Hanoi is nearly 4 hours by car from the port of Cai Lan where the ship docked. While historically interesting, there is not much worth the nearly 7 hours of driving involved. On the other hand, a cruise around Halong Bay, which requires only about a 15 minute drive from the port of Cai Lan, was fantastic. We took a cruise to some caves across the Bay from the village of Halong, and had lunch aboard the boat.
Visited: Mar 07, 2011