HA NOI CITY TOUR WITH ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM
(OPTION 1: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY)
Considered charming colonial city, tourist would find Hanoi very typical feature of oriental city alive with its tree-lined boulevards and lakes and its blend of French, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Hanoi is the jewel of Asia. A cyclo trip will bring you to charming "36 streets and 36 wares" of the fascinating Old Quarter.
CYCLO RIDE (optional): Pay extra 100,000 VND per person.
Riding on a cyclo for one hour around the Old Quarter will bring you a wonderful memory in Hanoi.
THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE: Long sleeve clothes, hat or umbrella, sunscreen, cash.
07:45 - 8:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
09:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:00 Visit One pillar pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.
11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology museum.
13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14:00 Visit Temples of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends.