The hidden alleyways of Hanoi provide some of the most rewarding sights and sounds to discover when visiting Vietnam’s capital. Our exciting half day program takes guests from their hotel to Hanoi’s downtown area and the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, where they enjoy a traditional Vietnamese coffee before commencing on a fascinating ‘voyage of discovery’ walk. The path leads through a labyrinth of hidden alleyways that intersperse the 36 streets of the Old Quarter.
This is ‘secret’ Hanoi, far from public view where a dark single file passage opens to secret pagodas and unique historical gems. Discover hidden water-wells and ancient staircases, delight at the fascinating and enjoy a refreshing drink at a ‘locals only’ store. Photo opportunities abound as a guide shares not only the history, but daily rituals and regimes that will intrigue and amaze. Getting lost and found again in these hidden alleyways is a truly rewarding and special experience!