Hanoi free city tour (full day)

Hanoi free city tour (full day)

DetailsHighlights of this Hanoi city tour are famous places in Hanoi, such as Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. Taking this tour, you will have a chance to learn more about Vietnam’s history and culture.

Hanoi city tour - Temple of Literature

Information of Hanoi free city tour (full day):

  • Tour code: T88HNF10
  • Tour duration: Full day (09.00 – 17.00)
  • Group size: From 01 pax
  • Tour type: Free & easy private tour
  • Availabe language: English
  • Destinations:  Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple


09.00AM Our tour guide of this Hanoi city tour will welcome you at the hotel then take you to the Ho Chi Minh complex. You can take the chance to visit:

–  Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum: where the body of the president is kept.


  • Opening time: 5 days per week, except Monday and Friday.
  • Cold seasons (from November to March) 8:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m
  • Hot seasons (from April to October): 7:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m
  • Closed once per year in October/ November/ or December for the body maintenance
  • No camera, cell phone, bare-shoulder T-shirts, or mini skirts are allowed inside

– Ba Dinh square: where Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum lies, is a historical site where President Ho Chi Minh read the Independence Declaration of Vietnam on September 2nd, 1945.

–  Ho Chi Minh’s Residence: Refusing to live in the Presidential palace, President Ho Chi Minh lived in a normal electrician’s house nearby. The house has two floors and the beloved President lived here from 1958 until he passed away.

–  One Pillar Pagoda: an ancient pagoda built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty.


  • Opening time: The pagoda is open daily from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Entrance is free.
  • Remember to wear full-length clothes when you visit any pagoda.

– Water Puppet Theater

The program at Ho Chi Minh Museum Water puppet features many experienced artists in water puppet industry. Directed by insightful producer, water puppetry – only in Vietnam – is built harmoniously between folk customs and comtemporary arts while still keeping traditional characteristics.

  • Show times: 9:00, 10:10, 11:15, 15:30, 16:45, 18:00, 19:30.
  • Price:
    – Adult ticket: 100.000VNĐ
    – Child ticket (Height < 1,2m): 70.000VNĐ

After that, you will have time to visit the Temple of Literature. Take your time to learn more about this beautiful site and take nice photoshoots as well.

You can stop by any food stall or local restaurant for lunch (recommended by our student) before continue walking to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the afternoon. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake, you can pay the visit to Ngoc Son temple or take a cylo/tram car ride around the busy streets.

Tour ends around 17.00.

Note: Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for guide!


  • Tour guide (available with English speaking local students)


  • Transfer fees (if any)
  • Entrance fees (if any)
  • Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).
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