Gay Hanoi Stopover Tour
Hanoi Highlights is the perfect introduction to Hanoi if you are short on time or you have already visited Hanoi and want to see more. Choose from our great selection of gay- and lesbian-friendly hotels and spend a magical day with one of our legendary private guides. Follow our itinerary or make up your own for the perfect custom Northern Vietnam vacation! You may add extra nights. Additional sightseeing is available.
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 (fablous shopping and people-watching), 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 that combines puppetry, water ballet, and and a live folk music orchestra. Later you can explore Hanoi's gay scene.
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.
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 Bay for a day, or a short flight to sizzling Saigon or historic Hue and Hoi An ? Or add extra nights and see more of Northern Vietnam, including Sapa .