Welcome to Vietnam’s richest cultural capital. With over 1,000 years of history to uncover, you’ll find the highlights of Hanoi’s treasured gems on this exciting tour around the ‘City of lakes’. Visit the finest spiritual temples, busiest market streets & most... View more
Destinations: Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Army History Museum, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake
Duration: 1 Day

Itinerary Details (departure time will be set to your personal preferences)

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. After a short drive we’ll start our tour with a visit to the exquisite Tran Quoc Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist temple and national heritage site, located at the West Lake.

We visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam’s greatest father. Walk beside Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. The vast gardens boast over 250 different species of plants & flowers from all over Vietnam.

Next stop is to see the beautiful One Pillar Pagoda, modeled on the lotus flower - a striking symbol of Hanoi city.

We visit the impressive Army History Museum to learn all about the Indochina, French and American war, and an impressive experience.

Your transportation will take you back to a local restaurant in the Old Quarter of Hanoi where we'll enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and some time to relax.

We explore the Temple of Literature, the most famous temple in Hanoi that also served as Vietnam’s first university. It was constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. This vastly significant structure incorporates an interior realm of 5 courtyards, ancient trees and manicured lawns.

We'll take a short drive to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake, to visit the holy Ngoc Son temple dedicated to the saint Van Xuong and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against the Mongolians. We'll also see the surrounding rich, stylistic synergy of Vietnamese and French architecture. Learn the legends of this ancient lake, and if you're very lucky, you may even spot the elusive giant turtle!

The given price per person on our website is based on 2 people

What’s excluded?

  • Other (alcoholic) beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips, personal expenses and all not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that.

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