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Hanoi City Tour

Hanoi is the most charming city in Vietnam with unique ambience, turbulent history, savory cuisine and cozy cafes. Take a one day Hanoi city tour to enjoy the sounds and smells of Hanoi from the legendary Restored Sword lake and Ngoc Son temple to the enchanting Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh complex, temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology and popular puppet water show.

ITINERARY

Hanoi

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Day 01

Hanoi

Enjoy a city tour around Hanoi to explore a big part of the Vietnamese culture and history

Accommodation: N/A

Meals: Lunch

In the morning, Asia Top Travel's tour guide welcomes you at your hotel lobby departing for an exciting city tour of Hanoi's significant highlights.
 
Start with a tour of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum: the final resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader President Ho Chi Minh (It is closed on Monday and Friday). 
 
Continue to Ba Dinh Square in front of the mausoleum: the site where President Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of Vietnam on September 2, 1945.
 
Visit the Presidential Palace, constructed between 1900 - 1906 by the French architect Auguste Henri Vildieu, was intended to be Ho Chi Minh’s official residence but he had opted for a traditional Vietnamese stilt-house instead. 
 
The humble traditional House-on-Stilts where president Ho Chi Minh lived intermittently from 1958 to 1969 is set in a well-tended garden adjacent to a carp-filled pond and has been preserved just as Uncle Ho left it is worth a visit.
 
Visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius. This is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.  
 
Lunch will be served at the local restaurant.
 
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country. It has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
 
Discover Ngoc Son Temple, located on a jade island on the Hoan Kiem Lake. Its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.
 
A 45 minute - Cyclo Tour takes you through the Old Quarter that is also known as the 36 streets. This bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.
 
Attend to the Water Puppet Show, before heading back to your hotel, you will enjoy this traditional art performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Note

Add this day tour to your tailor-made package in Vietnam.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Admission fees 
  • Lunch 
  • Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by English speaking guide 
  • Water puppet ticket
  • Cyclo tour of one hour
Trip Exclusions
  • Travel insurance  
  • Personal expenses, Bar, Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities 
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi

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