Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Noi

North Vietnam
Our tours in a Private Vehicle with Chauffeur and Guide

One-day Tours of Hanoi


We offer you 4 one-day tours of Hanoi:


VISIT OF HA NOI - WATER PUPPET SHOW

 
The Temple of Litterarure
 

In the morning, visit of the modern city: Governor Palace, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (except Monday and Friday), his stilt house, the One-pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the temple of Quan Thanh, and the pagoda of Tran Quoc. Ha Noi traditional lunch, then visit of the extraordinary Museum of the Minorities of Vietnam, followed by a stroll in the Old Quarter of Hoan Kiem and its 36 merchant streets.

The day ends with a show unique in the world: the marvelous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by live traditional music and songs. Return at your hotel around 18:00.

 


Rates per person in US dollars

1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers.
$116 $72 $56 $53 $47


ARTS TOUR (full day)

  Your tour starts with the visit of the magnificent Fine Arts Museum of Hanoi, where you will admire all the art treasures of Vietnam, from the Antiquity to the contemporary period: paintings, drawings, popular arts, silk, etc. You then visit the famous Nha Sanh Studio, set in a magnificent old Thai house with it carved wooden beams, originating from the region of Hoa Binh, and which became of of the most active Art Centers in North Vietnam.

We then go to the house–studio of Mrs Tham Poong, the most famous Vietnam painter from a minority origin (Mrs Poong is Thai) and and renowned expert in Contemporary Arts (Do paintings).

 
Fine Arts Museum, Ha Noi

You will then cross the Red River and have a delicious lunch of local cuisine in a Vietnamese family, followed by the visit of the curious house–studio of Mr. Anh Khanh, a renowned sculptor and lacquer painter. Return to Old Hanoi, where you will visit famous art galleries. Back to your hotel around 18:00.


Rates per person in US dollars

1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers.
$112 $67 $46 $38 $33



ANTIQUE TOUR (3/4 day)

We start this tour with the visit of the famous Nguyen Frères antique shop, very popular with the international clientele because of its eclectism and exquisite taste: real antiques, high quality reproductions, ceramics, high fashion silk, h'mong textiles, old statues issued from Vietnamese Catholicism, etc. surround you on two floors of this old house located behind the Opera.

We then continue on 8 km to go to the house de Mr. Luong, two wooden houses on stilts filled up with treasures. Mr. Luong, who frequently collaborates to historic films as an expert, will be pleased to give you explanations on all the objects attracting your curiosity. We then stroll through the Flower and Bonsai Market, and have in a small street restaurant. After lunch, we go the famous Antique Street, north of the West Lake (Ho Tay). Return at your hotel around 16:00.


Rates per person in US dollars

1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers.
$112 $67 $46 $38 $33




THE PEACEFUL HANOI COUNTRYSIDE ON A BICYCLE


Half-day Tour (9:00-14:00 or 14:00-19:00) : VILLAGES AND PAGODAS

We take you at your hotel around 8:00 with a taxi and cross the Red River to arrive in a small local market where we taste delicacies. We then bicycle alongside a dyke and reach our beautiful homestay villa www.orientalbridgetravel.com/maison in the heart of the residence districts of many famous Vietnamese artists, where we have tea. We then ride through vegetable gardens, corn fields and rice fields and cross an affluent of the Red River by boat. We ride to a beautiful pagoda, which we visit, pass along other ones, and return to the homestay villa for lunch or diner. Return to Hanoi by taxi.


One-day tour : VILLAGES, PAGODAS AND THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF CO LOA

Same morning programme as the half-day tour. After the visit of the pagoda, we have lunch in a small village. We then continue through corn and rice fields to the Ancient City of Co Loa, the capital of the first Vietnam kingdom (Kingdom de Au Lac – 257-208 B.C.). At that time, it was surrounded by several concentric brick walls, hence it name, Co Loa, which is a variety of snail in Vietnamese. One can still guess part of a brick wall. Visit of a beautiful pagoda, with its well, subject to a very old legend.

For love, My Chau,daughter of King An Duong, opened the town to the Chinese invaders by giving to her lover Trong Thuy the claws which protected the city. To punish her, her father had her decapitated and thrown in the sea, where there was such blood that one can still find pink pearls. Learning about the execution and desperate, Trong Thuy threw himself in the well.

Return to the homestay villa on different small countryside roads. Diner in the homestay villa, and return to Hanoi by taxi.


Rates per person in US dollars

  1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers.
½-day tour $88 $58 $48 $43 $40
1-day tour $106 $73 $62 $56 $55









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