The 10 best attractive Hanoi day tours
- on Apr 2, 2019       By: Hoàng
Travelling to Hanoi, staying in city and you have limited time to travel some days out of the city. Here are the 10 best Hanoi day tours for your options:
1/ Hanoi city tour
The trip will lead you to explore the best places in Hanoi. Starting from your hotel and visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex to admire the architectural and historical aspects of President Ho.
The Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda as well as the House on stilts are also in this region for the visit.
Continue to Tran Quoc Pagoda in the West Lake, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam.
Vietnam Ethology Museum (closed on Monday), then move to the Temple of Literature the first Vietnam University from 1070. End the trip at Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son temples. End of the day at walking in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
2/ Hanoi – Traditional villages: Silk Village and Bat Trang Ceramic village full day
Explore the famous Silk Village by Hanoi city center, just 15km away. That is Van Phuc Silk Village. See the process to make a silk clothes from cocoons. Nowadays, this bustling silk village is more and more developing with many orders from international markets as well as in the domestic market. It revives this traditional handicraft village.
The next will be Bat Trang Ceramic village:
It is located by the Red River bank about 12km from the Hoan Kiem Lake.
From Silk Village you could transfer to the ceramic village via Thanh Tri bridge for better way. Walking in the village to explore this hundred years old village. And see the process from clay to the mould then burn in the stove to make them become beautiful products. The local center market also the highlight of the trip.
back to Hanoi in the afternoon with some souvenirs from the traditional handicraft villages.
Working at Bat Trang ceramic village
3/ Hanoi Street foods Tour
A 3-hour walking tour in the Hanoi Old Quarter to explore the Vietnamese street foods. From your hotel, walking into the old quarter to feel the local lifestyle, feeling the good smelling from the street foods, our guide will explain the ingredients and history of Hanoi’s food culture in particular and some northern Vietnamese specialties in general
In each stop, you will watch the chefs at their working and taste the foods. Moreover, you could try some fruits, cup of drinking or beers or try the local favorite egg coffee. The trip ends with a relaxation at the city view café for the great view of Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hanoi street foods
4/ Hanoi Biking Tour - Halfday
It will be a really enjoyable time, Ride a bike along the mosaic ceramic wall to the farming areas by the Red River. Visiting West Lake and the beauty of Hanoi city
From your hotel, transfer to bike store, select the suitable one, get briefing and then let’s go! On the way, stop to visit the pottery pier by River where you could see thousands and thousands pottery products which are transferred by boats from the traditional handicraft villages around Hanoi.
Enjoy the riding to Nhat Tan Village which is famous for Bonsai Peach trees and Kumquat trees for Lunar New Year. See the local people work on their farms.
Then keep biking to flower market and West Lake, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and stop at café for relaxation and drinking with wonderful view to the Lake and keep biking to the Hanoi Old Quarter via Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Phan Dinh Phung streets with gorgeous tree lines and back to the bike store.
5/ Hanoi countryside Tour - Full day
Bat Trang – Phat Tich – Dong Ho – But Thap – Hanoi
Enjoy a full day out of the bustling Hanoi city.
Pick up at hotel and depart to enjoy the countryside landscapes as well to learn more about the local life, local culture.
First stop will be Bat Trang traditional handicraft village. This is a famous village for the excellent ceramic products. Transfer to Phat Tich Pagoda that will offer you a beautiful view of the villages and rice fields. Tour guide will explain more about the history of this pagoda and more information about the Buddhism.
Transfer through the countryside and the bank of river to the next stop will be Dong Ho painting village, one of the village produce the Vietnamese folk painting art.
Travel to But Thap pagoda located on the Duong River bank one of the most beautiful ancient pagodas in Vietnam.
Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
6/ 4-hour Hanoi cooking class tour
Enjoy a Hanoi cooking Class at a really typical restaurant in Hanoi Old quarter.
You can choose: Morning class from 9am to 1pm or afternoon class from 4pm to 7pm.
For starting, visit local market to know more about Vietnamese ingredients then go to the restaurant to learn and how to cook some simple delicious authentic Vietnamese dishes.
There are many menus for your option, however, we suggest you some dishes: Spring rolls, Grilled fish, Grilled chicken with lemon leaf, steamed fish, sweet potato with ginger pudding.
After the cooking class, you could enjoy your lunch/dinner with some dishes which you have just learnt. Enjoy your meal!
Vietnamese fresh spring rolls
7/ Hanoi - Duong Lam ancient village - Full day
Duong Lam is an ancient village which is 50km away from Hanoi city center.
Visiting this village will make the tourists travel back to origin of Vietnam’s culture and traditions.
This is also a good chance for you to explore the special architecture in this village through the laterite brick walls and ancient houses.
You will see a real authentic Vietnam with ancient Village’s gate, big old banyan trees, well, communal houses, temples.
This land is also the 2 kings lands: King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung. Local people built 2 temples to worship them.
Back to the city at noon time. Tour ends.
8/ Hanoi - Halong day trip
Halong Bay is an unmissable place. If you do not have time, just enjoy a day trip.
Otherwise, you could do 2 or 3-day trip with an overnight on cruise. That will be unforgettable experience.
For one day trip, you start at 8.00am from Hanoi city and end the trip at 7pm. 4-hour boat trip in the Bay. Tourists will admire the stunning natural beauty of the Bay. Visit the magnificent caves. Addition, enjoying the sumptuous seafoods lunch during the cruising through the emerald water of the Bay and passing by Dog rock, burning incense islet and Ba Hang floating village, watching the fighting cock, the symbol of Halong Bay.
The boat trip back to the pier and get in the car for transfer back to Hanoi.
Halong Bay - Vienam
9/ Hanoi - Perfume Pagoda day trip
Perfume pagoda is located 70km from the Hanoi city and this pagoda attracts many foreign tourists due to its beautiful landscapes with emerald stream, Mountains, Caves, and Pagodas.
Pick up at your hotel and after 2 hour driving, arrive in Perfume pagoda – a cultural religion in Vietnam. Enjoy a 1 hour in a small rowing boat on the stream to Thien Tru ( Heaven kitchen) pagoda, you could relax by pagoda before climb up to Huong Tich cave, stop on the way to admire the spectacular views to the fields and mountain ranges. (Another option by cable car) before reaching to Huong Tich cave. Back to the Thien Tru to explore this beautiful pagoda with precious sculptures, learn more about Vietnam religion and buddism before back to the pier for another 1-hour boat trip. Then get in the car for transfer to Hanoi.
10/ Hanoi - Ninh Binh day trip
Ninh Binh is a special area that included many beauty spots that you could not visit in one day. To visit all the destination in Ninh Binh, you need at least 3-4 days.
from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, it will be 2 hour driving.
For one day trip from Hanoi, you could choose some of them for the best combination:
Boat trip in Ninh Binh - Vietnam
Above are the best 10 suggested day tours from Hanoi city. In case, you have more time, you could combine them all together to make a perfect holiday. Authentik Travel will be ready to assist you for more information.