After a 3.5-hour ride from Ha Long’s port or a 1.5-hour from Hai Phong’s port, you will reach our charming ancient capital, Hanoi. The Hanoi shore excursion includes visits to major iconic landmarks in this 1000-year-old city. The trip is highly recommended for cruises that dock in Ha Long or Hai Phong for one full day or two days.

 

Tour Code: VSN07
Duration: 8 hours
Start/End: Halong (or Hai Phong)/Hanoi
Highlights: Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Old Quarter
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

 
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Setting off from Ha Long or Hai Phong, your driver will take you to Ha Noi. Upon arrival, visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a Temple of Confucius, before heading to Hoa Lo Prison Museum where the former US presidential candidate John McCain was incarcerated for over 5 years. Next, learn about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority people through the extensive display at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country.

Literature Temple - The first university in Vietnam

Literature Temple – The first university in Vietnam.

After lunch in the city center, your guide will bring you to visit the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple before hopping on a cyclo for a one-hour ride around the French inspired Old Quarter. Stroll through narrow streets in the Old Quarter and browse for fantastic deals on almost everything from souvenirs in small shops to paintings at contemporary art galleries. If time permits, join the crowd for a famous one-hour Water Puppet show. As the sun begins to set in this beautiful town, head back to Hai Phong or Ha Long in good time for your cruise departure. Trip ends.

Ngoc Son Temple in Hoan Kiem lake.

Ngoc Son Temple in Hoan Kiem lake.

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the ports in Halong/Hai Phong to Hanoi in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses