Hanoi

Made up of five distinct districts, this capital city has a fascinating mix of old and new. At its heart is the historic and renowned Old Quarter, often referred to as “36 Streets”.

The area is a commotion of narrow streets once arranged by trade.

The best way to explore is to wander through the alleyways discovering boutique stores, cafes and local shop houses along the way.

Hoan Kiem District can be considered the commercial core and it’s here you’ll come across the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake.

The French Quarter is a tree-line boulevard with elegant villas reflective of the French rule many centuries ago, whilst the West Lake District is fast becoming the fashionable new hub with exclusive luxury hotels.

The intricate history of Hanoi however is found in the Ba Dinh District, here the city’s most important and cultural monuments can be found.

There is no denying that Hanoi is a city with distinctive character, be it the tall and narrow buildings, the flurry of noise to the wafts of delicious street food.

Country Vietnam
Official LanguageVietnamese
CurrencyVietnamese dong
Apricot Hotel

Apricot Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
Named after its art-loving owner, the Apricot Hotel brings a fresh, arty vibe to the city’s hotel offerings. The property enjoys an enviable location ...
Banyan Tree Lang Co

Banyan Tree Lang Co

Hue Surrounds, Vietnam
Explore the beauty and charm of Lang Co with a stay at this all-pool villa resort. Overlooking a stunning stretch of beach, feel the warm waves of the ...
May de Ville Old Quarter

May de Ville Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Silk Path Hotel

Silk Path Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
Nestled at one of the busiest arteries of the Old Quarter, Hang Bong Street, this hotel offers great access to the city’s famous landmarks. Although m ...
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
Steps away from the Opera House, this French colonial style hotel has been one of Hanoi’s legendary landmarks since its establishment. Savour legendar ...
Tirant Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
Just a short stroll from Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s famous water puppet theatre. This hotel is ideally located in the historic Old Quarter. Comfortabl ...
Vinh Hung Emerald Resort

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort

Hoi An, Vietnam
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3 Hotspots on a Shoestring

3 Hotspots on a Shoestring

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A Glimpse of Vietnam

A Glimpse of Vietnam

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Adventure North

Adventure North

South Vietnam, Sapa, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Amazing Vietnam

Amazing Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
A wonderful tour covering all aspects of Vietnam departing from Hanoi and travelling via Hue and Hoi An before reaching Ho Chi Minh City. Destinati ...
Ancient City Walking Tour

Ancient City Walking Tour

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Best of the North Tour

Best of the North Tour

South Vietnam, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Concierge Welcome

Concierge Welcome

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Cultural North

Cultural North

South Vietnam, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Explore Hanoi followed by Hoa Binh province to experience the cultural north before enjoying the incredible panoramas on a Halong Bay cruise. Desti ...
Cyclo City Experience

Cyclo City Experience

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Discover Vietnam

Discover Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this small group tour explores the real Vietnam whilst staying in centrally located, quality ...
Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Vietnam, Cambodia
Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this amazing holiday combines our intimate small group tour of Vietnam covering key destinat ...
Duong Lam Village

Duong Lam Village

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Experience Vietnam & Cambodia

Experience Vietnam & Cambodia

Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Vietnam, Cambodia
This comprehensive tour of two amazing countries will allow you to enjoy a magical experience as you travel from the cultural north of Hanoi with a cr ...
Explore Hanoi

Explore Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
Discover the charm and character of bustling Hanoi on this three night package and gain an insight into this lively city. Be welcomed upon arrival int ...
Explore Sapa

Explore Sapa

Sapa, Hanoi, Vietnam
This four night package combines not only an overnight train journey but a bus ride from Sapa back to Hanoi giving you a different scenic view. Spend ...
Good Morning Hanoi!

Good Morning Hanoi!

Hanoi, Vietnam
Rise early and see Hanoi in a different light as you observe the city come alive. The streets are quiet to begin with, a rare sight in Hanoi and as t ...
Handicrafts Villages by Bicycle

Handicrafts Villages by Bicycle

Hanoi, Vietnam
On this tour, cycle via country roads and visit traditional family craft villages. Drive northeast across the Red River to the 1,000 year old Bat Tran ...
Hanoi & Beyond

Hanoi & Beyond

Hanoi, Vietnam
This adventure tour offers majestic scenery, fascinating history, great shopping and delightful traditions. This small group tour that takes in some f ...
Hanoi After Dark

Hanoi After Dark

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi Explorer

Hanoi Explorer

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Heritage Hanoi

Heritage Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
This tour will give you a great appreciation of the country. Ideal for those with less time who want to see the highlights of Vietnam including Halong ...
Mai Chau Day Tour

Mai Chau Day Tour

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ninh Binh Countryside Cycle

Ninh Binh Countryside Cycle

South Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ninh Binh Day Tour

Ninh Binh Day Tour

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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Sapa Experience

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Sapa, Hanoi, Vietnam
Travel by overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa on this three night tour. Arrive early morning at Lao Cai on the Chinese border before transferring to S ...
Sapa Hill Tribe Trek

Sapa Hill Tribe Trek

Sapa, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Silk Village

Silk Village

Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Insider's Hanoi

The Insider's Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ultimate Vietnam

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Water Puppet Show

Water Puppet Show

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Bhaya Cruise

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Halong Bay & The Red River

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