Vietnam is a tropical paradise of charming people, heavenly beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and lush emerald rainforests. Like the rest of Indochina (including Laos and Cambodia), Vietnam is a former French colony and has been independent since 1954. It still retains a strong French cultural influence, with wide boulevards, magnificent Belle Epoque architecture, fresh baguettes sold on every corner, and good espresso and fine Bordeaux widely available. Unlike Laos and Cambodia, where the people have more in common with India, the Vietnamese are much closer culturally to China, with Confucian ethics valuing age, education and hard work. The Vietnam War has long since been forgotten, and the people are exceedingly warm and hospitable in this nominally communist country which is an absolute delight to visit.
Arrive in Hanoi, met and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Afternoon, get the cyclo ride (a bike of 3 wheels) to visit the old quarters with special commercial streets .Visit Hanoi great Opera house, Church, next visit Hoan Kiem Lake and...
Start visiting Hoan Kiem lake, the lake of the Restored Sword, our architecture and our way of life with small streets and its name "Old quarter", Tran Quoc pagoda and Quan Thanh temple. Lunch at local restaurant, and then, visit Van Mieu, the...Read More