Get a feel of Hanoi's local culture while seeing the city's highlights and mingling with the locals on this private half-day tour. Choose from either the morning or afternoon departure.
- Morning Tour
Start time: 8.00 am
The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which is an important place of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of Vietnamese who come from far and wide to pay their respects to 'Uncle Ho'. Within the complex are Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda.
The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Then, at the Hoan Kiem Lake, you will have time to take some pictures before joining a 30-minute car tour or 30-minute cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life. A cup of coffee will be served after.
- Afternoon Tour
Start time: 2.00 pm
The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter. The tour takes you to some famous highlights and destinations in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts and the Temple of Literature. After taking a rest with a cup of coffee at the hidden coffee shop, the tour continues with: (You can choose one of these options below with extra)
- Option 1: 30-minute electric car tour around the Old Quarter to experience local life.
- Option 2: 30-minute cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to experience local life.
- Option 3: Enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show to know more about the ancient local life as well as Vietnamese's culture.
At the end, the car will drop you off at your hotel.