- Sometimes it seemed as though we were giving each of the sites short shrift by racing around trying to do too many things. I would eliminate the cooking class in Hoi An and the bicycle excursion. The highlight was probably the Halong Bay boat trip and the temples at Angkor Wat. We had a particularly good tour guide for that (Tony Toy Boy). I would have liked a more leisurely and in depth pace at the citadel in Hue(Perhaps with a very knowledgeable local guide).Some of the stops between Hoi An and Hue were not that interesting. We chose not to do the Chu Chi Tunnels. I would have preferred an earlier flight that day to Siem Reap or spending more time in Saigon instead.The walking tour in Hanoi was not that good.Most of the time was spent dodging motorscooters instead of focusing on the Old Quarter sights.Fortunately we had arrived three days early and were able to investigate the Old Quarter on our own. It would have been nice to have a hotel in Hoi An closer to the old town. In fact there is a very old hotel in the old downtown with 6 rooms that would have been perfect.
Published on: 16 April 2016