- Transportation in van with A/C;
- Tour guide;
- Lunch/tea or coffee as mentioned in the Itinerary;
- Entrance fees.
- Food and drinks, unless specified above
- Gratuities (recommended)
Tran Quoc Pagoda & West lake in the morning
Our tour guide and bus will pick you up from the hotel around 8 AM then head to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda. It is an iconic ritual spot located on an island in the east bank of West Lake, with more than 1o00 years of history and is recognized as the oldest pagoda in Thang Long – Hanoi. It also was the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel from the 10th to 14th centuries (the Ly and Tran dynasties). The tour guide will introduce its historical and architectural values and tell you another interesting story about Tran Quoc Pagoda in West lake.
Tran Quoc Pagoda
9.15. am: Ho Chi Minh complex
Visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex which consists of the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the presidential palace, Uncle Ho’s house on stilts – where He lived and worked from 1954 – 1969) to learn more about the life of the Vietnamese hero through artifacts and tour guide’s stories.
- On Monday and Friday morning Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and museum are closed, instead of by Vietnamese women museum.
- All clients should not wear sort clothing to come in the mausoleum.
10h00: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Undoubtedly, this is the most exciting and Must-see Museums in Ha Noi. The museum has indoors and outdoors section, while the in-housed display evidence of Vietnam ethnic about the festival and daily and spiritual life. The outdoors display numerous houses modeling after the traditional architecture of ethnic minorities and hold many activities that make the museum stand out from the rest. Shortly, this is a fascinating and informative place for those who want to learn about the culture and traditions of Vietnam
House model in Vietnam museum of ethnology
12.15.pm: Lunch Time
1.30.pm: The temple of literature (The first university in Vietnam)
As the first university in Vietnam which was built more than 1,000 years ago, the Temple of Literature will give tourists a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture and tradition.
02h30: Hoa Lo prison
Hoa Lo prison was built in 1899 by the French for the original purpose of kept political prisoners here awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice. In the Vietnam war’s time, It is used as a prison for US pilots and officers who had been shot down and captured. They called it, sarcastically, the “Hanoi Hilton”. American senator John McCain was held there at various times during his five and a half years as a POW.
Hoa Lo prison – must-see historical in Hanoi
Tourist will choose four options below to continue the Hanoi city tour
Continue the Hanoi city tour with the guide into the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
Learn more about Vietnamese traditional cuisine by taking part in a Hanoi cooking class tour. Under the guidance of experienced Chelf, you are learned to cook some traditional meals like Hanoi spring roll, green papaya with spices beef. Along with that are stories about food, culture, and life of Hanoi
Hanoi cooking class tour
Hanoi city tour will be concluded by a Vietnam water puppet show – a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 17h00 – 17h30
Taking a Cyclo to explore the Old Quarter in the late afternoon will be the best choice for those who want to soar into the local life here.
cyclo in Hanoi Hanoi city tour