Over 1,000 years of vibrant culture, art and cuisine make Hanoi, Vietnam, the ideal place to begin this exciting Southeast Asian journey. On arrival today, we immediately start exploring its centuries-old streets and historic structures on a guided walking tour that takes us to the Ngoc Son Temple. This place of serenity is also called the Temple of the Jade Mountain and was constructed in the 1800s on a small island north of Hoan Kiem Lake. Following this, we walk back to the city and board a cyclo for a unique tour of the Old Quarter. This is an exciting way to experience the buzzing atmosphere found amongst the traditional Vietnamese buildings; sit back with your camera at hand and let your driver guide the way. Overnight Hanoi.