A Day in Charming and Historic Hanoi

1 Day


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant capital with our one-day Hanoi city tour. Delve into the captivating blend of ancient traditions, colonial architecture, and bustling street life that define this enchanting city. From tranquil lakes to bustling markets, historic landmarks to mouthwatering cuisine, our curated itinerary promises a day packed with cultural immersion and unforgettable experiences. Join us as we uncover the essence of Hanoi in just one day, leaving you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.


Day 1 :

Hanoi, a city of contrasts, defies easy categorization. It's both modern and traditional, chaotic and serene, and always full of surprises. But one thing is for sure: it's a place that’s captivating, to all the senses.
Today’s full day discovery of Hanoi starts at 08:30. Begin with a visit to the sixth-century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, on the shores of serene West Lake.
Next, take a short drive to visit the famed Temple of Literature. In 1076 Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first university, also referred to as Van Mieu, was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite, for an incredible 800-years.
Following, chose a museum option (to be discussed on the actual day of the tour):
Option 1: Vietnam Women’s Museum. Highly acclaimed, the museum displays highlights of Vietnam’s vast cultural diversity and the significant role women play in Vietnamese society.
Option 2: The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed Mondays) is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about the rich cultural diversity of Vietnam. The museum houses a vast collection of interactive exhibits that showcase the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam.
Following the visit of the museum, rest over a well deserved lunch.
Once sated, visit Hanoi’s iconic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex. The site is fascinating yet expect long walking distances (Note the Mausoleum is closed Monday and Fridays, each afternoon as well as annually from June 12th to Aug 14th).
Continuing on foot past the Mausoleum (viewed from outside) to learn about the life and legacy of the nation’s founder. Continue to the ‘house on stilts’ where ‘Bac Ho’ resided from 1958 to 1969 (closed on Monday and Friday). Stroll around the tranquil grounds before completing the circuit at the One Pillar pagoda; built in 1049, the symbol of Hanoi is a unique representation of the city.
Mid-late afternoon, continue the exploration with a stroll through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. A maze of alleyways and hidden treasures, learn about local life in the ‘36-guilds’ as you weave through the frenetic streets on foot.
To conclude the day, step back in time to the 11th century and experience the ancient art of water puppetry at the famed Water Puppet Theater.
Following the introduction to Hanoi’s highlights transfer back to your hotel or your next destination.


  • - English speaking tour guide
  • - Private A/C car/van
  • - Lunch
  • - Sightseeing tickets


  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tips
  • - Drinks

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A Day in Charming and Historic Hanoi