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Hanoi Day Tours1 Day Hanoi City and Water Puppet Show Private Tour

Destinations: Hanoi

Activities Tour: Sightseeing , Cultural

Transportation, Meal, English Speaking Guide...



Enjoy one day tour of Hanoi with a private guide and get a local's insight into Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and customs. Enjoy a traditional water puppet show and visit the most highlight attractions of Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temples of Literature, Hanoi train street and more!


  • Visit the top attractions of the city
  • Learn Vietnam's history, especially Hanoi from an experienced private guide
  • Enjoy an authentic water puppet show
  • See the beautiful wooden One-Pillar Pagoda, built for Emperor Ly Thai Tong in the 11th century
  • Strolling around the green grounds of the Temple of Literature, with its ancient Confucian architecture
  • Staring out across the magnificent West Lake while discovering the antique charm of Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Tasting the essence of northern Vietnam during our delicious lunch
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Tour itinerary

Full day

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08:15: We will pick up from your hotel( located in Hanoi Old Quarter or nearby Hanoi Old Quarter) Then we start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

09:15: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.

10:30 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.

11:00: We leave for Ho Chi Minh water puppet theater to enjoy water puppet show. The show starts at 11:15.

12:30: Enjoy a special set menu lunch at Cai Mam restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30 We will take you to St. Joseph's Cathedral. Its a late 19th-century Gothic Revival (Neo-Gothic style) church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million Catholics in the country. Then leave for legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit turtle tower. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake, take photo at French Quarter, Hanoi Opera House.

16:30: We will drop you off at your hotel. Trip ends.

Note: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum closes every afternoon, Monday and Friday. So we will visit Vietnamese Women's Museum located in Hanoi, in Ly Thuong Kiet Street, near the central Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. This museum is dedicated to Vietnamese women. The museum opened to public in 1995 and had been renovated between 2006 and 2010 instead of visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.


What's included?

  • Private pickup and drop off at your hotel ( located in Hanoi Old Quarter)
  • Private car/minivan with A/C throughout the tour with A/C
  • Enthusiastic, experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and water puppet tickets
  • Special lunch at Orchid Restaurant-one of the famous local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Mineral water bottles

What's excluded?

  • Tipping( not compulsory), International Insurance and Personal Expenses
  • Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages


  • Daily departure
  • Our pickup and drop off service at the hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter only
  • If you have ten or more adults travelling together, please contact us to get advantage of special pricing, extras drinks, etc...
  • Please contact us if your travel dates fall on Vietnam Public Holiday. A small amount of surcharge will be applied for these periods
  • Please inform us in advance if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.
  • Tour is PRIVATE TOUR. Please contact us if you are interested in any specific place
  • The itinerary and schedule can be changed by reasons beyond our control such as unusual weather condition, traffic condition, …
  • When you visit any temple, pagoda or shrine, you should wear long pants or short under the knees and a T-shirt. It is respectful to cover your knees and your shoulders.
Children Policies
  • Infants under 3 years old are FREE of charge, sharing seat/meals with parents. (parents pay any incurred expenses)
  • Children from 3 to 9 years old are charged at children’s price on our website
  • Children from 9 years old and above are charged as adult.
$55 /Per Person

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Departure Date: 25/07/2024

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