1 day Hanoi Explorer
Join us to see the heart and soul of Hanoi. Learning fascinating stories of Ho Chi Minh, visit the famous Temple of Literature and Vietnam's first University, head to the wonderful Museum of Ethnology, wander through the maze of alleys in the Old Quarter and admire the French Quarter.
After breakfast we see the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh on a visit to the imposing mausoleum erected in his honor.
Time is also spent strolling around the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's living quarter and One Pillar Pagoda. Next, we drop into the serene Temple of Literature and Vietnam's first University.
For lunch we sit down for a traditional Vietnamese meal at one of the best restaurants in Hanoi. We then come for "cà phê trứng," or egg coffee, a Hanoi specialty in which we can see creamy soft egg, condensed milk, coffee powder, some butter, some cheese and a family secret.
Afternoon finds us in the Museum of Ethnology, a colourful and comprehensive museum and dedicated to Vietnam’s more than 50 ethnic minority people.
We see its beautiful indoors and outdoor exhibits and learn more about the diverse heritage of Vietnam. Following that we wander through the most fascinating portions of Hanoi's Old Quarter.
We pass through some guilded streets and to the colourful local market of Dong Xuan and the market holds vendors selling almost everything from jeans to raw fish.
An ideal way to spend the rest of afternoon is to admire the city's French-colonial architechture as we stroll past French colonial houses, before our final stop at Ngoc Son Temple on the tiny island on Hoan Kiem Lake, surrounded by lush trees and ancient Buddhist temples.
We conclude our day with attending an incredible water puppet show, a form of traditional Vietnamese entertainment that started in rice fields centuries ago, is performed alongside traditional Vietnamese music that employs drums, wooden bells, horns and bamboo flutes - the perfect way to finish off this Hanoi sightseeing tour. (Lunch is included).
Easy strolling with a 2-5 km.
- 1 lunch.
We cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
Our experienced and friendly tour guides speak fluent English. They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- $56USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people.
- $39USD per person for a group of 7 to 8 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- tour guides.
- entrance fees.
- two bottles of mineral water.
- permits where applicable.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).
- other personal expenses.
What to take: sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a great journey!!!