Explore the capital of a beautiful country with thousand years of civilization and long-lasting culture, this 1 day Hanoi City tour will be the most memorable trip in your Vietnam vacation. Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam lying on the right bank of the Red River in the center of North Vietnam. It has been through the ups and downs of the historical journey to become an extremely populous and national culture as well as politic center. It is not only far-famed for outstanding relics but also renowned for the unique cuisine. Spending a full day to discover deeply the hustle and bustle of ancient urban in the transition of modernization and have a chance to greet the friendly local people as well as enjoy Hanoi’s specialties.
 

Tour route: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Ho Chi Minh former stilt-house residence – the Presidential Palace – Ho Chi Minh Museum – One Pillar Pagoda) – The Temple of Literature – The Old Quarter
Duration: 1 day
Tour Customizable: Definitely, (tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Language Speaking Request)
Transportation: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
Date: Daily
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour Category: Hanoi tours
Highlights:

  • Have a full day sightseeing by taking cyclo in Hanoi
  • Pay a solemn visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and gain insight into 54 Vietnam Ethnic groups
  • Go deeply into the worship and belief of Vietnamese people
  • Enjoy the unique Vietnamese traditional art performance: Water puppets
  • Savor the culinary delights of Hanoi
 
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Detailed itinerary

Meet your private guide at 8.am in the morning and drive up for the first stopover at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – one of the city’s best and most informative museums located in Cau Giay district which is about 7 kilometer from the downtown city. The museum preserves and displays many cultural objects of 54 ethnic groups and full of detailed information about the lifestyle of each ethnic group throughout the S-shaped elongated region.

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Afterward, head to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for a solemn visit to Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt-house residence to admire the simple lifestyle of the national leader, standing on Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then approach the unique architecture of One Pillar Pagoda and visit the President Palace nearby. Powering up after morning journey by enjoying “pho”-the specialty of Vietnamese food for a lunch at K.O.T.O restaurant established by Vietnamese Australian Jimmy Pham on Van Mieu Street, it is a non-profit organization which is run by local children whom Jimmy recruited from the streets.

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After lunch, your afternoon starts with a short walking toward The Temple of Literature. It was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong and considered the first Vietnam national university and now is one of the most city’s attractive destinations. Follow your guide to gain an insight into the special architecture style and 82 stelae of Doctors as well as Vietnamese education system in the past.

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Before heading for the Old Quarter, get a glimpse of Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to enjoy a water puppet show-the unique traditional art of North Vietnam for a very long time. The trip to Hanoi would not be completed without visiting the Old Quarter to see the true Hanoi. It is considered the heart of the city concluding of 36 streets. Taking cyclo to go through all the streets then discover the meaning of streets’ name and be mesmerized by the fascinating as well as the charm of each street with scooters and car warming around pedestrians.

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If you wish, there are three optional museums.

  • Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison

This museum was named after a street of Hanoi in the French domination of the 19th century. Soak up here to see how creepy and disgusting the punishments were that Vietnamese soldier endured in the past.

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  • National Museum of Vietnamese History

A destination to discover the culture and history of the country’s building and retaining dating back to the prehistoric time with the collection of various relics act out the constant and brilliant of Vietnam ancient cultural development from the Bronze Age period to the Iron Age period dating back about 2000 years ago.

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Note:
The museum closes on Monday

  • Vietnam Military History Museum

This is the first National Military Museum in Vietnam which preserves and displays approximately 160,000 valuable artifacts of historical, cultural and military reflecting Vietnamese people’s resistance to intensive war through many periods.

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What’s Included?

  • Guides: Hand-pick from our best guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
  • Drivers: friendly, responsible, reliable with many years driving experience, door-to-door services
  • Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
  • Viet Vision Travel Office: 24/7 customer service, accommodate all your needs.

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary