You will have a full day to visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Closed on Mon & Fri) wand Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s very first university). You will also visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, ending your day with a cyclo tour around the fascinating Old Quarter. The quarter showcases hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more.
In the evening your guide will take you to the Hanoi Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. Dinner will be provided aboard the train.