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Best Vietnam tours Hanoi to Halong bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh and packages offer the finest mixture of bustling city life and fascinatingly natural landscapes and mysterious minority cultures like fascinating Halong bay, Tam Coc, Trangan, Mai Chau, Sapa, Babe, Mauson.....
Hanoi capital is the gateway to 2 UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites: Ha Long bay - Natural Heritage Site and Trangan - Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. Both of these could be customized in one of Hanoi vacation packages. Customize your Hanoi itinerary 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days to over one week. Contact Your Hanoi Tripadvisor
Wondering with only one day in Hanoi city, what should you do? Best one day Hanoi tour package. According to our Hanoi tripadvisor, discover the old, charming capital of Vietnam with all top desitnations like exploring Hanoi Old Quarter on foot, rickshaw or cycling. Seeing water puppet show. Visiting the temple of literature, unique one pillar pagoda and Ho Chi Minh complex, ethnology museum, fine art museum. You will get a big miss if you leave Hanoi without tasting the street food. Join Hanoi itinerary 1 day for amazing experience. Here are the best selling 1 day Hanoi tour package:
All top best of Hanoi sightseeing tours customized in a day. Start at 8:00am and finish at 18:00. Get suprised at Vietnamese cultures and history. Liftime experience on daily life and wonderful street food in Hanoi. More information, see 1day Hanoi city tour itinerary
Tour Hanoi from 5am to see the morning life of the local people with the flat raising ceremony at Ho Chi Minh mausoluemn, busy night flower market and join aerobic exercise or Tai Chi class with friendly people in Hanoi. You will have some new friends from Hanoi: Early bird tour Hanoi
Miss Hanoi is beautiful at day time. And charming at Night time. Discover Hanoi social life with so many street food streets. You should not miss the night life in Ta Hien, Ma May, Nha Tho, Hang Trong, Luong Ngoc Quyen streets - the life runs until 2:00am: Hanoi tour by night
Amazing to use your 6 senses to explore Hanoi on a rickshaw trip around bustling Hanoi Old Quarter and charming French Quarter with famous Hanoi Opera House, Metropole hotel since 1901... Amazing experience is waiting for you here: Hanoi cyclo tour itinerary
Come to Hanoi with tasting amazing street food in Hanoi Old Quarter, it means you have not been to Hanoi. Try many best food courses voted by CNN. Hanoi street food tour
Get your hands dirty with farming work under the help of Vietnamese farmers. Unique experience for the kids, city people and western farmers as well.
Rice Planting Tour in Hanoi
Vegetable Planting Tour in Hanoi
2day countryside tour Hanoi with the exploration of many different villages to Trangan Natural heritage site
2day Countryside Tour Hanoi
Halong bay is the top destination for all Vietnam tours Hanoi to Saigon. Only 2 day Hanoi Halong bay tour package makes you more and more surprised at hunderds of naturally sculptured limestone islands coming up majestically from green sea water. Halong tours have set up the new version of Vietnam luxury travel.
1day Hanoi Halong bay tour package with 4 hour cruise in the bay to see some of the most beautiful area including where King Kong and Indochinese movies were filmed. See detail of Hanoi Halong bay itinerary here: Halong bay - Legendary On Earth1day package tour from Hanoi
2day Hanoi Halong bay tour package by 5star Indochina Sails bring you to the heaven of luxuy experience and stunning scenery on the top destination for the best Hanoi tour package. 2 day Halong bay tour itinerary - Indochina Sails
Best of the best value Halong bay tour package from Hanoi offer the combination of Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay to get off the beaten track. Guarantee for the satisfaction with her Hanoi Halong bay trip with Sealife cruise: Paradise On Earth - itinerary 2 days - Huong Hai Sealife cruise
What to do with one day from Hanoi for forever impression - Here is the solution with about 2 hour and 30 minutes drive south of Hanoi, you will arrive in Ninh Binh province home to Tamcoc, Trang An, also called Halong bay on land, one of the most beautiful destinations for Vietnam tours package. These places are top highlights of all package tours Hanoi to Ninh Binh.
A peaceful and charming valley surrounded green rice fields, rivers, majestical limestone mountains and the beautiful stilt houses of the white Thai group offers different kinds of tours from adventure to culture discovery. This is one of good choices for your Vietnam holiday package.
The oldest national park in Vietnam is considered as the most interesting museum of rarest species in Asia. This is the best place for Hanoi Vietnam adventure tours in term of nature. Cucphuong National Park Tour Itinerary
Vietnamese handicraft products are so beautiful and artistic. They are important hand-made gifts for most tourists on Vietnam Hanoi holiday. 1 day tour to traditional villages to see how they are made is great experience.
After 65 km drive southwest of Hanoi, you get to Yen - a peaceful river. Take a rowing sampan to the complex of buddhism pagodas located in beautiful nature. See, feel and touch to find out the secret links between Buddhism and nature. Perfume Pagoda Tour Itinerary
Ha Noi are 2 separated words as Vietnamese people say. Ha means river. Noi means inner or inside. The land, surrounded by the Red River and Day river, is called Hanoi.
Hanoi, Over 1000 year old capital of Vietnam, has experienced many ups and downs under the wars again Chinese, French, Japanese, American. Thanks to these, Hanoi has a blend of old Aisan city and stunning French colony style of the tree-lined boulevards and the aromas of fresh coffee.
Even in the dynamic development, Hanoi still keeps its tradition and charm with beautiful parks, lakes, narrow streets filled with hawkers and handicraft shops, old charming temples - pagodas and many beautiful French colony architecture villas. All visitors to Hanoi have the same feeling: This is an unusuall city of Asia.
In Summer 2012, Hanoi was rated as the cheapest destination for travellers by the US website Tripadvisor. Hanoi stood out of all the cities from 48 surveyed countries which has the largest number of tourists. This ranking is based on the total cost for 2 people on 2days/1night holiday staying at 4star hotel, 2 course dinner with a bottle of wine, a cocktail at 5star hotel and 2 km long taxi fare. The cost excludes VAT and service charge. The survey was conducted in Asia, Europe, America. London is the most expensive city for travellers.
Hanoi at glance
Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam
Population: 7.5 Million
Time Zone: GMT + 7:00 Bangkok, Hanoi
Dialing code: +84.4
Peoples: King(viet),Hoa, Tay, Muong, Dzao..
Electricity: Type A & Type C
Must know before your travel Hanoi
How to avoid nagetive experience on Hanoi travel
Airport pick up service on Hanoi holidays, you should know that Noibai airport intends to allow your airplane to land on the terminals - A, B or E. The information is given to public on the electronic screen board which all tour guides will see and come to that terminal. However, for some reasons, the local authority may change your terminal and they do not inform on the electronic screen board or inform the public by speaker. All tour guides do not know and still wait there and think that maybe you have to apply the visa on arrival and it takes longer time. In the mean time, you come to a different terminal and can not find your tour guide. You may think that your guide come late or do no come. Do not take the invitation from someone for the transfer to Hanoi city centre because they may be illegal taxis. Our advice is that one of you go other terminals to look for your tour guide or just wait there your tour guide will find you in the end.
How to vacation Hanoi from your countries
Top things to do for Hanoi tour package
Timetable to visit sightseeings in Hanoi: Many travellers on Hanoi holiday and want to see the sightseeings by themselves. They think these places open all days through the week and they waste time and money to get there and see nothing. It will help you a little to plan your holiday in Hanoi:
Top village tours on Hanoi vacation
There are many choices for travellers to Hanoi from mini guest houses to luxury 5star hotels. The best buy is 3 to 4 star hotels. If any one would like to experience local experience, we have homestay option in Duong Lam - ancient village. It takes one hour drive from the city centre. Best 3/4star hotels in Hanoi
With a unique combination of something from French, Chinese... and Vietnamese, Hanoi food is probably the best of Aisa. In the survey by Business Insider Page, Pho Hanoi is on the top of the best 40 courses in the world. Pho Bo(breef Noolde soup) is selected as 28/50 most delicious course in the world in 2011.
Top food to taste in Hanoi Old Quarter
Top restaurant in Hanoi
Hanoi is not a big stop of mordern and hi-tech products for shoppers, but it is a famous place of hand-made products and Souvenirs. The famous gifts which traveler to Hanoi bring home are Silk, lacquerware, embroidered goods(the most famous is embroidered pictures), silver, ethnic crafts and Vietnamese paintings of oil, silk, lacquerware.. See Hanoi shopping tips here to buy the best gifts.
Best time to tour Hanoi:
Like other parts of North Vietnam, Hanoi has 4 seasons: Summer starts in April to July. Temperature expects from 27oC to 39 oC. It is also a rainy season, but the rain normally lasts from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Its high humidity sometimes annoys visitors, but it offers blue sky with beautiful sunrise.
Autumn is the best season for those whose do not like the heat. It starts from August to October. Temperature is about 22 oC to 27 oC. Its sky is still blue most of the time. Winter temperature is from 10oC to 17oc. It starts from Nov to Feb. Spring is from Feb to the end of March with temperature from 15oc to 21oC.
How to get in & out of Hanoi:
By air: Hanoi city centre is 35 Km from Noibai international airport. There are so many flights from France, Garmany, England, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hongkong, China, Cambodia, Laos..... It takes 50 Minute drive from the airport to Hanoi city centre.
By train: Trains from China, Saigon, Nhatrang, Danang, Hue to Hanoi. The train station is just 5minute drive to Hanoi city centre. However, the trains from these places to Hanoi is slow and domestic. It could be not good as you want.
How to get inside Hanoi from Noibai airport:
There are some reports from travellers getting in traps at Noibai airport. Some illegal taxi drivers wearing the uniforms of Noibai taxi company. They come inside the airport and invite you to take their taxi into Hanoi. They tripple charged or more by local Vietnamese money and you do not know the local currency. If you know the exchange rate, they try to take your money and dop you off somewhere nearby your hotel. Some of travellers tried to report the local policemen, but could not get back their money. It would be the best if you book your hotel with pick-up service or book your Hanoi vacation with airport pick-up service. If you want to go by taxi, just get out the airport. You will see someone holding a Walkie-talkie. She(he) is the taxi conductor. Book with her and do not forget to check the cost in advance.
How to travel around Hanoi:
By Taxi: Taxis in Hanoi are operating by meters. However, you had better have your hotel or restaurant called for you. The reason is there are some illegal taxis and the drivers will drive round and charge you more money. Boarding is around 11.000 VND for 1.5km and the next km is about 8.500 VND. Please look at the meter when boarding and pay attention whether it is a highspeed ornot.
Good taxi companies in Hanoi
By "Xe Om": If you want to try Xe Om( motobike taxi), please choose a motobike in good condition. The reason is that there are some Chinese motobikes which cause accidents. Remember to ask the price in advance or you will be charged more. We have reports that some visitors got tripple charges just because they forgot to ask the cost in advance
If you go in couple, go by meter taxi. it will be always cheaper than taking 2 motobikes. However, if love adventure and tour Hanoi by motobike, you will get real and fascinating experience.
Banks and money:
Many tourists to Hanoi had to change their currency in to dollar because dollar is accepted in most places. However, you need to change some dollar into Vietnamese Dong(VND) to buy small things. If you have visa card and master card, you do not need to change your currency into dollar. There are many ATMS everywhere in Hanoi city and at most big hotels. If you want to withdraw a big amount, you can do at Citi Bank( 17 Ngo Quyen street), ANZ Bank( 14 Le Thai To street), HSBC Bank( 23 Phan Chu Trinh) or Vietcombank in many places in the city
There are many local hopitals in Hanoi. Their cost is cheaper than the international ones, but the doctors can not speak English. Therefore, we advise you to go international hopitals as follow:
French Hopital Hanoi
No 1 Phuong Mai street
Tel: +84.4335771100 (24/7)
SOS centre Hanoi
51 Xuan Dieu - Tay Ho, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3934 0666(24/7) Fax: +84 4 3934 0556
There are many post offices around Hanoi offering basic services. The biggest international post office is located at the corner of Dinh Ten Hoang street and Ding Le street.
Food adventure tour Hanoi:
Something is true for you, but not it is not true for the locals here - different cultures. This is the reason we make this section for those who love to try new and different tastes. As we have known "dog meat" is banned in many countries and put in prison if someone kills dogs(as dogs are considered as pets), but it is the favorite food in many other countries like China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Cameroon,Frafra - Dagaaba groups, Nigeria... and Vietnam. No one knows when people started eating dog meat. Following is the recommended dog meat restaurants nearby the sightseeing places for those who are on Hanoi holiday to try. Normally, Vietnamese people say Thit Cho 7 non - 7 courses of dog meat, but now there are more than those. Examples as skewered dog, dog meat stew and served in a warm soup of blood; barbecued dog or steamed dog served with lemongrass, ginger and shrimp-paste sauce; dog entrails made like sausage....
Dog meat restaurant
Snake eating in Hanoi: So far as we have known there are many talks and controversy on whether people should eat snake ornot. However, we have many clients on Hanoi holiday who ask us where to eat snake and is it good to eat snake ornot. We collect our clients' reviews as 85% says it is a liffetime experience to eat snake. It is a must-do on their holiday Hanoi. 15% says that they felt guilty. Anyway, we leave it for you to decise and we give some guide to do it. You take a taxi to Le Mat village, 7km from Hanoi city centre, which is a biggest raising and trading snake centre in Vietnam. There are many restaurants from you to try. The King cobra costs around 50USD. They will kill it in front of you. Drop the blood in a glass of rice wine. Take a still beaten heart on a plate. All will be brought to your table for you to try. The snake will be made into 10 courses. For 2person, it will costs around 75USD including taxi 2ways from Hanoi Old Quarter.
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