Hanoi Half Day Tour to Historic Sites
This half-day tour was designed for those wanting to understand more about Thang Long- Hanoi with the places was not included in a normal city tour. The capital has more than 1000 years old and Hanoian always pride to have such a stubborn city during the wars.
We will visit Thang Long ancient Citadel, a cultural complex that comprises Thang Long Imperial City during the dynasties of King Ly, King Tran and King Le and Hanoi Citadel during the Nguyen Dynasty.
Through the ups and downs of Vietnamese history, the remains of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long are roughly where the Hanoi Citadel lies today. We will bike on the most beautiful street in Hanoi named Phan Dinh Phung with hundreds of big trees.
One place you should not miss that is Huu Tiep Lake. Located in an area of Hanoi called Ngoc Ha (Flower Village), an American B-52 that was shot down during the Christmas bombing in 1968 (1972) sits rusting in a small pond surrounded by a busy market. And, the last place to go was Hanoi Botanical Garden. Here, you can see local people jogging, doing exercise and couple taking wedding photo
2:00 PM. Meet up at your hotel. After a short brief information about the traffic and how to ride the bike in Hanoi, we start to cycle to Thang Long ancient Citadel located in Hoang Dieu st. We will visit Doan Mon gate, Kinh Thien Palace, Hau Lau and The Northern Gate. Keep walking north, we will see the house D67, an underground tunnel enabled the military to flee to other parts in case of a raid. There, you can understand how Vietnamese military fought to protect the capital and that’s the place where General Vo Nguyen Giap used to work and live.
After visiting Thang Long Citadel, we continue cycling to Huu Tiep Lake and see the B-52 Memorial. A B52 was shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2 Surface to Air Missiles during the Christmas Offensive of December 1972. Visiting Ngoc Ha Market is also available.
It takes very short distance from Huu Tiep Lake to Hanoi Botanical Garden where we will take a stroll around the central lake and enjoy fresh air. This was known as the lung of Hanoi and was created in 1890 by French landscape architects. The park is not only a haven of tranquility for nature lovers in the noisy and hectic city, but serves the inhabitants especially in the morning and evening hours as a place for sportive activities.
We go back your hotel by bike, tour ends around 5:00PM.
This tour is designed for the joined group tour, maximum 8 people in one group. The price for ONE person is US18$.
If you are concerning doing a private trip, please contact us for more details. However, we will try our best to lower price by working with reliable suppliers, paying our staff and guides a fair wage, so that you, the traveler, can sit back and enjoy your holiday. Please do not hesitate to send us your requests; we will reply you as soon as possible.
Tour Cost includes:
- Bike hire
- Cycle support by a/c vehicles
- All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
- Vietnamese English speaking guide
- 01 bottle of water each 2 hours cycling
- Fresh local fruits at break time.
- Meals mentioned
Tour Cost excludes:
- International Flights
- Departure Tax
- Visa Fees
- Alcoholic and other beverages in the evenings
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary
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