Best things to do in Hanoi: The Vietnamese capital offers plenty of tourist attractions and experiences to go on alongside your boat trip. Places to mark out include the Hanoi Opera House, Hi Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and St Joesph Cathedral.
Why not extend your cruise: Getting a glimpse of Halong Bay is one thing, but turning your time there into an extended stay may be the icing on the cake. Take a luxury cruise, and over 2 days, you can enjoy the breathtaking views and exotic dishes! What’s more, it’s aboard a traditional junk boat. It’s a Hanoi treat.
When should you visit Hanoi: You’re actually better to visit the area between April and November. This is when the weather is at its best and the rainfall at its lowest. The hottest month is June when you can expect temperatures to be high.
• You’ll probably have seen pictures of the trains going through the narrow streets of Hanoi. The houses are all very narrow too, and it’s for good reason. The property tax was calculated on a building’s width. A wider house means higher taxes. So, houses were built narrow to avoid paying the higher tax. Place continue to be built even though the tax doesn’t exist anymore!
• The word Hanoi translates as the city of lakes. After all, the city is built on the banks of the Red River. Many rivers flow through here and have formed lakes around the city.
You’ll find the world’s largest mosaic in Hanoi. It’s 2.5 miles (4km) and is called Hanoi Ceramic Mural. Well worth looking at.
You will find there are several Hanoi lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.
We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.
Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to September) and Low Season (November to March). Check the tour details for timings.
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Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.
Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.
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