Hanoi is one of the most interesting cities in Southeast Asia. Being the capital of Vietnam, the Hanoi City is slow-paced yet quick to charm, with a lovely landscape of lakes, shaded boulevards, verdant public parks, and French-colonial architecture. Hanoi personifies the spirit of historic Vietnam in the temples, monuments, and pockets of ancient culture along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, yet perfectly reflects the rapid changes sweeping the country as Hanoi Yuppies sip cappuccinos in roadside cafes and compare cell phones. Hanoi City tour will bring you to full discovery with authentic experiences.

Tour Code: VEH 03
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts / Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Complex – Temple of literature – One Museum of Your Choice – Cyclo Tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Water puppet show
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Hanoi City Tour – Morning (L)

Today we start our one-day city tour from the lobby of the hotel. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hours to visit: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and One-pillar Pagoda.

ho chi minh museum hanoi city tour

Keep going to see 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 placed then and now on education. Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.

temple of literature hanoi

Hanoi City Tour – Afternoon

In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following that, we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the different parts of the city.

hanoi Museum of Ethnology

After that we will take one-hour cyclo (paddle rickshaw) around the Old Quarter, 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 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there.

hanoi old quarter hanoi city tour

Before we go back to hotel, we will have chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. The trip will be finished after the show at the hotel.

hanoi water pupet show

Option Visited Museums:

1. Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison
2. Hanoi Museum
3. National Museum of Vietnamese History
4. Vietnam Military History Museum
5. Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
6. Vietnam People’s Air Force Museum, Hanoi

About Price
It depends on whether you would like to take a private tour or sit in coach tour, the price per person also varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, cabin types and your departure date. Please send us your requirements. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s Included?

  • A/C Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at Cha Ca restaurant
  • Entrance fees
  • A bottle of water/person
  • Maximum 2 museums

About Water Puppet show: Subject to change without priority

There are 5 shows in a day from Monday to Sunday at 15:30; 17:00; 18:30; 20:00; 21:15
On Tuesday, there is one more show at 14:15
On Sunday, there is one more show at 09:30