Day 1: Saturday, March 02nd, 2019
On arrival in Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport, meet your guide and driver after passing through customs. Driving to your hotel for check-in at 2 PM and the rest of day is free at your own leisure.
*We will be waiting for you at gate A1 of the international terminal of Noi Bai Airport*
In the afternoon, we will visit the Temple of Literature, built in 1076. Vietnam’s first university was established within this temple to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After visiting the Temple of Literature, we will head towards the Old Quarter of Hanoi, also known as the 36 streets. This bustling area of narrow streets is home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Finally you will walk to Hang Gai Street – the silk shopper’s paradise where you can find the best Vietnamese silk. Your day will finish with the famous Vietnamese traditional water puppet show.
After the show, you will be taken to the local restaurant for welcome dinner. The rest of day is free at your own leisure.
Overnight at Icon 36 Hotel, Deluxe room: See hotel pictures here: Icon 36 Hotel