Hanoi City Tour – 1 Day
Hanoi City Tour offers us a wonderful moment to explore the colonial capital city of Vietnam. It is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial style buildings; daily life in Hanoi old quarters and more over the city is full-energy moving forward.
Duration: One day
Departure date: Any time you wish
Start/End: Your hotel in Hanoi
Group size: Private only – 1 people and above
Price: 75 USD per person
Our tour guide will greet you at your hotel in Hanoi at 08:00 am and start the city tour with a visit to the Soviet style Ba Dinh square where Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of the Nation’s Independence in 1945. We visit the museum dedicated to Ho Chi Minh before passing through his Mausoleum, escorted by the soldiers in full regalia. As we leave, we will able to walk through the gardens of the Presidential Palace before seeing “ Uncle Ho’s ’’ house – the house on stilt, the humble dwelling he built ( based on a traditional Vietnamese stilt house ) and where he lived for the last ten years of his life. We will then continue to One Pillar pagoda and the 1000- year old Temple of Literature the principle Vietnamese Confucian sanctuary and its historical center of learning.. Made up of five courtyards, this is one of the few remnants of the original city. Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.
After lunch, we visit the Hoa Lo prison, the highest security prison of Indochina during the French colony. It was where the Vietnamese patriotic soldiers were detained by the colonialists and was later known as “Hanoi Hilton” for American pilots during American War. After wards we proceed to one of the museums in Hanoi: the Women’s Museum, Museum of Ethnology or the history Museum.
After that we will be attending a water puppet show in Thang Long theater, a typical art unique to North Vietnam with traditions dating back over a thousand years.
We finish the day with Hanoi cyclo tour (rickshaw ) we will tour around the Old quarter of Hanoi, where each street is named after the trade ( or guild) that has carried on there for centuries such as Hang Bac ( Silver Street) and Hang Trong ( Drum street) . The trade spills onto the street, mixing with the herbal scents for sale and the atmosphere is lively and sociable.
The service will conclude once we return to our hotel.