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Experience the many charms of Vietnam’s capital city on this short trip. Located on the bank of the Red River, Hanoi combines French colonial architecture, Buddhist tranquillity, bustling marketplaces and ancient traditions, making for an intoxicating mix of the new and old. It’s an ideal place to discover the essence of today’s Vietnam.

Independent Experiences

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Physical rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • Visit the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh to learn more about the late leader's legacy

  • Wander the streets of the historic Old Quarter and explore specialty cuisines, artisan merchants and Hanoi's French colonial heritage

  • Experience one of Vietnam's most fascinating traditions - a water puppetry performance

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is designed for Independent travellers, with with a full day of included activities, as well as free time to explore at your own pace.

  • A local guides will be meet you in in the evening of Day 1, be with you for the tour on Day 2. While your guide will not be with you on Day 3, they will be available to assist if you require.

  • This trip includes a full tour in Hanoi. There will be some walking, but you will transfer by vehicle for longer distances.

  • The temperatures in Hoi An are generally warm throughout the year. The summer is from May through to August, with July being the hottest month, and generally this time of year is also more humid and rainy.


Your Independent Experience starts today in Hanoi with an arrival transfer. Meet your guide at your accommodation and get some tips on how to spend your first day exploring and the best place for dinner.
  • Thien Thai Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Head out to see the best of Hanoi with your local guide to see why it is one of Asia’s most enchanting cities.
Enjoy a full day city tour today, including the fascinating Old Quarter.
In the evening, witness a performance of the unique Water Puppets.
  • Thien Thai Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Say farewell to Hanoi today.
Depending on your departure plans, you may have some of your own free time for shopping or sights.
Transfer to the airport or train station included.
Additional accommodation is available to extend your stay or you may like to add on another of our Independent Experiences in Vietnam or South East Asia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


2 breakfasts


Private vehicle


Comfortable hotel

Included Activities

  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature

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Important notes

1. Arrival and departure transfers are included. Please provide your flight details to your booking agent in advance.
2. Peregrine can assist with booking your transport between each experience, or additional nights accommodation. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

Essential Trip Information

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