Backyard Travel’s New Tour Explores the Culture & Cuisine of Hanoi

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Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative travel company, have today unveiled an original tailor-made tour of Hanoi, allowing guests a unique insight into the culture and lifestyles of Vietnam’s capital.

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam is a much visited nation, but few get under the skin of this unique country. We feel our insider tours enable visitors to feel like they get to see life as it is - which is an invaluable experience for any traveler.

The five day / four night Hanoi Culture & Cuisine package is filled with first-hand experiences, allowing travelers the chance to be absorbed in the nation’s bloodstream and feel the beating heart that gives Vietnam life.

Guests on the tour will be invited to watch a Tuong (traditional Vietnamese comic opera) or Ca Tru (chamber music performance), join an early morning tai-chi session in the Hanoi Botanical Gardens, and have the chance to meet and consult with a leading authority in Traditional Eastern medicine. Having practiced all around the world, Dr. Tran Huong is an expert in a huge range of medical techniques from acupuncture to catgut implantation and will be available to offer his expert medical opinion to Backyard Travel guests.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to journey to unique habitats such as Duong Lam in the Northern River Delta, one of the last remaining ancient villages in Vietnam where travelers can see traditional 400-year-old houses up close. Guests can experience the living history of the area and local culture and enjoy a lunch in an 100-year-old homestead. There is also the option to visit a local craft village where artisans have specialized in making unique items like bird cages, conical hats and even wooden buildings using techniques passed down through generations.

Aficionados will be inspired by the guided art tour, which takes guests backstage into the flourishing art world of Hanoi, led by an expert who will showcase the quirky hangouts and galleries away from the tourist trail.

“Backyard Travel is extremely proud of this new tailor-made tour which allows guests to peel back the layers of Hanoi,” said Backyard Travel’s Operations and Product Director Maeve Nolan. “Vietnam is a much-visited nation, but few get under the skin of this unique country. We believe our insider tours enable visitors to see life as it is - which is an invaluable experience for any traveler.”

About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit or Facebook page

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