Explore historical Hanoi in a day


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Vietnamese (fluent), English (fluent)

Private Hanoi city full day tour

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.

Enjoy full day sightseeing around Hanoi city - the capital of Vietnam, to discover culture, beauty, history and local life especially local food.


9 am: Tour guide pick you up from hotel by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda; built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
10. 30 am: Continue to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda the oldest pagoda in the city. Then keep walking to Quan Thanh Temple, as one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital.
11. 30 am: Keep forward to the Temple Of Literature, constructed in 1070, it is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, Vietnam's first national university.
1. 30 pm: Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. You could choose any museum you like to visit in Hanoi.
3. 30 pm: Transfer to the old quarters to visit daily life of local people there. It's great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the lobby of your hotel

End location: At the lobby of your hotel

Duration: 8 hours


4 seater car (Toyota) or 7 seater car (Toyota Innova or Ford Everest) for 2 people and 16 seater mini bus (Ford Transit or Mercedes) for 3 people to 10 people

What’s Included

All entrance fees
A bottle of mineral water each guest
Private air conditioned car

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Lunch, Drinks, souvenirs and personal expenses

What’s Extra

Drinks and personal expenses
Others not mentioned


I am not a driver. I can arrange private air conditioned car with driver for 2 persons and minibus as Ford Transit for up from 3 persons.
I also could customize tours upon your requests.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thien Anh was an excellent and very professional guide. Great grasp of Hanoi's history and lots of local and insider tips for us as well. Took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch that we absolutely enjoyed and even helped us shop for a suitcase.
Jun Reina

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