Arrival in Hanoi
Hanoi is high on atmosphere, making it a brilliant place to begin a trip to Vietnam. You’ll stay in the Old Quarter, the cultural heart of Hanoi. The modern hotel and friendly staff is a great place to settle into your Vietnamese adventure. Ambling between the backstreets you’ll come across sacred temples, shoe makers and hawkers serving up steaming bowls of herb-rich Pho.
Like a Local & Departure
Today you’ll visit a local cafe for a tasty Vietnamese coffee, here you’ll meet your guide who’ll double as your language tutor. They’ll explain the basics of the Vietnamese language and give you a “survival kit” for your time travelling in Vietnam. With your new found skills you’ll wander through the Old Quarter together and find plenty of chances to interact with the local Vietnamese sellers and buy souvenirs. Your guide will help you order your own wooden stamp carved with your name.
After around 4 hours you’ll take the final step of the lesson by pulling over a taxi and telling the driver in Vietnamese to take you back to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to explore the rest of the city and perhaps practice the Vietnamese you’ve just learnt. While most of Hanoi is hectic, Hoan Kiem Lake is a great spot to slow down and catch your breath. The lake is spanned by a bright red bridge and surrounded by flame trees that burst into bloom during May and June.
After breakfast on day 3 it’s time to head on to the next destination on your Vietnam itinerary.
Optional evening tour
Hanoi – Street Food Safari
This evening you will embark on a culinary and cultural journey through Hanoi with your guide. You’ll learn all about local legends, admire the ancient architecture and taste a range of delicacies from grilled pork to vermicelli dumplings, as you wander the streets of the Old Quarter. You’ll finish the evening with a local ‘Bia Hoi’ beer or green hot tea as you watch life pass by.
|£38 - per person|
A peek at your accommodation
A Peek at Our In Style Accommodation
Upgrade to our In Style accommodation
If you’d like a little extra comfort during your stay in Hanoi, we can upgrade you to our In Style option. If you choose this option you’ll stay in boutique in the Old Quarter. What makes this hotel such a great find is it’s central location coupled with the fact it has a swimming pool (very rare in the city centre) and even a jacuzzi.
Prices from: £ 128 - per person - In Style accommodation
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