Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

vietnam- should I go to the beach?

Jump to last reply

at xmas my family of 4 (kids in university) are going to vietnam. our itinerary looks great (hue/hoi an, hanoi /halong bay, and luang prabang. lots of adventures are planned!

we swapped luang prabang in and HCM city out as we felt there was more to do in LP (we will go hiking, elephant experience, etc) and are not city people.

however flights have changed since our initial plan, and it is now much more expensive to fly return from toronto to accommodate this plan.

It is much cheaper now to fly in to HCM and out of Hanoi, and this would let us start in the south, and probably go to PHO QUOC to the beach. this means leaving something out, and it would have to be Hoi An and Hue.

The new plan will save us $800 each in the return airfare alone from toronto (ie, if we do the beach instead of Hue and Hoi an we save $3600 in airfare!). Can anyone suggest an amazing place to stay at the beach? Is is worth giving up Hue and Hoi An, or should we just do it anyway and damn the extra cost? We are not really beach people, but if there is somewhere stunning, for a couple days at the beginning to relax its not the end of the world either....
or are the beaches just ok, and we shouldnt wast any of our precious time (we only have 2 weeks altogether) on just another beach.....

thanks in advance!

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Two questions about Thailand
  2. 2 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  3. 3 fun travel buddy wanted - se asia nov/dec
  4. 4 Travel to Thailand - Open to suggestions
  5. 5 New Thailand Visa Rules Effective Aug/29/2014
  6. 6 Sapphire princess cruise from Singapore
  7. 7 JR PASS AND ITINERARY
  8. 8 Places to visit in India in October
  9. 9 50+ travelling solo in Vietnam - where to stay in Hanoi
  10. 10 Six hours in Seoul, Korea
  11. 11 china
  12. 12 Sri Lanka trip Sept 2014
  13. 13 Please critique my Thailand itinerary
  14. 14 Souvenirs/shopping in Thailand
  15. 15 Suggestions for bike tour operators that offer smaller tours (4-5 days)
  16. 16 Mid Dec trip - Trying to plan alone **Feedback please****
  17. 17 THAILAND** Redone based on feedback dropped agent trying to do it myself
  18. 18 New airport in Mumbai
  19. 19 Advice me to select saving plans in terms of free roaming
  20. 20 South East Asia
  21. 21 Driving in Laos
  22. 22 One week in Tokyo
  23. 23 Agent to book domestic Nepal flights
  24. 24 Ideal itereneray for Nepal
  25. 25 Where to next after watching Nanjing 2014 YOG
View next 25 » Back to the top