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Sights from HaLong Bay to Hanoi Airport

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Sights from HaLong Bay to Hanoi Airport

Has anyone who has gone directly from HaLong Bay cruise to the Hanoi Airport done any sightseeing or excursions? We will have had 2.5 days in Hanoi end of June prior to our 2 day/1 night HaLong Bay trip, after which we are flying to Hue 7:30 p.m. from Hanoi airport. Since there may be a couple of hours to see something of more rural northern Vietnam, wondered if anyone has any suggestions or has done this. A nice place to stop and explore between HaLong Bay and the airport? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Sights from HaLong Bay to Hanoi Airport

alison

not sure with your proposed timing,but if you are to finish your Ha Long trip, and fly out that same night at 7pm, don't think you will have much time to spare between dock/hotel and a/port.

Presume your main luggage will stay at your hotel (Hanoi ?) whilst you cruise, and will need to collect, change etc before fly out.

suppose if all of your luggage is in Ha Long with you, and dock at 'noon-ish', depending upon what day of the week/traffic, allowing 4 hrs to get to the airport, by private transport, and be there by 6.15pm, and allowing time for a reasonable lunch in Ha Long, you will have an hour or 2 to stop along the way and sightsee.

Though consider maybe better to sightsee around Ha Long before you head off.

Cheers

Mark

Might want to check what time you think you will dock

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2. Re: Sights from HaLong Bay to Hanoi Airport

alison,

I think you have time to fit in one or even 2 stops.

Bat Trang - the ceramic village is close to Hanoi on the road back from Halong bay and But Thap Pagoda and Dau Pagoda ( in Bac Ninh province considered the place where Buddhism first entered Vietnam) are well worth a look.

Martin

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