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  • jscsmail

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    18th May, 2008
    Posts: 1

    Hi All,
    ive got a short trip to Hanoi planned in early June. I would like to do the overnight train to sapa & one days trekking & maybe a day checking out the wkend markets, can anyone recommend a decent place to book through? I'm happy to catch a train up & organise something in sapa, or should I just pay handspan price & do the touristy option?. Is it easier to organise tours in sapa or Hanoi? I'm only in Hanoi 5 days & id like to do an overnight halong bay cruise also, so I’m short of time to explore options when i arrive. Also trying to find a hotel around Ma May st, elegance 1/2 r booked out, any comparable alternatives?

    Any suggestions appreciated,

    Happy travels


    #1 Posted: 18/5/2008 - 17:47

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  • daawgon

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    Sapa is wonderful even if it is teeming with tourists! I was there in March - loved it. With only a few days, I'd arrange it before you go. I dealt with Mr. Diep at Adventure Indochina in Hanoi - he's honest, speaks good English, and priced right. Go to www.adventureindochina.com/ and you can contact him - even talk to him on Skype.

    I stayed at a very nice guesthouse for $13. - a charming place with a very good restaurant. The Anh Dao Hotel - they'll arrange trans. from train to the hotel for $2.

    #2 Posted: 19/5/2008 - 01:38

  • liquefiedst-

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    25th April, 2008
    Posts: 15

    I've yet to go to Sapa myself but from the research I've done, it's very do-able on your own. :) I will be taking the overnight trains to/from Hanoi, spending 2 nights and 3 days in Sapa. All sorts of treks and tours can be arranged with your hotel in Sapa and there are travel agents in town as well.

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    #3 Posted: 19/5/2008 - 09:34

  • sunbaby11

    Joined Travelfish
    19th May, 2008
    Posts: 1

    I'm visitng Sapa in June. Does anyone knows what's the weather like, early June.

    #4 Posted: 19/5/2008 - 14:46

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