Two travel experiences in Hanoi, HCMC among world's 25 best: Tripadvisor

By Hoang Phong   September 12, 2023 | 07:19 pm PT
Two travel experiences in Hanoi, HCMC among world's 25 best: Tripadvisor
Foreign tourists on a jeep tour in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Backstreet Tours
A jeep tour in Hanoi and a street food tour in HCMC have been voted among the 25 best travel experiences in the world by readers of Tripadvisor.

Run by Hanoi Backstreet Tours, the jeep tour ranked 10th in the Travelers' Choice Best of the Best "Things to Do" list put out by the U.S. travel site.

The tour takes visitors through Hai Ba Trung Temple, Hanoi Train Street, which is famous for its coffee shops along the train track, Long Bien Bridge, and the Old Quarter.

En route, they can have a street food meal and drinks at a rooftop bar.

The tour lasts four and a half hours and costs US$55.

The street food tour on motorbikes with local students in HCMC ranked 14th.

Run by Saigon Back Alley Tours, it takes visitors four hours on a trip to explore the street food scene in the southern metropolis.

They get to try some of the city's popular street foods like bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup), BBQ pork with rice noodles, the delicious sandwich staple banh mi, sugarcane juice, grilled banana with coconut milk, banh xeo (crispy pancake) and sweet soup dessert.

The tour costs from $25, including hotel pickup and drop-off.

This year's best experience in the world is a full-day tour of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

The awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for experiences on Tripadvisor over the 12-month period from May 1, 2022.

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