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Explore “Good Morning Hanoi!” tour

Updated at Monday, 04 Jan 2016, 14:38
The Hanoitimes - It is believed that the most ideal moment to explore Hanoi city is in the morning. By this time, it is an awesome chance to discover an extraordinary aspect of this city.

With this “Good Morning Hanoi!” tour, it will meet expectations of the guests who can not stay a long time in this city and would like to get the panorama view of Hanoi Old Quarter as well have a basic background about Vietnamese food culture through a traditional breakfast.

Early Morning Old Quarter Walking Tour
Duration 3h
Fee: 30$ per aldult
As the day dawns, see a community come to life with a stroll around Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter. Your guide provides intriguing facts and stories as you walk past historical sites. After a refreshing lakeside amble, enjoy a typical local breakfast in a charming café.

Explore the beating heart of Hanoi, the Old Quarter, also known as "36 Streets." It is a close-knit community of people living in towering rows of houses, packed close together along narrow lanes. Witness residents and shopkeepers preparing for the day as your guide gives narrative on aspects of local life.

This part of town is also famous for St. Joseph's Cathedral. Admire its Gothic exterior and note its similarities with the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Morning exercise is a popular pastime, and the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake provide a calm and almost spiritual place for people to run, practice mind and body exercises, and even dance.
Having worked up an appetite, enjoy a delightful breakfast featuring Vietnamese cuisine like noodle soup or steamed rice-paper pancake with coffee or iced green tea.
Morning Cycling Tour
Duration 3h
Fee: 48$ per aldult
Hop on a bicycle and discover 2 beautiful bodies of water in Hanoi—Hoan Kiem Lake and West Lake. Stop by iconic attractions like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace. Then top off your tour with a delicious bowl of pho.

Start your tour at 6 AM as your guide meets you at your hotel. Put on your safety gear and hop on your bike before you cycle toward the serene Hoan Kiem Lake. Observe the morning routines of locals here as they exercise and relax at this popular meeting point.
Proceed to the biggest lake in Hanoi, West Lake, and make a stop at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Presidential Palace. Take photos of these attractive locations boasting Vietnamese architecture.

Then pedal along West Lake and appreciate the surrounding nature for over an hour. Watch the locals exercise and take some quality time beside the lake before making your way to Tran Quoc Pagoda. See the Buddhist rituals practiced at this religious temple before making your way to a neighboring lakeside café to enjoy pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup. Finish your light breakfast and enjoy a leisurely ride back to your hotel.
Private City Morning Tour
Duration 6h
Fee: 36$ per aldult
Discover the highlights of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on this private morning tour. Appreciate the historical influence of Vietnam's liberation hero Ho Chi Minh and explore Hanoi's historical sites.

Start your day exploring the Ho Chi Minh Complex, situated in Ba Dinh Square, and visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, made of marble and granite in honor of the founder of unified Vietnam.
Stop by Ho Chi Minh's residence, a traditional wooden-tiled house on stilts surrounded by nature. Enjoy the old architectural designs illustrating the simplicity and modesty of the leader's life.

Pass by the One Pillar Pagoda (an ancient relic built in 1049 under the Lý Dynasty) and stop at the Temple of Literature (built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars). Enjoy a bowl of authentic Vietnamese beef noodles (pho bo) for lunch, before heading back to your hotel.

Nguyen Thoan
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