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7 days in Hanoi

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7 days in Hanoi

I and my husband will arrive Hanoi on 6th July afternoon, and will departure from Hanoi on 12th morning. We are looking for tour from Hanoi hotel to Halong Bay, Da Nang and Sapa. Please advise . Thank you.

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1. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

You will not have enough time to do more than Hanoi and Halong Bay. According to your schedule you only have five full days in country and travel in Vietnam is generally slow and tedious...so much to do and see in Hanoi!

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4. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

Actually you only have 5 full days and not enough time for doing all those things. You could catch a sleeper train to Lao Cai and visit Sapa, the day you arrive. Stay one night in Sapa and catch the night train back to Hanoi. So now you have time to explore this beautiful city including an overnight boat trip at Halong Bay. You could do this as a day trip but it is 4 hours there and 4 hours back to Hanoi, but you will get an idea of the area. We did an overnight trip and did not enjoy it too much as we felt trapped on the boat and the bay was crowded.

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5. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

You can contact Vietnamtour since they specialize in helping Malaysians

https:/…short-excursions

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6. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

Definitely too much for only 5 full days.

By far, the most common mistake first-timers make is trying to cram in as much as possible, with no consideration about how slow and tedious travel is in Vietnam.

Comments in posts#1 and #4 are sensible options.

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7. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

I just went on an incredible Halong cruise for one night. It was a day/night trip from Hanoi. Taking a 4-star, 20 person cruise was probably the key. The drive was 3 hours each direction.

I read it was a monstrous tourist trap and almost didn't go, but it was gorgeous. There were huge, tacky cruise ships and 1,000 people on Titop island, but we bypassed most of this.

I saw little of what had been described online and think it was because we did go up in quality for this one, and felt it was worth it, 1000x over. And I hate tourists and tourism and tacky rubbish. This was elegant. Recommended highly as a Hanoi day trip, provided you don't penny pinch here.

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8. Re: 7 days in Hanoi

Thank you very much to you all, for the above valuable advises.

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