Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
This morning, you will visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally Dien Huu is a historic Buddhist temple. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples. In the next step, you will learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature , known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century.
In the afternoon, you will visit Ethnology museum, a museum that focuses on the 54 officially recognized. Back to the city central, you continue walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and visiting Ngoc Son Temple which to be the heart of Vietnam. Later on, you take an hour Cyclo – tour viewing the charming French colonial architecture to the bustling Old Quarter. To finish the day off, you attend the performance of the unique water puppetry .
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 03: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B, L)
Transfer to Ninh Binh province. Visit Hoa Lu – Nearly one thousand years’ ago, this place used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudal and historical conflicts, Hoa Lu still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas. Your one-day tour will be filled with many legend and myth. Additionally, one thing that make this tour the most exiting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Tam Coc ( three grottoes)– regarded as “ inland Halong bay”. Have lunch at local restaurant. Return Hanoi in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 04: Hanoi – Bat Trang village – Departure (B, L)
In the morning, visit Bat Trang Pottery Village. In the period about 12th – 14th century, there are a numbers of families in Bo Bat Pottery Village (in Thanh Hoa Province now). They were Bui, Phung, Tran and Vu families coming there to work pottery, selling it to people in city even doing business with foreigners. At first, it was called Bach Ho Group and when there are the thousands of pottery-kiln, it was called Bat Trang – the age of name is as approximately old as the age of group. Here you have chance to make pottery like your way and enjoy special souvenirs.
Free until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.
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SOME IMAGES OF HANOI AND SURROUNDING TOUR