Hanoi is the capital and the second largest city of Vietnam. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, being marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. Hanoi is famous for the Old Quarter with 36 streets, each of which attached to a traditional trade, which still remains unique aspects of the past. Hanoi has a vibrant “street culture” where daily activities, such as hair cutting and eating at food stalls, take place on cramped sidewalks.
Through this tour, 4U Tours invites you to explore with us the key highlights of Vietnam’s Capital such as Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Old Quarter, and Water Puppet Show.
This morning, meet 4U Tours guide at your hotel and drive to Ho Chi Minh’s Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda.
The next stop will be Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university and the very first stop-over of any foreign tourist in Hanoi. It reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of studying in the past. It is also a famous historical and cultural relic nowadays.
Continue visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi which lies beside the dazzling West Lake.
Lunch will be with Hanoi specialty at Lotus Buffet Restaurant.
After lunch, you will visit the serene Museum of Ethnology, a 20 minute drive out of town that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups (Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays).
Drive back to Hanoi to enjoy cyclo riding around the Old French Quarters. Then, take a guided walking tour to walk along the 36 old streets for insights into the Hanoian’s ordinary life.
Drive back to your hotel after tour.
+ Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum opens 5 days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30AM – 10:30AM during summer or 8:00AM – 11:00AM during winter. The mausoleum is also closed during October – November for yearly maintenance.
Tour cost includes:
Private air-conditioned transportation
Local English speaking guide
Admission fees as per itinerary
Cyclo ride in the Old Quarter
Lunch as indicated in the program (food only, without drinks)
Bottled water & cold hand-wipe as refreshment during transfers
Tour cost excludes:
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and drinks during meals
Travel & Trip insurance
Other expenses which are not clearly mentioned in inclusive services
Gratuities to guides and drivers (suggested USD 10 / person / day)
Exploring Charming Capital of Vietnam
Package price: USD 104 per person
: USD 208