Continuing my travel money series, I have provided the total cost of a two-week holiday in Vietnam in order to help future visitors budget accordingly. I visited in late 2016/early 2017 and travelled from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh via CatBa Island, Da Nang, Hoi An and Phu Quoc. Here I break down exactly how much I spent on accommodation, food, drink, travel and activities. Flights: £661 International return flight: £541 each We flew into Hanoi from London Heathrow and back from Ho Chi Mini….Continue Reading “The total cost of a two-week holiday in Vietnam”

After hearing rumours of overcrowding, overcharging and being treated like cattle, we decided against one of the Ha Long Bay cruises on our trip to Vietnam and instead booked a three-night stay on Cat Ba Island. Located on the south-eastern edge of Ha Long Bay, the island is the perfect spot to stay in order to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site at a different pace and price point. We booked the Ha Long Bay one-day tour with Cat Ba Ventures when we arrived on…Continue Reading “Cat Ba Ventures: Ha Long Bay and La Han Bay Tour”

From getting there to what to do and where to eat when you’re there, read my Cat Ba Island travel guide to discover everything you’ll need to know when visiting. Getting to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi Travelling to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi was surprisingly easy. We booked a bus-ferry-bus ticket with Good Morning Cat Ba directly through our hotel for 17USD. I think this was slightly more expensive than booking directly with the company, which I believe would have been around 11USD. We…Continue Reading “Cat Ba Island, Vietnam”