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HN1. Hanoi City Tour- 01 full day, from 8.30am – 5pm ( EST 8 hours)
Starting from the hotel, we drive to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s First University, tour its remarkable architecturesand learn about the Confucius religion. Continuing on, we visit the Quan Thanh Temple, well known for its bronze statue of Tran Vu, see the oldest Royal Pagoda of Tran Quoc

We leave for the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visiting his wooden cottage and tour the Ho Chi Minh Museum's displays with messages of Peace, Happiness and Freedom. We then wander the historical Ba Dinh Square, where President Ho Chi Minh stated his declaration of independence on September 2, 1945.

One of Hanoi’s highlights that we should not miss while touring the city are museums. We have a wide choice to discover from the recently opened Ethnology Museum, which presents an insight into the most colorful minority groups, And the History Museum with rich exhibits covering every era of the country’s fascinating history

HN2. Hanoi Old Quarter  and traditional puppet show (EST 4 hours)
The Old Quarter of Hanoi is referred to as the city of ancient 36 streets and districts. These streets represented professional guilds of the ancient Vietnam Capital that we can even find nowadays. Travelling by a cyclo from the hotel, we pass many French influences including Hanoi Opera House, the State Bank and the former Governor's palace. Afterwards, we journey around beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, tour the Hanoi Cathedral built in late 19th century. Finally, we wander the lively old streets filled with traditional crafts, having some great bargain before we enjoy water puppet show, a unique Vietnamese Art Form dating back from the 11th century.

HN3. Cha Ca La Vong & Water Puppet Show (evening time, ETS 3 hours)
One of the reasons for travelling to Vietnam is sure to be the food. Cha Ca, which means  grilled fish, was found by the ancestor of the today’s restaurant owner to treat De Tham, the national hero, who led the peasant’s uprising against the French Colonists from 1893 to 1913. Today, this food becomes very famous in Hanoi and it is served in the typical house of the Old Quarter where we have a memorable experience of Hanoi Capital. After tasting this delicious cuisine, we walk down to the center and enjoy water puppet show, a unique Vietnamese Art Form dating back from the 11th century.

HN4. Pagodas & Temples (EST 4 hours )
Starting from the hotel, we drive to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s First University, tour its remarkable architectures and learn about the Confucius religion. Continuing on, we visit the Quan Thanh Temple, well known for its bronze statue of Tran Vu, see the oldest Royal Pagoda of Tran Quoc before travelling to the beautiful Golden Lotus Pagoda and the sublime Tay Ho Shrine. Finally, we have a look at the Temple of the Jade Mound, dedicated to the national hero Tran Hung Dao.

HN5. Ho Chi Minh & Vietnam War (EST 4 hours)
We leave for the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visiting his wooden cottage and tour the Ho Chi Minh Museum's displays with messages of Peace, Happiness and Freedom. We then wander the historical Ba Dinh Square, where President Ho Chi Minh stated his declaration of independence on September 2, 1945. Moving to the Army Museum, we see many exhibits from ancient wars against Chinese invaders to the final victory on April 30, 1975. We also look at one of the symbols of Hanoi, the Flag Tower built in 1812 before pausing at the former prison, which was referred to as the Hanoi Hilton by the US pilots during the war.

HN6. Museums of Hanoi (EST 4 hours)
One of Hanoi’s highlights that we should not miss while touring the city are museums. We have a wide choice to discover from the recently opened Ethnology Museum, which presents an insight into the most colorful minority groups, to the Fine Arts museum with Vietnam’s many traditional articles. And from the History Museum with rich exhibits covering every era of the country’s fascinating history to the Air Force Museum, a home to the old Soviet aircraft collection.
Please note our half day Museum Tour includes only two of any preferred museums which you may choose from the following list:


*Ethnology Museum

*Revolutionary Museum

*Fine Art Museum

*Geology Museum

*History Museum

*Air Force Museum

*Army Museum

*Women’s Museum

 

HN7. Hoa Lu (from 8am, EST 8 hours)
The picturesque site of Hoa Lu was one the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh, Le (10th century) and Ly (11th century) dynasties. Upon arriving, we explore two temples, one dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang and the other to his successor Le Dai Hanh. It is also a chance to visit the scenic Bich Dong Pagoda from 1428 as we have a leisurely boat ride to the three magnificent grottoes of Tam Coc, a Ha Long on Land called by many travellers. 

HN8. Halong Bay (Day trip, from 7am, EST 10hours)
Enjoy the 170km journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Ha Long. A cruise in a private junk on the emerald green waters among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands begins with fresh seafood lunch on board. Return to Hanoi by road in the late afternoon with a stop at Dong Trieu ceramic village, and see how villagers make their beautiful wares in traditional ways.

HN9. Perfume Pagoda (Full day, from 8am, EST 8hours)
The Perfume Mountain located in a distance of about 70Km southwest of Hanoi, is home to one of the countryc’s most beautiful landscapes. Pagodas, shrines, sanctuaries and grottoes nestle in the limestone relief of Huong Son surrounded by tropical forest harmonize perfectly with nature. From this region, we board a simple boat and travel the Yen Vi River through an idyllic rural setting of rocks and tranquil fields until reaching Thien Tru Pagoda. From here, a steep mountain path leads us to a legendary World of pagodas and vistas.  

HN10. Vietnam Cooking Class

Morning cooking class: Today’s class begins with a walk, accompanied by the Chef of Restaurant, to the local market, where participants get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. After that, everyone rolls up their sleeves in the kitchen to prepare a proper Vietnamese meal. After the class lunch will be served to sample all the different dishes prepared during the class.

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