We ( 3 adults) will be visiting Hanoi in June.( never been to Vietnam before ) We usually enjoy travelling on our own as it allows us to enjoy the whole experience. I was wondering if its advisable considering the language and the scamming incidents read about on TA. Also, if going without a tour, what is the best way to get to places outside of Hanoi eg Ninh Binh? Taxi also? Car rental for a few days maybe? Thank you.