“Nine days? What are you going to do in Hanoi for nine days??”
Well, technically one of the days do not count, since our return flight was early in the morning. But we managed to cover a fair bit, at our own pace, doing only the things we want to do.
Here’s a quick overview of our itinerary, a glimpse into a really fantastic, memorable trip. I will blog about them later when I have time (and energy, mostly energy).
The best Hanoi itinerary, ever
DAY 01 >> Arrive in Hanoi. Depart for Lào Cai via overnight train
DAY 02 >> Arrive, transfer to Sapa. Visit Cat Cat village, and Fansipan
DAY 03 >> Sapa trekking through Muong Hoa Valley. At night, depart for Lào Cai for Hanoi via overnight train
DAY 04 >> Hanoi
DAY 05 >> Depart for Halong Bay, for overnight cruise
DAY 06 >> Depart for Hanoi.
DAY 07 >> Hanoi
DAY 08 >> Hanoi
DAY 09 >> Depart for Kuala Lumpur. Sad.
These are some selection from my hundreds of photos. Obviously I can’t put up everything we did/ saw/ ate/ experienced, because no one is that interested.
But if we could do it differently, we would. Maintain the same nine-day trip, but stay two nights in Sapa, and two nights in Halong Bay. Perfect.