Hanoi Capital is one of the most visited city of Vietnam. This is the beautiful city, sprawling in the banks of the Red River with French colonial heritage. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 Pagodas and Temples. Famous sites will be added in this Ha Long Bay Shore Excursions to Hanoi Full Day Tour.
Ha Long Bay Shore Excursions: Hanoi City Tour Full Day
Agreed Time: You are welcomed and picked up by local English Speaking Guide with private car of Adventure Journey at the Exit Gate of Cai Lan Cruise Port (about 10’ – 15’ walking from your ship) for Ha Long Bay Shore Excursions to Hanoi Full Day. We then drive for about 2 hours and 30 minutes to Hanoi Capital City.
Upon arrival, we will visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum located in Ba Dinh Square, one of the most visited Tourist Attractions in Hanoi. This is the final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of the country. He is well-known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho – Bác Hồ’. He died in 1969 and the body is now preserved in a glass case inside the Mausoleum. We take a walk outside of the building and our guide will explain to you about life and career of President Ho Chi Minh.
Have lunch at Vietnamese restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Best Well-known Vietnamese cuisine named PHO (Noodle Soup with Beef/Chicken).
Continue to visit Temple of Literature & Imperial Collage – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century. Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnam best scholars. This was later also became the first university in Vietnam opened from 1076 under the Ly Dynasty of Vietnam.
We then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, a natural fresh water lake, located in the heart of Hanoi. Previously, the lake was also known as Luc Thuy Lake (rough translation: Emerald Lake) because of its year-round green water or Thuy Quan Lake (rough translation: Naval Lake) because it was used in naval drills. Around early 15th century, it was changed into Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake or Returning Sword Lake) because it was associated with the legend of King Le Thai To (1385 – 1433) returning the magical sword to the turtle deity after he borrowed that magic sword to defeat the Chinese Ming Invaders and became the first king of the Le Dynasty in Vietnam.
Our Ha Long Shore Excursions to Hanoi continues with a Walking Tour around Hanoi Old Quarter, one of the country’s best tourist attractions. The Old Town of Hanoi offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture and a very long history, from around the 11th Century when King Ly Thai To decided to move the Capital from Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Ninh Binh Province today to Dai La (old name of Hanoi) and renamed Thang Long Capital.
After sightseeing in Hanoi, we drive for another 2 hours and half back to Cai Lan Port in Bai Chay City. Our tour guide and driver will say good bye to you, and we finish our fantastic Ha Long Shore Excursions to Hanoi City before your ship departure.
|Group Size||01 Pax||02 Pax||03 Pax||04 Pax||05 Pax||06 Pax||From 07|
|Price / Person||339 usd||239 usd||229 usd||219 usd||209 usd||199 usd||179 usd|
Price Includes: Private Air-conditioner Car/Van for Pick-up/Drop-off at Cai Lan Cruise Port and Sightseeing, All Entrance Fees to Sightseeing Places, All Local Taxes, Informative English Speaking Guide, World Most Famous Vietnamese Dish (Pho).
Price Excludes: Drinks (Available to purchase on tour), Travel insurance, Vietnam visa on arrival, Tips/gratuities for excellent services (optional), Port Permit for Pick-up from inside the Port (optional), Things not mentioned clearly on Itinerary.
Optional Port Permit Fee:
- Option to purchase port permit service: For a fee of 25 USD/person to Port Authority, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop-off. This requires passport details: full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well as a reliable transport service.
- Option not to purchase port service fee: Please walk out of the port for about 10 minutes to15 minutes where our guide and driver will welcome you with a sign and a smile. This does not require a fee of 25 USD/person as mentioned above.
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