We got a private day tour with Travel Sense Asia, strongly recommended by Tripadvisor. The person who liased with us, Hien, was very prompt and helpful and wrote good English. For USD$45 per person, we had a private car (Toyota) and private guide Thahn, who spoke very good English. A Tourism and Languages university graduate, Thahn speaks fluent English and Italian as well as some Chinese. Very knowledgable and willing to share information about Vietnam. He was very flexible about the itinerary and as long as it was within Hanoi city and we had time, he was willing to accomodate our requests. No mandatory visits to touristy souvenir shops, which we like.
The cost included the transport and driver, guide, entrance fees to all the places we visited, lunch (beef noodles, pay for your own drinks), bicycle ride (kinda like our trishaw) and water puppet show.
In the morning we visited 3 markets (i like markets =D). the flower market has surprisingly many beautiful flowers!!!
|French - Vietnamese breakfast|
|The roses are so beautiful!!|
|Roses and sunflowers|
|One of the morning markets. Quite Stinky >.<|
|The persimmons look like tomatoes!!|
|This looked really gross =PPP|