Bustling Hanoi offers a charming blend of new and old. The French-colonial era has left a legacy of beautiful buildings, with the Old Quarter a fascinating area to explore on foot. Sample Hanoi's unique cuisine, shop for locally produced crafts and soak up the abundance of history and culture on offer in the city's compelling sites and monuments. Hanoi has always been a symbol of culture and a source of pride throughout the history. This city tour Hanoi is designed aiming to give you an opportunity to enjoy an absolute and adorable Hanoi. Small streets with old houses, friendly people with typical Vietnamese smiles offer you the true feeling of this capital city.
- Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, learn about his life of national hero.
- Visit The Temple of Literature – the first National University of Vietnam.
- Spending your relaxing time strolling around the Hoan Kiem Lake, the little lake but the very heart of life in Hanoi.
- Experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what’s happening on the streets of the Old Quarter.
- Experience classic Vietnamese culture at a traditional water puppet show.
8:30 Pick up at your hotel, start the tour on to beautiful Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of Lake West and visit to Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house- where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. The next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave the Pagoda for the Temple of Literature – the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian.
Lunch served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi cuisine.
Afternoon choose one of the city’s museums (History Museum and Ethnology Museum, Hoa Lo Prison which once known as “Hanoi Hilton”). Back to downtown for refreshment by Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple before taking cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities.
Late afternoon, we have 2 options for you:
Option 1: Enjoy watching a Water puppet show for one hour – an unique traditional performance of Vietnam.
Option 2: Enjoy a fascinating circus Ionah show Hanoi before ending this Hanoi city tour at your hotel.