On this full day tour of Hanoi you will see the highlights of the city and enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your hotel inside Hanoi Old quarter from 8 to 8:30 am by your tour guide and bus driver. In the morning, you will visit the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda of North Vietnam (over 1,400 years) lying on lakeside of West lake, the largest lake of Hanoi. Have a short stopover for taking photos. You will know more about typical architecture of North Vietnam pagoda.
Then proceed to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a Ho Chi Minh stilt-house relating to the life of Vietnam former President Ho Chi Minh from 1945 to 1969. Know more about 1 of 100 most influential people all over the world in the 20th century listed by TIME Magazine. Then see the One-Pillar pagoda. The pagoda on 1 stilt. This is the unique architecture different from Tran Quoc pagoda. After, you visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the best museum of Vietnam in terms of ethnology, home to 54 people groups.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Literature, the first national university since 1070 with 82 rocky stelae writing the achievements of 82 former royal masters as UNECO World Documentary heritage since 2009. Proceed to Hoan Kiem lake, the “Return Sword lake”, which is the heart of Hanoi, visit Ngoc Son temple and you will know more about the legendary story that King Le Loi return the God’s blade to the Saint of Turtle. After this, you will be taken back to your hotel.
- Pick-up & drop-off from your hotel inside Hanoi Old quarter
- English speaking tour guide
- Lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old quarter (Vietnamese food)
- Admission fees
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please remember to bring long clothes for visiting pagodas and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, umbrella/ cap, camera, bottled water.