Day 1 – Hanoi: Historic Exploration

Morning: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to pay homage to the nation’s founding father. Explore Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Afternoon: Discover the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Then, have lunch at a local restaurant to try out the famous Hanoi Pho.

Evening: Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and visit the Ngoc Son Temple. End your day with a traditional water puppet show at Thang Long Theatre.

Day 2 – Hanoi: Cultural and Artistic Immersion

Morning: Start the day at the Hanoi Opera House, a grand colonial building. Then, head to the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.

Afternoon: Explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. Enjoy its vibrant streets, historic charm, and ample shopping opportunities.

Evening: Savor the flavors of Hanoi with a street food tour, trying local delicacies like Bun Cha and Banh Mi.

Day 3 – Hanoi: A Spiritual Journey

Morning: Visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi. Bask in the serenity of the West Lake surroundings.

Afternoon: Learn about Hanoi’s wartime history at Hoa Lo Prison Museum. Visit the nearby St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Hanoi.

Evening: Stroll around the French Quarter, with its wide, tree-lined boulevards and French colonial buildings. Enjoy dinner at a local French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant.

Day 4 – Hanoi to Halong Bay: Majestic Nature

Morning & Afternoon: Take a day trip to Halong Bay. Enjoy the cruise, witness towering limestone pillars, explore caves and indulge in a seafood lunch onboard.

Evening: Return to Hanoi. Dine at a restaurant in the Old Quarter and take a leisurely walk in the night market.

Day 5 – Hanoi: A Blend of Old and New

Morning: Visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, explore the Quan Thanh Temple, dedicated to Tran Vu, a principal Taoist deity.

Afternoon: Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.

Evening: Dine at a restaurant offering traditional music performances. Later, visit the Lotte Tower Observation Deck for a panoramic view of Hanoi.

Day 6 – Hanoi: Relaxed Exploration

Morning: Start your day at the Hanoi Botanical Garden for some peaceful relaxation. Then visit the nearby Vietnam Military History Museum.

Afternoon: Visit Ba Dinh Square and explore the surrounding government buildings. Try local coffee at a nearby café.

Evening: Enjoy a walk around the beautiful Truc Bach Lake. Have dinner at a lakeside restaurant offering Vietnamese cuisine.

Day 7 – Hanoi: Farewell Day

Morning: Visit the Dong Xuan Market, the largest indoor market in Hanoi. Buy local souvenirs.

Afternoon: Enjoy your last afternoon in Hanoi at your leisure. Consider revisiting your favorite spots or exploring new ones.

Evening: Savor a farewell dinner at a high-end Vietnamese restaurant. Reflect on your journey and the memories made in this vibrant city.