Adventure Travel Officially Recognized in Da Lat

By May J.

10 local tour operators and travel agents were licensed to operate adventure tours by The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Lam Dong Province on 20July2017. This is the first time that adventure travel has been officially recognized by the authority.

Speedboats for Soc Trang and Con Dao Island

By Thu Huong.

From 14July2017 Superdong started operating speedboat trips between Soc Trang and Con Dao Island. The boat departs Soc Trang everyday at the Port of the Police Border of Tran De District (Soc Trang Province) at 0800 A.M and arrives at Ben Dam Port on Con Dao Island after 150 minutes. The return trip starts from Con Dao at 13:00.

Bebinca Storm: Halong Bay Junk Cruises Suspended

By Thu Huong.

Bebinca, the second tropical storm in Vietnam in 2013, is expected to arrive on 23June2013. From 22June2013, junks and boats are suspended from cruising on Halong Bay, the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Tourists, who are to have day cruises and overnight cruises on Halong Bay, are to have the travel itinerary changed. The suspension is valid from 22June2013 through 23June2013. Halong Bay Administration may extend the suspension depending on weather conditions caused by Bebinca.

24June2013 Halong Bay Administration extend the suspension, no boats are to cruise the bay.

25June2013, suspension lifted. Junks are allowed to have cruises on Halong Bay again.

Ho Chi Minh City Offers Waterway Tours

By Thu Huong. 4June2013 The opening ceremony for tours around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by speedboat is hosted at Thu Thiem Pier. The city is crisscrossed by a system of rivers and canals, but there had been no tours of the city by waterways earlier. The current fleet includes 10 speedboats with capacity carrying 6-40 passengers.

Travelers To Be Permitted Bringing Motorbike or Car into Vietnam

By Thu Huong.

Vietnam Ministry of Transport has completed the draft Decree for the Administration of Vehicles brought into Vietnam by foreign visitors on tourism purposes. According to the draft, foreign travelers to Vietnam could bring foreign vehicles into Vietnam on tourism purposes for a period not exceeding 30 days. In the case of extension, then the extended period shall not exceed 10 days. The Draft Decree allows cars of 9-Seater or smaller size with steering wheel to the left, and motorbikes only. The travelers are to travel in Vietnam in group with travel itinerary arranged by Vietnamese travel agents or Vietnam-based tour operators.