better take land tour from the North to the South. Then you can enjoy an upstream cruise to Cambodia on Mekong River from Can Tho.

Check the info out, you may need it:

http://www.mekongcruise.com/

For the bike tour, if you feel fit a cycling trip across the country may be your choice. Check some of these sties out:

+ http://www.vietnamcyclingtours.com

+ http://www.vietnambiketours.com/

+ http://pathbiker.com/index.php/cycling-tours

Cheers,

Lam.

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I was in a cruise in Mekong through many provinces, it was amazing, we did some short biking also on that tour. My opinion is combine land and water. In Mekong do a cruise trip and the land tour for the rest of Viet Nam. If you want to know the name of Cruise it would take me few minutes to find in my old email, i booked it from local travel agent.

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4. Re: best way to see Vietnam - land or water

We looked at both sea and land for Vietnam and Cambodia but decided to do it by land with a package tour from China Star in 2013. Have a look at their itinerary at Chinastarholiday.com and compare it with other packages.

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I agreed with Markenhans that you should combine overland and water way to see Vietnam or either Cambodia.Both ways will give you differrent immages of the region that you passing thru . Forsure that the Mekong Delta offers mainly riverine culture and tropical beauty so water ways is best option and most of the cruises will combine walking, cycling in between the trip not just cruising on water all the time.

Comeandgovietnam Team

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6. Re: best way to see Vietnam - land or water

lestay, do you realise that a river cruise is only possible in the far south of Vietnam, apart from short trips of an hour or two elsewhere?

For the rest of the country - the vast majority - a land tour is the only option, and flying between destinations is essential if time is short as the distances are huge. Have a look at a scale map of Vietnam and you will see what I mean.

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Hi, we have just arrived back from Vietnam,the best part of our trip was traveling by motorbikes though central highlands,we used viet nam riders.com

We had Son as one of our riders fantastic rider,as my wife was a little nervous at the start she was soon put at ease

If you want to see the real Vietnam this is the way to do it.

Hope this is of some help

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8. Re: best way to see Vietnam - land or water

Hi, we have just arrived back from Vietnam,the best part of our trip was traveling by motorbikes though central highlands,we used viet nam riders.com

We had Son as one of our riders fantastic rider,as my wife was a little nervous at the start she was soon put at ease

If you want to see the real Vietnam this is the way to do it.

Hope this is of some help

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