If your cruise ship docks at Cai Lan Port and would like to have a full-day tour to explore Hanoi City’s highlight attractions such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, etc. You should book Vietnam Vacation Travel’s Hanoi City Tour from Cai Lan Port.
The Cai Lan Port to Hanoi distance is about 158km and it takes us around 2 hours to transfer/ 1 way by car. Unlike other transport to travel from Cai Lan Port to Hanoi, this is a private tour with a door-to-door private car and a knowledgeable tour guide. You will learn a lot about Vietnamese culture, and traditional customs.
During your cruise ship excursion in Vietnam, you may be interested in our other Vietnam Shore Excursions as follows
- Chan May Port To Ba Na Hills Private Car– from 140 USD/ Sedan car.
- Chan May Port To Hoi An Tour– from 60 USD/ pax.
- Chan May Port To Hue Tour– 160 USD/ pax.
- Phu My Port to Saigon private car– 160 USD/ Sedan car.
- Chan May Port To Da Nang By Private Car– 145 USD/ Sedan car.
HANOI CITY TOUR FROM CAI LAN PORT
At 8:00 am, our English-speaking tour guide and Hanoi private car will wait for you at Cai Lan Port Gate so please walk out and you will easily recognize our tour guide with your full name on a welcome board.
After greetings, we will start the Cai Lan Port to Hanoi Tour. After 2 2-hour transfer by private car, we will arrive in Hanoi city and the first place in the Hanoi city private tour is the complex of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Our knowledgeable tour guide will tell you a lot of information about the biography and career of our first president.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a prominent historical and cultural site. It serves as the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the founding father and first President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The primary purpose of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is to preserve the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. His body is displayed in a glass sarcophagus within the mausoleum, allowing visitors to pay their respects to the revered leader.
The mausoleum is a symbol of the deep respect and veneration that the Vietnamese people hold for Ho Chi Minh. It is an important pilgrimage site for both Vietnamese citizens and international visitors interested in the history of Vietnam.
After that, we will admire President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Nearby is the Ho Chi Minh Museum, where you can learn about his biography and merits to Vietnam and the world.
Then, we will visit the One Pillar Pagoda, known as “Chùa Một Cột” in Vietnamese, which is a historic Buddhist temple located in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. This pagoda is one of the most iconic and unique religious structures in Vietnam and is recognized for its distinctive architectural design.
The pagoda’s most notable feature is its single stone pillar, which appears to rise from the surface of a lotus pond. The pillar supports a small wooden pagoda that houses a statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the compassionate deity in Mahayana Buddhism. The pagoda is designed to resemble a lotus flower emerging from the water.
Continue the Hanoi City Tour From Cai Lan Port, we will explore the Temple of Literature Hanoi. The Temple of Literature is not only a symbol of Confucianism and education in Vietnam but also a place of reverence and cultural significance. It has been the site of various cultural events and celebrations.
Nowadays, the Temple of Literature is open to the public and serves as a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the tranquil gardens, historical buildings, and learn about Vietnam’s ancient educational system.
On our Cai Lan Port to Hanoi city tour, we will have a nice lunch at an authentic restaurant to enjoy the specialties of Vietnam’s capital and take a short break. After lunch, we will wander around the Hanoi Old Quarter through the 36 streets. Our local guide will help you to interact with the locals and learn more about the local culture and their daily life.
Last but not least in the Hanoi City Tour from Cai Lan port is the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. These are two of the most famous and picturesque landmarks in Hanoi, Vietnam. They are located in the historic heart of the city and hold significant cultural, historical, and natural importance.
Our excellent tour guide will explain to you the meanings of the names as well as the ancient stories related to these attractions and their important role in the spiritual life of the locals.
Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural significance, and historical lore. It’s a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Hanoi, providing a glimpse into the city’s rich heritage and the legend that surrounds it.
Around 3:30 pm, our Hanoi private car will transfer you back to Cai Lan Port and we finish the Hanoi city tour from Cai Lan. Vietnam Vacation Travel & Transport wishes you an unforgettable memory with us.
A baby seat is available and it is free of charge.
Please wear proper clothes which cover your chest and knees when visiting the Mausoleum and temples.
Please respect the historical significance and rules when visiting these attractions.
Visitors are expected to maintain a solemn and respectful atmosphere inside the mausoleum. Talking, making noise, or engaging in any disruptive behavior is discouraged.
Photography, video recording, and the use of mobile phones are strictly prohibited inside the mausoleum. Visitors are not allowed to take pictures or record videos of Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body.
Any disrespectful behavior, including political statements, protests, or any actions that could be interpreted as disrespectful to the late President Ho Chi Minh, is strongly discouraged and may lead to consequences.