Hanoi and its surroundings - 1 day tour Hanoi and its surroundings - 1 day tour Hanoi and its surroundings - 1 day tour

Hanoi and its surroundings – 1 day tour

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Between tradition and modernity, Hanoi will charm you!

Located in the Red River Delta, the city of Hanoi is the second most populous in the country after Ho Chi Minh City. It is primarily the political, administrative, and historical capital of Vietnam. In 2010, Vietnam celebrated the 1,000 years of this city, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1010. Since that date, Hanoi has been mostly chosen by successive powers as the capital of Vietnam, except for the imperial period when the city of Hue was favored by the Nguyen dynasty.

Hanoi, therefore, has a very long history, and its marks can be found in many places in the city: Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in the city, the Temple of Literature, a symbol of Confucian education, the Long Bien Bridge, which echoes the French colonial period, and the Old Quarter with its 36 guilds, the city’s commercial hub for centuries.

Here are some day trip suggestions that will allow you to discover the Vietnamese capital and its surroundings.

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    Comfortable and rainproof clothing, hiking shoes, first aid kit.
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    Hanoi and its surroundings – 1 day tour
Tour 1 - Historical and cultural visit of Hanoi (L)
You will depart from your hotel around 8:00 AM with your guide. The day's itinerary includes:
  • Bai Dinh Quarter (Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda)
  • Lunch at Quan An Ngon restaurant (featuring various Vietnamese specialties)
  • Temple of Literature / Museum of Ethnography
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda
You will return to your hotel in the late afternoon (around 5:00 PM).
  • Included in the day: Car, English-speaking tour guide, entrance tickets, lunch
Tour 2 - Visit to traditional and craft villages (Nôm - Bat Trang - Kieu Ky) (L)
You will depart from your hotel with your guide at around 8:00 in the morning. Your first visit will be to the village of Nôm, an ancient village. You'll explore its famous pagoda, built in the 17th century and still home to 122 clay statues from that era. Afterward, you will head to the village of Bat Trang, known for its ceramics. Lunch will be served in a traditional old house, and you'll visit some ceramic workshops, the communal house, and meet with the local residents. Depending on the remaining time, there may be a visit to the village of Kieu Ky, renowned for gold and silver craftsmanship. You will return to your hotel around 5:00 PM.
  • Included in the day: Car rental with driver, English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance tickets
Tour 3 - Chua Tay pagoda - Duong Lam village - Son Tay citadel
You will depart from your hotel at around 8:00 AM by car, accompanied by your guide. Your destination is Chua Thay Pagoda (Master's Pagoda), officially named Thien Phuc (Heavenly Blessing). This pagoda is situated in a harmonious site with a backdrop of mountains and a small pond, along with a water pavilion where water puppet shows are performed. The pagoda is dedicated to the puppet masters. You will then continue the journey to the ancient village of Duong Lam, where you will have lunch with a local family in a traditional house dating back approximately 300 years. Afterward, you will visit the temples of King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung, proceed to Mia Pagoda, and take a walk to explore traditional houses, including the village communal house from the 18th century. Finally, if time permits, you will visit the old Son Tay Citadel, built in 1822 by the Vietnamese feudal court during the reign of Emperor Minh Mang to protect the western area of Hanoi. You will return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
  • Included in the day: Car rental with driver, English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance tickets.