My friends and I will be in Hanoi just before Christmas and was thinking of visiting Ha Long Bay
1. Anyone know what the weather will be like then (e.g. whether it will be too cold to swim etc)?
2. Should we do a 2 day 1 night trip, or a day trip? Our current thinking is the 2 day 1 night, given the distance to get to Ha Long Bay.
Also, for the 2d1n, is it better to sleep on the boat or in a hotel on the island? Presumably the water is rather still and we won't get seasick?
3. Anyone has any particular tour to recommend for both the 2 day 1 night trip and day trips? Am looking for something of a 4 - 5 star quality.