Traveling Around Hanoi In One Day

Maya Cruise

What To Expect

Hanoi – the heart of Vietnam – is the center of culture, politics, economy and trade of the whole country. 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. One day tour of us will bring you to the highlights of Hanoi. We also offer some further options. Just discover this charm city in your own way!



  • Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Temple of literature-Quoc Tu Giam (Imperial Academy), the first university in Vietnam
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Museum of ethnology
  • Bat Trang ceramic village
  • Water Puppet Show/ Electric car/ Cyclo around Old Quarter


At 8:00 AM, get picked up from your hotel. The first destination is Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. You also visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a must-see destination because of its unique architecture and the story hidden behind its construction.
After that, we continue going to Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West lake. Then see the ancient beauty of Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam (Imperial Academy), which was considered the first university in Vietnam.
At 12:30 PM, have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi. 

You’ll stop at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a center for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
We will go to Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi. This is pottery village with a half- milleary  historic development.
From 3:30pm, you will take the car coming back to your hotel. We finish unforgettable full day Hanoi Sightseeing and say farewell to each other.

Add some options: Enjoy Water Puppet Show from 15:30 to 16:15 or Electric Car or Cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter. If you join in this activity, you will come back your hotel at 5:00pm.


  • Duration :1 day
  • Departure – meeting point : Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Return point : Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


  • Transportation in van with A/C 
  • English speaking guide 
  • Meals 
  • Entrance fees.
  • Insurance 


  • Cyclo or Water Puppet Show Ticket costs 6$/person 
  • Drinks 
  • Visas 
  • Personal expenses, tips & gratuities.

Please Note

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum only opens in the morning except Monday and Friday
  • If you visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, you should not wear shorts
  • Museum of Ethnology is closed on Monday. On Saturday and Sunday, water puppet shows are available
  • You should bring hats, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes
  • If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, you will be charged $8 per group.