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Hanoi: Food, Culture, Sightseeing and Fun – Army Jeep Tour

1. Hanoi: Food, Culture, Sightseeing and Fun – Army Jeep Tour

Tour Hanoi in a vintage GAZ-69, the classic Army jeep from the 50s and 60s during the Soviet Era. Go on a journey through the city’s many neighborhoods and get to know the Hanoi of the past and of today with a private or shared guide. Start off with pickup at your hotel or at a meeting point in Hanoi Old Quarter. Get a safety briefing from your guide before driving off on an adventure. Begin by diving straight into the labyrinth of backstreets and tiny alleyways to find out what everyday life in Hanoi is really like. Get an honest and authentic insight into the good, the bad, and the weird sides of the city. Next, drive past and visit the must-see sights, including Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the centuries-old Buddhist and Taoist temples of Tran Quoc, the Temple of Literature, the historical train-street, the enchanting French Quarter, the Old Quarter, the romantic West Lake and Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House and the famous Long Bien Bridge. On the final part of your Hanoi Jeep tour, escape the bustling city to the peaceful and alluring villages around West Lake and Truc Bach Lake. Experience first-hand how such contrasting lifestyles can co-exist between the city center and the outskirts. Find hidden tranquil spots beyond the thousands of skyscrapers. Along the way, stop at local restaurants, eateries and food stalls to savor the tastiest dishes Hanoi has to offer. Sample authentic dishes with secret recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

2. Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century. Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world • Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas… • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. PM : Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton

Hanoi: Guided Half-Day City Highlights Tour with Transfers

3. Hanoi: Guided Half-Day City Highlights Tour with Transfers

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. See the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and more. Begin your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. Then head to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Make your way to the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, before concluding your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. Continue the visit with Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi and then head to Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. Next we pass by Hanoi Opera House. It was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Let our guide help you capture this memory with some amazing photos. Our last destination is Cafe Minh, a local coffee places with the extraodinary egg coffee. Have a sip of the hot egg coffee while watching the Old Quarter and then head back to your hotel.

Hanoi: Half-Day Guided City Tour on Vintage Minsk Motorbike

4. Hanoi: Half-Day Guided City Tour on Vintage Minsk Motorbike

The tour starts by picking up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or the meeting point. Choose to have a private guide or go on a fun group tour. You will be greeted by the guide and driver for a safety briefing and introduction to your Soviet-era Minsk bike. Then, begin your urban adventure to the best sights, neighborhoods, and food spots in Hanoi. Dive into the real Hanoi and visit the more hidden parts of the city. Taste a slice of Hanoian life in the maze of backstreets, tiny alleyways, local homes, schools, and markets, experiencing where and how locals live, work, and play. Next, move onto the second part of the tour, where you’ll pass by and stop at the must-see sights. You’ll see many places, including: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (which is considered the Mecca of the Vietnamese), The 1000-year-old Buddhist and Taoist temples of Tran Quoc, the Temple of Literature, the historical training track, the enchanting French Quarter, the hustling and bustling Old Quarter, the romantic lakes of Hoan Kiem, West Lake, the Hanoi Opera House, and the famous Long Bien bridge. You will also visit the poetic and peaceful villages and floating community along the Red River. Enrich your experience with the harmonious contrast between the city and the countryside of Hanoi. The last part of your Hanoi Motorbike Tours is all about food! We’ve got authentic, healthy and organic Hanoi Food at the Hidden Gem Cafe where we savor the tastiest dishes of Hanoi. And if you’re vegan or vegetarian, don’t worry – our menu has ample options for everybody.

Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Train Street & Hidden Gems

5. Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Train Street & Hidden Gems

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. Discover the famous destinations such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and also the hidden corners around Hanoi like Ma May Ancient House, Hang Buom Culture and Arts Center, and most especially the Train Street. Begin your tour at the Ancient House and wonder at the old style 19th century architecture. Then head to Hang Buom Culture and Arts Center, with variety series of exhibitions to honor Hanoi contemporary artists. A unique experience for those who loves art and beauty On the way to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, and for at least 2 months (June 15-August 15) for annual maintenance but you can still take pictures of the Mausoleum and walk around the area) Our last destination is the famous train street! Order yourself a cup of coffee while watching the train pass by right in front of your face! It's a life time experience that you will never forget that thrill rush feeling. Sometime the train schedule might be delayed so if you're lucky enough, you'll get to see the train. (The itinerary may change due to weather and operating conditions)

Hanoi: 1 round Hanoi City Hop on Hop off Vietnam Bus Tour

6. Hanoi: 1 round Hanoi City Hop on Hop off Vietnam Bus Tour

Visit the best highlights of Hanoi one thousand years in 1 hour city tour. From the open-top of the bus, enjoy freely best overviews of the Capital and experience a journey through Hanoi's cultural and historical sites. The tour allows visitors to explore Hanoi through the most attractive places such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Hanoi Flag Pole, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Cua Bac Church, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long , Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Vietnam Women's Museum, Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi Post Office. Get off the bus at Hanoi Opera House. Enjoy audio guide to local landmarks in multi languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese

Water Puppet Shower Ticket Add Visit Best Hanoi Sightseeing

7. Water Puppet Shower Ticket Add Visit Best Hanoi Sightseeing

=> Come in our shop to check in to get ticket WATER PUPPET SHOWER . Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable and traditional art forms during a live 50-minute performance. The art of water puppetry has a distinct Vietnamese identity. It came into existence more than a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. In its earliest days, water puppetry portrayed the daily life of villagers – in farming and fishing activities, children’s play and in romance. Today the performance also brings in ancient legends and mythys => Our English local guide will take you visiting Old Quarter to see real daily life of local people Hanoi

Highlight Hanoi city tour with train street.

8. Highlight Hanoi city tour with train street.

Morning: Tour guide and car pick you up at your hotels then start for Hanoi city tour. + Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case in the Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes). + The One Pillar Pagoda was built following a dream by the fatherless emperor in which the enlightened being Avalokiteshvara gave him a baby son resting on a lotus flower. Emperor Ly Thai Tong commissioned the pagoda to be created in resemblance of this lotus flower which is also the Buddhist symbol of enlightenment. + Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and West lake – the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi which built in the 6th century and West lake is the biggest lake in Hanoi. * Having lunch in the local Vietnamese restaurant Afternoon: + Visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam (Its closed on Monday and we will change to visit Hoa Lo Prison) + The next destination is Dong Xuan market, the largest wholesale market in Hanoi was built in 1889. Dong Xuan Market has long been a tourist attraction in Hanoi. Coming to Dong Xuan Market, you can find a wide range of commodities from fabric, clothing, local handicrafts, souvenirs and street foods. + Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung street, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style which was built about 120 years ago. In 1882, after the French army conquered Hanoi, the cathedral was constructed and completed in 1886. The cathedral and Nha Chung area were built on the land formerly belonging to Bao Thien pagoda, which was built under Ly dynasty. + Hanoi Train Street in Hanoi is one of the Best Things To Do to learn and explore Hanoi local life: Rather than being a normal road with car or motorbike traffic, it has actual real railway lines running through it. Homes and businesses literally open out onto the railway lines. This is also a highlight of out Hanoi city tour. Our tour guide and driver will drop you off same pickup place. Say goodbye to tour guide and driver. End of the Hanoi city tour. %

Hanoi Vintage Vespa City Tours

9. Hanoi Vintage Vespa City Tours

Experience the charm of Hanoi like never before with our “Hanoi Vintage Vespa Tours City Half Day”. This tour is designed to give you an authentic taste of the city’s rich history and vibrant culture: Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. After a brief safety introduction, we’ll set off on our Vespa adventure! First Stage: We’ll ride to the iconic Long Bien Bridge, a symbol of Hanoi’s resilience. Built by the renowned Eiffel Construction company in 1902, this bridge offers panoramic views of the Red River. We’ll then continue our journey through the peaceful banana and corn farms of Red River Island, a hidden gem in the heart of Hanoi. Second Stage: We’ll ride along the banks of Westlake, stopping to enjoy the stunning views from Thanh Nien road. This spot offers a unique contrast between Hanoi’s charming old quarter and its modern skyline. Third Stage: We’ll dive into the bustling local market, immersing ourselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. We’ll then visit Huu Tiep Lake in Ngoc Ha Flower Village, the site of a downed American B-52 aircraft from the Christmas bombing in 1972. Fourth Stage: Our route will take us past major city highlights such as the nearly 200-year-old Hanoi Flag Tower, the Hanoi Opera House, the thousand-year-old royal Thang Long Citadel, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ba Dinh Square, Tran Quoc Temple, and Truc Bach Lake. Final Stage: We’ll head to the century-old Reunification train track that runs through the heart of Hanoi. Here, local residents live just centimeters from the track, offering a unique glimpse into the local side of this bustling city. We’ll then enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a unique Egg Coffee before returning to your hotel. Join us on this unforgettable journey and let us share our love of Hanoi with you! 🛵🏮

Hanoi: History and Culture Tour on a Motorbike

10. Hanoi: History and Culture Tour on a Motorbike

Begin your tour at the Hanoi Opera House in the French Quarter, modeled on the Palais Garnier, which is considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Hanoi. The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Next, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for many Vietnamese pilgrims. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside the Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. After that, you will experience with one special food as well as one special drink like EGG COFFEE that you only have in Vietnam.

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The tour is simply amazing! In half a day you can see some very special things about the city that otherwise would not have been seen! And you certainly have another observation point on board the motorbike! The driver was really great

Ria was so sweet and it was so interesting to see the backstreet of Hanoi and the food was delicious! Thanks Ria!

Brian accompanied us very well through Hanoi. He was funny and very helpful.

Enjoyed this trip very much! Well organised and professional, thank you!

Alex was a wonderful guide. we had an amazing evening and a safe trip .