After breakfast this morning, we begin our full-day tour of Hanoi. Stretching along the banks of the Red River, Vietnam’s charming capital retains much of its French colonial character. As we visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the national leader whose memory is honored here. We will also visit The House on stilts behind where Ho Chi Minh lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, as well as to see the Hanoi landmark - one pillar Pagoda, a symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow. We’ll visit the Temple of Literature, where Vietnam’s first university was established here in 1076. After lunch at local restaurant, continue our city tour with visit to the Museum of Ethnology, where we'll learn about the fascinating cultural diversity of this ancient land, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House. Then take an hour cyclo (trishaw) tour for visiting the Hanoi’s Old Quarters. We’ll see Vietnam’s history reflected in the French-influenced lakes, public parks, and tree-lined boulevards. After dinner at local restaurant, enjoy the Water puppet show at Thang Long theater. Afterwards transfer back to hotel for the night.