4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

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  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small Group Adventure Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

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).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Excellent overview of Hanoi. Our guide was excellent. He was able to work seamlessly through the logistics and he provided enlightening and highly interesting information throughout. A very memorable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

In spite of the rain, our guide ensured that we got the maximum out of our tour. The line to enter Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum was miles long and we decided to skip it. But we saw the museum, the houses he lived in, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature. We had a great lunch of Pho at a small restaurant. In the afternoon, we visited the Museum of Ethnography. We had asked to be directed to a water puppet show but in spite of his best efforts, our guide couldn't get us tickets for that day. Fortunately, there was a water puppet show on at the museum and we got a taste. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared some interesting details I had not found in guide books.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

There ended up only the two of us, so it became a private tour...even better!!! Very good tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

As with all arrangements in Vietnam, the driver was punctual and the guide was very knowledgeable. The small tour was just our party of 2. The guide's English was very good and he was willing to talk about his life in Vietnam.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

Unfortunately I was not feeling well on the day of this trip and had to cut it short. However, both the driver and tour guide were excellent and I enjoyed what time I spent with them.

Kenneth B
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2010

Well done. I was the only person signed up for this tour, but they operate it anyway. Both the driver and the guide were great. The guide was very well informed and went out of his way to ensure the tour was a good one. He even carried my camera past security for me at the mausoleum to make sure I could take pictures from inside the security zone. The only thing I would have liked was a slightly longer day. But then again, if there had been more people on the tour, it probably would have been longer.

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4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

Very good tour. Since I was the only one signed up, it was like having a private tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant--took me to a great local restaurant. I found the Museum of Ethnology less interesting than some of the others ones, but that is just my opinion. Overall, great tour and I would recommend it.

Mark W
Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2010

We were picked up on time however, the guide did not know what the itinerary of the tour was and looked to us for guidance. He called the office who advised him of the locations we would be visiting. The Mausoleum is worth seeing and although the queue looks endless, the wait doesn't take long. The Ho Chi Minh complex was interesting but elbow room only. Temple of Literature wasnt that interesting for us.

Susan M
Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2010

Good day, small group, very small car was organised which made the trip a little tight to travel. Very informative guide.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2011

I was disappointed with this tour. We hit the main sights, but the guide was pretty low energy and didn't provide much background for us. The place we stopped for lunch was indeed a local spot, but there are better local spots. Hanoi is an interesting city, I'm glad that I continued to explore on my own.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2011

A slight misnomer as only the first part of the tour was related to Ho Chi Minh. Not as informative or interesting as a similar trip in HCM and guide was inexperienced and might still be waiting for us in the hotel reception had we not, after 30 minutes waiting in the reception, tried to locate her.

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