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  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a very popular stop on a Vietnam vacation.
  • A busy and congested road in Hanoi
  • Saint Joseph Cathedral
  • A hat salesman in the busy Hanoi traffic
  • A Vietnamese street vendor in Hanoi
  • A road side peddler sells fresh fruit

A must-visit is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. Hanoi is situated on the west bank of the Red River, which flows from southwest China through northern Vietnam, to the Gulf of Tonkin.

Located 1760 kms (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is also 120 kms (75 mi) west of Hai Phong, the third largest and one of the most important port cities in Vietnam.

Although under various dynasties and names through its history, Hanoi has held it title as capital for over 1000 years. Occupied by the French in 1873, Hanoi became the capital of French Indochina in 1887, and is home to the first established Western-style universities in Indochina, making it the largest education centre in Vietnam today.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter, features the street layout and colonial architecture of old Hanoi. The area is famous for small merchants, silk shops, local eateries and bars, and a weekend night market. In addition, prominent attractions include Temple of Literature (site of oldest university in Vietnam), One Pillar Pagoda, and Flag Tower of Hanoi, all to be experienced on Vietnam tour packages.

Situated near the Old Quarter is one of Hanoi’s many featured scenic lakes, Hoan Kiem Lake. The largest lake and historic and cultural centre of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake features many temples in the area, small boats for hire, and a floating restaurant.

Ba Dinh Square, a famous square located in Ba Dinh District, is home to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the President’s Palace, and other important government buildings.

With a continually growing population, Hanoi’s industrial production has experienced massive expansion since the 1990s. Industrial parks, real estate, and transportation systems are just some of the ways that Hanoi has rapidly grown into a thriving metropolis and is cited to be the fastest growing city in the world by 2025.

With Vietnam’s booming tourism industry, Hanoi offers visitors on a Vietnam vacation all the amenities of a world class city, paired with the country’s most cultural attractions, and a glimpse into some of Vietnam’s ancient history.

 

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Vietnam Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Vietnam vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Vietnam tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Classic Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City

    Experience the essential sites of Vietnam on this private guided tour. From bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south to colourful Hoi An on the coast to the attractive northern capital, Hanoi, you’ll experience the best of Vietnam in one exciting week.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,312
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Vietnam: ex Hanoi

    Experience the essential Vietnam in one week visiting vibrant Ho Chi Min City, colourful Hoi An and the attractive capital, Hanoi. Find out what Vietnam is all about in one week.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,312
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Vietnam incl. Airfare

    Experience the essential sites of Vietnam on this private guided tour. From bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south to colourful Hoi An on the coast to the attractive northern capital, Hanoi, you’ll experience the best of Vietnam in one exciting week.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,199
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Halong Bay: Bai Tho Junk Cruises

    Imagine leisurely cruising around this exceedingly beautiful area with its limestone pillars, cliffs, arches and coves. The beauty of Halong Bay is best experienced aboard a cruise.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 548
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Halong Bay: Bhaya Cruises

    The Bhaya ship is more than just a cruise, it is an experience. Everything from the natural beauty of the seascape in the Bay to the smallest attention to detail combine to make the Bhaya experience the ultimate in Halong Bay cruises!
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 633
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Halong Bay: Paradise Cruises

    The Paradise Luxury was built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and presents a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. 68 cabins and suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,018
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Hanoi Stopover

    Wide boulevards, a legacy from the French, interesting architecture, historic sights and Ho Chi Minh’s home and mausoleum all add up to provide a well worth visit to Vietnam’s capital.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 252
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Hanoi: Evening Water Puppets Show with Dinner

    Enjoy an evening performance of enchanting water puppets in downtown Hanoi. This traditional artform, which sees wooden puppets move through pools of water, has delighted people for centuries and is sure to dazzle you. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in Hanoi.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Highland Places & Tribal Faces of Sapa

    Travel by train to the former French “hill station” and resort located in the mountains of Northern Vietnam where scenic vistas and colourful hilltribes complete the picture.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 527
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Scenic Vietnam

    Goway's 15 Day Scenic Vietnam travels to exotic Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 967
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Secrets of Indochina: ex Ho Chi Minh City

    Goway's 13 day Secrets of Indochina tour that visits exotic destinations within Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,677
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Secrets of Indochina: ex Siem Reap

    Goway's 13 day Secrets of Indochina tour that visits exotic destinations within Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,662
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Cambodia See Trip Details
  • Vietnam & Temples of Angkor

    A journey incorporating the best of Vietnam and Cambodia, this trip offers a great understanding of the region. This incredible area will be brought to life through the interactions you have with its people.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,390
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Insight

    Gain a deeper understanding of magical Vietnam with a more in depth journey through its historic cities, provincial culture and glistening coastline. Experience the bustling streets of Hanoi and Saigon, or the tranquil farmhouses of the Mekong Delta, the ancient towns of Hoi An and Hue, and be enlivened by the sparkling beauty of Halong Bay.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,665
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Showcase: ex Hanoi

    The perfect itinerary to experience the highlights of a fast emerging major tourist destination, find out why Vietnam is so highly thought of. Travel southbound.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,324
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Showcase: ex Ho Chi Minh City

    The perfect itinerary to experience the highlights of a fast emerging major tourist destination, find out why Vietnam is so highly thought of. Travel northbound.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,310
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
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