Hanoi Highlights and Cooking Class in one day

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What To Expect

Hanoi is a heart of Vietnam which possesses many special values with thousand years history. There are many remarkable destinations that you could not missing when coming to Hanoi. With this full day discovery tour in Hanoi, you not only have the opportunity to visit almost of highlight spots in the capital with knowledgeable tour guide, but also can explore our cuisine by trying your hand at cook with a signature dish.



  • Visit famous destinations of Hanoi in one day 
  • Explore Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest one in Hanoi 
  • Listen interesting stories about President Ho Chi Minh and war time through Ho Chi Minh Complex, Hoa Lo Prison 
  • Learn more about unique features of 54 groups of Vietnam 
  • Discover the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature 
  • Learn how to cook spring roll with the chef 

Brief Itinerary: 

8.00 - 8.30: Pickup time at the hotel in Old Quarter area then transfer to the first destination in tour. 

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda  
  • Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the presidential palace, house on stilts)  
  • Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 

12.30: Lunch time at the local restaurant. 

  • Temple of Literature 
  • Hoa Lo Prison 
  • Cooking activity with spring roll dish 

17.00 - 17.30: Come back and drop you off at your hotel in Old Quarter. Tour ends! 


In this day of journey to discover the north of Vietnam, you will spend time to learn more about the rich culture of our charming capital with 1000-year history.  

Tour guide will wait for you at your hotel lobby around 8.00 AM for starting your exploring day. The first destination you will visit today is Tran Quoc Pagoda which the oldest pagoda in Hanoi from 6th century. The pagoda has a good position near West Lake. The pagoda will have a special tower “Bao Thap Luc Do Dai Sen” 15-meters height tower. In Lunar New Year, the pagoda always attracts a big amount of people with good luck wishes.   

Next, you will arrive at Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where keeps the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh president, the presidential palace, house on stilts. You will listen to stories about Ho Chi Minh, a great father as well as the first president of Vietnam. He played an indispensable role in Vietnam reunion progress. 

You will move to Museum of Ethnology in Vietnam which keeps many items representing for 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. You can see a lot of interesting stuffs about the culture and customs about our country.  

12.30: Have lunch in local restaurant with Vietnamese dishes. 

After the meal, you will go to Temple of Literature, the first university on Vietnam. Learn more about Vietnam’s culture and education in the past. And transfer to Hoa Lo prison, one of the most “terrible hell” in Vietnam in 20th century to have a better understanding about Vietnam war. 

For the last activity, you will take a drive to the restaurant to learn how to cook a Vietnamese dish. You will be received the guidance from chef and have happy times.  

17.00 - 17.30: Come back to your hotel. Tour ends.



  • Full transfer by AC tourist bus; 
  • Transportation in tour; 
  • English speaking tour guide; 
  • Lunch; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Cooking class; 
  • Bottled water; 


  • Tips, personal expenses and other not mentioned in the itinerary; 

Please Note

  • Hotel outside Hanoi Old Quarter, additional transfer fee might be charged (fee depends on hotel location and will be directly informed you) or our guide will meet you at Hanoi Opera House - 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi; 
  • Hotel pick up time will be varied from 8.00 – 8.30. We will inform you the exact time as receiving your hotel address. The pickup time depends on traffic jam, weather and other customers in group tour. Therefore, the driver and tour guide take time to collect all customers. If they come late, we hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience and patiently wait them; 
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather, traffic, or other factors; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, sun cream and some cashes; 
  • The price is not applied in holidays; 

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