Ample time is available after the work day and on the weekend to enjoy cultural, natural and educational attractions in and around Hanoi. Many volunteers enjoy shopping in unique craft markets, art galleries and "old town" shops near the hotel, which is centrally located in the historical center of the city. The area is also filled with beautiful parks and lakes that are a short walk or taxi ride away.
A few of the notable historical sites are:
- The "Hanoi Hilton," the prison used to incarcerate both Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers at different times
- The Puppet Theater
- The Mausoleum
- The Catholic Cathedral
Will Global Volunteers arrange free time for me?
No. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Global Volunteers is prohibited from making non-program-related arrangements for you. However, our team leaders and consultants can provide general guidance and advice, including a list of activities explored and enjoyed by previous teams.