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Small-Group Tour: Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi (Hanoi Highlights) with Lunch
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This full day out gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Ho Chi Minh and why he is revered by his people. Your day’s itinerary visits Hanoi’s highlights including an intimate walking tour of the Old Quarter.
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Begin your trip with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex—the sight where this famous leader declared Vietnam’s independence in 1945. Here, also visit House 54, “Uncle Ho’s” Stilt House, the stately Presidential Palace, and the ancient One Pillar Pagoda.

Moving on, stop by the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius in 1070, a university was added six years later. Providing education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy, the university remained here until Emperor Gia Long moved the country’s capital from Hanoi to Hue in the 18th century.

A special treat awaits you next in the old quarter where you'll dine on a traditional Vietnamese lunch--Pho (noodle soup). After lunch, wander through the Museum of Ethnology. Established in 1977, this museum provides a fascinating insight into the diverse cultures, customs, and lifestyles of the 54 ethnic groups that call Vietnam home. Finish your day with a walking tour of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. Get a local perspective on how Hanoians live their daily lives, sitting and eating together on the sidewalks and bartering for wares. Visit a local market before topping off your tour with refreshments atBia Hoi, where you’ll have the opportunity to chat with locals eager to practice their language skills.


Approx. 8-9 hours

Inclusions :
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hanoi tour
  • Lunch
  • Applicable entrance fees

Departure time and location:
Approx. 8:30 AM-9 AM; from the lobby of your hotel. Guests are asked to email Hanoi Urban Adventures at to confirm pick up hotel at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Return time and location:
Between 4 PM and 5 PM; tour ends at last stop on tour (guides can assist with getting a taxi to return to your hotel.

It may not be possible to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum as the government does close the complex with little notice. Dress conservatively; avoid revealing clothing like sleeveless shirts and shorts. When visiting local Bia Hoi the beer is not included in the price.
Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please email Hanoi Urban Adventures at least 24 hours prior to your activity date to ensure your reservation and avoid delays. Contact email is provided on your printed voucher. Please be ready for hotel pick-up at 8:15 AM (15 minutes before your tour starts) and present your voucher(s) and photo ID to your driver in exchange for service.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.