Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by a guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey.
In the afternoon, take a cycle ride around the Old Quarter streets, named after the goods they once sold. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about the legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple, followed by a Water Puppet Show. This is a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of natural history. Overnight at Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel, Hanoi with breakfast included.Day 2: Hanoi –1/2 day street food tour
After breakfast you will have the morning fee to explore the city at your leisure.
At 15:00 you will meet your guide at the hotel. Stroll through the Old Quarter from Hang Be Market to Thanh Ha wet market. Along the way you will sample exotic and unfamiliar delicacies along with an explanation of Vietnamese food and culinary practices. This busy and eclectic market comes to life with the sights and sounds of Hanoi and is truly the essence of Vietnamese culture.
Continue through the streets of the Old Quarter to Dong Xuan Market and sample some local treats such as pho tiu and bun dau. Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnamese meal times and the indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. Stroll up "food alley" and see what other dishes are on offer.
After, return to the inner Old Quarter and check specially treated fruits, a common Vietnamese snack. Your last stop is at The Old Quarter and at one of the busiest (and smallest) coffee shops for a well-earned sit down and coffee before returning to your hotel.Overnight at Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel, Hanoi with breakfast included.