Me and my friend, both well travelled in Asia, are going to spend a week in north Vietnam in the end of February. I have been already to the south, and now we want to explore the north, in what a week can allow.
Can you recommend a good 7-day tour in the northern part, which will include the highlights of the north?
We would like to combine city life and markets with some nature, some local culture and villages. Sapa is a must I assume, Halong bay we would see if there is a way to do it in a less touristic way, and any other recommendations will be highly appreciated.
The plan is to fly out from Hanoi a week after arriving.