Get two perks for the price of one on this exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime motorbike tour. Enjoy the wind in your hair while exploring the unique hidden parts of Hanoi. Not only will you visit the iconic Hanoi highlights, but also ride through the peaceful outskirts along the Red River. The grand finale is sipping the favourite coffee drink of local people who live on the edge of train tracks. This tour has it all, from the historical aspects to the famous landmarks, and the beautiful countryside!
What's Included : Six to Seven famous sites of Hanoi. Amusing scene of Hanoi traffic. Pick up from your hotel. Professional English-speaking guide. Entrance fees where applicable. Tea and tropical fruit at local family. Motorbike with driver. Mineral water. Good helmet
Highlights : Exhilarating motorbike ride. Long Bien Bridge visit. Red River farming trails. West Lake and John McCain's downed aircraft from the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Famous Hanoi Opera House. Old Quarter train track alley.
Group Size Notes : Max 25, no minimum
Meals Included : No meals included
Transport : Motorbike
Joining Instructions : Meeting Point: 2:00pm District 1 hotel pick-up. Your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or local guide will be wearing G Adventures branded clothing for easy identification.
Finishing Point Instructions : Finish Point: 6:00pm Hotel drop-off Due to inclement weather conditions, Motorbike routine destinations might be modified. You will be notified in advance if your experience will be affected."
Optional Activities : No optional activities
Minimum Age : Minimum age of 14 years for this trip.
International Flights : Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
Duration: 4 hours Meeting Point: 1:00pm Old Quarter hotel pick-up Finish Point: Hotel drop-off Itinerary: Jump on the back of a motorbike and get ready for the ride of your life through the hidden parts of Hanoi. The tour begins with a brief stop at the towering St Josephs Cathedral to admire the 19th century Gothic architecture. Up next, visit the beautiful Hanoi Opera House, inspired by the famous Opéra Garnier Theater in Paris, where the French architecture still survives almost perfectly. Hopefully you can catch a show while in town. Continue on to Long Bien Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel of The Eiffel Tower fame, which connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. This bridge looms over the Red River and sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Next, head down hidden trails exploring Red River island farming communities (weather permitting) where corn and bananas grow in the rich river silt and enjoy a fruit snack and tea with the local people. Spin over to West Lake, where the remains of John McCain's downed B52 lay, and admire one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam - the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda. There will be a brief stop over at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for pictures and to see Uncle Ho's famous stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Taking a break from the bike, experience the daily life of Hanoian's living on the train tracks while sipping a famous Vietnamese coffee before returning safely to your hotel.
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