At the heart of northern Red River Delta, Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam is a peaceful city with friendly people, ancient architecture and deeply cultural as well as historic site. Founded in 1010 and became the centre of government under French colonial period from 19th century, Hanoi has still maintained French-colonial-style architecture among a modern bustling city. Walking in Old Quarter, visitors will be immersed in aged customs, where trade has taken place on back half a century, and temples, pagodas and monuments reflect the proud history of Vietnam.

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ITINERARY HANOI CITY TOUR 1 DAY:

8.00 – 8.15: We pick you up from your hotel, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
9.00: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.
9.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
10.00:

Departure on MON, FRI
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development (applied on MON, FRI)

Departure on TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUNDAY
You’ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures (applied on TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUNDAY).

12.30: You have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter
13.30: Visit the Temple of literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.
15.30- 16.00: Come back your hotel. Hanoi City Tour 1 day ends
Add some options: Enjoy Water Puppet Show from 15.30 to 16.15 or Electric Car or Cyclo around Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Come back your hotel at 17.00

INCLUDED:
– Transportation in van with A/C
– English speaking guide
– Meals
– Entrance fees.

EXCLUDED:
– Insurance
– Cyclo or Water Puppet Show Ticket costs 7USD/ person
– Drinks
– Visas
– Personal expenses
– Tips & gratuities.

Children policy:
• Free of charge for infant (below 5-year-old), other expense pay by parents
• 75% rate of adult for children from 5-8 years old
• 100% adult ticket for children over 8 years old
• Two adults bring 2 children, The 2nd child will be charged 100% adult ticket

Notes:
• Children under 3 years old are not allowed to get inside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
• Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday morning. And closes from 5th Sep to 31st October
• The itinerary can be changed due to weather…
• Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
• Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only.. Then the tour will finish around 17h00 – 17h30.
• Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
• Surcharge 5usd/pax if travel date falls on Lunar New Year (30 Dec, 1 – 3 Jan according to Lunar Calendar)

What to bring
– A hat & sunscreen
– Appropriate clothing for the season
– Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
– If you’re going to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, you must not wear shorts

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