Half Day Charming and Historic Hanoi

  • DepartingDaily
  • Days1
  • StyleShort Trips
  • From$10USD

Half Day Charming and Historic Hanoi

Discover the monuments, markets, and neighborhoods that make Hanoi so special. Spend a half day in Hanoi wandering with a local guide. Explore the vibrant Old Quarter, admire the iconic One Pillar Pagoda and get a taste of history at the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Start Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish Hanoi, Vietnam
Destination Vietnam
Style Short Trips

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 10 paxs

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

Responsible travel

Make a difference in the world, just by exploring it


Today’s tour begins at 8:30 or 13:00. Set off on a half day guided tour of Hanoi’s highlights. Dive right in a visit to the Temple of Literature. Explore the incredible compound which was constructed in 1076. Hear stories of the buildings’ history, getting a glimpse into the past when it served as a university and temple.

Next up is a short drive away is Ho Chi Minh complex; following the long queue to get to Mausoleum (closed Mon; Fri; all afternoons and from Jun 15th to Aug 15th.) Order of the visit may be changed. See locals paying homage to this historic figure and ‘father’ of modern Vietnam. Take a short walk to his house on stilts, where he lived from 1958 to 1969. Walk around the tranquil grounds, learning about Ho Chi Minh’s life and legacy. Turn into the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049, is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Snap some photos to save the unique structure.

Finish your day by choosing one of 2 options as follows:

Option 1: a walk through the Old Quarter, learning about Vietnam’s traditional ways of life while crossing the maze of streets and lanes. Continue walking through the busy Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Snap some photos and chat with the locals on the way.

Option 2: Visit Vietnam Women’s Museum. This highly acclaimed museum highlights the country’s vast cultural diversity and educate on the significant role women play in Vietnamese society.

This tour can be taken in the afternoon if desired.


Our services include

  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Important notes

  • If you would like to view from outside of Mausoleum please negotiate to change the tour to the afternoon
  • Time: 08:30 – 12:30/ 13:00 – 17:00
  • Departure: Daily

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