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Hoa Lo Prison Tours and Activities

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Built by the French in 1896 to hold Vietnamese political prisoners and known originally as Maison Centrale, Hoa Lo Prison was taken over by the Vietnamese in 1954. During the American War (Vietnam War), it housed American POWs, who referred to it as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Today, parts of the original prison have been turned into a museum.

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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

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The narrow streets and alleyways of old Hanoi can be hard to navigate. Forget guidebooks and itinerary planning, and immerse in this ancient city’s rich culture with a dedicated private guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights only a local can provide as you explore markets, temples, alleyways, historic homes, the French Quarter, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and even Hoa Lo Prison.
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  • 3 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.62
Price varies by group size
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US$35.62
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Morning Tour of the Highlights in Hanoi with Lunch

Half-Day Morning Tour of the Highlights in Hanoi with Lunch

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Follow in the footsteps of one of Vietnam’s most famous men as you explore the streets of Hanoi on this small-group adventure tour. Pay a visit to the Temple of Literature and the notorious Hanoi Hilton prison. Follow your expert guide on a walking tour of the Old-Quarter and enjoy the expertise and knowledge that comes from being led by a local.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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US$39.00

Hanoi City Small Group Tour and Water Puppet Show

Hanoi City Small Group Tour and Water Puppet Show

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This city tour and cooking class is ideal for traveler who want to both see the sights of Hanoi and have a delicious foodie experience. Visit temples, museums, and other must-see attractions on a convenient introductory tour. Learn to cook Vietnamese food from a professional chef, so you can eat authentic food even after you’ve returned home. This is a fun-filled and varied day tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi war sites walking tour will lead you to Military history museum (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) or French Quarter (Monday and Friday) and Hoa Lo prison to help you to discover the history of Vietnam’s modern wars.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.13
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US$5.13

Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

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GENERAL INFORMATION: We are a nonprofit organization established in 2015. We supply top-quality student trained guides who are well trained and well understand about Hanoi, Vietnam, and related knowledge. We would love to show you things you haven't seen in books, magazines or on the internet before. To get to know more about our organization' operation, please leave your email and/or WhatsApp number(if it is possible). So, we can contact you soon.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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US$5.00
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Guided Day Tour of Mua Caves Ninh Binh Hoa Lu and Hanoi

Guided Day Tour of Mua Caves Ninh Binh Hoa Lu and Hanoi

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See some of the natural wonders of Vietnam’s scenic Ninh Binh Province without blowing out your tight travel schedule with this day-trip from Hanoi. Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in a luxurious limousine bus – no cramped seats and stuffy conditions for this long drive. Discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, cycle around local villages and sail down the Tam Coc valley, taking in vibrant rice terraces and towering mountains along the way.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

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Escape the bustling confines of Hanoi city, and breath the fresh air on this full-day rural Vietnam tour. With a local lunch of goat meat, fried rice and local fruits onboard, you’ll be fueled for an afternoon of action, taking in the scenery by both bamboo boat and mountain bike. See local villagers going about their daily lives as you come to appreciate a quieter slice of Vietnamese culture.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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US$51.93
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US$51.93

Jadesails- Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

Jadesails- Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

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- 02 hours riding with Luxurious comfort Limousine via new expressway (Faster. Normal way is 4 hours) - It's worth spending time: Visit 02 beautiful Bay: Ha Long bay (World Heritage Site) and Lan Ha Bay (New Area, Less Tourists, More quiet) - 07 hours cruise tour for all activities. - Itinerary is variation, same 2 days overnight cruise route which we have many activities can do. - Cooking demonstration and SUNSET party. - Kayaking and local rowing boat through an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons. - Swimming in a quiet cover with amazing backdrop - Seeing the genuine float houses of local fisher folks - Group of 9 people riding a limousine car. INCLUDED: - 07 hour cruise - All meals on board - Welcome drink - Sunset party - Bottled mineral water on limousine. - Cooking demonstration - Entrance and sightseeing fees - Kayaking - Local rowing boat - Free onboard wifi - English speaking guide - Limousine transfer - On board insurance.
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  • 12 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.36
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US$89.36

Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

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Enjoy the stunning natural landscapes of one of Vietnam's most-storied provinces on this day trip by boat and bike from Hanoi. Journey into Hoa Lu, the ancient Vietnamese capital, and the Tam Coc caves, just 110 kilometers outside of the city. This leisurely journey includes lunch and is ideal for all fitness levels. Choose from four tour options to suit your budget.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.88
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US$34.88
Price varies by group size

Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets

Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets

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You have a choice of standard, deluxe, or VIP first class seats to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi. Book your entrance ticket and skip the line with priority seating. The unique puppetry performance is done on the water, accompanied by storytelling and music. Choose a showtime to fit your sightseeing schedule.
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  • 50 minutes
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US$5.52
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US$5.52

Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group - Cruising, Biking,Hiking, Limousine

Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group - Cruising, Biking,Hiking, Limousine

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Highlight of Mua Cave Hoa Lu Trang An Tour ✔️ Take a chance of knowing about Trang An Ecotourism Complex, a world heritage site ✔️ Trying many Trang An Boat Tour more than 2 hours ✔️ Other interesting activities are biking, Vietnamese food, enjoying traditional tea ✔️ Comfortable Limousine tourist car, excellent guide and quality service in general ✔️ Climbing almost 500 steps to the top of Mua cave ✔️ Hoa Lu ancient capital, a treasure of culture, architecture and history of original land of Viet Nam
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  • 12 hours
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US$54.00
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US$54.00
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Hanoi Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Hanoi Airport Private Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival with this Hanoi airport private arrival transfer. Meet your friendly driver when your plane touches down and avoid the headache of navigating a new city. Your professional driver will be waiting with a personalized signboard to whisk you off to your hotel of choice.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18.00
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US$18.00
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Mua Cave DELUXE Tour from Hanoi Including Lunch

Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Mua Cave DELUXE Tour from Hanoi Including Lunch

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Learn about northern Vietnamese history and rural life on a full-day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi. See the Hoa Lu temples in the ancient capital of Vietnam, then go to Tam Coc for a sampan ride on a slow-moving river with a landscape of karst formations and caves. Finish up with a bike ride through rural villages. Includes buffet lunch, transportation and guide, all activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
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  • 10 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.00
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US$42.00

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi

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Take a day trip to Ninh Binh province, a region of historical significance and outstanding natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide describes the tombs of Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Tam Coc and hop in a sampan for a ride past a World Heritage–listed landscape dotted with caves, pagodas and jagged limestone formations.
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  • 1 day
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets

Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets

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Enjoy a hassle-free experience for the Thang Long Water Puppet show by booking your admission ticket in advance. Watch this live performance of this traditional Vietnamese art form in a show that lasts about one hour. Choose from several showtimes to suit your schedule. Simply arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime, then enjoy a water puppet show that depicts legends and traditional life.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4.97
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US$4.97

Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery

Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery

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Skip the lines and the hassle with this book ahead service that includes Water Puppet entrance tickets and delivery to your Hanoi hotel. Choose from several showtimes to fit your travel schedule and wait for tickets to be delivered to you! Arrive at the theater 15 minutes before showtime and prepare to experience one of Vietnam's most memorable traditional art forms live on stage.
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  • 50 minutes
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US$11.29
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US$11.29

2-Days Sapa Tour from Hanoi

2-Days Sapa Tour from Hanoi

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Stay overnight at a comfortable hotel in Sapa and relax between guided trekking tours during this 2-day itinerary. Hike for several hours each day to hill tribe villages belonging to the Black Hmong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Visit Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Ta Van with an experienced guide and enjoy the scenery of the Hoang Lien Son mountains. Meals and round-trip hotel transport from Hanoi included.
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  • 2 days
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US$100.00
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US$100.00

Private Hanoi City Half-Day Tour

Private Hanoi City Half-Day Tour

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Get a feel for Hanoi on a private sightseeing tour. Your own personal guide shares the city’s highlights and local culture, with your choice of itineraries that both include the Old Quarter. Choose a morning departure and see the Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Depart in the afternoon for the Museum of History, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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US$28.00

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: A Quick Hop

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: A Quick Hop

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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US$5.00

Highlight- Hanoi city tour and Cycle around old quarter

Highlight- Hanoi city tour and Cycle around old quarter

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Discover the best that Hanoi has to offer on this small-group city tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex dedicated to the former leader, the Confucian Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda in the middle of the lake, and the Hoa Lo Prison also known as the Hanoi Hilton. Learn about the history of Vietnam from your guide and discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter by bicycle.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.83
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US$32.83

Hanoi Military tour for Half day city

Hanoi Military tour for Half day city

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Half day Military tour to explore Hanoi city is idea for tourist, who's interesting in Vietnam's History and War. The tour will bring tourist an overview of Vietnam country, people, and the answer what made Vietnamese people could be successed with 2 big enemy: French and American.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
Price varies by group size
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US$76.93
Price varies by group size

Hanoi French Quarter Walking Tour: The Present and the Past

Hanoi French Quarter Walking Tour: The Present and the Past

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During this 3-hour walking tour, travelers will be able to explore the spectacular cultural and historical beauty of celebrated landscapes such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House, Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, so on. This tour will definitely bring you an amazing experience through the intriguing stories told by our guide, who are super enthusiastic, informative and good at English as well. If you are really into French architecture, or just merely want to see a different vision of this bustling capital, a tour around Hanoi French Quarter is a perfect pick. Let’s take a tour and enjoy the wonderful adventure!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.00
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US$16.00

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Classic Package

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Classic Package

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 1 day
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.00
From
US$16.00

Private Guided Tour of Hanoi

Private Guided Tour of Hanoi

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GENERAL INFORMATION: We are a nonprofit organization established in 2015. We supply top-quality student trained guides who are well trained and well understand about Hanoi, Vietnam, and related knowledge. We would love to show you things you haven't seen in books, magazines or on the internet before. To get to know more about our organization' operation, please leave your email and/or WhatsApp number(if it is possible). So, we can contact you soon.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.13
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US$5.13
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Should I book Hoa Lo Prison tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hoa Lo Prison can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hoa Lo Prison 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hoa Lo Prison costs USD 4.97. Guided Hoa Lo Prison tours start around USD 4.97 per person.
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