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5-day trip to Hanoi, Vietnam ItineraryItinerary rate star3.5 (2 reviews)

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day 1

Exploring the Old Quarter

Hanoi Itinerary - February 29

Morning. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Bun Cha Huong Lien, known for its traditional Vietnamese dish, bun cha. After breakfast, visit the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and take a leisurely walk around the lake. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Temple of Literature, a historic Confucian temple and the first national university of Vietnam.
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Quan An Ngon, a popular restaurant that offers a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, explore the bustling streets of the Hanoi Old Quarter and visit the Dong Xuan Market for some shopping. In the afternoon, take a guided Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour to taste the local street food.
Evening. Enjoy a traditional water puppet show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. After the show, have dinner at La Verticale, a fine dining restaurant that offers a fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine.
day 2

Day Trip to Ninh Binh

Hanoi Itinerary - March 1

Morning. Take a day trip to Ninh Binh and explore the beautiful landscapes of the region. Visit the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning karst scenery and cave systems. Enjoy a boat ride through the caves and admire the natural beauty.
Afternoon. For lunch, try the local specialty, Banh Mi 25, a famous banh mi sandwich shop in Ninh Binh. After lunch, visit the Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, and explore the historic temples and pagodas. Take a bike ride through the countryside and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Evening. Return to Hanoi and have dinner at Cha Ca Thang Long, a restaurant famous for its cha ca, a traditional Vietnamese fish dish. After dinner, relax at Giang Cafe - Egg Coffee, a popular cafe known for its delicious egg coffee.
day 3

Cultural and Historical Sites

Hanoi Itinerary - March 2

Morning. Start your day by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where you can pay respects to the former Vietnamese leader. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Museum and learn about his life and contributions. Afterward, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the diverse ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at Nha Hang Ngon, a restaurant that offers a wide range of Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, visit the Vietnamese Women’s Museum to learn about the role of women in Vietnamese society. Explore the Van Phuc Silk Village and witness the traditional silk-making process.
Evening. Have dinner at Madame Hien, a restaurant that serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist. After dinner, take a stroll around the Hanoi Opera House and admire its beautiful architecture.
day 4

Halong Bay Cruise

Hanoi Itinerary - March 3

Morning. Embark on a full-day Hanoi 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise and explore the stunning limestone islands and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board the cruise and take part in various activities such as kayaking and swimming.
Afternoon. Continue the cruise and visit Titop Island and Luon Cave. Take in the breathtaking views from the top of Titop Island and explore the hidden gem of Luon Cave.
Evening. Return to Hanoi and have dinner at Bun Bo Nam Bo, a restaurant known for its delicious bun bo nam bo, a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish. After dinner, relax at Sen Tay Ho Restaurant, a lakeside restaurant that offers a serene atmosphere and beautiful views of West Lake.
day 5

Cultural and Culinary Delights

Hanoi Itinerary - March 4

Morning. Start your day with a visit to the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton," to learn about its history as a prison during the French colonial period and the Vietnam War. Afterward, visit the Vietnam National Museum of History to explore the rich history and culture of Vietnam.
Afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant, a restaurant that supports disadvantaged youth by providing them with vocational training. After lunch, take a leisurely walk around Lake of the Restored Sword and visit the One-Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple.
Evening. For your final dinner in Hanoi, dine at Green Tangerine, a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant located in a colonial villa. After dinner, explore the vibrant nightlife of the Old Quarter and visit one of the local bars or lounges for a drink.
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