Enjoy a halfday Hanoi city with the tour guide and get a glimpse of a local in the mythology, traditions and customs of Vietnam. We will visit the Ho Chi Minh complex to discover the heart of Viernam at the "Uncle Ho" mausoleum.. See the house on stilts and picturesque single pillar pagoda, built in wood for the 11th century, Emperor Lý Thái Tông nearby. You will then visit the Temple of Literature, the site of the first university dating from Vietnam around 1070 and originally built as a temple of Confucius.
Afternoon, we begin your day tour by cycling along the Red River dyke, crosing the Long Bien Bridge then you continue riding along the dyke for some kilometers before joining a small biking trail that furrows among pop corn, vegetable, and fruit gardens. After about two hour cycling, you arrive in Bat Trang village.. The village is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality. You will then have a short walk to visit the village, discovering the village ceramic market, the Bat Trang temple, Bat Trang communal house and you learn all the steps of making a pottery. You enjoy two more hour cycling back to Hanoi.
You will be free at leisure and we will pick up and transfer to bus station for nigh bus to Sapa. Overnight on sleeping bus.