Hanoi is a bustling and fascinating place – a whirlwind of colours, smells and sounds and a wonderful place to get a real flavour of life in Vietnam.

It is unmissable in terms of its pretty pagodas, ancient temples, enchanting French colonial quarter and cultural institutions. Just as fun, however, is darting down its winding lanes and discovering your own favourite hidden corners. The hustle and bustle of Hanoi is contagious and it is also one of the best place to sample the mouthwatering array of street food that Vietnam is famous for.

This is where the country’s most important centres for arts, literature, folklore and music can be found. From the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to the bustling Dong Xuan Market, you’ll get enjoy getting to the heart and soul of the city on private, expert-led tours.

Depending on your interests, we can take you on a discovery of the best foodie spots, delve deep into the country’s history, visit a traditional puppet show or help you uncover the city’s best artisans on a speciliased shopping tour.

Hanoi might be a busy, thriving city but its network of attractive lakes make it easy to escape and are perfect for a relaxing cycle.

When to go

All year round although April to October are the better months to visit.


What to do

  • Our private walking tour of the French Quarter with an expert guide
  • Take a cycle tour around the city and visit the lakes
  • Pick up a few keepsakes and souvenirs at the markets and try your tastebuds on the mouth-watering gastronomy

Accommodation in Hanoi

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