At 8:00 am, We pick you up from your hotel in the Old Quarter, start the tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet Nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: You have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter with local Vietnamese traditional Cuisines.
13:30: You’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.
Finally, You’ll stop in at Museum of Ethnology. Located west of the city center, this museum offer informative and well-documented display on the country’s 54 ethnic groups, include elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. The display continues on to the garden outside with fascinating examples of minority housing from the King’s to the ones of the ethnic groups in Central Highlands.
Drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter at 15.30.
Option 1: Full day tour: US$31 per person
Option 2: Full day tour and enjoy water puppet show: US$36 per person
Option 3: Full day tour and ride on a rickshaw around the Old Quarter: US$36 per person
Note: On Monday and Friday morning, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed
Enjoy Water Puppet Show from 15.30 to 16.15
Hotel pick up and drop off in the Old Quarter
Bus transfer as per program
English speaking tour guide
All entrance fees
Lunch at the local restaurant
Mineral water on bus
Tipping at customer’s discretion
What to bring:
– A hat & sunscreen
– Appropriate clothing for the season
– Comfortable walking shoes/ clothes
– If you’re going to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, you should not wear short pants