We're planning about 12 days in North Vietnam in November. Our plans are in their infancy other than getting a quote from an agent in Vietnam for a 9 day tour (our original plan).
Arrive/Overnight in Hanoi
Tour Hanoi then overnight train to Sapa (Livitrains)
Day in Sapa-tour
free day in Sapa > Hanoi
Hanoi to Halong Bay
2 nights : Halong Emotion Boat
Halong Bay to Hanoi
Overnight in Hanoi then tour finished.
the cost includes all accommodation and private car & driver (approx. £600 each)
Does that sound expensive or can I organise the same tour DIY?? I'm not sure how reliable the public transport is etc?
Now we have approx. 12 days to utilise ( on a budget) and we prefer to stay North I want to know how best to fill them.
Can we add in Ninh Binh at some point?
Any other suggestions? - nice ones only !!
Thanks in advance.