TRAVEL FACTS

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GET­TING THERE

Viet­nam Air­lines flies di­rect from Syd­ney to Hanoi on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Satur­days. Flights op­er­ate daily from Syd­ney and Mel­bourne to Hanoi via Ho Chi Minh City. There are mul­ti­ple daily flights be­tween Hanoi and Danang. viet­na­mair­lines.com

GET­TING AROUND

Par­adise Cruises of­fer trans­fers be­tween Hanoi and Ha­long Bay.

CRUIS­ING

Par­adise Cruises of­fer two-day, one-night and three-day, two-night cruises of Ha­long Bay. They op­er­ate three styles of ship: the in­ti­mate eight-suite Par­adise Peak, the 15-cabin Par­adise Lux­ury and the 31-cabin Par­adise Ele­gance. par­adis­e­cruise.com

WHEN TO GO

While you can cruise year-round, it is gen­er­ally felt that March to May and Septem­ber to Novem­ber of­fer the best cruis­ing weather, al­though storms can dis­rupt travel at any time. Dry sea­son for Lăng Cô is March to Septem­ber, but the heat is less in­tense in March and April.

WHERE TO STAY

La­guna Lăng Cô in­cludes two re­sorts, Angsana and Banyan Tree, of­fer­ing a range of rooms, suites and vil­las. La­guna Lăng Cô of­fers dis­cov­ery tours to both Hôi An and Huê´ which can be booked from the re­sort. la­gu­nalangco.com

VISAS

Ar­range visas be­fore­hand ei­ther by post or in per­son at the Viet­nam Em­bassy in Can­berra or the Viet­namese Con­sulate in Syd­ney. viet­namem­bassy.org.au FUR­THER INFORMATION

Visit Viet­nam: viet­nam­tourism.com

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