Day Tour from Hanoi

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HALF DAY HANOI CITY TOUR

PROGRAM 01:

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the 11th century dazzles visitors with its unique of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes. Still retaining a charming air from its colonial days, visitors are often impressed by the quietness and its subtle beauty…

08:00            Pick up at your hotel and start city tour.

08:15-09:15   Visit Hochiminh Mausoleum (closed on Mon. & Fri.), President Residence of Wooden house on stilt, his garden and fish farm. In the same complex, visit Hanoi's famous One Pillar Pagoda - built in 11th century and shaped as a lotus flower.

10:00-10:30   Visit the Quan Thanh Temple shaded by huge trees, established during the Ly dynasty

10:45-11:15   Visit Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam

11:30-12:00   Visit Hoan Kiem Lake - an enchanting body of water, The Huc Bridge sits on an island near the Northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake

12:15            Back to your hotel. End of services

 

 

PROGRAM 02:

Less vibrant and more reserved than its cousin to the South, the capital of Vietnam is a city of timeless grace with the bustling and charming Old Quarters, towering mansions line grand, tree-lined boulevards, tranquil lakes and elegant parks doting the city. Though short is a half day of sightseeing, the tour combines various highlights of Hanoi that could help you understand it much

08:00            Pick up at your hotel and start city tour.

08:15-09:15   Visit Hochiminh Mausoleum (closed on Mon. & Fri.), President Residence of Wooden house on stilt, his garden and fish farm. In the same complex, visit Hanoi's famous One Pillar Pagoda - built in 11th century and shaped as a lotus flower.

09:30-10:00   Visit Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam

10:15- 11:30  Visit Museum of Enthnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam.

12:00            Back to your hotel. End of services

 

 

FULL DAY HANOI CITY TOUR

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the 11th century dazzles visitors with its unique of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes. Still retaining a charming air from its colonial days, visitors are often impressed by the quietness and its subtle beauty…

08:00            Pick up at your hotel and start city tour.

08:15-09:15   Visit Hochiminh Mausoleum (closed on Mon. & Fri.), President Residence of Wooden house on stilt, his garden and fish farm. In the same complex, visit Hanoi's famous One Pillar Pagoda - built in 11th century and shaped as a lotus flower.

10:00-10:30   Visit the Quan Thanh Temple shaded by huge trees, established during the Ly dynasty, Tran Quoc Pagoda.

10:45-11:45   Visit Temple of Literature

12:00–13:00  Lunch at restaurant

13:45-14:30   Visit the Museum of Enthnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam.

1500-16:00    Hoan Kiem Lake - an enchanting body of water, The Huc Bridge sits on an island near the Northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake

17:00-18:00   Strolling around the ancient streets of Hanoi

18:30-19:15   Enjoy water puppet show (1st class)

Back to your hotel. End of services

 

HANOI CULTURE AND HISTORY

The interesting tours in Hanoi and its around town can make for a rewarding day trip for those who wish to discover tradition, culture and history ofthe city

08:30            Pick you up at your hotel and start the tour to BAT TRANG

09:30–10:30  Arrival Bat Trang - an old pottery village where distinctive ceramics are made and used throughout the delta region for over 500 years.

Strolling around various cottage industries and watch craftsmen forming, painting and glazing their products in traditional ways.

11:00–12:00  Continue drive to COLOA - an old citadel of Vietnam dating from the 3rd century BC - 16 km North of Central Hanoi.

12:30            Lunch at local restaurant.

13:30            Back to your hotel. End of services.

 

BAT TRANG - DONG HO - BUT THAP PAGODA

 

 

There are many handicraft villages surrounding Hanoi that specialize in particular cottage industries  just 30 km outside of Hanoi, surrounded by the fertile farmland. The unique tour to these villages can make for a rewarding day trip...

09:00            Pick you up at your hotel

Drive to BAT TRANG village - famous for traditional ceramics production. Just few mimutes away from town, you will have chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside & the busy atmosphere with hundreds of ceramics wholesale shops.

10:00-11:00   Your tour in Bat Trang. Contact with local people and learn how to make a product.

11:00            Transfer to BUT THAP

12:15-13:15   Arrival But Thap. Visit the Pagoda - the early architecture of great value in the Red River Delta.

13:15-13:30   Picnic lunch

13:30               Drive to DONG HO - a village that is very familiar with every Vietnamese for their traditional paintings on the rice papers.

13:45-15:00   Study the traditional art of traditional paintings made by hand and with all natural products. Learn how to draw one

16:00            Back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of the tour.

 

VAN PHUC VILLAGE -

PAGODAS AROUND HANOI TOWN

The tours are not only  interesting for those who are interested in Buddies philosophy but could offer you the unique opportunity to see the real rural life of Vietnamese peasants on the way…

PRG-1 TRAM - TRAM GIAN PAGODA & VAN PHUC VILLAGE

08:00            Pick you up at your hotel and start the tour.

09: 30-11:30 Visits to TRAM & TRAM GIAN pagodas

12:00            Picnic lunch.

13:00            Back to Hanoi. Stop over at VAN PHUC, a silk village is a great place to silk cloth being produced on the loom. There is a showroom where you can buy silk by the meter, much more exciting that buying it in the shops!

15:30            Back to your hotel. End of the tour.
 

PRG-2 : THAY - TAY PHUONG PAGODA & VAN PHUC VILLAGE

08:00            Pick you up at your hotel and start the tour.

09: 00           Visits to THAY Pagoda (Master Pagoda), dedicated to Thich Ca Buddha (Sakyanmuni, the historical Buddha) and 18 arhats appear on the central altar

11:00            Visits to TAY PHUONG Pagoda (Pagoda of the West) consists of three single-level structures built in descending order on a hillock said to resemble a buffalo.

12:00            Picnic lunch.

13:00            Back to Hanoi. Stop over at VAN PHUC, a silk village is a great place to silk cloth being produced on the loom .There is a showroom where you can buy silk by the meter, much more exciting that buying it in the shops!

15:30            Back to your hotel. End of the tour.

 

DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE

The tour offers you with the unique opportunity to see the real rural life of Vietnamese peasants living in  the Red River Delta just an hour from Hanoi City. A purely agricultural village of Duong Lam and its hamlets, communes and temples must make a great impression on you

08:00       Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and travel West of Hanoi.

10:00       Arrival Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses.

It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys.

10:30       Visit Mong Phu Temple in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes.

11:30       Enjoy your special lunch with Vietnamese foods in an ancient house. Contact with the local people

13:00       Continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda belonging to other hamlet in Duong Lam village, is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.

14:00       Visit Ngo Quyen Temple and Phung Hung Temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.

17:00       Back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of your service

 

HOALU - TAMCOC

Nearly one thousand years ago, Hoa Lu (belongs to Ninh Binh province) used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudals and historical conflicts, the citadel still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas, being filled with many legends and myths. Additionally, one thing that make the trip the most exiting is crusing through the winding stream to Tam Coc (three  grottoes) – regarded as “Halong bay on the green rice paddies "

08:00    Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi.Depart for Ninh Binh, enjoying the rural scenery along the road.

 10:00   Visit Hoa Lu old citadelancient capital of Vietnam during 10th century. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel with rusty weapons and ceramics.

12:00    Lunch at restaurant.

13:00    Take a rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc - wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The site more closely to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.

15:00    Back to Hanoi.

18:00    Arrival back your hotel. End of services

 

 

MAI CHAU TOUR

Mai Chau has long been a destination for travelers in search of beauty. The French soldiers, or so the story goes, would make special trips from their outpost at Dien Bien Phu in the far northwest reaches of Vietnam to the village 200 miles away. They didn’t come to take advantage of the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains, but rather the beautiful women of the Thai hill tribe who inhabited the serene valley… (By Mary Anne Ostrom)

07:00            Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Mai Chau - 150 km

Northwest of Hanoi

10:30            Stop en-road to take overview picture of Mai Chau.

Arrival Mai Chau.

11:00-12:00   Hikking around villages of Pom Coong and Lac

Local contact with Thai people

13:00           Lunch will be served at a Thai Village House.

14:00            Back Hanoi.

Stop over at Hoa Binh – 80 km far from Mai Chau to see overview of Song Da Reservoir

18:00            Arrival in Hanoi. Back to your hotel.

CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. The park is 70km from the coast and covers an area about 25km in length and 11km in width, spanning the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa

08:00       Departure from your hotel in Hanoi

10:00       Arrival the forest.

Short walks include a large, enclosed botanic garden near the park headquarters, where some native animals – deer, civets, gibbons and langurs – have been released.

Another short trail leads to a steep stairway up to the archaeologically significant Cave of Prehistoric Man where tools were found. Continue an 8km return walk to the massive, 1000-year old Big Tree (Tetrameles nudiflora)

Picnic lunch.

15:00       Back to Hanoi

17:00       Arrival Hanoi. Back to your hotel. End of the tour

HUONG PAGODA

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. The pagoda is makes up by a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Huong Tich Mountain (Mountain of the Fragrant Traces)

 07:00      Pick up at your hotel and depart to Huong Pagoda.

Take 2 hours road trip.

09:00       On arrival, take and entertaining row-boat trip on the Yen stream "romantic time" along the scenic waterways between limestone cliffs about 1 hour

10:00       Arrival Thien Tru harbour.

Then you will enjoy time for trekking go up and down to visit the main cave. Step by step you will climb to Thien Chu (Pagoda Leading to Heaven) on the top of the mountain. To see Golden-Silver tree, rice stuck....

 (It takes you about  two or three hours return to climb to the top!)

13:00       Have picnic lunch

After lunchtime, you can see other better-known sites such as Giai Oan Chu (Purgatorial Pagoda) where the faithful believe deities purify souls, cure sufferings and grant offspring to children families; Huong Tich Chu (Pagoda of the Perfumed Vestige)

16:00       Come back by row-boat trip and 2 hours road trip back to Hanoi.

18:00       Back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of the tour.

HALONG BAY

Halong bay is a special favor of nature and a truly remarkable destination. Over 3000 islands protrude from the sea with red sailed junks dotting the horizon. Come and see what the Vietnamese call “the descending dragon"

09:00       Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart to Halong Bay. Take a chance to witness the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and the rice paddies during the 3 hours journey to Halong

12:00       Arrive Halong Wharf. Embark on the boat.

12:30       Sea food lunch will be served on boat

12:00-16:00   4 hour boat trip, experience a fantastic cruise on Halong Bay and visit Amazing Caves, famous for its stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy its extraordinary limestone's islands of all shapes and sizes....

16:30       Back to the shore. Return to Hanoi. Stop over at Dong Trieu Ceramic Village

20:00       Arrival Hanoi. Back to your hotel. End of services

 

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