Start the day with morning pickup at your hotel in Hanoi, then begin the trip into the Tam Dao mountain range, which rises 3,280 feet (1,000 mt.) above sea level. Your first stop of the day is the resort town of Tam Dao: French colonists founded the town in the early 1900s, drawn by the cool air, green landscape, and drifting fog. Their villas were destroyed in the Franco-Viet Minh War, but the peaceful setting has kept it a favorite destination for Hanoians.
This full-day tour combines Tam Dao’s nature and culture, and you’ll have plenty of time to swim in a mountain pool and hike to Silver Waterfall, which flows 165 feet (50 meters) over rocks and jungle foliage. Pause to refuel over lunch, then visit a Tam Dao temple that’s dedicated to the Goddess of the Jungle. At the end of the day, begin the return trip to Hanoi, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.