My partner and I will be going to Vietnam and Angkor Wat in January. Wondering whether we should just book hotels and flights on our own ahead of time, and then hire guides locally as needed from the hotel. Or, does it make sense to use someone like Ann's Tours or Exotissimo to book flights and hotels (and maybe guides too in some cities), if indeed they do that as opposed to offering pre-packaged itineraries? Is there savings on hotels or flights if using one of these companies (versus what I can find on agoda.com or asiarooms.com)? And, if we use them, does it make sense to engage them now or wait til we get to VIetnam (at least in the case of Ann's tours) and book flights and hotels through them once we are in Vietnam?
Also, we already have frequent flyer flights to and from HCM city. It would just be Vietnam and Cambodia flights we'd need to buy. The itineray looks like the following
HCM City - 2 nights
Angkor Wat - 3 nights
Hanoi - 3 or 4 nights
Halong Bay - 1 night
Hue/Hoi An - 3 nights
HCM - 1 night
Any ideas appreciated.
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