Hanoi Unveiled Full-Day City Tour to Explore Top Attractions

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant history, culture, and traditions of Hanoi, the bustling capital city of Vietnam. With its stunning landmarks and attractions, this full-day tour promises an unforgettable adventure that will take you on a journey through time.

Discover the life and legacy of Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, explore Vietnam’s first national university at the Temple of Literature, and soak in the beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake and Tran Quoc Temple.

Whether you’re a history buff, culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to explore the best that Hanoi has to offer, this tour is a must-do for you. So, put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us on this unforgettable journey.

Highlights

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to learn about the life and work of Ho Chi Minh, the revered leader of Vietnam’s struggle for independence.
  • Explore the unique One Pillar Pagoda, built in the shape of a lotus flower on a single pillar.
  • Discover the Temple of Literature, a temple dedicated to Confucius and Vietnam’s first national university.
  • Enjoy the beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple, a small temple on an island in the lake connected to the shore by a red bridge.
  • Shop for souvenirs and sample Hanoi’s famous street food at Dong Xuan Market in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Visit the Tran Quoc Temple, one of the oldest and most important temples in Hanoi, located on a small island on West Lake.
  • Learn about the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Departure & Return Location

Hotels in Hanoi

Departure Time

8:30 am suggested

Price Includes

for a package tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • A bottled water
  • Lunch with a famous Pho in Hanoi

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver
  • The others are not mentioned above

Notes

  • Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup is for lunch. But, if you are a vegetarian, please tell us in advance.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen and a hat as many attractions are outdoors.
  • The tour ends at 4:00 – 4:30 pm, allowing plenty of time to explore Hanoi’s thriving food and nightlife scene in the evening.
  • Timing is for reference only.

Itinerary

8:30am – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, and One Pillar Pagoda
Start the day early by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the founder and leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party, and a revered figure in Vietnamese history. The museum showcases his life and work, and his impact on Vietnam’s struggle for independence.

Also, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a unique temple built in the shape of a lotus flower on a single pillar. It’s considered one of Vietnam’s most iconic landmarks and is steeped in legend and history. The mausoleum and the pagoda are located within the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which also includes Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house and the Presidential Palace.

10:00am – Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature is a temple dedicated to Confucius and Vietnam’s first national university, dating back to the 11th century. This is a great place to learn more about the country’s educational and cultural heritage. The temple is also home to beautiful gardens, pavilions, and statues of Confucius and his disciples.

11:00am – Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple
After the Temple of Literature, head to Hoan Kiem Lake, a picturesque lake in the heart of Hanoi. The lake is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, and is surrounded by cafes, shops, and restaurants. The lake is home to the Ngoc Son Temple, a small temple on an island in the lake connected to the shore by a red bridge. The temple houses a collection of artifacts related to the lake’s history and legend.

11:40am – Dong Xuan Market
After exploring the lake and the temple, head to Dong Xuan Market, a large market in the Old Quarter selling a wide variety of goods ranging from food to clothing. This is a great place to do some shopping and pick up souvenirs to take home. The market is particularly busy in the mornings, so it’s best to visit early.

12:15 pm – Lunch in the Old Quarter (optional)
The Old Quarter is the historic heart of Hanoi, with narrow streets and alleyways filled with street vendors, cafes, and shops selling traditional goods. This is a great place to stop for lunch and sample some of Hanoi’s famous street food. Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup is a suggestion.

1:30pm – Tran Quoc Temple
Tran Quoc Temple is one of the oldest and most important temples in Hanoi. It’s located on a small island on West Lake and is famous for its beautiful architecture and serene atmosphere. The temple dates back to the 6th century and has undergone many renovations and restorations over the years. The temple grounds include a pagoda, a bell tower, and a lotus pond.

2:45pm – Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a museum dedicated to the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam, showcasing their traditional customs, costumes, and artifacts. This is a great place to learn more about the country’s diverse cultural heritage. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits, including recreated ethnic minority houses and gardens. The museum also has a shop selling handicrafts made by ethnic minority artisans.

4:00pm – Drive back to your hotel.
After a full day of exploring Hanoi’s landmarks and attractions, it’s time to rest and reflect on the day’s experiences.

Hanoi has a thriving food and nightlife scene, so you might want to consider heading out in the evening to explore the city’s culinary offerings or enjoy a few drinks at one of the many bars and nightclubs.

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Hannah Jayne

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We had an amazing time on the Hanoi Unveiled Full-Day City Tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the experience truly unforgettable. The highlight for us was visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, and learning about the history and culture of Vietnam. The tour was well-organized, and the included lunch was delicious. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hanoi.

April 4, 2023
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