Walk through the lesser-known parts Hanoi’s Old Quarter and learn about the history of Hanoi through tales told by the guide. Get acquainted with local Hanoians and admire their love for Vietnam, its history and its culture. Discover the beauty of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments and get a feel for the city’s rich and vibrant culture.
8.00 – 8.30: Get pick up at your hotel (at area of Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake) to start for Hanoi city tour.
08:45 – visit Tran Quoc Pagoda – is located on the east of the West Lake, built from the reign of King Ly Nam De.
09:30 visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder and resume visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office, the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and Presidential Palace where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons,- the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century.
11:15 – visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – The museum has become an attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors due to the simple exhibits which displays both the aspects of tangible and intangible culture, lifestyle and creativity of Vietnamese ethnic groups.
(Vietnamese Woman Museum will be the alternative on Monday hence Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is closed)
12:30 – Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes.
13:45 – visit Temple of Literature is the first university in Vietnam, built in 1070. Today, Temple of literature has become a popular destination of Travel Hanoi, the place of awarding merit to students who have excellent study achievement.
15:30 visit Hoa Lo prison – French colonists built the prison in 1896 to detain those who fought against the French colonial regime, which was called the Maison Centrale.
16:30 – drop off at your hotel
Options are available on request:
1 hour cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake ($8 extra)
Hanoi Water Puppet show (10$ extra)