Hanoi Highlights

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Hanoi has to be one of Asia's most beautiful cities. Vietnam's bewitching capital city stands as testament to thousands of years of conquering suitors who have sought to possess her. Today, Hanoi is a vibrant, paradoxical place - a living museum filled with historic treasures, contemporary achievements, nightlife, and astounding shopping opportunities that will thrill thrifty treasure-hunters. One of our guests said it best: "Hanoi is both wildly beautiful and highly mystical. The pace is so much like a small town, but the activity and energy here are almost overwhelming. Everything in the north appears shrouded in a mist, like you are seeing it through a fine silk gauze. The beauty of Hanoi and the towns that surround it is purely awesome and the people are the friendliest I have ever met." You do not have to be gay to enjoy this package. Our mainstream guests choose Purple Dragon because they know they will get something better from a gay tour company.

Day One: Explore Hanoi

Our guide meets you on arrival at Noi Bai airport and takes you into the city on a drive that is practically a tour in itself. The one-hour trip takes you past cornfields, a flood plain of rice paddies, and modern factories, then through Hanoi's narrow, winding lanes. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Ancient Quarter, or take a twilight cyclo(pedicab) ride around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Day Two: See the Highlights With Your gay Guide

Your Vietnamese guide escorts you to Hanoi's most important sites: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum(if open) and Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem , Ngoc Son Pagoda, and the meandering streets of the Ancient Quarter. For lunch you sample Hanoi's famous pho(noodle soup). Tonight you have tickets to the Water Puppet Theater - a uniquely Vietnamese art form combining puppetry, water ballet, and folk music. Later you can explore Hanoi's gay scene.

Day Three: Shop, Wander and Go. (Or Stay Longer!)

The morning is free to shop or wander on your own. Later, we transport you to the airport in time for your flight. But why not continue your adventure with some of our great side trips in Northern Vietnam, Halong Bayfor a day, or a short flight to sizzling Saigonor historic Hue and Hoi An? Or add extra nights and see moreof Northern Vietnam includingSapa.

Tet Holiday 2019:We regret that we can not accept Vietnam reservations during the period 04 through 09 February due to the TET (Vietnamese New Year) Holiday.Since it is considered unlucky to work during this period, practically everything closes, everyone takes a vacation, and some prices double. We do not recommend visiting during this time because there are no public festivities and visitors are left with almost nothing to do.

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Prices and Hotels
Prices depend on your choice of hotel and when you want to travel.

We offer several different hotels in Hanoi, ranging from three to five stars. If you have a specific hotel in mind, please let us know. All of the hotels we use are carefully chosen for location, amenities, quality of service, security and value. We use only hotels that are LGBT-friendly.
We inspect most hotels at least once a year.

To see prices and compare hotels please click on the "$" button on the left. If you have questions or suggestions about the hotels we use, please Contact us.

Where We Shine:
Our guides in Hanoi work for us — not for another tour company, so we know you are getting the best guide available. They love to show our guests things that most group tours never have a chance to see. All of our LGBT-friendly hotels are in safe, central locations. All sightseeing is with a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide throughout. While city sightseeing is by charming three-wheeled cyclo, you journey to the Perfume Pagoda in the comfort of a private car, not a bus filled with backpackers.

Great Value Package

Hanoi Highlights includes LGBT-friendly hotel accommodation with tax, service, and daily breakfast beginning on day 2, private airport transportation, Hanoi sightseeing with personal guides and admissions, and water puppet performance. Not included: airfare, other meals and beverages, other admissions, gratuities, features not specifically mentioned in the itinerary, or items of a purely personal nature.

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