Tour of Hanoi, the capital and Hô Chi Minh




After breakfast, you’ll spend the day on a guided tour of the capital, visiting the outside of the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh's humble stilt house behind the mausoleum, and the unique One Pillar Pagoda Buddhist temple. Then, we’ll move on to the Temple of Literature - home to Vietnam's first national university, the Imperial Academy - one of several temples in Vietnam dedicated to Confucius. The interior of the temple is divided into five impressive and unique courtyards, arranged south to north. The first courtyard is reached through a monumental gate known as the Great Portico. We’ll have lunch in town. Afterwards, we’ll discover the old quarter of the city by pedi-cab or electric mini-bus. Also known as the “36 Streets”, the quarter reflects the different guilds concentrating their businesses along these streets. During our tour, we’ll see many French colonial buildings and Hoan Kiem Lake. This evening, we’ll watch a traditional water puppetry show, and have dinner in the city.


Length: Approx. 7:30 hours

Excursion included

  • The order of the visits may change.
  • The times are given as an indication.