What to see in our Hanoi Highlights: As a thousand-year-old city, Hanoi has witnessed the ups and downs of history, and become culture, politic, economic and tourism center of Vietnam. This tour is designed for those who wish to sketch a vibrant picture of culture and ancient atmosphere of the legendary city known as one of the must-see spots in this beautiful country. Do not miss the chance to enjoy a Cyclo tour around the Old Quarter, a spectacular water puppet show as well as historical attractions which will bring you from surprise to surprise.
Routine: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum – Temple of litereture – Tran Quoc pagoda – Museum of Ethnology – Hanoi Hilton (Prison museum) – Rickshaw ride around the old quarter – Water puppet show.
Morning: 8.00 am after breakfast in hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to see Ho Chi Minh residence complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, presidential Palace, House on stilt… the sites provide a more intensive look into the life of the national hero. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi culture.
Then we visit the Temple of Literature and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Leaving here we continue to the visit to Tran Quoc or national protection located in the West Lake. This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi.
Afternoon: Lunch will be served in a Vietnamese restaurant before we spend the first 2 hours of afternoon section to see the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This is the most recent, probable the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting museums in Hanoi. The next stop is Hanoi Hilton to learn a bit about Hanoi during the war time. A rickshaw ride around the old quarter is highly recommended to a relax and sightseeing trip to the special streets of the city.
We conclude today activities by sit down to enjoy a water puppet show. Tour ends at the hotel at about 6:30 pm
– Round trip A/C private transportation
– Local English speaking Guide
– Traditional Vietnamese food lunch
– All entrance fees and sightseeing tickets
– Cyclo ride around the old quarter- Water puppet tickets
– Bottled water on car during visiting time