Local Life Street Eats Tour
Tonight your guide will take you on a culinary adventure, sampling street food in the Old Quarter. Its a great opportunity to try all those weird and wonderful foods you see but just aren't sure what they are Start your Hanoi Street Eats tour at Bia Hoi corner to try the local brew, a draft beer ...
Travel Dates: 15 July - 31 March 2020
Halong Bay Bhaya Classic Cruise, 3 Days
Ha Long Bay is recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its cultural and historical significance. The bay has gained international fame as one of the world's must-see destinations. The serene setting, with its dramatic landscapes and ethereal beauty, promises a relaxing and insightful vaca...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 15 July - 30 September 2019
Wrap your taste buds around the flavours of Vietnam
One of Vietnam's most-visited historical sites is in Hanoi: the Temple of Literature. It's the country's first university, built in 1076. For a grizzly historical insight, visit Hoa Lo Prison – the 'Hanoi Hilton' (as dubbed by American prisoners during the Vietnam War). Re-emerge into today's Hanoi: street hawkers, buzzing hordes of motorbikes, the slow rhythms of tai chi in the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, all with a backdrop of pockets of French colonial architecture.
The French didn't only make an impression upon the buildings, of course, their influence has resulted in some fine bakeries – a prize for bread-lovers in Asia – and excellent food can be found in the street stalls. Hunting for bargains is popular too: silk, silver, embroidered goods are specialties. Like the accommodation here, you can get a lot for a little. The Old Quarter is chocked full of hotels, hostels, night markets and water puppets; it's also colonial heartland. So, whatever you think a holiday in Hanoi might be like, you can't be sure until you've seen this place for yourself. Come on over.