Hanoi

Hanoi

Located in the far north of Vietnam is Hanoi, the country’s capital city. The city proper lies on the right bank of the Red River, with numerous outlying suburban areas straddling both sides of the river. It’s the second most populous city in the country with around 7.6 million residents - a number that’s steadily growing year-on-year. Over the past few decades, people from all over the country and overseas have chosen to relocate in the city, greatly increasing its diversity. It’s very much a major metropolitan area and the country’s political centre.

The city is located inland some 90km from the coast. Its climate is typical for the Northern Vietnam area, with generally favourable temperatures throughout the year - especially in the summer months - with just over 100 days with rainfall every year. When it comes to accommodation, there’s a broad range of options available to suit all budgets, from cheap guesthouses to pricier hotel complexes. The city has a good reputation for being more affordable than others, which is partly why it’s often ranked as one of the world’s top destinations to visit.

What makes Hanoi particularly appealing is that it’s one of the world’s most ancient capitals. It’s replete with all sorts of cultural attractions that collectively showcase its rich, fascinating history. Many intrepid tourists choose to visit Hanoi because of its eclectic collection of interesting museums, centuries-old pagodas and abundance of French colonial buildings. In fact, it’s often referred to as ‘the Paris of the East’ due to the many French influences that can be seen throughout the city - its boulevards lined with trees a perfect example. Though the city is well known for its more historical offerings, it has plenty to cater for those with other tastes; it has more than its fair share of vibrant bars and clubs, high-end shops, bustling markets, local art galleries and a host of eateries showcasing local, national and international cuisine. The city is particularly renowned for its multitude of lively entertainment offerings. The countryside and mountain areas outside of the city are well worth visiting; they’re dotted with all sorts of traditional villages and smaller settlements, not to mention plenty of nature-based attractions.


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Classic 16 day guided cultural journey through Vietnam including sailing in Ha Long, cycling in Hanoi, rural villages, and iconic beaches.

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Families from $2,193 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $749 per person economy class from London

16 day family holiday exploring Vietnam’s vibrant cities, rural landscapes, and idyllic beaches including cycling, sailing, and a tropical island.

Tailor-made Classic 16 days

Families from $1,836 pp plus flights

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Flights are typically an additional $749 per person economy class from London

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- French Colonial Heritage
- Central Hanoi
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- 364 Rooms

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8/10

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- Excellent Old Quarter location
- Restaurant, gym, cinema, and spa
- Good variety of accommodation

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8/10

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- Convenient location in vibrant Old Quarter
- Excellent service, friendly feel
- Restaurant and onsite Spa

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8/10

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- Comfortable, contemporary hotel
- Restaurant, bar, gym, and spa
- Short walk to Old Quarter and visitor attractions

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8/10

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- Comfortable Guesthouse
- Traditional Village
- Beautiful Countryside
- Cycling & Village Activities

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8/10

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- Newly Refurbished
- Central Location
- 40 rooms & suites
- Spa & Roof-top bar

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8/10

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- Elegant, mid-range hotel
- Excellent Old Quarter location
- Superb rooftop pool and bar

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- 4 Star Central Hotel
- Simple Contemporary Rooms
- Central Location
- Good Value

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  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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