Hanoi Full Day Tour

Hoan Kiem Lake - Old Quarter Area - Literature Temple - Museum of Ethnology


Hanoi is a bustling city with a beautiful mix of old and new. Any travel itinerary will immediately reveal why the Vietnamese capital is one of the country’s top locations. Hanoi is located in the Red River Delta in the middle of North Vietnam. It is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the country’s hub of culture, politics, commerce, and trade. Throughout a thousand years of historic events marked by devastation, wars, and natural disasters, the city has managed to preserve numerous historic architectural masterpieces. These structures are well-known for being influenced by French, Chinese, and Southeast Asian influences.

Having 1 day in Hanoi, you will spend a lot of time exploring the lively Old Quarter, visiting museums and unusual exhibitions, or visiting the streets, and historic villages with ancient traditions. Even if you only have 24 hours here, you can discover the deep historical layers of the Vietnamese capital by wandering the narrow streets lined with countless small shops and pagodas.

Don’t know where to go in Hanoi throughout the day? Plan your 24-hour trip with this comprehensive 1-day Hanoi itinerary for first-time tourists.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the local life, Vietnamese culture and architecture
  • Visit all the highlight destination in Hanoi in 1-day tour

Detailed Itinerary

In the Morning:

8.00: Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a full-day tour of the city.

Hanoi Cyclo Ride

Hanoi Cyclo Ride

Our journey will begin with a 1-hour cyclo (xích lô) tour around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You can visit some of the ancient district’s 36 streets, which are named by the item produced and sold on each street, such as sugar, bamboo, leather, or silver, etc. Even if some of the streets’ names have changed, many of them retain their original characteristics.

9.15: Continue the journey to Hoa Lo Prison. Hoa Lo Prison, known to American prisoners of war as “Hanoi Hilton”, was a prison in Vietnam that was used by the French colonialists for political prisoners and then by North Vietnam for POWs during the Vietnam War.

Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature

After that, we will go to the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, Vietnam’s oldest university, which was manufactured in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved structures provide a tranquil glance into Vietnam’s history.

We will stop at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to observe the structure from the outside. Uncle Ho’s ultimate resting place has architectural and historical significance that you may appreciate.

12.30: Lunch at a local restaurant

In the Afternoon:

There are four options available to you:

Option 1: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology + Water Puppet Show

Hanoi Museum of Ethnology

Hanoi Museum of Ethnology

After lunch, we will visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Documents, antiquities, and photographs depicting the culture and ceremonies of numerous ethnic groups from Vietnam’s North to South are on display in the museum. It’s particularly famous for its outdoor display area, where visitors can see authentic houses or graves of some of Vietnam’s minority communities.

We will arrive at 4 p.m. for a water puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. Water puppetry is a classic stage art of Vietnamese culture, depicting Vietnam’s wet-rice civilization and demonstrating people’s intelligence and creativity. Around 5.30 p.m., the performance will end.

Option 2: Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village

To go to Van Phuc Silk Village, we will drive around 15 kilometers northwest of Hanoi. Upon arrival, you have a fantastic chance to visit numerous silk stores and shop for silk items at reasonable prices. You may also see most of the procedures involved in the manufacturing of handmade silk, including spinning, gluing, weaving, and finishing. Deep within the village, we may experience the old landscape of a northern Vietnamese village with community homes, wells, lotus ponds, ancient banyan trees, and a people’s market, as well as modernized buildings.

We will have time to shop before returning to your hotel in Hanoi.

Option 3: Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Bat Trang Pottery Museum

We will visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village. It takes around 45 minutes to go down the Red River to reach the Bat Trang pottery village. You will go throughout the village, visiting families who have ceramic workshops. See how the people find mud, build potteries, and design on them… Aside from the various ceramic establishments along the road in the town, travelers may visit Bat Trang Pottery Market and directly produce pottery goods.

Return to Hanoi at 6 p.m. Trip comes to an end.

Option 4: Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay province is roughly 50 kilometers from Hanoi. Duong Lam is a mainly agricultural hamlet in the Northern Red River Delta. When we arrive, we go down the village way to the Mong Phu temple, which is devoted to national heroes, as well as King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung temples.

Stop at Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s original pagodas, on the way back to Hanoi. Take in Tay Phuong’s stunning architecture and one-of-a-kind sculptures, such as the dragons and devils carved into the wooden ceiling.

Return to Hanoi at 6 p.m. End of trip.


Prices are in USD, per person.

Option 1
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 65 52 46 N/A N/A
Option 2
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 72 52 46 N/A N/A
Option 3
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 72 52 46 N/A N/A
Option 4
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 75 54 48 N/A N/A

What's included

  • Transportation with A/C
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • Tour guides at places (English speaking)
  • Entrance fees


What's excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • International travel insurances
  • Other expenses


Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged


Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate



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