Hanoi Holidays

Vietnam's capital and cultural heart

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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 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
  • Flight Time Approx. 12 hours
  • 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.

Top Tips from our Experts


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. " 


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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