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  • Location:Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride

Known as the 'Paris of the East', Hanoi is one of Asia's most charming cities. Spend your private Hanoi full-day tour enjoying the essential sites including The Ho Chi Minh Complex and The Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple and picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. To complete the day, take a cyclo tour through the historic Old Quarter and explore the many market streets dedicated to a variety of local wares.


  • Full-day English-speaking, private guided tour
  • Visit the fascinating Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • See Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum
  • Tour The Temple of Literature and Museum of Ethnology
  • Enjoy and delicious Vietnamese lunch
  • Visit the Ngoc Son Temple on the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Sit back and relax as your cyclo driver pedals you through the Hanoi's historic Old Quarter

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride

Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride

This private full-day Hanoi tour takes in all the key sightseeing, starting in the morning with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. The complex comprises of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next, visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with the names of the university's graduates. The complex is divided into five courtyards with different paths that would originally have been reserved for the Emperor and his mandarins. One of the courtyards contains the statue of Confucius guarded by two beautiful bronze storks standing on turtles.

* Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. On these days, visitors will tour Hoa Lo Prison instead.

After a sumptuous Vietnamese lunch, tour the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the Vietnam which houses a display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority peoples. Afterward, head to Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. The Ngoc Son temple dates back to the 13th century, and the lake itself is a picturesque focal point of Hanoi, frequented by tourists and locals alike.

End the day with a one-hour cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. At approximately 6:00pm, you will return you to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The guide and driver could not do more to assist us. The day was an excellent introduction to Hanoi. They even changed the schedule to enable us to see some sights of our own choosing, once confirmed with their head office.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

That was my style of exploring a new city - with a great guide, able to ask all the questions that you normally don't ask in a group - it was relaxed and at my own pace. Will do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour is a must do in Hanoi, love, love, loved this tour with our tour guide Honest Felt like we were real locals with the experience. Thank you so much.
Raylee Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The Cyclo ride was a highlight. Luan was an amazing, knowledgeable guide. A great way to see the city, cover a lot of ground and history - a perfect day for my family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My tour guide was amazing in explaining all the sights and was very good about taking photos all over Hanoi. Very enthusiastic guide. I highly do recommend this tour for anybody wanting to get the best out of Hanoi in a day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very good tour, even if it was a rather gray and rainy day. - our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging -

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Good overview of the city of Hanoi and it's highlights. Lovely lunch. Friendly and knowledgable guide who spoke excellent English.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This was a fantastic day and an excellent way to get a taste of "Hanoi" and all it has to offer. Our guide was very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgable. A definite must for all first time visitors to Hanoi - highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

A great tour to get an overall picture of Hanoi, the culture of its people and their views on their life and history. The guide was full of knowledge and passed it on admirably.

Leesa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Our guide "Dow' was great. She was very helpful, spoke good english and was very knowledgeable. Tour was very interesting and lunch was very up market and great food. highly recommended

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