My parents and I will be visiting North Vietnam in the coming mid-April. Arrival date: 17/4/08 (Thurs) and departure date : 25/4/08 (Fri). The following are the itineraries I planned:-
1) Hanoi 2 days
2) Sapa, Lau Chai village & Bac Ha 3D2N
- visit 'love market' at Lau Chai on Sat night
- visit sunday market at Bac Ha
- visit Ta Van village
3) Ninh Binh 2 days
4) Halong Bay 2D1N, stay overnight at the 'sea' side. Being advised that staying in the junk is quite boring.
Please assist in re-arrange the above itineraries so that we will manage to visit the local markets. If we skip Ninh Binh or Halong Bay, any good place to recommend? Thinking of going to Hue and Hoi An, however it is quite far from Hanoi.
So far, I have viewed the tour packages posted by golden sun hotel and sinh cafe at their websites. Besides these 2 local agents, any other cafe to recommend?