Hanoi full day tour, daily tours, Dive in to the sights, sounds and smells of our bustling city on our Hanoi sightseeing tour. With our local guide we start our tour with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex on the site where he declared Vietnam’s independe
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- See where “Uncle Ho” lived, worked and declared national independence.
- Wander ancient pagodas and French colonial buildings.
- Explore the country's first university at the Temple of Literature,
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Gain insight into cultural diversity at the Museum of Ethnology.
- Experience traditional street life in Hanoi old Quarter
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Please show your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
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least 24 hours prior to departure. This confirmation helps to avoid
delays in our departure.
Dress standards are conservative, especially outside major cities. To
respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest
clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.
Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the
predominantly hot Hanoi climate.
Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusive.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and
drivers a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not
be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will
take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and
is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Far East
Vacation destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your
extra expenses on this tour.
Departure time: 8:00 AM daily
Place of departure: at your hotel
Destinations: see router
Dive in to the sights, sounds and smells of our bustling city on our Hanoi sightseeing tour. With Far East Vacation's local guide we start our tour with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex on the site where he declared Vietnam’s independence in 1945, and see the reverence with which Vietnamese people treat their “Uncle Ho”. Other sites that we will visit with our local guide include:
- House 54: Ho Chi Minh lived and worked here between 1954 and 1958
- Stilt House: Ho Chi Minh moved from House 54 to the Stilt House in 1958, and worked and lived there until his death in 1969.
- Presidential Palace: Originally built by the French at the start of the 20th Century to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. Following his “Declaration of Independence” Ho Chi Minh refused to move into the building due to its connection with the countries colonial past.
- One Pillar Pagoda: -A unique wooden structure originally built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Thong of the Ly Dynasty. The current structure is a replica of the original.
Continuing on our Hanoi tour through the city we drive to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Thong in 1070, a university was added to the grounds six years later. The university provided education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy or “mandarins”.
The University remained here until Emperor Gia Long moved the country’s administrative capital from Hanoi to Hue at the end of the 18th century and start of the 19th century.
After our visit to the Temple of Literature, we head to a local restaurant for a delicious local lunch with “Pho” or Noodle Soup is a popular choice amongst locals.
After lunch, we visit the Museum of Ethnology, to learn more about the cultural diversity of Vietnams ethnic minorities. Established by the Vietnamese government in 1997, the museum provides us with a fascinating insight into the diverse cultures, customs and lifestyles of the 54 ethnic groups that inhabit Vietnam.
We finish our ultimate Hanoi travel experience with a walking tour of Hanoi old Quarter. See how Hanoians live out their lives on the streets, sitting and eating together on the sidewalks and bartering for wares. Visit the local Dong Xuan market before finishing at Bia Hoi corner where you can freshen-up with a local beer (not included) and have the opportunity to swap stories with local people eager to practice their language skills.
At the end of our Hanoi sightseeing tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you back to your hotel. End trip organized by Far East Vacation