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Old Town Hanoi to Mountain Farm Stay in Vietnam

Vietnam... What can I say.. I think they have the best food in the world. A must visit destination for any curious traveler.

by esther mccannAbout Me:Hi, i'm Esther from South Australia. I live on a farm close to the Australian outback called Pekina. I am originally from the beautiful wine region of the Clare Valley. I love traveling and am trying to learn to speak Spanish while traveli... read more

AsiaVietnam11 days / January - February 2019

Highs & Lows

Eating Pho for breakfast every morning

Transport over Tet

Itinerary Overview

You could easily spend a week just exploring the city of Hanoi, sampling the food and visiting all the artisanal shops. I spent two weeks in the bustling old town in Hanoi that is unmistakable for any other city in the world is the perfect landing place to the country. After some city time I was after some time to relax and be in nature.. The Vietnamese mountains provide the most spectacular location for time in nature and sharing food and laughs with the friendly locals in the countryside. I spent five days at Xoi Farm stay in the north of Vietnam.

Hanoi is loud, chaotic and the culture smacks you in the face. Yet, at the the same time, you find yourself slipping into the rhythm of the city and it carves out a special place in your heart.

An unforgettable and unique experience!

  • 7 Nights: Hoàn Kiếm
    Viet food and culture
  • 4 Nights: Thạch Lương
    Spectacular mountain views and Vietnamese cuisine

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Left a few days before Tet started to avoid the busy public transport

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Too much rice wine from the locals over Tet celebrations

  • How was the food?

    Any local restaurant in town

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Take a bike and ride around town and take the locals up on an invite for lunch or a drink

  • Packing tips?

    Pack some warm clothes as it can get cold

  • Transportation Tips?

    Avoid public transport during public holiday celebrations

  • Any surprises?

    The Vietnamese LOVE karaoke, especially over Tet. If you don't enjoy it perhaps bring some earplugs..

Lodging