Day 2: Hanoi – 1/2 day street food tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be free in the morning to explore the city by yourself!
15:00 - your guide will meet at the hotel. Stroll through Old Quarter, past the old east O Quan Chuong gate to Thanh Ha wet market
. Along the way delicacies, strange food items and an explanation of Vietnamese food practices will be given. This busy, eclectic market is alive with the sights and sounds of Hanoi and is the essence of Vietnamese culture.
Continue through the streets of the Old Quarter to Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats
such as pho tiu and bun dau. Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. Stroll up 'food alley' to see other dishes on offer.
Walk down to Hang Than Street to view ceremonial cake stalls and taste a special French influenced dessert
. An explanation on traditions and food gifts for celebrations will be given. Continue back into the Old Quarter via Hang Cot Street - check out specially treated fruit which are dependable on the seasons and a common snack in Vietnam. Last stop at one of the Old Quarter busiest (yet smallest) coffee shops for a well-earned sit down and coffee before transferring back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.