A full day guided tour of the gorgeous city of Hanoi that takes you to all the top attractions, sites and sights that the place has to offer, this one is a must for travellers who want to make the most out of their quick escapade. Places you will be exploring include the Presidential Palace, the Ethnology Museum, the Temple of Literature, the lovely Tran Quoc Pagoda and even the Sword Lake & Ngoc Son Temple.
The Capital of Vietnam and one of the hidden gems of South East Asia, Hanoi retains elegance and charm not often found in this part of the world, the city’s French influence is to be seen in the fine old colonial buildings and tree lined boulevards.
At 08:30AM, our waiting guide and driver will welcome you at your hotel and transfer us to Ho Chi Minh Complex.
We start our day with The Presidential Palace (formerly Palace of the Governor-General of French Indochina), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilt and nearby One Pillar Pagoda.
We continue to Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an excellent overview of the country's ethnic groups, their customs and ways of life. The beautiful grounds display original old houses from many different ethnic groups.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in 11th century.
We continue our visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.
We then drive to Hanoi Center, pay a visit to Sword Lake & Ngoc Son Temple, then board on a cyclo to explore the lively Old Quarter of Hanoi, the 36 streets of the Old Quarter.
Tour ends around 5.30P.M