Discover all the places of interest outside the city of Hanoi, Vietnam by booking an excursions and day trips of a short drive. Spend the day outdoors with these best value day trips. See below our top recommended places more information on each place or to book a tour.
Take a City Tour around Hanoi
Our day tour around Hanoi are organised daily and offer you a quick glance of Hanoi City where is the perfect combination of Old Asia and new from exploring the culture, history, architecture to local street food. A hanoi city tour will take you to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, still house, One pillar pagoda, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, walk through the old quarter’s admospheric tangle of streets and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
Duong Lam ancient village
Like Hoi An Ancient Town, Duong Lam still keeping all its village character and its ancient houses regardless of time. It’s located in the middle of beautiful rice fields and has all the typical features of an ancient village in the North of Vietnam from the village gate, public well, old Banyan tree, communal house and many pagodas. Especially Duong Lam is very famous for more than 30 ancient houses still existing in the village which were built of wood and laterite stone. Learn more: Duong Lam Full Day Trip
Day Trip to Hoa Lu Tam Coc
This day trip to the picturesque Ninh Binh area 02-hours south from Hanoi to visit Hoa Lu – an ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties. Then, cycling around countryside villages before taking a sampan trip down the so called ‘Halong Bay on Land’ – Tam Coc River where famous for its charming grottoes and limestone karst mountains. Additional options to Trang An, Mua Cave or Thung Nang Rivers.
Also see: Day trips to Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Bai Dinh Trang An, Cuc Phuong national park
Day Trip to Mai Chau
Set off from Hanoi and spend a few hours to drive northwest toward Mai Chau. A visit to this area is filled with towering limestone karst, lush fields and green mountains yet is rarely visited by tourists. Be prepared for an incredible experience by enjoying delicious lunch with a family from the local Thai hill tribe.
Day Trip to Perfume Pagoda
Just 75 kilometers south of Hanoi! Enjoy a day-trip from Hanoi to the Perfume Pagoda temple complex where attracts pilgrims from all around Vietnam to experience this hidden gem and make visits to Trinh Temple and Thien Tru Pagoda
Day trip to Bat Trang ceramic
Bat Trang pottery is famous for its beautiful handmade products, taking a city bus ride away from the center of Hanoi with just 5000 dong. You will feels like a world away after escaping from the crazed traffic of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Getting off the bus, walking around and and it leads right to the pottery market where there will be an opportunity for you to experiment yourself with the wet clay. Visit a small family factory to see the artisans at work, painting, forming, and glazing their products. You alo can join in a drawing class as well.
Enjoy street food tour and explore local market in Hanoi
Wander the streets of Hanoi Old Quarter with your guide to visiting vendors and stalls, and spend time talking with street food vendors and stall holders while you sample their authentic culinary offerings. Book a short tour within 3-5 hours to combine street food with sightseeing. Learn more tops 10 local foods in Hanoi you must try
Cycling to Hanoi Countryside
Leave the chaos of Hanoi behind for a day as you cycle through surrounding villages and the farm land. Cycling on the banks of the Red River on a quiet dyke road of Hanoi that will give you a whole new view of Vietnam’s capital city. You’ll be surprised how little traffic we’ll encounter as you explore a side of Hanoi that’s well off the beaten path.
Day trip to Halong bay
Being recognized as the the natural UNESCO world Heritage site, Halong Bay is among the worth-visiting landscapes in Vietnam for both domestic and international, A Vietnam Tour is not completed without visiting Halong Bay. See detail Halong Bay Tours 1day, 2 days and 3days