08:00: Begin your tour with a hotel pickup by our expert guide and immerse yourself in an exceptional adventure.
08:45: Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi’s oldest temple dating back to the 6th century during the Ly Nam De dynasty. Then, explore the Ho Chi Minh complex to witness Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body, his two homes, and the remarkable One Pillar Pagoda, which boasts extraordinary architecture.
- Please dress modestly by covering your shoulders and knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, temples, and pagodas.
- Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. It is closed for at least two months (15th June – 15th August) for annual maintenance, but you can still take pictures and visit the surroundings.
11:15: Afterward, proceed to the Vietnam Women’s Museum. It provides an insight into the cultural heritage and diversity of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam and promotes sociocultural diversity throughout the country.
12:45: Savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine with eight delicious dishes at our restaurant for lunch.
14:00: Move on to the Temple of Literature, the country’s first university, built in the 11th century.
15:15: Finish your tour at Hoa Lo Prison, also known as Maison Centrale. This site represents the unwavering determination and sacrifice of prisoners for their communist principles. It was used to imprison American pilots from 1964 until 1973 and is known as the “Hanoi Hilton.”
16:15: Our service will return you to your hotel after the tour.
- Please bring essentials such as cash, a cell phone or camera, a raincoat/umbrella, and sunblock depending on the weather.
- The Cyclo Ride/Puppet Show will occur at the end of the tour.
- The itinerary order may change depending on the guide’s arrangement.