Begin your journey at Ho Ci Minh Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace, both historic sites built as memorials to President Ho Chi Minh. See the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, a visually striking Buddhist temple perched atop a single pillar over the water.
Afterward, drive to the Museum of Ethnology, considered the country's best museum with its extensive exhibit dedicated to representing Vietnam's 54 ethnic minorities. Witness a variety of colorful, traditional costumes representing the country's different ethnic groups.
Eat lunch at a location of your choosing, and then continue to the Temple of Literature—a Temple of Confucius—and home of the "Imperial Academy," the first national university in Vietnam, established in 1076. Learn about the traditional dress of Vietnam's ancient kings and queens.
Next, participate in a brocade costume workshop to learn how to dye indigo clothing and make your own dye pattern handkerchief, under guidance from local artists. This workshop, supported by the World Bank & NGOs participating in the Poverty Reduction Project, works to empower communities to create economic opportunity through traditional craftsmanship. At the end of the workshop, get the chance to dress up in traditional costumes and pose for gorgeous photographs. When the tour ends, your guide takes you back to your hotel.