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Hanoi Exploration

Hanoi Exploration

4 Days / 3 NightsVietnam Unbekanntes Ho Chi Minh City Saigon AsiaTrips-26535fd4

from / to Hanoi

Tour Highlights
• 4 day compact tour
• dive into Vietnam’s art scene
• bicycle tour in the countryside around Vietnam
• any day departure & no minimum number of travellers
Explore the city’s hidden art scene, an ancient village and a half-day on a saddle meandering through village lanes. These four days will show you a side of Hanoi you’ve almost certainly never seen before.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-)

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

Note: normal check in time for hotels is 1400 and today’s schedule will be adapted to your international flight arrival time.

Vietnam’s quaint capital is a city of wide tree lined boulevards with tranquil lakes and colonial villa’s and a more sedate pace than other Asian cities. Hanoi offers something for everyone and will leave you wishing that you had longer to explore this enthralling capital.

Hanoi is fast becoming one of the most fashionable art centers in Asia. This insider tour helps you to discover the secret people and places of the Hanoi art world. Our knowledgeable guide will take you to the most interesting and important museums and galleries as well as some quirky galleries and arty hang-outs far from the regular tourist trail.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Distances and journey time:

Noi Bai Airport to your chosen hotel in Hanoi (50km): 60mins

Day 2: Hanoi – Duong Lam – Hanoi (B/L/-)

After breakfast at the hotel depart for today’s excursion west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta which still preserves many hundred-year-old houses. Visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu commune – the only hamlet whose original village entrance remains intact. Continue on through the narrow alleys to see the old laterite houses which make up this charming village. For lunch enjoy a local style meal in a 100-year old house.

After your meal, continue driving to Mia Pagoda (another hamlet of Duong Lam), built in the 15th century, some 287 statues of all sizes can be seen here, among with are famous sculptures such as the statue of Buddha and the statues of the ‘Eight Vajra Deities’. Then, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes – Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Following head back to Hanoi where you will arrive late afternoon.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi biking (B/L/-)

This 40 km loop includes biking through Hanoi and its surrounding countryside. Pass by floating pottery villages on the banks of the Red River, flower gardens, through village lanes, alongside lotus lakes and one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Avoid the traffic and see a side of Hanoi that’s almost impossible to discover alone.

Depart from Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel this morning at 08:30 and cycle toward the old quarter. Along the way glimpse into the heart of everyday Hanoi life – families take their children to school, traders selling all kinds of wares and people sitting at street side stalls eating Pho and drinking tea. Cross the Red River over the iconic Long Bien Bridge which was completed in 1902 and rub shoulders with locals on their way to work.

Quickly leaving the city behind the route weaves out into open farm land along the banks of the Red River. Board a small local ferry to cross a small river and emerge on the north shore. Ride along a dyke road with views of the river and farmland dotted with small villages and rice fields. The route criss – crosses through unvisited villages before crossing the Thang Long Bridge and lunch at a riverside café.

After lunch ride to the north end of Hanoi’s largest lake, Tay Ho. Cruise along the edge of the lake, passing lotus gardens (best seen in summer months) to one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Take a wander though the pagoda. Peddle onwards through quiet back streets to experience suburban life before finally reaching the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi. Estimated time of return is 16:00.

Responsible Travel: Travelling by bicycle is an eco-friendly, emissions-free way to sightsee.

FORM REQUIREMENTS: Participants in any adventure travel will be required to complete and submit a signed terms and conditions agreement including the voluntary participation, assumption of risk, release from liability and hold harmless provisions. Where minors are involved, parental or guardian permission may also be required. Travel documentation will not be released unless these forms are complete and on file with Exotissimo adventures.

NOTE: This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking or guide will have the final say.

Booking min 24 hrs in advance


● This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking or guide will have the final say.

● For a group under 7 clients a surcharge of 63 USD per group may be added based on the availability of bike sizes.

The rest of the day at leisure, your guide and driver will be on hand should you need them for city exploration.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)

Full day at leisure until you transfer to the airport for your next destination.

Distances and journey time:

Your chosen hotel in Hanoi to Noi Bai Airport (50km): 60mins

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.01.2015 – 31.03.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 571 997 138
Note: During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (15.02. – 25.02.2015). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Would you like to book this tour or request changes to the itinerary?

Please fill out our form for tailor-made changes to an itinerary here.

For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

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