Hi my wife and i have come up with this itinerary for the north of vietnam does anyone know if it looks ok? We arive on the 2n May. Its our first time in vietnam. Also has anyone stayed in moment hotel in Hanoi? Any help would be apreciated.
Day 1 and Day 2 :Arive in Hanoi- Walk around the old quater,Hoa prison,Hoan kiem lake and Vietnam museum of ethnology if theres time.
Day 3:Hanoi- Day trip to ninh binh.
Day 4:Halong bay
Day 5:Halong bay
Day 6:Hanoi- free day and leave for Sapa
Day 7:Sapa-Bac ha market then ta phin village for a home stay night
Day 8:Sapa- Ta phin - ban khoang village then car back to ta phin stay one more night
Day 9:Sapa-Taphin mong sen chung chai - sapa - cat cat - y linh ho then car back to sapa and train back to Hanoi
Day 10:Fly to Bangkok
[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2011, at 12:24 by eughan ]
I think your itinerary is fine. I would add the evening Water Puppet Show to either day 1 or 2. Buy your ticket while doing the Walking Tour of the Old Quarter. I would go over to the HCM Complex during day 6. The Fine Arts Museum, B-52 Museum and Army Museum are close by. I have photos of Old Quarter, lake, prison, museums in my gallery. Good luck with your planning.
Thanks alot I will definately add all 5 of those places to the list. Thanx again
Don't ignore Temple of Literature, near Fine Arts museum. And you should overnight on boat in Ha Long Bay.
Have a nice trip
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Be careful at Halong Bay. We were the victims of a scam by a company called The Black Pearl. We paid a deposit in advance for 3 days two nights. On arrival at Halong Bay we were told that due to a typhoon all boats were grounded. We were offered a night in a hotel and boat trip the following day or our money back if we returned to Hanoi. As we were with friends we chose the hotel and one day trip. We were dumped in a hotel nearby, the food was inedible and we had nothing to do. The trip booked was bike riding, hiking on Catba island but this was not provided. We had to hire bikes ourselves as on this island for 24 hours. Couldn’t eat the dinner which was battered tofu and potato. Then we had one day on a junk with others who had paid $40 a day, the cheapest trip and not what was advertised when we paid $139 each for four people. We did not see as much as when we were there two years ago. Very unfriendly crew and charged extra for everything. Nothing luxury about our trip despite the advertisement. When I complained requesting a refund as we were put on a cheap boat with the $40 a day crowd I was told that I was a liar, no one paid $40. They made $560 out of our group for a dump of a hotel, food you would feed a pig with and no activities provided. I am writing to every website to say how bad the trip was. Another couple on our boat paid more than us for a night on Catba island that they didn’t get. I am sending The Black Pearl’s Mr Binh the links to every website I write to so that no one books on the internet with this company as its a rort.