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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: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience essential Vietnam visiting the attractive capital Hanoi, renowned Halong Bay, the imperial city of Hue, colourful Hoi An and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,307
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Scenic Vietnam

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: This 15 day small group journey covers all the highlights of Vietnam with some local flair. Cruise the Mekong, get to know locals on a homestay experience and spend a night sailing on spectacular Halong Bay!
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,655
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Discovery: Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An & Hanoi

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Vietnam on this tailor-made vacation through the Southeast Asian country. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An to Hanoi and finally Halong Bay to see the nation’s mix of metropolises, colonial and imperial palaces, and natural treasures.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,529
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Best of Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: In Cambodia visit Siem Reap, the gateway to Indochina’s most splendid ruins. In Laos visit Luang Prabang, a lesser known delight and then cover the main highlights in Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,219
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Essence of Ninh Binh

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Take a couple days to connect from Hanoi to explore the beautiful landscape of Ninh Binh, a region of limestone mountains and rice paddies that’s known as Halong Bay on land. Along the way, bike through peaceful villages, explore stunning cave systems, and visit elaborate Buddhist temples.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 580
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Experience Sapa

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 518
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Heritage Vietnam & Cambodia

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia. This thirteen day small group tour will immerse you in the history, nature, and traditions of these incredible countries, highlighted by Ha Long Bay and the Angkor Archaeological Park.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,375
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Hanoi

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 279
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Stopovers/City Breaks
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Hike, Bike & Cruise Northern Vietnam: Ninh Binh, Halong Bay & Sapa

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An unforgettable active adventure awaits you in Northern Vietnam as you traverse the capital of Hanoi, enjoy cycling through the scenic wonderland of Ninh Binh, take in awe-inspiring Halong Bay on a traditional junk cruise and explore the region of Sapa, famous for its ethnic villages, vibrant markets and friendly locals.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,412
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Romantic Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ninh Van Bay & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Be swept away on a luxurious romantic journey through Vietnam as you create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Begin in the capital of Hanoi before sailing on an unforgettable privately chartered cruise on Halong Bay. You’ll continue to the quaint UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Hoi An and then onwards to the beach paradise of Nha Trang before finishing your journey in the vibrant and bustling city of Ho Chi Minh.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,904
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam for Foodies: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Satisfy your hunger for good food and adventure with this foodie tour of Vietnam. Taste your way through the country from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and explore historical monuments and beautiful landscapes. Feast on delicious dishes from pho to bun bo hue along the way.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,585
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring, Specialty Groups & Events
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vintage Vietnam

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore the country of Vietnam from south to north. Passing from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay, you’ll witness the country’s kaleidoscope of wonderful people and picturesque landscapes and experience the historical temples, spectacular coastline, and lively cities that make it such a unique country.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,860
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
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