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Sightseeing Hanoi city included of all hanoi hlighlights such as Older quarter, Hochiminh complex, Hilton Museum, Temple of Literature
Car hire included: Driver, Gas, Road tolls, Parking
Suggest 4 seat car: for 3 passengers or 2 passengers + 1 local tour guide
Note: our driver can speak little in English, so if you need a licensed English or French speaking guide, surcharge = 35$/ working day
Or if your family from 4 to 8 people and need a bigger van of 16seats for Hanoi sightseeing tour
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Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi Old Quarter is located among the Lake of the Restored Sword, the Long Bien Bridge, a former city rampart, and a citadel wall of Hanoi. Actually, Hanoi Old Quarter consists of 36 old streets inside, which started as a snake and alligator-infested swamp. It later evolved into a cluster of villages made up of houses on stilts, and was unified by Chinese administrators who built ramparts around their headquarters. In the past, the Chinese called it "Dominated Annam" or "Protected South".
How old are the streets?
It would be a big surprise should you know that Hanoi Old Quarter came into being at the time King Ly Thai To selected Thang Long as the capital in 1010, that is, the streets have a nearly 1,000-year old history and became crowded and lively in 15th century. What makes them unique is that many of them remain in their very ancient architecture of the 15th century. Up to now, it has been the oldest continuously developed area in Vietnam.
What are their names’ origins?
Due to their long-lasting age, they are called “Old Quarter” or “36 Old Streets” (as consisting of 36 member streets). Similarly to the Guilded age of Europe,“Ha Noi's 36 districts” is Vietnam's version of the guild concept. In the past, as artisans moved to the capital city to do business, they gathered together in this area to share the resources. As a result, many of the streets were named after the crafts sold at that individual street. Pho Hang Bun (Vermicelli), Pho Hang Ma (Paper Product), Pho Hang Bac (Silver), etc. are examples of the streets carrying the name of the products sold there.
The phrase “36 pho phuong” often causes much confusion for most people;“Phố” means a street or a place for merchants to gather to do business, while “Phường”, a district or a guild of artisans specializing in a particular trade (phuong cheo, phuong tho, etc.). Yet, in any case, both are right to some extent.
Specialized craft streets and guilds: Most tourists are eager for exploring the old streets well-known for each one’s specialized industry. Hang Gai Street offers silk clothing ready-made and tailored, embroidery, and silver products. Hang Quat, the street that formerly sold silk and feather fans, now stuns the visitor by its brilliantly colored funeral and festival flags and religious objects and clothing. To Tich Street connects the above two and is still the wood turner's street. Hang Ma glimmers with shiny paper products, such as gift wrappings, wedding decorations and miniature paper objects to burn for the dead. Lan Ong Street is a sensual delight of textures and smells emanating from the sacks of herbal medicinal products: leaves, roots, barks, and powders, etc. Coming here, you may feel as if you were in a classical-styled area in terms of both architecture and product types!
36 Old Streets or more?
Although the old section of Hanoi is often called the "36 Old Streets", there are more than 36 actual streets. Some researchers believe that the number 36 came from the 15th century when there might have been 36 guild locations, which were workshop areas, not streets. When streets were later developed, the guild names were applied to the streets. Others attribute the 36 to a more abstract concept. The number nine in Asia represents the concept of"plenty”. Nine times the four directions make 36, which simply mean "many". In fact, there are now more than 70 streets in the area.
Although many of the streets no longer sell the products after which they were named, some still do. Today, the Old Quarter has become the unique classical feature of Hanoi, and the inspiration of numerous writers, poets, and painters, and one of the desired tourist destinations in Hanoi.
Hanoi old quarter, a must to see when in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Vietnampathfinder Car Rental Services - 17 years' experience.
We are a private and professional car rental company, head office based in Hanoi city capital of Vietnam, we have been providing car/ van rental services in Vietnam for over 17 years now, with large choice of private car/van/bus for working, business trip, family travel, also group tours for tourist, student groups...
Our private cars and coachs are all new, from standard to Luxury vehicles, limousine vans.
Our professional car rental services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to and from all major Vietnam airports such as Noi Bai (in Hanoi), Danang (in Danang), Tan Son Nhat (in Hochiminh city) International Airports, Phnompenh and Siemreap (Cambodia), Vientiane and Luangprabang (Laos) Yangon (Myanmar)
Our prices remain consistent, there are no hidden costs and our customers rely on guaranteed quality service.
By using our online booking service, you can be assured that our drivers will be there to greet you at the Arrivals or Pick-up address on time. Advanced 24 hours booking reservations are required if you wish to use our online booking service.
To take advantage of our excellence in taxi service and for any special arrangements, we recommend you phone or email us 24 hours before your arrival/departure.
Our Transportation Services include:
+ Airport Transfers : Hanoi, Hai phong, Dong Hoi, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang, Dalat, Hochiminh, Can Tho, Phu Quoc
+ Seaport Transfers: Hai Phong, Cai lan (Halong), Tien sa (danang), Chan may (Hue), Vung Tau, Saigon
+ Long journeys departing from: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi an, Nha Trang, Hochiminh, Can Tho
+ Long journeys cross border (Vietnam-Indochina): Vietnam- Laos ( from Hanoi to Vientinae or Luangprabang), Vietnam-Cambodia (from Ho Chi Minh city to Phnompenh or Siemreap)
Day Bookings also available! You can book a car/ Bus for a whole day or for a few hours for which the service will be charged at an hourly basis.
-Airport transfer Inclusion of:
Road, bridge tolls, parking fees of day time( not night time), gasoline, car insurance and professional, licensed driver ( at least 4years of driving experience).
- Airport transfer Exclusion of:
Overnight parking fee (outside the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh).
And all other not mentioned in the routings
All moderns (made in 2019-2020-2021) with air-conditioning, seat-belts and all are new cars
Type of Car:
Ford , Mecerdes, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Huyndai
+ 4 Seats car for 3 passengers + 2 midsize suicases
+ 7 Seats car for max 5 passengers + 3 midsize suicases
+ 16 Seats van for max 10 passengers + 6 midsize suicases (keep all back seats for your suicaces)
+ 29 Seats Mini-Bus for Max 14 passengers + 14 midsize suicases (keep all back seats for your suicaces)
+ 34 Seats Bus for Max 26 passengers + 26 midsize suicases (keep some back seats for your suicaces and some in the trunk under your seats)
+ 45 Seats Bus for Max 40 passengers + 20 midsize suicases (Your suicaces will be stored in the trunk under your seats) or 30 Passengers with 40 midsize suicases (keep some back seats for your suicaces and some in the trunk under your seats)
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With a focus on experience, guest safety, quality control and service delivery, we will check every details to make sure that our travel sevices or your booking travel with us a most enjoyable. Each request is dutifully responded to within 24 hours unless negotiations and special requests are required on your behalf; our team of Vietnampathfinder will ultimately inform and follow up or you also can call us any time at 084. 913323 977 (Mr Pham).
100% of the total car rental costs to be paid upon commitment of the car rental.
We do accept payment methods:
+ Credit card = 2.7% bank fees is levied in addition to the invoiced amount. Kindly make sure you include the invoice number or contact our Accounting Department for an invoice number so that your payment can be identified. Please also check with the bank who issued your credit card to ensure that no other bank fee is applied.
+ Paypayl online = 4.7%, fast but high fees
+Cash on arrival: we accept in some cases with 50% deposit by paypal or credit card online and the balance of 50% by cash on arrival Vietnam (collect by tour guides, drivers directly from tour leader or your clients).
+ Bank transfer = 25$/ 1 time bank fees/ whole amount (takes 3 days to complete and easy, this is low bank fees for big amount)
+ To ensure our cars are not being used for any for any illegal or immoral purpose
+ Our cars and drivers will refuse to carry passengers who not in the booking list (Names) or Number of People in the party at booking confirmation.
+ Pick up location changes must to inform us at 12 hours before departure and will be applied the surcharge if over 3 km from the original booking
+ For airport pick up, if the flight will delay for over 1hour, we will apply the surcharge for 50% and over 2 hours will charge 100% (as a new booking car)
+ Incorrect information such as arrival flight numbers, gate number, dock number, hotel names, passenger names, border gate names, arrival visa trouble will be considered as the services done and renew ones will be full charged
+ We will not agree if you take the wheel as a part of safety reasons, our drivers are licensed to do this job.
+ Our drivers can refuse to drive you to the sites that out of our booked schedules/ itineraries, surcharge will be applied upon request
Cancellations & Refunds
Any cancellations should be made in writing to VietnamPathfinder Travel (email at: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. We recommend you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement. Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 22 days or more prior to arrival date
For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total car rental cost will be applied.
For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 14 - 8 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total car rental cost will be applied.
Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total car rental cost should the cancellation happen within 7 days before departure.
We reserve the right to modify these cancellations & refunds policies without prior notice.
Last Minutes Booking Policies
Last minutes bookings if the bookings are made in 72 hours, 48 hours or 24 hours before departure
Less than 24 hours before your trip departure, please email us at: email@example.com or Call at 084 913323977 and only process the final booking on our website when get confirmation emails from our sale teams.
Refund and amendment will not be applied for last minute bookings.
Special surcharge during Vietnam Tet Lunar New Year:
We will request a special surcharge during 3days of Vietnam Tet Lunar New Year, this surcharge is added further 20%/ each day (during 3days of Tet Holiday period) and will inform you before process the booking our car
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