About the Tour
Fullmoon Festival (also called Mid-Autumn Festival) is one of the biggest festival in the Lunar Calendar of many Asia countries, including Vietnam. Mid-Autumn Festival was originally celebrated for children but it has now eagerly awaited by all people who love children and enjoy the fullest moon beauty. Our half-day Hanoi city tour during Vietnamese Mid-Autumn days is specially customized to introduce you the unique cultural values of one of the biggest festivals in Vietnam through its fascinating activities and experience. Join this exclusive City Insight’s tour, you not only have chance to wander along the colorful Hanoi streets but know how the artisans work with diligence and cleverness to prepare for Mid-Autumn Festival as well. Let’s discover the rare traditional values which are being still preserved at great effort when Hanoi is on the way of fast modernization.
Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi downtown at 14:00. We then head to visit an artisan who is the only person with her family in Hanoi’s vicinity preserving traditional star-shaped lantern (Đèn ông sao) making. Discussing the traditional stories behind and learning to make your own star-shaped lantern as a souvenir will make your trip truly unforgetable.
The next stop-off of our city discovery tour is one of the rare traditional mooncake bakeries in Hanoi. You have chance to taste the steaming hot flavor of the traditional mooncake and understand the differences between traditional and modern mooncake making since the mooncake production has been industrialized and changed rapidly in recent years.
Afterwards, we will wander through the hustle and bustle Hanoi streets filling with sounds, colours and light preparing for Mid-Autumn Festival and buy a small gift for yourself.
Finally, we will stop at a unique café in Hanoi Old Quarter. You have relaxing time enjoying the traditional Vietnamese mooncakes and learn more about Hanoi cultural values when watching the daily life of locals.
We return to your hotel late at night. Tour ends here.
- Transfer cost by taxi or private car (depending on size of group)
- English speaking tour guide
- Star-shaped lantern making demonstration
- Local coffee and traditional mooncake
- Personal expenses
- Alcohol beverages and soft drinks
- Tips for guide
- Other services not indicated in the itinerary
Tour program includes a short walk around Hanoi Old Quarter (about 3km or 2 miles).