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  1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Full-Day City Group Tour to Tran Quoc Pagoda & HCM Mausoleum

Product ID: 73958
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The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

You must provide your hotel details at least 36 hours before departure. Pick-up is available from your hotel if your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area - Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam. The pick-up time at your hotel will be from 08:00 - 08:30 am.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Witness the drama of the city's daily life
  • Enjoy the most historical sites of the city.
  • Visit Hanoi Old Quarter
Full description
At 8:00 you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho, and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. At 09:30 you’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.

After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius. At 12.30 you have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi. 
For the Option 1 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), you'll stop in the 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. The displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; the 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.

For Option 2 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), depart for Bat Trang ceramic village, which is about 20 kilometers away from Ha Noi. This pottery village has a half-millinery historic development. Between 15:30 and 16:00, head back to your hotel.

It is possible to extend this tour with either a Cyclo trip or Water Puppet show, for the additional cost of $5 per person. If you would like to request either of these activities, please kindly inform the supplier at least 36 hours before your tour departure time.
  • Transportation in van with air-conditioning
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
Know before you go
• The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be close on Mondays and Fridays. If your trip departs on these dates you will visit the surrounding area such as the house on still, one pillar pagoda, Presidential Palace and gardens.
• Cyclo or Water Puppet Show are in additional option with extra costs about 6$/person
• Pick-up is free if your hotel is located in the Hanoi Old Quarter Area (pick-up time is from 08:00 to 08:30)
• If your hotel is not located in this area, the meeting point is 20 Hang Muoi Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi at 07:30
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Go Asia Travel

Product ID: 73958