Our guide and driver welcome you at Noi Bai International airport flight # AK618 @ 6.15 am – 8.20 am (Penang – Hanoi)
Note: Flight from Penang to Hanoi has 3 days each week on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.
On arrival in Noi Bai airport, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to downtown.
Your first visit is the Temple of Literature. Established in 1076, it was Vietnam’s first university Quoc Tu Giam to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Have lunch at a restaurant. Check in at the hotel.
Continue your journey this afternoon by visiting the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It is the aim of having an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country.
The rest of the time is having a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Here is the great chance to explore with plenty of photo shooting.
End your day trip by enjoying a Water Puppet show at a theater near Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art which expresses the scenes from rural life. Have dinner at a restaurant.
Evening is the free time to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Town for shopping, enjoying local street foods. Overnight in Hanoi.
Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on your arrival flight schedule; some visiting sites can be changed today to have more time at sites with your time (with small surcharge).