Guided tour

Hanoi: Private Mausoleum and Ethnology Museum Tour

Hanoi: Private Mausoleum and Ethnology Museum Tour

From US$ 90 per person

A tour to visit several wonderful must-see destinations in Hanoi. Starting with the Tran Quoc Pagoda, you will continue onward to discover the one-pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature, Imperial Academy.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese, Chinese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If you stay in a hotel outside of the Old Quarter, an additional transfer fee will be charged depending on your hotel location.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Be impressed by the one-pillar pagoda’s special architecture
  • Experience the Ethnology Museum
  • See the Temple of Literature
  • View the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple
Full description
At around 8:00AM, your guide will pick you up from your the hotel and transfer you to the Tran Quoc Pagoda. The Tran Quoc Pagoda is a Buddhist relic, and national heritage lying on the west lake. Following the pagoda, you will continue to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and House on Stilts. The Mausoleum is the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, Ho Chi Minh. You can feel his modesty when visiting the House on Stilts, where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. Next, you will be impressed by a one-pillar pagoda’s special architecture, and the old tale hidden behind its construction. The Ethnology Museum is considered one of the largest museums in Vietnam, reflecting the diversity of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. At around 1:00PM, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the old quarter. Following this, you will visit the Temple of Literature Imperial Academy, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi which also functioned as Vietnam's first university. The famous Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple is a place dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and the former general commander Tran Hung Dao. Afterwards, you will explore Bat Trang, a traditional ceramics village in which you will be able to see the daily lives of local people.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from the Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus
  • Experienced and enthusiastic driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • Personal expenses, tips and anything else not mentioned in the inclusions section
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is included from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Pick-up for areas outside Hanoi Old Quarter will incur a charge of $5 per group
  • Please do not wear shorts to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
  • Please bring a hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes
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