Hi there! I posted this in the Hanoi forum but thought I should post it here as well to see what kind of responses/recommendations I can get.
My fiancé and I are planning our trip for May 2014. We like our vacations to include some culture, nature, and relaxation on a beach. Right now, we can't decide on where to go after Luang Prabang for such beach. Please advise!!
So far our itinerary is as follow:
Day 1: arrival in hanoi in the AM, exploration including old quarters, hoan kiem lake, etc
Day 2: day tour to tam coc, returning to hanoi in the evening for night markets, etc
Day 3: 2d/1n halong bay
Day 4: return from halong bay and spend remaining night in hanoi
Day 5: AM flight to Luang Prabang, city exploration
Day 6: pak ou caves
Day 7: khuangsi waterfalls
Day 8: beach. Any recommendations? Right now we are thinking krabi or koh samui but flights are fairly expensive from LP.
Day 9,10,11: beach.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!