Visit Vietnam’s capital on a full-day tour, the center of culture, politics, economy and trade of the whole country. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works.
What to Expect
8:00: You will be picked up from your hotel, start the tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum; the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet Nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: Have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter with local Vietnamese traditional Cuisines.
13:30: You'll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi. Finally, stop in at Museum of Ethnology. Located west of the city center, this museum offers informative and well-documented display on the country’s 54 ethnic groups, include elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. The display continues on to the garden outside with fascinating examples of minority housing from the King’s to the ones of the ethnic groups in Central Highlands.
15.30: Tour ends.
- Transportation in air-conditioned van
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Water Puppet Show Ticket (costs 6 USD/person)
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
• Please bring a hat and sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing for the season such as comfortable walking shoes/ clothes
• If you are going to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, you should not wear shorts
• On Monday and Friday morning, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed