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Hanoi city tour full day | All you need to know before visiting

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Hanoi City tour full day will help you visit the best places in Hanoi with more than a thousand years, find lots of interesting, which are available only in Hanoi.

Highlight the Hanoi city tour Full day:

  • Visit Ho Chi Minh complex - learn about his life

  • Visit The Temple of Literature – the first National University of Vietnam.

  • Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the little lake but the very heart of Hanoi Capital

  • Experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what’s happening on the streets of Hanoi Old Quarter.

  • Enjoy Water Puppet Show - unique performer has original from Hanoi

1. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Did you know Vietnam has 54 ethnic minority, and each minority have its own culture, and language? Kinh (or Viet people) make up 86 % population, ect. Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will help you understand more about Vietnamese culture, and this is among the top attractive destinations to visit in Hanoi and Vietnam. Besides that, visitors can see the real house by local people.

hanoi full day city tour 

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

2. Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature was also the first Imperial academy of Vietnam and in Southeast Asia and was built in 1070 under Ly dynasty. Visitors will Khue Van Cac (the symbol of the capital) see 82 Stelae of Doctors made of stone and carried by stone turtles, which is unique in the world – UNESCO recognized it as a World Documentary Heritage site in 2015.

temple of literature in hanoi 

Temple of Literature 

3. Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is also a famous destination for domestic and international visitors who want to understand and show gratitude to the great father of the nation and learn more about Vietnamese history. Visitors will have a chance to see the real body of Ho Chi Minh and understand more about the war between Vietnam and the French colonial, the Americans.

ho chi minh mausoleum complex

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum 

4. One pillar pagoda

Located inside the Ho Chi Minh complex, The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese mean: Chùa Một Cột, formally Diên Hựu Tự, which literally means" long-lasting happiness and good luck") was built in 1049 by Ly Thai Tong. Our guide will share with you an interesting story about the legend of the pagoda.

5. Tran Quoc pagoda

Tran Quoc pagoda located in the middle of West Lake the biggest lake of Hanoi was built from 544 to 548 under the Ly dynasty – is considered the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and a symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism till now

tran quoc pagoda photo 

Tran Quoc pagoda

6. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple

This is the heart of Hanoi old quarter all visitors want to stop and visit. Besides visitors also can explore Ngoc Son temple and see tortoise specimens that once lived here have been preserved at Ngoc Son Temple.
Last but not least visitors can explore the old quarter or enjoy a water puppet show and do a Rickshaw or Electric car to discover the old quarter.
After 1000 - years old passed over. The capital is still preserved very well all about; colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, temples, and unique museums within the city center together with cultural, customs, living rhythms, and traditional history, combine a modern culture of Vietnam. That’s why you will never find it boring while in Hanoi. You'll definitely love those things. LET’s come and explore the best things Hanoi through your eyes, there are plenty of things are waiting for you!!!

7. Hanoi city tour itinerary

In the morning 
08:30: Our English-speaking tour guide will meet you up at your hotel or at a meeting point at the confirmed time. The first place we will visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to visit Mausoleum (where we are keeping embalmed) stilt house.
09:30 - 09:45: Visit One-Pillar Pagoda were worshipping the Goddess of Mercy – It is the most unique pagoda in the world
10:15: Visit the Lacquer Paintings workshop – the biggest center in Ha Noi
10:45: Continue to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in the capital.
12:30: Have lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
In the afternoon
13:30 – 13:45: Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the place dedicated to Confucian.
15:00: Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda – one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi built in Ha Noi in 544.
15: 45: Continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake (return sword), Ngoc Son Temple, our tour guide will share with you many interesting stories and legends about this lake.
Cyclo or Rickshaw in Vietnam, This is typical transportation in Hanoi that you should not miss (Optional - pay extra if you want to join)
Let's think of ending your tour with an hour of Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter? Then you will be dropped off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. End the tour.
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  • Get a full refund if you do not happy with our services
  • Get a 20% discount for massage service in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • FREE Itinerary for the whole trip to Vietnam
  • FREE 01 bottles of mineral water 0,5 lit/ 1 pax/ 1 day.
  • FREE 01 soft drinks or beer/ person at lunchtime
  • Full advice before payment
  • Support 24/7 - Easy to cancelation


Full transfers by A/C tourist car & a bottled water
Free pick up and see off in Hanoi Old Quarter area
Entrance fee, English speaking tour guide
Set Menu Lunch

Travel insurance
Personal expense, tips & gratuities.
What not mentioned clearly

Water puppet show or cycling (optional)
Children policy:
Free of charge for infants (below 5-year-old), other expenses paid by parents
75% rate of adult for children from 5-8 years old
100% adult ticket for children over 8-year-old
Two adults bring 2 children, The 2nd child will be charged a 100% adult ticket
Children under 3 years old are not allowed to get inside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday morning. And closes from 5th Sep to 31st October
The itinerary can be changed due to the weather.
Special requests (diet or vegetarian …) are available, please inform us in advance.
Should bring: Hat, umbrella, raincoat, light bags. Do not wear shorts, a mini skirt, or a tank top.


The itinerary can be changed due to the weather.
Special requests (diet or vegetarian…) should be send before your departure date.


Deposit at least 25% when you are confirming the booking.
The rest of the payment will be settled in our office when you arrive in Hanoi at our office or your hotel.

Please feel free to contact us to get more information: 

Room 202 - Hang Da Shopping Mall - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
Hotline: + 84 968667589


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