How to go to Vietnam, either alone or on the ticket
If the purpose of your next trip will be Vietnam, it is possible that one of the issues that you need to decide: to go to Vietnam alone or a senior.
The answer to this question is not as simple and straightforward as it might seem. You can't just immediately say, for example, that to go to Vietnam on holiday alone will be cheaper than for tourists, because it is not always the case. Depending on length of stay, departure city in Russia and the place of stay in Vietnam, just the contrary, it may be that the trip may be even cheaper. But, on the other hand, if the journey and you will have more freedom of choice, both on route and on time. In General, everything in detail...
First, let's say, do not be afraid to travel in Vietnam alone. Even not knowing the language (which is the most common "excuse" from independent travel) this is not a hindrance. Vietnam is very developed in terms of tourism the country. Everywhere there are hotels, travel agencies, well-developed tourist and public transport. Moreover, today, many residents of Vietnam are happy to learn the Russian language in connection with the "invasion" of Russian tourists. So, here are afraid to get lost or get into trouble is not worth it. Just be alert and prepare well for the trip. To get into all sorts of trouble like divorce speculation in Vietnam you every step of the way regardless of the permit if you come from, or themselves. To be ready, read the section "Safety in Vietnam".
Now, as for the cost of the trip. As already mentioned, to say that an independent trip by far cheaper - is not honest. So you could say a few years ago when this area of Russia was considered rare and exotic, and tours to Vietnam, worth at least $ 2,000 per person. Today, for this price is quite possible to fly together. A simple search for tours in Vietnam popular tour operators gives the result of a tour from Moscow for 14 days for two people for 66 000 (price at the time of this writing in August 2013). If you plan this trip yourself, for the flights for two will have to spend about 50 000, and the remaining 16 000 will be spent on the hotel accommodation, transfers to and from the airport, insurance, etc. If the benefit will be minimal. Of course, a very different situation turns out, if you plan a complicated route of visiting several resorts in Vietnam or a long stay. In this case, independent trip it will be much more profitable.
As for the "interestingness" of travel, then, of course, independent trip to Vietnam will be much more interesting. If you want at least a little to expand the variety of your travel to depart from the beaten tour operators, resorts and itineraries, self drive – your choice. Vietnam can offer you a lot of things outside the popular tourist routes, where the "cars" bring Russian tourists. It almost "Russified" utterly popular resorts in Nha Trang, Phan Thiet (MUI ne), and now the town of Hoi an is almost not create such a sense of the exotic country as before. Russian speech everywhere on the street, hundreds of restaurants and shops in Russian, and even road signs are duplicated in Russian, gradually blur the line between exotic and resorts at home. But it is only a short distance to travel of these areas you can be in a sparsely populated English-speaking tourists. This, for example, Sapa, da Nang, hue, da lat, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, MUI ne and others. Russian tourists, if found there, mainly in the form of tour groups, which brought the popular Nha Trang or Phan Thiet.
In the end we make the following conclusion:
Afraid of independent travel in Vietnam is not necessary. But if you're willing to settle for the standard routes in the form of a stay on the popular "Russified" the resort will certainly seek to abandon tours to Vietnam in favor of the reason savage is not worth it, as saving is unlikely. However, if you stay in the circle of our fellow citizens in the popular resort of diluted a couple of trips on the tour, you do not like, is to make your way, which will help you with information about Vietnam and its resorts on our website.