Hi, we r planning a family trip to Hanoi & Sapa with 3 elderly folks 5 children (age 8-14) & 4 adults in the last wk of Dec from 25 to 31 dec 09.
Have planned to go to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on Day 2 while Day 3-5 to go to Sapa. Day 6 should be back in Hanoi as we will be departing on day 7. As it will be a free & easy trip for us, would appreciate if anyone can recommend any reliable tour agency in hanoi, reasonable mid-range hotels in Hanoi & Sapa, as well as which mid-range junk boat to stay at Halong Bay. Any other recommendations, taking into consideration the older folks ?
In addition, would like to ask if it's going to be wet and rainy during that period, as I have 3 elderly folks to take care of ? Is it safe to bring them to the junk boat (which I heard there is no railing at the platform for boarding) esp when it rains?
Thanks in advance for any advice given