City Tour Of Hanoi - private: This is a wonderful morning tour that encompasses all the important attractions of Hanoi. The first stop will be at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; in the traditional of Lenin, Stalin and Mao, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh is a glass sarcophagus set deep in the bowels of a monumental edifice that has become a site of pilgrimage. Then you will continue walking through the beautiful botanical garden of the Presidential Palace to visit Uncle Ho's humble house, the modest dwelling he built based on rural Vietnamese stilt house and where Ho lived for the last years of his life before visiting of the One Pillar Pagoda, built of wood on a single stone pillar, is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, symbol of purity. Then you will be on board the coach to visit of the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. This temple constitutes a rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture. The Fine Art Museum is where you can see some very intricate sculptures, paintings, lacquer ware, ceramics and other traditional Vietnamese fine arts. After lunch at local restaurant. Waiting in front of your hotel will be a cyclo, Vietnamese Pedicab, which is a popular means of local transport. A cyclo ride is an excellent way to experience Hanoi at close hand. The atmosphere is lively, hectic and sociable. Your driver will pedal you off, behind your guide, into narrow streets to the Old Quarter. Within the Old Quarter, as they have since the 15th century, the narrow 36 streets of the Old Quarter bear names that reflect the business once conducted there; silk street, rice street, paper street, lacquer ware street, and jewelry street. You will have an opportunity to shop for bargains and after it you will return to the hotel by air-conditioned vehicle.
Remark: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum open in the morning only from 8 am to 11 am every Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday, and close on Monday, Friday and from October to December.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 7.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:30am.
End/closing time: At 4pm.