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  1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi City Full-Day Open Tour

Product ID: 132924
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See the best of Hanoi, including the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Museum of Ethnology, and many other fascinating landmarks in the colorful capital of Vietnam on this full-day tour.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hotels located centrally in Ha Noi (no alley access).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:

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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander around the serene Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s very first university
  • Pay your respects to Vietnam’s iconic former president at Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Stroll around the Hoan Kiem Lake and learn about the legend buried within it
Full description
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of the national hero Uncle Ho, and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house from 1958 to 1969. At the Ho Chi Minh Museum, learn about what this remarkable man did for Vietnam.

Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, structures which collectively make up a pagoda over the middle of a square lake. Explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. Move on to the 10th-century Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university, dedicated to Confucius. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.

In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Option 1: except Mondays
You’ll stop in at museum of ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a center for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

Option 2: only on Mondays
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) away from Ha Noi, this is a pottery village with a half-millenary historic development.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are available for hotels located in central Hanoi (no access to alleyways)
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Organized by

Barri Ann Travel (BAT)

Product ID: 132924