The Best Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

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19 Things to Do in Hanoi

Full Day Hanoi City Tour, Vietnam
Full Day Hanoi City TourHanoi

Take a full-day city tour to see Hanoi’s compact Old Quarter and a number of cultural and historical buildings. This is an excellent introduction to the capital, complete with a fun cyclo ride and an authentic meal.

Begin the tour at the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where you’ll visit the revered leader’s simple stilt home and the beautiful One Pillar Pagoda. Your guide will help you understand the Vietnam of today through stories of Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War.

Then, step back in time 1,000 years with a visit to the Temple of Literature. As Vietnam’s first university, this picturesque and peaceful collection of buildings has borne witness to some of the country’s greatest minds.

Moving closer to the maze of alleys that is the Old Quarter you will first visit Hoan Kiem Lake. This pretty, man-made lake is a hive of activity at all times of day when locals and tourists alike seek out the calming water for a stroll, a little exercise, and a catch-up with friends. Your tour includes a stop at Ngoc Son Temple, a site that pays homage to Saint Van Xuong and General Trang Hung Dao.

Later in the afternoon, hop on a cyclo for a 1-hour ride through the chaotic streets of the Old Quarter and learn about the trades that gave the alleys their names.

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City Tour
Guided Tours
Museum
Hanoi Foodie Tour by Vespa, Vietnam
Hanoi Foodie Tour by VespaHanoi

Prepare for a delicious adventure when you cruise around Hanoi by Vespa to sample local delicacies. You won’t miss a thing! Best of all, the street foods you’re going to enjoy are favorites of locals, so you can be sure that you’re getting the most authentic experience possible.

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Culinary
Night Tour
Amazing Halong Bay Luxury Sailing , Vietnam
Amazing Halong Bay Luxury Sailing Hanoi

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Vietnam’s Halong Bay on this unique adventure that lets you spend a magical day floating down its emerald green waters. This 7.5 hour cruise teaches you about Vietnam’s history, and grants you an up-close look at the region’s culture when you explore a floating fishing village, visit a pearl farm, and more.

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Ban Gioc Waterfall Babe Lake 3 Day, 2 Night , Vietnam
Ban Gioc Waterfall Babe Lake 3 Day, 2 Night Hanoi

This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the most spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall in Vietnam. You will be travelling through the remote areas in the north of Vietnam, brushing along the Chinese border and staying with local families to find out about the unique cultures and customs of Vietnam.

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Boat Tours
Hiking
Multi-Day
Wildlife
Hanoi to Trang An Day Tour with Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vietnam
Hanoi to Trang An Day Tour with Bai Dinh PagodaHanoi

This Ninh Binh day trip takes in the best of the Trang An area. You will visit the magnificent Bai Dinh Pagoda, eat local specialities in a family-run restaurant, and take a boat ride through limestone mountains and vibrant rice paddies.

Boat Tours
Countryside Bike Tour , Vietnam
Countryside Bike Tour Hanoi

This biking tour takes you throough 18.6 miles of pristine Vietnamese countryside. Along the way, you’ll meet locals and learn about rural culture in northern Vietnam. You’ll also see demonstrations on traditional handicrafts, and get to know the people behind these simple but beautiful pieces of local art.

Biking
Hanoi - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Hanoi - 4Days 3 Nights, Vietnam
Hanoi - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Hanoi - 4Days 3 NightsHanoi

Ha Giang is one of the highest towns of Vietnam and has a quintessential view of mountainous Vietnam and China, surrounded by sharp hills. The district lies at the height of 1,100m, of which there is Lung Cu peak at the height 1600m to 1800m compared to sea level. This is an extreme north, considered to be the rooftops of Vietnam. Travelers have to overcome the peak of Ma Pi Leng. On beautiful days, its pass seems to collect all the beauty of nature, with the windy hill sides, the eyes spread to horizon. Nho Que river as a small thread in the beautiful valley.

Hiking
Multi-Day
Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu Day Tour, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu Day TourHanoi

From the beautiful city of Hanoi you’ll discover the softer side of Vietnam. Venture outside of the city center to explore Ninh Binh’s Tam Coc area. You’ll bicycle your way through a serene landscape and a slower pace of living as you explore villages, rice fields, and limestone karst mountains. It’s the moment of tranquility you didn’t know you needed.

Boat Tours
Photography
Hanoi half Day Tour, Vietnam
Hanoi half Day TourHanoi

Morning Tour 8.30 – 12.30

Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, the One-Pillar pagoda and continue on to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. A Green Car tour around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians. Stopover to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Tour ends after a cup of coffee or tea at an authentic Hanoi corner cafe where you can have talks with local people, exchange cultural way of life.

Afternoon Tour 14.00 – 18.00

Afternoon Hanoi tour starts visiting the Temple of Literature , then move to the West Lake and pay a visit to the oldest pagoda Tran Quoc. Continue drive to Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Quarter , visit Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge and Ma May ancient house. A Green Car tour around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians. Tour ends after a cup of coffee or tea at an authentic Hanoi corner cafe where you can have talks with local people, exchange cultural way of life.

End the tour at your hotel

City Tour
Vespa Tour of Hanoi After Dark, Vietnam
Vespa Tour of Hanoi After DarkHanoi

After sunset, Hanoi’s nightlife comes alive. Discover Hanoi after dark when you indulge in this exciting foodie excursion that takes you to some of the nation’s most exciting sights and most delicious restaurants and food vendors. Have children in tow? No problem! This tour can easily become child-friendly. so you don’t have to miss out on a moment of adventure! Now hop on your Vespa — it’s time to hit the town!

Culinary
Night Tour
Farm-to-Table Bike Tour, Vietnam
Farm-to-Table Bike TourHanoi

Take this tour to see the rural landscape outside of Hanoi. Your guide will also take you over the historic Long Bien Bridge, which dates back to the early 20th century but endured heavy damage during the Vietnam War. This tour also takes you to a local farm, where you’ll help gather ingredients to make a meal. In total, you’ll cover 9 miles .

Biking
Culinary
Hanoi half day tour, Vietnam
Hanoi half day tourHanoi

Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Seaplane Hanoi to Halong Bay , Vietnam
Seaplane Hanoi to Halong Bay Hanoi

Hanoi - Halong Bay by Seaplane in 1 way

Photography
Water puppet tour, Vietnam
Water puppet tourHanoi

The puppetry art has existed in Vietnam more than 1000 years, the most strongly developed in the Ly- Tran dynasty . According to the content described in “Sung Thien Dien Linh” stone stele in Ly Nhan Tong dynasty , the puppet shows were played to celebrate the King’s birth. It proved that Vietnam Vietnamese puppetry was established for a long time and more and more developed.

Cultural
Hanoi - Tam Coc - Thung Nham Bird Watching 1 day tour, Vietnam
Hanoi - Tam Coc - Thung Nham Bird Watching 1 day tourHanoi

08.00: Our car and guide pick you up at your hotel. Have a short break about 15 minutes on the half way.

10.30: Departure for Tam Coc. There is the beautiful roadside scenery on the way. You’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant after boarding a small boat to visit Tam Coc which means literally: “Three Caves”. With HaLong Bay Tours type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious inviting caves, Grotto as well as countryside sights like peaceful - Suger Corn - streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really a best destination match with all of above

14.00: You take bike from Tam Coc Port to Bich Dong pagoda, visit and take photos for memories.

16.00: Upon you arrival the Thung Nham resort, you will surprise with a myriad of flowers blooming from the gates of the Valley. You visit the Bird Valley, will find really amazing how the heart of the city of Hoa Lu Town has 1 so peaceful valley like this, with numerous species of birds, egret, cranes, stocks and other species

18.00: Get-in bus back to Hanoi

Bird Watching
Hanoi - Trang An - Mua Cave 1 Day Tour, Vietnam
Hanoi - Trang An - Mua Cave 1 Day TourHanoi

Trang An, the eco tourist attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha, is divided into 5 function parts: special protection area , the centre, caves area, service and travel area, spirit area Bai Dinh Pagoda. It includes 47 historical vestiges with many mysterious things, with limestone mountains, valleys and underground river systems.\

Mua caves is near Tam Coc . about more than 500 steps to climbing up the mountain, Mua caves is one of the most beautiful place to view in Ninh Binh. Traveller can see the city far from the standing in front of, Tam Coc in back and the limestone mountain along to the south of Vietnam.

Boat Tours
Cave Exploration

10 hrs

From $64
Ninh Binh by Bike and Boat , Vietnam
Ninh Binh by Bike and Boat Hanoi

Hoa Lu served as one of Vietnam’s first, ancient capitals. Your guides know the terrain well, making it easy for you to spot the terrain’s highlights. Choose from 18-mile or 31-mile routes along a flat, easy trail through breathtaking scenery. Take a break from busy city life in Hanoi to see one of the most beautiful swaths of Vietnamese countryside, among the rich greenery and limestone cliffs of the Red River Delta.

Biking
Hanoi - Tam Coc - Thung Nham Bird Watching, Vietnam
Hanoi - Tam Coc - Thung Nham Bird WatchingHanoi

08.00: Our car and guide pick you up at your hotel. Have a short break about 15 minutes on the half way.

10.30: Departure for Tam Coc. There is the beautiful roadside scenery on the way. You’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant after boarding a small boat to visit Tam Coc which means literally: “Three Caves”. With HaLong Bay Tours type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious inviting caves, Grotto as well as countryside sights like peaceful - Suger Corn - streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really a best destination match with all of above

14.00: You take bike from Tam Coc Port to Bich Dong pagoda, visit and take photos for memories.

16.00: Upon you arrival the Thung Nham resort, you will surprise with a myriad of flowers blooming from the gates of the Valley. You visit the Bird Valley, will find really amazing how the heart of the city of Hoa Lu Town has 1 so peaceful valley like this, with numerous species of birds, egret, cranes, stocks and other species

18.00: Get-in bus to go the restaurant for dinner before taking your night train to Hue

Biking
Bird Watching
Photography
2-Day Mai Chau Valley Tour, Vietnam
2-Day Mai Chau Valley TourMai Chau

Travel out of Hanoi to experience life in rural Vietnam. Mai Chau is an area of natural beauty and unique culture that provides a fascinating insight into life in Vietnam’s remote mountains.

100 km away
Biking
Multi-Day

23 hrs

From $85




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