Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Vietnam - Hanoi
French colonial buildings and ancient Chinese pagodas, reflect the different cultural mixes that have been part of Hanoi's history. Located on the Red River, Vietnam's capital city is a new destination on the travel map compared to many of it's Asian contemporaries, meaning you can find authentic experiences. From the Old Quarter with it's never ending stream of scooters, street stalls selling pho rice noodles and merchants still practicing old Vietnamese customs, to the French Quarter with it's Parisian inspired architecture, wide boulevards featuring luxury hotels and high end restaurants.
Best time to visit September - November / March - April mild temperatures, low chance of rain.
Hottest time June - August / Rainy season July - August
Peak Travel Seasons - April
Key Booking Period - Feb & Aug
Average Length of Stay - 2 days
Old Quarter - Streets surging with scooters, blaring horns, while pedestrians weave between the traffic crossing the road. Walking the streets of the Old Quarter is the most popular tourist spots in Hanoi. While walking the streets you will come across merchants selling everything from herbs to prayer flags, you can discover ancient temples and pagodas, amongst century old banyan trees is a glimpse in to this city's fascinating history.
Top Selling Hotels -
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy (P) - Contemporary, stylish, with a modern design that captures the present day feel of Hanoi with many rooms offering views of the city skyline. The hotel facilities are designed to provide guests with a relaxing peaceful sanctuary including onsite day spa, after a day of visting the Old Quater's attractions, many of which that are within walking distance.
Somerset Grand Hanoi (P) - 185 well appointed apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms plus penthouse options plus it's fantastic location, makes it a great place for a business traveller or families alike. The apartments are located in one of the tallest tower's in the city, so each apartment offers panoramic views of Hanoi.
French Quarter - Occupied by the French during the late 19th century, the area was transformed into a mini Paris, with many Vietnamese buildings demolished and replaced with grand villas and wide tree lined boulevards, making it a stark contrast to the narrow, crowded streets of the Old Quarter. Providing a more relaxed atmosphere for exploring the architecture, shopping and fine dining or a cocktail. The area has a great range of luxurious hotels at affordable pricing
Top Selling Hotels -
Silk Path Boutique Hotel (V) - A contemporary designed hotel with touches of traditional French style, that gives this property a sense of style. A fantastic location that offers access to all the French Quarter has to offer and only a short walk to the bustling Old Quarter. The budget friendly hotel offers the facilities and luxury of French Quarter properties, with great value.
Hilton Hanoi Opera (I) - With it's sense of grandeur the hotel's facade inspires a sense of luxury. Located next to the Opera House, in the heart of the French Quarter, allows for easy access to explore the area. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon enjoying the sundeck and outdoor swimming pool after a day of sightseeing.
Halong Bay - A spectacular seascape in the Gulf of Tonkin, this UNESCO World Heritage with it's towering limestone pillars, topped by forests rising from emerald waters, that have inspired people to understand the landscape. Halong bay is 165km from Hanoi, so an overnight cruise is a great way to experience all it has to offer, kayaking amongst the karsts, visiting the various caves, beaches and inlets.
Top Selling Tour -
Halong Bay Bhaya Classic - The largest cruise operator and the first company to introduce the overnight cruise service. While onboard learn about Vietnamese culture while visiting local fishing villages and understanding their lifestyle. The Bhaya Classic Junk mixes the oriental style with contemporary design. Enjoy suset drinks and early morning tai chi, swimming and sunbathing among the private beaches and kayak amongst the limestone cliffs. Includes pick up & drop off to selected Hanoi hotels, breakfast, lunch and dinner.