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Cultural Delights of Hanoi in 3 Days Itinerary

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day 1

Historic Landmarks and Water Puppets

Hanoi Itinerary - February 28

Morning. Begin your journey with a traditional Vietnamese breakfast at Dautau Street PUB & Vietnamese Banh Mi. Afterward, visit the solemn Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to pay respects to the founding father of Vietnam. Adjacent to the mausoleum, explore the serene One-Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) and the nearby Presidential Palace.
Afternoon. For lunch, savor the flavors of Son Sushi Bar, offering a fusion of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine. Post lunch, immerse yourself in the history of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Military History Museum. Later, take a leisurely walk around the picturesque West Lake (Ho Tay).
Evening. Dine with a view at Skyline Hanoi, enjoying a mix of local and international dishes. Cap off the night with a unique water puppet show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, an art form that originated in the Red River Delta.
day 2

Cultural Heritage and Old Quarter Charms

Hanoi Itinerary - February 29

Morning. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at The Hanoi Social Club, known for its cozy ambiance and great coffee. Post breakfast, visit the historic Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), Vietnam's first university. Continue to the vibrant Hanoi Old Quarter and the iconic Dong Xuan Market for a taste of local life.
Afternoon. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Chestnut Restaurant & Sky Bar, offering a panoramic view of the city. Afterward, explore the tranquil Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and the nearby Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple). Take a stroll on the historic Long Bien Bridge (Cau Long Bien) for some stunning views.
Evening. Indulge in a fine dining experience at Colette French Bistro & Wine Bar, where you can enjoy French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist. After dinner, take a relaxing cyclo ride through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, witnessing the lively nightlife and the beautiful architecture.
day 3

Day Trip to Ninh Binh - The Inland Halong Bay

Hanoi Itinerary - March 1

Morning. Grab a quick breakfast at The Drunken Duck before embarking on a day trip to the breathtaking Trang An Landscape Complex (Trang An Grottoes) in Ninh Binh. Explore the stunning karst landscapes, caves, and serene waterways, often referred to as the "inland Halong Bay."
Afternoon. Enjoy a local lunch at Bia Hoi Corner, known for its fresh beer and street food. Afterward, visit the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu, and the nearby Tam Coc, also known as the "Halong Bay on land," with its limestone karsts and rice paddies.
Evening. Return to Hanoi and relax with a drink at Mint Bar, sharing stories of your day trip. For your final dinner in Hanoi, head to El Sol - Cocktail Bar - 48 Trang Thi for a mix of Spanish and Vietnamese cuisine in a vibrant setting.
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