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Getting around Vietnam
Information on how to travel around Vietnam by car, taxi, flight and more.

Known elsewhere as rickshaws or pedicabs, the cyclo's design slightly varies according to what part of the country on is in. These are a fixture in all major and minor cities in Vietnam. Cyclos should be booked through your tour company or through the doorman or concierge of your hotel. Any trip to Vietnam without riding a cyclo is a trip deprived.

"Xe Om"
This term literally means to "hug the motorbike." Xe Om drivers (motorbike taxis) peruse the streets in the cities and in the countryside looking for fares. An excellent and ready means of transportation only for the very brave hearted. How to hail a Xe Om: extend arm and hand directly outward; flutter your wrist as if waving goodbye to someone... this will hail the first available Xe Om... or perhaps even a mob of them.

Perhaps the best taxi service in the world exists in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; the taxis are new, reliable and economical. Always take a metered taxi. Some taxi companies:


* M Taxi - 822-2666

* Mai Linh Taxi - 822-6699

* Vina Taxi - 811-1111

* Saigon Taxi - 424-242


* Duong Sat Taxi - 864-5645

* Hanoi Taxi - 535-353

* Mai Linh Taxi - 822-2666

* Taxi CP - 826-2626

City Buses

Cars and Vans
Late model Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, Mercedes Benz cars and vans are available for hire (with driver) through your tour company or your hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Self-driven rental cars are not recommended for the rules of the road are entirely different from North America.

Not recommended for Saigon but for the more calm and quaint streets of Hanoi they are strongly recommended. Bicycle rentals can be made through your tour company or through the concierge or front desk of your hotel.

Motorbikes are available for rent but are strongly not recommended. They are well worthy of watching for their amazing feats. A terrific book "Bikes of Burden" by Hans Kemp displays Vietnamese motorbike ingenuity at its very best.

Visit some beautiful beaches in Vietnam
Côn Đảo is a complex of many small islands in the sea, the natural geographical conditions here have created this place as a paradise in the ocean. With many wild beaches, rich marine ecosystems, abundant resources associated with stable climate, Con Dao is now an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists….

An Hải Beach
Located in the heart of Con Dao district, An Hai beach has untouched-eye long white sand, is the ideal place for bathing tourists to rest and explore the natural landscape of Côn Đảo. From the district center, walking about 10 minutes, the tourist can reach to the beach. The sea water here is crystal blue and peaceful for covered by mountains

Nhát beach
Stay away from Con Dao district center about 6km toward Ben Dam, it is Nhát beach where the natural scenery is very wild, less bearing from the human impact, the beach has small pebbles layered together look like nice and clean, blue sea with high waves and white foam.

Đầm Trầu beach
Located right next to Con Son airport,  Dam Trau beach has pretty en sand. The beach is a pristine place, it will surely be an interesting destination for visitors to explore and visit Côn Đảo.

Source: getvietnamvisa.com

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