Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the early 11th century dazzles visitors its unique blend of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and legendary lakes. A city with long history and rich culture making up the distinct architectural influence of China and France and fomer Soviet Union, attract more and more travellers around the world.
Visitors coming to Hanoi are often impressed with the unique apperance and the charm of the city. Of the Old Quarter “36 treet area” and French Quarter, many relics of the past, well-known landscapes suh as Literature Temple Quoc Tu Giam, One Pillar Pagoda, Sword Lake, Chuong Duong bridge…still exist.
Hanoi City Full Day Tour
08:00 Tour guide meet you at hotel and start Hanoi City Full Day Tour with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
Then You visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with his mausoleum, his house-on-stilt and his garden. Visit One Pillar Pagoda built in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi today.
11:00 Proceed Hanoi City Full Day Tour to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about Vietnam diversity in cultures. You see the display of costumes, cloths, hunting tools, life activities of 54 Ethnic group in Vietnam.
12:30 Go to a place to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter. Time for relaxing.
14:00 Continue Hanoi City Day Tour to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first University. The temple is dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi.
15:30 Visit Hoa Lo prison relic – one of the highest and strongest political prison in Indochina built by French colonials.
Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake “turtle lake” and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians
16:30 We drop you off at your hotels (same pickup locations in the morning). End of Hanoi City Full Day Tour
1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opens in the morning only (from 8:00am - 11:30am) and closed in the afternoon. It is also closed on Monday and Friday weekly so visitors can visit outside only.
2. On Monday and Friday weekly, Museum of Ethnology is closed and so it will be replaced by Bat Trang ceramic village.
3. Those wearing shorts/miniskirts are not allowed to enter the mausoleum. All visitors’ shoulder must be covered with clothes/scarves.
4. Those wearing shorts/miniskirts are not allowed to enter the mausoleum. All visitors’ shoulder must be covered with clothes/scarves.
Pick up/drop off by air-conditioned vehicle in Hanoi Old Quarter
Professional English speaking guide.
Vietnamese lunch in a restaurant.
All sight-seeing fees.
Tips and others not mentioned in program