Hanoi, our one millennium capital is a city of contrasts, where main roads and boulevards are a cacophony of traffic, but a few steps away tiny back streets are calm and peaceful. These full day programs bring you to the very best of what Hanoi has to offer.


  • Take a walking tour through Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter
  • Visit the historic Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh complex
  • Get an introduction to Vietnam’s ethnic diversity
  • Enjoy a water puppetry performance

What to bring:

  • Sun & rain gear
  • Long trousers/blouse (enough to cover your shoulders/knees)
  • Walking shoes/sandals
Hanoi Orientation

Day 1 Hanoi Orientation

Meal: lunch | Accommodation: not included

08:00 AM – Pick up from your hotel, we'll start the day with an exploration of Hanoi Old Quarter on foot. This bustling are of Hanoi is a maze of shopping streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. We’ll take an unusual trail –the city railway tracks – to discover a amount of local life plays out around the line, and it’s surprisingly quiet as well. There’s time to visit the lovely Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university, which was established in 1070 before lunch break.

In the afternoon, we head to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ba Dinh square, and his modest stilt-house which provide valuable insights into the life and times of one of the most successful leaders of the 20th century. We conclude the day with a drive to the excellent Ethnology Museum for an overview of Vietnam's 54 distinct ethnic groups and enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam at the museum outdoor stage (a good, light-hearted introduction to our rural culture). Service ends at around 17.00.


PRICE PER PERSON based on a group tour

Validity Price per person
based on group 2
1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019 USD 65
[vnd 1495 000]


* Fixed prices in USD. Prices in VND are subject to currency fluctuations upon making the trip reservation.

* Prices valid till 31 December 2019 for the ready-to-book adventure outlined on this detailed program.

* Special prices for groups of more than 2 people, children and the possibility to connect the tour with other stages of your trip around Indochina by contacting us at info@handspan.com

* A private tour for a solo traveller is also available with a surcharge.


  • Transfer services.
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Meal as indicated on the program.
  • All entrance fees and activities as mentioned on the program.
  • VAT and other taxes.

Not included

  • Accommodation.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Supplements on peak season.
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