HANOI ALL-DAY EXPLORER
Behind the busy streets with interlacing motorbikes lies a charming Hanoi city which has attracted plentiful curious travelers from the far land. Hanoi is a perfect blend of Eastern and Western culture. Under the quintessential ornaments of French architecture found in many buildings at the center are the lovely Vietnamese people, who will always spend the extra efforts to help any foreigners to feel at home. If you are long for a perfect vacation where you can genuinely feel like you are a part of the culture and the people, then you have come to the right destination.
Learn the history that changed the path of the country at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Enjoy the relaxing cyclo tour around the splendid Old Quarter
Enjoy the best of Vietnamese cuisine at Porte D’Annam Restaurant
Immerse in the unforgettable night at Quintessence of Tonkin
Pick up at your hotel (08:00) or the Opera House. To enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the morning, you will visit West Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi. Immerse in the gorgeous beauty as well as the sheer size of the lake as it spans through more than 15 kilometres around the city. Circling this lake, there are various kinds of luxury restaurants, small food vendor and uncountable amounts of friendly hawkers.
Interestingly, like a magic stroke of the freestyle drawing brush, Tran Quoc Pagoda appears at the centre of this magnificent picture, thus adding more values to the whole scenery. Set up your camera and prepare to capture the perfect harmony of both the Tran Quoc Pagoda and the West Lake in the background.
Resume visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the commemorate marble monument that reminds the Vietnamese people why they can live in peace and independence today. Get the unique chance to view Uncle Ho in his final resting place and learn about the history and the life of the greatest father who has led the country out of the colonised era, into a completely independent sovereign.
y Bun Cha and Cha Ca for lunch. Fun fact: Of all the meals that US President Obama had in Vietnam, Bun Cha is his favourite killer food when he tried it in a local food restaurant.
After lunch, visit the Temple of Literature, the very first university of Vietnam that has been teaching countless generations of the Vietnam people about literature, poem, philosophy, and ethical values of life. Be amazed by the traditional interior architecture as this university has been well preserved since it first opened its gate in 1070.
Continue to Hoa Lo Prison, a historical museum that displays all the atrocious crimes during previous war times in Vietnam. If you are the person who enjoys listening to historical stories, you will love to know the early life of the former prisoner John McCain at Hoa Lo Prison. McCain, later on, became the US Senator and ran a lengthy campaign for US Presidency against Obama in 2008.
Head back on to Hoang Thanh Citadel, the beautiful sites of both cultural condense and the ultimate military fortress of Vietnam in the course of a thousand year. In the relics of the citadel reveals the story of the brave Vietnamese people in the struggling fight against invasive foreigners.
Take a short break and taste the brilliant blend of Egg Coffee, a particular way of preparing coffee in Vietnam, then join the cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. This area brings in the most exciting and engaging nightlife activities when its colourful light is on. Fancy bars, exuberant restaurants, unique food vendors on the pavement, whatever you want to experience in this cultural capital, Old Quarter has them all to offer.
Enjoy your dinner at Porte D’Annam Restaurant, a respectable culinary fine diner in Ha Noi. You can enjoy a lot of traditional Vietnamese meals or try out the Western takes prepared by the most famous chef of Ha Noi.
As a final high note to before ending this tour, surrender to the most exciting live theatre Quintessence of Tonkin. It is the ultra-amazing combination of magnificent water stage, vibrant 3d visual effects, brilliant music tones, and most importantly the skilful performers.
In the end, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Opera House.
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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