A day Charming and Historic Hanoi

Duration8 hours

Single from AUD $148.00

Twin from AUD $100.00

Description

See the beautiful Temple of Literature, the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, the grand and solemn mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (viewed from outside), West Lake’s Tran Quoc temple and the fascinating Ethnology Museum. Wander the narrow streets in the bustling Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet performance at the end of the day.

Depart  the hotel at 8.30 for the Temple of Literature. Proceed then to The One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049.  This structure is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Close by is the mausoleum of the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov; and the former presidents house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. Visit his former home, which illustrates the modesty of this Vietnamese revolutionary.

Continue to picturesque WestLake and the sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda.

Lunch will be had in one of the city’s finest restaurants.

In the afternoon visit the fascinating Ethnology Museum (closed on Mondays), As an alternative to the Ethnology Museum, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum (closed on Mondays).

At the end of the afternoon visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around.

Finish the day with a Water Puppet show. (L)

Tour Inclusions:

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Transfers and Touring by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as described in the itinerary – 1 Lunch