You will be picked up from your hotel between 8 and 8:30am by your guide and driver. First, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of his final resting place. Next door is Ho Chi Minh’s former house on stilts and to one side of the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. Continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West Lake, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you will visit the pottery village of Bat Trang.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, you’ll proceed to the Ethnology Museum. Next, visit the Temple of Literature and Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 1070. Here, the gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. See the peaceful waters of Hoan Kiem Lake and the beauty of Ngoc Son Temple. Journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter where you will have the opportunity to shop and explore before being transported back to your hotel at approximately 4pm.