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Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos

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Quick tips?
9 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #97652  
N Posts: 13
Hey, im flying tomorrow to bangkok and im all fine with that been befre but...

I'm not sure about visas on entry to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos?? Any tips please?

Are Malaria tablets a must in these countries would you say?

Also any off the beaten track places to visit?

Thankyou 😊 Cara Reply to this

9 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #97653  
cambodia and laos issue visas on arrival via either land/air
for vietnam you need a visa before arrival - whereever you are before hand - if en route to vietnam - will have tour companies offering to get your visa for you - obviously at a cost - but means you don't have to hang around at the embassy
have a great time
we just went to cambodia and had a great time Whistle Stop Tour of Cambodia - flying into BKK then overland - one option if you are short on time is "air asia" which is a low cost airline that travels around the area - all done on line so no need to go through agents

any questions on cambodia give us a shout

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9 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #97668  
N Posts: 13
Thats great thank you 😊
I havnt got my visa for thailand either but i can get 30 days on my passport on arrival right?
Ive got 8 weeks to do all 4 countries Ive seen all of thailand last year though so wont be spending too much time there, i think i might just go to the embassy in bangkok to keep costs down, or ill just check how much it would be first, thanks for you help 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #97679  
you can get a thai visa on arrival at the airport and when you cross back in overland - no charge from memory
cambodia visa is issued on the border too and costs $20
not sure about laos or vietnam
lazt beach (from our blog) is a great place to go to relax either at the end or beginning of your trip
kep is a really nice qiet seaside resort - don't expect anything like thailand beach resorts though
sihanoukville is not worth the trip in my opinion but if you go to lazy beach this is the place to get there
kampot again is nice and nearby is the bokor hill station which we didn;t visit but looks great
angkor wat is a must see
batambang was a nice place to go through but not for a long time
PP is a fun capital city - playing catch up with the rest of SE asia capitals but good for restaurants/bars
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9 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #97726  
I suggest a route as follows: You go to Laos first (via Nong Khai), visit Vientiane and Luang Prabang then fly to Hanoi on either Lao Airlines or Vietnam Airlines (Lao Airlines is cheaper). As Muno said, you must have a Vietnam visa in advance. In Hanoi, you book a tour to Ha Long bay. Sapa is too cold and foggy at this time of year. Then you head south to Hue, Hoi An, choose either Nha Trang or Mui Ne, then go to Ho Chi Minh city, the Mekong Delta, take a boat to Phnom Penh via Chau Doc, or bus from HCM city.

If you want to go off the beaten path in Vietnam, have a look at my blog. I am just back from the central highlands of Vietnam. In Buon Me Thuot, you can do an elephant ride in Buon Don village, trek in the Yok Don national park, visit traditional houses of ethnic minority people. Mai Linh taxi runs weekly bus between Nha Trang and Buon Me Thuot. You also can go to Da Lat from this city. Reply to this

9 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #97727  
Are Malaria tablets a must in these countries would you say?

You don't need malaria tablets if you visit the big cities. I know a Malaysian girl who suffered from malaria after she traveled overland from Dien Bien Phu in north west Vietnam to Luang Prabang in Laos. It's a remote region. Reply to this

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