10 Best Tours in Hanoi

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Our selection of the best Hanoi tours offers travellers a fun-filled way of experiencing the city’s unique culture, historical landmarks and natural wonders. Known as the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is teeming with ornate Buddhist temples, ancient citadels, war memorials, and French colonial architecture while traditional villages and national parks are set just outside the city.

Hanoi is also relatively easy to get around on foot, where travellers can also find a good mix of authentic markets and roadside stalls as well as renowned hotel brands, modern office towers, and massive shopping malls. From full-day excursions to UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and Ba Vi National Park to evening cyclo tours and traditional water puppet shows in the city centre, these popular Hanoi tours cater to just about any budget and preference.

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Ha Long Bay Full-Day Boat Cruise

Ha Long Bay Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Sail through incredible islands, limestone karsts, and unique grottos on this day tour from Hanoi. Depart from your Hanoi hotel for Ha Long Bay Marina, where you get to board on a traditional junk boat to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a delicious seafood lunch is served on-board, visitors can opt to relax on the sun deck or go for a swim in the clear waters. Read More...


Ha Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Boat Cruise

Ha Long Bay Tour Duration: 2 Days

Explore the iconic Ha Long Bay with this two-day-one-night cruise trip from Hanoi. After a four hour-long journey to Ha Long Bay's marina, a refreshing drink welcomes you on board the cruise. Stops include Sung Sot Cave and Vung Vieng floating fishing village while evening activities comprises Tai Chi, cooking demonstrations, and squid fishing. You also get to enjoy delicious local and seafood meals throughout this two-day excursion. Read More...


Hanoi Nightlife Tour

Hanoi Tour Duration: 4 Hours

This nightlife tours lets you experience the bustling nightlife in Hanoi's Old Quarter like a true local. Meet your friendly and English-speaking tour guide at your hotel lobby and take a leisurely stroll through the narrow and crowded streets of the Old Quarter, where you get to sample a wide range of authentic Vietnamese delicacies and bia hoi (Vietnamese draft beer) before spending the rest of the evening at your choice of a loud nightclub or expat-friendly pub. Read More...


Cooking Class & Market Tour

Hanoi Tour Duration: 4 hours

Guided by professional chefs, experience of Hanoi’s cultural heritage by visiting local wet markets and learning how to make authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Your day starts at the Hanoi Cooking Centre, followed by a guided tour of the city's last wet markets before returning to test your culinary skills. Refreshments are provided throughout the class, and you get to keep the recipes and apron so you can recreate these meals back home. Read More...


Hidden Secrets Cycle & Walking Tour

Old Quarter Tour Duration: 4 hours

Explore the rich history of Hanoi with an informational tour through the city's authentic cuisine and traditional delicacies by cycle rickshaw and on foot. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, embark on a cyclo tour from Hanoi Old Quarter to the North Gate of the ancient Citadel of Hanoi. From there, you get to enjoy a leisurely walking tour to landmarks such as Quan Thanh Temple and West Lake as well as Hanoi’s most popular local restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Read More...


Evening Cyclo Tour with Water Puppet Show

Hanoi Tour Duration: 2 ½ hour

Discover the charming French quarter of Hanoi on an evening cyclo tour with a water puppet show. The scenic Hoan Kiem Lake is the first stop of the day, followed by Hanoi's French Quarter, where you pass by historical buildings such as Hanoi Opera House and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel. Next, watch an entertaining water puppet show of traditional folklore, legends, and historical tales followed by a walk through the vibrant street markets of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Read More...


Full-Day Tour to Perfume Pagoda

Perfume Pagoda Tour Duration: 9 hours

This tour takes you to the breathtaking Perfume Pagoda, a vast network of temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich Mountains. Depart from your Hanoi hotel and travel south to a river harbour, where you get to enjoy a bow boat cruise along Yen stream before arriving at Thien Tru Harbour. The tour continues with a hike up to Huong Tich Cave, lunch at a local restaurant, and a visit to Heaven Kitchen Pagoda. Read More...


Local Street Food Tour

Hanoi Tour Duration: 3 hours

This day tour is ideal for unapologetic food lovers as they get to feast on popular Vietnamese street food such as including bun cha, pho, crab noodle, pork porridge, and savoury Vietnamese pancakes (ban xeo) as well as exotic snacks such as grilled quail, golden pillow cakes, eel noodle, shrimp cake, and snails. Those with specific dietary needs can easily have their guide customize this tour accordingly without missing out on the must-haves of Hanoi street food. Read More...


Bac Ha, Markets & Chay River Tour

Bac Ha Tour Duration: 9 ½ hour

Discover the diverse culture and history of Bac Ha, a rural district of Lào Cai Province with a guided walking and boat tour to hill-tribe villages, local markets, and winding rivers. This full-day tour lets you experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Bac Ha Markets and Hoang A Tuong Palace, a French-constructed structure resembling a mix of a church and chateau. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a local family at Trung Do Village before embarking on a traditional Vietnamese boat cruise along Chay River. Read More...


Full-Day Hanoi History & Landmarks Tour

Hanoi Tour Duration: 10 hours

Enjoy a full day of exploring some of Hanoi’s most important historic and cultural landmarks with a knowledgeable tour guide and fellow travellers. Inclusive of lunch at a local restaurant, you will first visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to learn about the structure's unique history and architecture from your guide, before moving on to the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Bat Trang pottery village, Ethnology Museum, Literature Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Read More...

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10 Best Tours in Hanoi

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Hanoi Daytrips & Excursions

This section of Hanoi daytrips and excursions is ideal for travellers looking to explore the city’s well-preserved Read More...

Hanoi Cruises Tours

Hanoi cruise tours range from overnight stays on traditional junks in the heart of Ha Long Bay to half-day boat cruises Read More...

Hanoi Multi-day & Extended Tours

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Hanoi Walking, Bike and Food Tours

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Hanoi Airport Transfer

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