Hanoi city tour: A close-up touch of Hanoi - One day


08:00 Meet at your place and start the city tour. We first visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex, where the body lies in a glass case with dim lights in the mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's simple open wooden house on stilts surrounded by gardens with towering trees and a small lake, presidential palace built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina, Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of the Vietnam Democratic Republic in 1945.

Continue to visit the nearby One pillar pagoda – a wooden pagoda on a single stone pillar, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
Later on, we visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), which originally built as a Confucius Temple, then became Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance influence that Vietnamese society has placed on education.

Lunch at restaurant in the city

After lunch, we move through the downtown with its narrow tree lined alleys, which are reminiscent of French town, take photos at  Saint Joseph Cathedral, one of a typical French architectures remain. Relax with a leisure cyclo tour  in the Old Quarters, see  traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices...or treat yourself a coffee at traditional house and enjoy a panoramic view of the famous Hoan Kiem Lake before returning to your hotel.

Return to your place in Hanoi.

(*) The mausoleum (where the body is kept) is closed on Monday and Friday, in September and October for annual maintenance.


Tour price from: VND 1,580,000  or USD 75.--/pax.
(Minimum 2 pax to go. If your group consists of more than 2 persons, please send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly)

Our price includes:
    * Private transportation by car with English speaking guide
    * All entrance fees
    * One bottle of water on bus
    * Lunch at restaurant

Our price DOES NOT include: 
    * Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list