Routes can change subject to client’s interest.
Morning, take a full day city tour beginning with the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars, established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Head to Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. At the complex, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (view from outside; closed on Mon, Fri and through from Oct - Nov), the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office and a fine example of French architecture in Hanoi, and the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked.
Afternoon, set off again to Chau Long Market for a closer look at Hanoian culture in the flurry of a local market. After exploring the street stalls here, set off along Nguyen Truong To Street - famous for its desserts -- toward Hang Than Street, the epicenter of Hanoi’s thriving wedding cake stores. Learn a bit about Vietnam’s unique wedding culture while sampling some wedding cakes. Shake off your sugar rush on a stroll to nearby Hang Cot Street for a look at Hanoi’s mat weaving borough before stopping off along Hang Ga Street for a local coffee shop. End your walking tour with a traditional Vietnamese coffee.
Evening, join a local family for a homemade dinner that introduces you to the cozy atmosphere, traditional meals, and hospitality of Hanoi's people.
Welcome the clients at the family. Tea is served while the host is introducing about the family, the house with its tradition of running the spiritual business over 04 generations.
Introduce for the clients about how to make steamed rice paper rolls which has been the traditional job of the local community over hundred years. Clients are welcome to give a try if they wish so.
Introduce about different kinds of food, the eating culture of different regions all over Vietnam. Then enjoy dinner. At the end of the dinner, return to the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Hosted dinner at local family
Overnight at Hotel De’ L Opera Hanoi (Deluxe)