Best of Hanoi

Hanoi is the flagship of Vietnamese heritage, where ancient traditions and modern life harmoniously coexist. Culture, leisure, gastronomy and wonderful places: the capital city offers countless exciting experiences. Walk through the bustling shopping streets of the mythical Old Quarter and enjoy typical Vietnamese cuisine. Make sure to visit the peaceful and enchanting Ho Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Complex, a strong symbol of Vietnam’s fight for independence.


 Duration: Full Day

Pick up at your hotel. Begin your day trip with a visit to Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum* containing the former President’s embalmed body, and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda – Mot Cot – built by a king in 1049.  According to legend, the pagoda’s shape was inspired by the lotus flower. The tour continues with a visit to the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam. It is Vietnam’s first university and was constructed in 1070. You will enjoy its well-preserved architecture and its gardens offering a relaxing walk. The sightseeing continues passing Opera House, then continue to the wonderful Hoan Kiem Lake and walk across the famous red wooden bridge to visit the Ngoc Son temple set on a tiny island. Lunch at a local restaurant where you can try the famous Pho, Vietnamese soup.

We start the afternoon trip by a visit to the Vietnam History Museum which traces the history of Vietnamese people from the earliest times to the present day. Then stop around Ham Tu Quan to enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride through the vibrant Old Quarter’s 36 streets, named after the products that were sold in each street.

Transfer back to the hotel.

*Please note that the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed in the afternoons, on Mondays and Fridays, and closes annually in September – December for restoration.


  • Tour guide
  • Lunch (Vietnamese cuisine)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Entrance fees

Each of our tours is customizable upon request. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and benefit from our tailor-made services.

  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Old Quarter
  • Old Quarter by night