Half day Hanoi city tour (by car or by motorbike – upon client’s interest) – Routes can change subject to client’s interest.
8:00 Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, start your city tour by taking photos and learn about the history of the Hanoi Old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake as well as the Hanoi Opera House . Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit. Take a number of short stops to take photos and the tour guide leader will take you on a foot tour to learn about the history of the sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and is constructed to dedicate to Confucius. Enjoying a range of small Vietnamese snacks. Then ride around West Lake, pass some of the most exclusive real estate in Vietnam to find out lifestyle differences between center district and others.
Have lunch at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant.
Around noon you will have the option for your Tour Guide to take you to any location in the Old Quarter or to your hotel.
Meet at your hotel in Hanoi at around 20:00 hrs and transfer to Hanoi train station. Overnight train trip to Lao Cai in shared sleeping compartments (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 21:15 hrs.
– Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip
– Train schedule is subject to change.
– Private compartments on request at surcharge.
– Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for – with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai