About the Tour
Hanoi is the millennium-old capital of Vietnam, with crumbling pagodas, small alleyways and narrow old streets existing for a thousand year. It is a mix of a busy modern city and sustainable values preserved for generations, and attracts tourists not only through its culture and history but also cuisine. This Hanoi city tour and cooking class will awaken your culinary spirit and creativity, allow you to explore the world of Vietnamese flavors, and bring you full of emotion.
- Have a great chance to see the most famous attractions in Hanoi
- Enjoy a great lunch in a Vietnamese local restaurant in the Old Quarter
- Know more about Hanoians and their daily life
- Visiting local markets and lacquer workshop
- After the pick up at your hotel lobby at 8 am, you will visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex – the final resting place of the national hero Uncle Ho, and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
- Next, visit the most iconic temple in Vietnam, One Pillar Pagoda, of which the structure and grounds surrounding come with an intriguing story.
- Stop at a thought-provoking site, Hoa Lo prison, ironically called “Hanoi Hilton” by US prisoners during American War. This notorious prison housed a century of torture within its silent walls. Opened in 1886, most of its prisons at that time were political agitators. This historic prison is currently preserved as a museum.
- Continue your trip in Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, to have an insight report on education under feudal Vietnam
- Take a break to have lunch time at a local Vietnamese restaurant
- Join Hanoi cooking class to understand more about Hanoi cuisine. Make unforgettable time and experience with a trip to market for preparation first and then learn to cook Hanoi special food under the guidance of a professional chef.
- The tour ends here
- Hotel transfers
- Entrance fees
- Cooking class
- English speaking tour guide
- Purified bottled water
- Other personal expenses
- Drinks on lunch
- Tips and gratuities
- Free for children under 5 years of age
- Surcharge 50% adult rate for children less than 9 years old
- Children of 10 years old or older will be charged as adult
- On Monday and Friday morning Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and museum are closed
- Wear long clothes to show your respect
- Special requirements (vegetarian, diet…) should be informed prior departing day