The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. Today you will embark on a city tour from 08:00 am, including the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam.
In the afternoon, at 14:00 you will visit the Military history museum, dedicated to the long history of Vietnam wars from first century to 20th century, and then drive to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, and the Old Quarter for shopping.
Foodie walking tour
05.00 pm – 05.30 pm: Pick you up from the hotel and we move to the Hanoi Old Quarter Area to start the journey discovering the local food world and local life of Hanoi.
Then we will walk through streets in Hanoi Old Quarter while listening to our professional English-speaking tour guide introducing the culture and the daily life in the evening of the local there.
The first course of our food discovering journey is “Nom Bo Kho” (dry beef salad), a very tasty and favorite food of the Hanoian before you take some steps to tasting “Nem Ran” (Spring Roll) voted as one of Top Ten greatest street foods in Hanoi for tourist to enjoy.
During the tour, you not only have a chance to enjoy wonderful local foods but also get the instruction from our tour guide about the ingredients and the process to make this local tasty dish.
Continue to explore the street culinary world in Hanoi by walking to Ma May Street to enjoy “Pho Cuon” (Stuffed pancake), one of Top Ten local foods of Hanoi which any tourist should try once when visiting this city. Get the chance to visit Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street and learn how traditional medicine was made and used there.
We will have a short walking discovery Hanoi life by night and enjoy “Pho”– the most famous food of the Vietnamese before visiting “Nha Tho Lon” (St. Joseph’s Cathedral) to see the architectural style of this place which is described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris.
One more local food you will taste during the tour is “Banh Mi“ (Vietnamese Sandwich), the pride of Vietnamese cuisine that has recently surged in popularity worldwide.
The last taste of Hanoi local food tour we would like to offer you is a famous Vietnamese coffee – “Ca Phe Trung” (egg coffee).
08.00 pm: You will then transfer to Hanoi Railway station to take night train of Victoria Express on private 2 berth cabin to Lao Cai for Sapa at 22:00.