Want to visit Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, etc for 5 days
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Nov 1, 2012 8:07 PM Last Post By: HoangHuyDo
Apr 15, 2012 3:26 PM
I would like some tips on which hotel to stay ($70 - $ 100)
Also, would like to know how long it is from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by bus/train
What to do in Ha Long, is it good for a day-trip or stay for a night?
Any other attractions outside Hanoi, within north Vietnam?
Also, if I want to visit the DMZ from Hanoi, what should be the mode of transport and how long will the whole trip take?
So my trip would be about Hanoi, Ha Long and DMZ.... please advise!
Apr 15, 2012 4:08 PM
Read through some posts below recommending Hotesl in Hanoi's Old Quater.
Hanoi Sapphire Elegant is a nice place.
You can only Bus / Van to Halong Bay and I suggest you arrange a tour (maybe 2N's / 3 Days) over nighting on the Boat & Cat Ba Island.
Sapa is very nice - Train from Hanoi.
DMZ visit from Hue.
Apr 15, 2012 6:57 PM
With budget $70-$100 you can stay at hotels 3*-4*.Look at some posts about hotel for reference.
Travel from Hanoi to Halong by van/bus only,no train available.Halong is worth overnight at least one night.In North,Sapa or Mai Chau worth a visit 3 days/2nights.
To visit DMZ you have to to go Hue by plane/train.If you have time,spend some days in Hoi An.It is very interesting town.
Apr 15, 2012 8:23 PM
Apr 15, 2012 8:30 PM
4Within 5 days, you can only visit Hanoi, Halong Bay and maybe a trip to Perfume Pagoda or Tam Coc - Bich Dong in Ninh Binh province! We enjoyed the Ninh Binh trip more!
Hotel in Hanoi, I would suggest the Elegance hotel group and the Sapphire should be fine! We stayed at the Diamond!
Halong Bay is about 3 hours by bus from Hanoi, you can check Darian culbert website at: http://www.darianculbert.com for more information about the cruise there! This is a very reliable website which we used for our trip! 3 Days/2 nights will be the best choice but 2 days should be fine!
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