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Full Day The Essence of Hanoi provided by Asian Trails Vietnam

Full Day The Essence of Hanoi

Full Day The Essence of Hanoi
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About
Hanoi is a charming, yet eclectic mix of culture, history and everything in between. A day out and about brings you into temples, seeing the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and topping off this day out, admiring a water puppet show at a leading theatre. • Pay respect at the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh • Cyclo through the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi • Enjoy folkloric tales at Water Puppet Show theatre • Learn about the Temple of Literature’s educational value • Lunch is included at a local Vietnamese restaurant
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start the day with a morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel. You’ll transfer from there to Ba Dinh Square, the location of the mausoleum for 20th-century Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Take a peek inside the bare-bones cottage where Ho Chi Minh lived, and learn about the life and work of this famous Vietnamese figure during a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Depending on daily opening times you’ll also get to take a look inside the granite mausoleum of this iconic individual. You’ll also stop by the One Pillar Pagoda, a religious structure that dates back to the 11th century. Learn about the founding of this famous Hanoi building by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, and discover its role in Vietnamese education of the country’s aristocracy. Take a break mid-day for an included lunch, before continuing to the Hanoi Old Quarter. Explore the bustling streets of this historic neighborhood aboard a rickshaw, learning about the streets dedicated to specific trades like Sugar Street, Paper Street, and Tin Street. As you ride, you’ll also encounter a charming collection of ancient temples and colonial-era homes scattered among the area’s historic blocks. End the day by enjoying a performance of a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show, offering a chance to learn about the rituals and customs of the country’s rural residents. When the show ends, receive a ride back to your Hanoi hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start the day with a morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel. You’ll transfer from there to Ba Dinh Square, the location of the mausoleum for 20th-century Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Take a peek inside the bare-bones cottage where Ho Chi Minh lived, and learn about the life and work of this famous Vietnamese figure during a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Depending on daily opening times you’ll also get to take a look inside the granite mausoleum of this iconic individual. You’ll also stop by the One Pillar Pagoda, a religious structure that dates back to the 11th century. Learn about the founding of this famous Hanoi building by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, and discover its role in Vietnamese education of the country’s aristocracy. Take a break mid-day for an included lunch, before continuing to the Hanoi Old Quarter. Explore the bustling streets of this historic neighborhood aboard a rickshaw, learning about the streets dedicated to specific trades like Sugar Street, Paper Street, and Tin Street. As you ride, you’ll also encounter a charming collection of ancient temples and colonial-era homes scattered among the area’s historic blocks. End the day by enjoying a performance of a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show, offering a chance to learn about the rituals and customs of the country’s rural residents. When the show ends, receive a ride back to your Hanoi hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8084P180
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Dinh Square
  • Entry/Admission - One Pillar Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
Exclusions
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations, otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from only hotels in Hanoi City centre, Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Hanoi city centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the capital, harbour and the Hanoi International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • The Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh City is closed very afternoon, on Mondays and Fridays and during the months of October and November.
  • Visits to the Mausoleum are restricted to outside visits only and/or alternative sightseeing may need to be offered.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal. We appreciate your understanding on this.
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for the water puppet show. The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Dinh Square
  • Entry/Admission - One Pillar Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
Exclusions
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations, otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from only hotels in Hanoi City centre, Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Hanoi city centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the capital, harbour and the Hanoi International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • The Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh City is closed very afternoon, on Mondays and Fridays and during the months of October and November.
  • Visits to the Mausoleum are restricted to outside visits only and/or alternative sightseeing may need to be offered.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal. We appreciate your understanding on this.
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for the water puppet show. The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Nov. 2021
A note from Full Day The Essence of Hanoi
1. All Clients should use their own refillable water bottle to avoid regular contacts with multiples single-use plastic bags (this has the additional positive effect of reducing plastic waste in our destination). 2. Everyone reminded to wash or sanitize hands before all snacks, meals.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ba Dinh Square
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    One Pillar Pagoda
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Temple of Literature
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Old Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Thang Long Water Puppet
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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