Do a 1 Day Tour of Hanoi City
On your rest days after climbing in Vietnam, there’s plenty of non-rock climbing outdoor activities to enjoy in Vietnam, and one of the must-dos is walk through old quarters in Hanoi city in the day time AND at night. Its a crazy chaotic mess of traffic and food stalls and shops and moving stalls and flowers!
At night, it transforms into a full-on night market and nightlife street with plenty of places to chill, BBQ, grab a bite and more. Whether you are a backpacker going through Vietnam or a city person, this is something that you must experience in Hanoi!
Halong Bay Boat and Cruise Ride
Apart from the great deep water soloing you can find in Halong Bay, the area is also a World Heritage Site, meaning that it’s a beautiful place to hop on a boat tour and enjoy the views.
From luxury cruises to kayaks, there are plenty of ways to see the bay and surrounding area like monkey island.
Small Boat Ride in Ninh Binh
Another boat ride that I recommend is down the river in Ninh Binh, where you can visit Tam Coc or Trang An. A boat tour will offer you some of the most beautiful views of Ninh Binh, and you’ll be sure to have a relaxing rest day.
If you’re looking for a day off from climbing, try checking out Hanoi City. There’s tons of gorgeous ancient architecture to explore, and if you’re in the city, be sure to check out the amazing culinary scene.
If you happen to be at the other end of Vietnam in the North, the other busiest city will be the capital Ho Chi Minh city. You can expect equally incredible atmosphere, night markets, street food and plenty of hotels in district 10 and around.
If you want to do some rock climbing in Vietnam, check out the video below or this video here
The Food Trails and Culinary Options of Vietnam
Vietnamese Beef or Chicken Pho (Phở)
Enjoy some beef or chicken pho in a number of restaurants in the city. Pho is a Vietnamese soup made from light clear beef broth with rice noodles and thinly cut beef or chicken slices.
Baquette Bánh Mì
If you’re looking for a
Vietnamese Hipster Cafes
Check out one of these super nice hipster cafes we visited called Hidden Gem. It was absolutely beautiful and completely made out of recycled materials. Its really nice to see how a bustling town in Hanoi with so much takeaway boxes and plastic, and there is a cafe that is willing to
Best Authetic Egg Coffee in Vietnam
Before leaving Hanoi, be sure to try egg coffee, a local Hanoi specialty since the world war when the French conquered the country. Egg coffee is a creamy drink that taste like tiramisu in a little cup. Its made of meringue-like egg white foam whipped into a thick shot of rich Vietnamese coffee. If
Cafe Giang claims to have invented the recipe, but you can get your egg coffee fix all over the city. Though you may be coming to Vietnam to rock climb, you can’t miss out on their spectacular local culinary scene!
Are you ready to plan your Vietnam trip?