Walk in the footsteps of Ho Chi Minh and discover the sights of Hanoi on this full-day tour. Visit Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, the world famous Museum of Ethnology and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Enjoy Vietnamese style "Pho" or Noodle Soup for lunch.
- An insight into the life of Ho Chi Minh
- Visit the Temple of Literature
- A closer look at the ethnic minorities of Vietnam at the Museum of Ethnology
- Enjoy a Vietnamese style lunch of "pho" or Noodle Soup
- Hotel pickup in a air-conditioned mini-van
- Traveling in a small group, maximum 12 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure experience
- Local English-speaking guide
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What You Can Expect
Join your local guide with a a visit to the complex where Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence in 1945, and see the reverence with which Vietnamese people treat their "Uncle Ho". You'll also visit several sites including House 54 where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked between 1954 and 1958 and the Stilt House where Ho Chi Minh lived until his death in 1969.
Your tour continues with a journey through Hanoi to the Temple of Literature and university which has educated the royal family and children of the aristocracy or "mandarins".
For an authentic Vietnamese experience you'll enjoy Vietnamese style "Pho" or Noodle Soup for lunch.
After lunch visit the Museum of Ethnology, to learn more about the cultural diversity of Vietnams ethnic minorities. Established by the Vietnamese government in 1997, the museum provides you with a fascinating insight into the diverse cultures, customs and lifestyles of the 54 ethnic groups that inhabit Vietnam.
Your tour concludes with a stroll through Hanoi's hectic old quarter. Visit the local Hang Be or Dong Xuan local markets, before finishing with drinks at a bia hoi, a traditional Vietnamese 'pub' (own expense) where you have the opportunity to swap stories with local people eager to practise their language skills.
At the end of your tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
My husband and I were the only people on the tour and we had a great day with our fabulous guide Trois. He gave a great mini history lesson of Ho Chi Minh's life and work. Lunch was good but it is a LOCAL restaurant so be prepared - no fancy tables and chairs, no a/c. It was fine and the food was good. Ladies make sure your shoulders are covered and your top is not revealing when visiting the mausoleum, as this will be considered disrespectful. Highly recommend this tour (base company is Intrepid Travel).
There were just 2 of us on this tour so it felt like a personal tour. Everything was carefully explained to us and we were able to move at our own pace. The guide was very good. Each of the locations we visited were interesting and significant locations in Hanoi. The guide was a delight.