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Hanoi - Its North & History 5D4N

The capital city of Hanoi has become an intriguing blend of old and new, East and West. Beyond the usual tourist paths, AWS has planned visits to private homes of Vietnamese citizens and a luncheon with a local patrician in his home to hear his personal account of Vietnamese history.

Our adventure takes you to local theatres, traditional water puppertry shows ('tuong'), classical opera and 'Ca Tru', the ancient art of chamber music featuring female vocalists in combination with  water puppetry, a unique art form based upon local folk traditions.

Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival (D)

At the airport, we will be met by our AWS guides to help you to check into your hotel. If there is time today, we will visit the Ethnology Museum to learn about the diverse culture and ethnic groups of Vietnam.  In the evening you will enjoy a traditional performance of 'Tuon, Ca Tru' (water puppetry) that is famous throughout all of Vietnam and Southeast Asia. In the evening we will dine in the 'Old Quarter' at the private home of a Vietnamese culinary expert!
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi - Duong Lam - Tay Phuong - Hanoi (B,L,D)
This morning we arise early to join a one-hour Tai Chi session with an acclaimed master of the art.  The session is held in Hanoi's oldest temples. We then return to our hotel for breakfast before leaving for a visit to the countryside around Hanoi where we will explore the ancient village of Duong Lam and lunch at a century-old home local-style. In the afternoon we will continue our exploration of famous temple sites which include Mia Pagoda, Ngo Quyen, Phung Hung and Tay Phuong Pagoda. We return for dinner at a restored villa-restaurant in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi - Craft Villages (B,L)
This morning we travel just outside of the busy capital for a tour of 'single-commodity villages' to meet local artisans and observe handicraft-making. Head back to Hanoi for lunch and in the afternoon, we shall visit Dr. Huong, a traditional medical expert and practitioner. Then visit the traditional 'medicine street' and browse the variety of herbs and spices that are offered for sale. You are free to spend this evening at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4 - Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, we will explore the city's interesting art galleries, artists' hang-outs and hidden places. For lunch, we will dine at the home of one of Hanoi's most respected and oldest families. We are permitted to invite only eight persons, so if our group is larger than that, we will dine at a lovely Vietnamese eatery.  We will spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 - Hanoi Departure (B)
Enjoy your day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Tour Rates: Available upon Request
Tour Duration: 4Days/3Nights
Tour Operation: all Year Round / On Demand

Our Hanoi - Its North & History Tour includes:
Accommodation as mentioned in the program
Meals as per mentioned (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) 
Local English speaking guides
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private luxury air-condition vehicles
Entrance fee for mentioned visit

Our Hanoi - Its North & History Tour does NOT include the following:
Services and meals not mentioned
Vietnam visa
International and additional domestic flights incl. Taxes
Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
Travel insurance.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Vietnam has to offer.  We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary.  We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. 
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