Meeting and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel (30 km - 1 hour drive) (warning: the rooms will be available from 2 PM).
Lunch in a typical restaurant, at the end of the afternoon combined escursion - partly on a rickshaw (or electric van) and partly walking - to discover Hanoi architecture, in particular in the District of 36 trades and the colonial quarter of the city. The program for today aims at making you familiarize with Vietnam going on a walk around Hoan Kiem lake, emblem of the city. The suggested walk is interesting for many reasons: first of all, it allows you to discover the richness of the city through its different architectural styles, Vietnamese, Chinese, colonial and communist. Furthermore, it allows you to understand the evolution of the city and its growth in time.
You will be able to explore the architectural treasures of Hanoi such as the fabolous tube homes, some longer than 100 m. You'll visit interesting pagodas where the inhabitants of the city often meet. Combining a walking tour and a rickshaw ride (or by electric van) makes Hanoi discovery much more charming, and travellers become actors and not only spectators.
Dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
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