The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, offers a captivating mix of old and new Asia, where the medieval and modern co-exist. Make sure to visit the Temple of Literature, which once housed the country's oldest university, and the Old Quarter bursting with shops selling a wide variety of traditional goods and souvenirs. A short flight and 30 minute transfer will then take you to the enchanting town of Hoi An, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The narrow streets are lined with colourful lanterns and tailors shops offering made-to-measure suits and dresses at unbelievable prices. Head down to the riverside and watch the world go by from one of the cafés, or haggle for bargains at the central market. Just a few minutes drive outside of Hoi An, you will find some of central Vietnam's best beaches, perfect for lazy days in the sun.
- Discover Vietnam's bustling capital Hanoi
- Take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter
- Explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An
- Order made-to-measure clothing from the many tailor-shops
Start your Journey
Destination 1 - Hanoi
Begin your stay in Vietnam, with a few nights in the capital city Hanoi. We recommend a minimum of three nights here to allow enough time to experience all the city has to offer. The Old Quarter is a maze of charming streets dating back to the 13th century, and the narrow alleyways are each named after the goods once sold there. In addition the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda are also well worth a visit. If you have longer to spend, why not travel down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay, and spend a night cruising among the limestone cliffs? Around four hours drive from Hanoi, is one of the most iconic sights in Vietnam and an experience not to be missed.
Destination 2 - Hoi An
The beautiful and incredibly charming town of Hoi An is situated just south of Danang in central Vietnam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town is characterised with winding lanes and wonderful chinese-style architecture dating back to the 15th century. Hoi An has many tailor shops, great for made-to-measure clothing. In the evening, the town comes alive with with hundreds of colourful lanterns lighting up the streets and the Thu Bon river. We recommend spending around four nights here to really soak up the beauty and character of the area. If you also want to make the most of the nearby beaches you could easily base yourself here for a week.
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