8:00 Pick-up at hotel. Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where the late President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Vietnam on 2 September 1945. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One-Pillar Pagoda, a must-see monument in Hanoi. The One-Pillar Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist pagoda supported by only one pillar, built in the early 11th century during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, resembling a lotus blossom. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the first Imperial school in Vietnam built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly.
Have lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, visit the complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple), But Tower (pen shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), and The Huc Bridge (wooden bridge painted in red). Take a cyclo (pedicab) ride around 36 streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. Continue on to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple.
The tour finish with a water puppet show, this is a most impressive culture feature of Vietnam's arts.
Return to the hotel, tour ends.
Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mon & Fri, Oct-Nov, so we will visit outside.
Price: 65usd per person
Hotel pick-up and return
New minivan, entrance fee, pedicab
Water Puppet show ticket
English speaking tour guide
Free for children 0-5 years old
50% off for children 6-10 years old
Tips and gratuities
Water puppet show ticket