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2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

London
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2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

Hi

I will be in Hanoi at the end of August for work.

At the end of the trip I have the weekend of September 1 and 2 before I fly back home (flight is at 11pm from Hanoi airport).

I was considering going on a 2 day motorcycle round trip tour to Mai Chau with a guide.

Alternatively I was considering looking at a tour of Halong Bay (on a regular tour not motorbike). Considering the season and destinations what do people suggest would be the best option?

I was thinking maybe I should wait till I'm in the country to decide so that I know what the weather is like before I go.

5 replies to this topic
Da Lat, Vietnam
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1. Re: 2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

Hi

You should do a 2d1n trip to Halong Bay as a part of world heritage site.

Dat

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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2. Re: 2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

It's still typhoon season in August. Keep a flexible schedule.

London
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3. Re: 2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

The other alternative I was thinking of was doing 2 different destinations as day trips. Or would that be too hectic?

I agree with keeping the schedule flexible as I will make my decision closer to the travel dates.

Ben Tre, Vietnam
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4. Re: 2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

It depends on your interest but I would prefer doing a 2D1N Halong Bay tour.

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5. Re: 2 days spare: Halong Bay or a motorcycle trip to Mai Chau?

Just my suggestion, I would prefer to do 2-day tour to Mai Chau. September in Mai Chau will be nice & cool, while Halong Bay in September seems to have more typhoons than other months of the year.

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