Hanoi sightseeing tour
After breakfast, head out to an exciting journey of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. The trip begins with a ride from the hotel to a famous street market that lies in the northwest of the city and sells huge trees and plants. From here, we walk along the sidewalks and follow the urban trail through the backstreet to the picturesque district of Vinh Phuc. After exploring this gorgeous neighborhood, we stop at a unique coffee shop placed away down a slender alley for refreshments. Then, we ride pillion on taxi-motorbikes and move through labyrinths of small streets and along the shore of beautiful Ho Tay Lake. This can be quite a different experience. Our two-wheel taxi drops us odd in the yard of a former film studio where you will get to taste a variety of Vietnamese street food for lunch. This afternoon, we walk past Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, where ‘Uncle Ho’ has laid since 1975 and learn more about the great man regarded as the father of the nation. Continuing the trip, we move on to Hung Vuong Avenue, where we will explore the complex of the beautiful Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature was the first university of Vietnam, made to educate the children of royal and elite families. Next, we hop on a local bus and travel to the Hoa Lo Prison, also famous as Hanoi Hilton, named by US prisoners of war. We conclude the day’s trip on a sideways overlooking the Soviet palace with a refreshing glass of beer. Finally, we return to the hotel in the evening. After that, the evening is free for leisure.
Note: if you do not want to ride the taxi-motorbike, we will provide you a car/taxi at no additional cost.