Hanoi City Tour - 1 Day

Hanoi City Tour 

Lets enjoy a full Hanoi city tour  and get a local’s insight into Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and customs. We will embark on a journey of cultural and historical sites. Witness the wonderful Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. We will observe the every day lives of the local Hanoian people. Finally we will finish our Hanoi city tour with a wonderful show at the famous water puppets.

This is a small group tour, meaning it is limited to no more than a maximum of 6 guests or a minimum of 2 guests during any tour. Should your party be a larger group or you wish to take a 1-1 private tour then contact us for pricing.

Please take a moment to read our detailed itinerary and when you are ready please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Hanoi City Tour

Maximum of 6 guests or a minimum of 2 guests per tour, contact us for larger groups or private 1-1 tours.

Ho Chi Minh Complex,

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,

Ho Chi Minh museum,


One-Pillar Pagoda,

Temple of Literature,

Hoan Kiem Lake,

Ngoc Son Temple,

Huc Bridge,

Water Puppets

Day 1

You will be warmly welcomed at your hotel by your guide.

Our first stop will be at the Ho Chi Minh Complex to discover what is considered the “heart of Vietnam” at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Take in the awesome beauty of the 79 cycad trees standing before the mausoleum, symbolizing Ho Chi Minh’s 79 years of life. We then move forward to the Ho Chi Minh museum next door.

Next we visit the nearby house-on-stilts, where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. We also have time to visit the wonderfully quaint One-Pillar Pagoda, built out of wood for the 11th-century Emperor Lý Thái Tông.

After your historical and culturally rich morning we take time for lunch. Lets sit back and relax, discussing the morning events with a delicious Vietnamese dish and a refreshing drink.

Fully refreshed and ready to go we head to our next attraction, the Temple of Literature. This is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070 and originally built as a temple to Confucius. Inside you can see the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, which have the names of Vietnam’s best scholars inscribed. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place on education both now and in the past.

Now its time to explore the vibrant eastern sector of Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and Huc Bridge. Walking around the Old Quarter and mingle with the locals as they go about their hectic lives.

We end the tour by taking in a performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets before finishing your day with some local advise from your guide on where the best places to eat in Hanoi’s famous Old Quarter are.

Please note:
• The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 mornings a week and 10 months a year. It is closed every afternoon, all day Monday and Friday, and from early October to early December for scheduled maintenance.
• Most museums are closed on Mondays. If your visit coincides with closing days, alternatives will be suggested.
• For a group of 4 or more participants, please contact us for rates.
• Children from 2-11 are charged 75 per cent of the adult price. Those under 2 years of age can join the tour at no charge. Children 12 years and up are considered adults


  • English-speaking guide
  • Land transfers to attractions
  • Admission fees
  • 1 Lunch + drink per guest (local cuisine)
  • Water Puppet Show


  • Additional food and drinks not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
  • Transferrs to and from hotels located outside Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Tips and personal expenses
Price From USD 59 USD $ 49/person
Total $ 49 USD

Trip Facts

  • Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, house-on-stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Huc Bridge, Water Puppets
  • 8Hrs
  • Local Vietnamese lunch with drink
  • AC Transport where required

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