Breakfast at hotel. Morning, we’ll pick you up and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed on Mondays, Fridays and during Sep – Nov for annual restoration) – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet Nam's first university and is dedicated to Confucius. Lunch at the restaurant before heading to Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi.
Option 1: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sunday
You’ ll stop in at Museum Of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a center for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
Option 2: Monday
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development.
Later, take the car to come back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.