We are from Houston and are arriving early morning of the 5th. Anyone else going on this trip and arriving early? If so, do you have Hanoi plans for your free time? Would be happy to meet people early!
We are from Houston and doing this trip at the end of January. Please post any tips or info once you get back!
Look into an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Depending on your arrival time, you should be able to take the one night excursion and still get back in plenty of time for your welcome dinner. The ride from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 3 hours and you return to Hanoi mid afternoon.