Day 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI - CITY TOUR (B, L, D)
The first destination is Ha Noi. Our tour guide and car will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport. It will take about 35 minutes driving to the center of Ha Noi. Have breakfast at hotel (American buffet breakfast). After breakfast departure visit Ha Noi city: visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 - 548). The Buddhist shrine has undergone several changes throughout the years, particularly its renaming from An Quoc to Tran Quoc (protecting the country) by Emperor Le Huy Tong in the 17th century.
Then we move visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then, the temple of literature which is considered as the first university of Vietnam.
Have lunch at Indian restaurant, check in hotel then we have an overall view of the capital by cyclo in 1 hour (pay by your own) which wanders around the Old Quarter of Ha Noi and the Hoan Kiem lake (the “Sword” Lake). From here wandering on the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the local people.
Late afternoon enjoy the Water puppet show (pay by your own), an unique northern traditional art form especially for depicting scenes episodes of national history.
Evening, have dinner at Indian restaurant and free for your shopping in center of city. Overnight in Hanoi.