Rise with the sun and the Hanoi locals on this small group tour of Hanoi.
Experience early morning Hanoi as you walk to Hoan Kiem Lake "Lake of the Restored Sword', enjoy a traditional Vietnamese breakfast, take in the views from a rooftop cafe in Hanoi's old quarter then head to a local restaurant to learn the secrets of Vietnamese cooking. Traveling in a small group , maximum 12 passengers, this tour allows for a unique and intimate experience.
Enjoy a morning walk to Hoan Kiem Lake "Lake of the Restored Sword" to experience early morning Hanoi. Legend has it that in the mid 15th century the gods provided the Emperor Le Thai To a magical sword to defeat the Ming dynasty Chinese invaders. Following the victory the emperor was boating on the lake when a giant tortoise reared up and took the sword, returning it to its rightful owners. Today the lake is a gathering place for the residence of Hanoi doing their morning exercise. You will have opportunities to join in on the morning activities such as tai chi.
After a energetic start to the day enjoy a traditional local breakfast - real flavor of Pho - followed by a Vietnamese coffee at a café in Hanoi's old quarter.
The last stop is a family run Vietnamese restaurant to join a cooking class and learn the finer points of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. The cooking class includes a walk to Hang Be food market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients. Once back at the restaurant you will learn to cook several Vietnamese dishes. It is then time to relax and feast on your Vietnamese culinary creations.
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