• Hanoi

Hanoi Holidays

Hanoi is vibrant and charming, with traces of Chinese and French influence as well as colonial buildings and busy with locals on scooters going about their daily life. Step back in time to the Old Quarter with its maze of ancient streets and you'll find quirky shops selling bamboo handicrafts, karaoke clubs and boutique hotels.

Rub shoulders with the locals in bustling Dong Xuan Market, a foodie’s paradise bursting with numerous street food vendors, and discover hidden, ancient temples such as Bach Ma tucked away in alleyways. For something more peaceful, head to Hoan Kiem Lake to cross the Rising Sun Bridge to Jade Island and escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city.

Hanoi is a great starting point for your trip and a gateway to other areas top of the list to visit such Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh and Ba Vi National Park. 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a Water Puppet Show
  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Walk around West Lake

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 12 hours

Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa if staying less than 15 days for travel until 30 June 2018

Language

Vietnamese

Health Information

All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

We recommend a 3 night stay in Hanoi to give you enough time to explore the cities attractions and become familiar with the day to day life of the Vietnamese people. With so many landmarks, temples and points of interest you will not be stuck for things to do in this city which is over one thousand years old.

  • Morning Tai Chi

    Tai Chi

    Before the majority of the city wakes up and the day to day noise starts, there are many Tai Chi Classes taking place in communal areas of Hanoi such as parks and beside the many lakes dotted around the city. Classes start around 05:00 hrs for an hour, everyone is welcome from beginners to pro's and its a great opportunity to some time out and embrace the meditation and relaxation this activity provides.

  • Hanoi

    Visit the Old Quarter

    Located near Hoan Kiem District you will find the Old Quarter of the city of Hanoi, packed with charming colonial architecture, narrow streets and plenty of boutique shops spend an afternoon exploring this area of the city. Join our two hour Cyclo tour to see the Old Quarter in style

  • Huc Bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake

    Hoan Kiem Lake

    An iconic picture within Hanoi you maybe familiar with is the red Huc Bridge or Sun Rising Bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake, this is one of the most scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for local people and tourists alike. Translated as 'Lake of the Restored Sword', legend has it that in the mid-15th century a giant golden turtle snatched a magical sword off Emperor Ly Thai and disappeared into the depths of the lake. Close to the northern shore of the lake is Jade Island and where the Temple of the Jade Mountain can be found, Hanoi's most popular Buddhist temple.

  • Puppets from a Water Puppet Show

    Water Puppet Shows

    Readily available around the city with many performances daily it is very easy to book yourself tickets locally. This tradition was first discovered in the 11th century, over the years it has developed and you will experience a very unique variation today. The shows can be very dramatic, the stage of the puppets is waist deep water and instruments including drums, symbols and horns accompany the performance.

  • Phio Linh Pagoda

    Take a city tour

    Explore Hanoi's highlights on our full day city tour to visit highlights such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake.

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Average weather in January

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Hanoi
20ºC
16mm

Average weather in February

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Hanoi
21ºC
30mm

Average weather in March

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Hanoi
23ºC
38mm

Average weather in April

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Hanoi
28ºC
87mm

Average weather in May

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Hanoi
32ºC
196mm

Average weather in June

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Hanoi
33ºC
241mm

Average weather in July

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Hanoi
33ºC
309mm

Average weather in August

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Hanoi
32ºC
334mm

Average weather in September

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Hanoi
31ºC
253mm

Average weather in October

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Hanoi
29ºC
117mm

Average weather in November

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Hanoi
26ºC
40mm

Average weather in December

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Hanoi
22ºC
20mm
  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    " An authentic way to see the city is on a cyclo tour, sit back for around 2 hours while you are taken around by peddle power taking in the sights as well as sounds and smells of this bustling city. " 

  • Harriet, Destination Specialist

    Harriet

    Destination Specialist

    " There are many lakes dotted around the city of Hanoi which I highly recommend taking a walk around to see locals participating in Tai Chi, dancing and yoga in the morning and general socialising and relaxing of an evening, its a great atmosphere to enjoy."

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