Thursday, May 05, 2005

Huong Hai Junk

Huong Hai Company is another famous tour operator that runs Huong Hai Junk Ships that are reselled by a lot of tour agents and travel cafes. Again it's for high-end luxury market. The price for 2 days and 1 night sleep on board Huong Hai Junk Ship is USD $95 per pax.

Website: Halong Discovery

Bai Tho Junk

Bai Tho Tourist Company runs Bai Tho Junk Ship. Their price for 2 days and 1 night sleep on board Bai Tho Junk Ship is USD $100 for 1 pax, and USD $80 each for 2 - 3 pax. Additional USD $20 for kayak.

This is definitely too expensive. But I believe it's more for high-end luxury market. A lot of tour agents resell their tour programs. So it might be cheaper to book from them directly. They told me that the price above is the net resell price for all tour agents, believe it or not.

Website: HalongSails

Let's Go Vietnam Travel Guide

Let's Go publishes its first edition of Vietnam Travel Guide. Furthermore it's published on 2005. Most branches of Singapore National Library have it, but most is on loan except Marine Parade and Geyland East branch. I rushed to Marine Parade branch and the book was still there, quickly grabbed it. I am actually waiting for Lonely Planet Vietnam 2005 edition, but it's not yet available at library, and I don't think it's worth to buy it. So I have to settle with old Lonely Planet 1999 edition which is the latest available in Singapore National Library!