Hanoi Day Tours

Hanoi - Colourful palette of life!

As the heart of a country, Hanoi, the thousand-year-old capital, is Vietnam’s cultural, social, political and economic centre. During over 1000-year existed, Hanoi not only stands for long-lasting history but also is a typical icon of cross-cultural interference in Vietnam. As it can be said, Hanoi is a perfect blend of both traditional and modern vibe, of both French and Asian culture. Just spend time exploring Hanoi and you will know how life’s happening here and know more about our country’s development!

Are you looking for things to do in Hanoi? Take a look at our best Hanoi tours below, which include top attractions to see as well as less visited places in the capital city of Vietnam. These Hanoi day tours are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Hanoi.

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Hanoi day tour - photos with locals

Best Hanoi day tours for your great exploration of Hanoi capital.

Quang Phu Cau Incense Village Half Day Trip
Quang Phu Cau village, situated in Quang Phu Cau Commune, Ung Hoa District, within the vibrant city of Hanoi, boasts a rich history spanning over a century in the art of incense making. Today, this charming traditional craft village has transformed into a captivating location for photo tours, offering an array of vividly colored incense bundles meticulously arranged in various shapes and patterns, including delightful floral designs. Conveniently accessible from Hanoi, visitors can embark on a half-day journey to explore this picturesque village and return with cherished memories.
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La Casta Premier Cruise: A Luxurious 1-Day Ha Long Bay Experience
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Experience the natural beauty of Halong Bay with La Casta Daily Cruise. Our 8 hour cruise will take you on a journey to discover the stunning limestone islets, caves, and beaches of this UNESCO World Heritage site.Book now to secure your spot on the La Casta Premier Cruise and experience the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay
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Tam Dao Mountain - Tay Thien Pagoda Day Trip
Are you interested in natural landscapes of mountains & pristine forest? You love to do some hike to conquer the summit & get to know more local Buddhist Cultures? A day trip from Hanoi to Tam Dao national park & Tay Thien Pagoda will be a right choice for you to escape the city's hustle & bustle & discover the best of the region. Let's come & explore with us....
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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
Are you ready to taste the best street food in Hanoi? Get your taste buds dancing during the most delicious Hanoi food tour! Together with your foodie insider, enjoy 10 delicious tastings, and food memories to last you a lifetime. What are you waiting for? Tasty local food awaits!
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Experience Hanoi nightlife tour like locals
"Hanoi at night" is completely different with what you can see on the daytime.The city becomes shimmering, colorful & exciting with the night activities.Let's have this Hanoi nightlife tour reviewed and have special experiences of Hanoi nightlife activities with us in your holiday to Hanoi, Vietnam....!!!
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Ba Vi National Park Day Tour
Are you an adventure seeker or a nature lover? You are interested in venturing into unspoiled tropical forests and stunning mountain ranges? Ba Vi National Park is renowned for its pristine forest which encompasses the three tallest peaks of the Ba Vi mountain range: Vua Peak, Tan Vien Summit, and Ngoc Hoa Mount. A day trip to Ba Vi National Park is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty and fresh air, with gentle treks to conquer those peaks....
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Good Morning Hanoi - Hanoi City Tour
Would you like to enjoy peaceful and fresh Hanoi?Surely, Good Morning Hanoi will be a special experience to discover the fresh Hanoi in early morning to the biggest Quang Ba whole sale flower market, Long Bien Bridge and its fruits and vegetable market,then walking past the old quarter to Hoan Kiem Lake,joining local people with morning exercises!What an interesting and peaceful trip to do while people are asleep!
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Hanoi City Tour
You are in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and would like to visit its highlighted sightseeing places. Let join us in a day tour to view around Hanoi - the most interesting city in Asia
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Perfume Pagoda Tour
The Perfume Pagoda is a famous attraction in Hanoi capital and one of the most important religious sites in Vietnam Buddhism. The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat and foot, as there are no roads into this area. You will glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the last centuries.
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Duong Lam Village Day Tour
You love rural life, interact with friendly locals and experience how an ancient village in the north of Vietnam look like? We suggest you a interesting day trip to visit Duong Lam ancient village where are still available with many hundred-year-old maisons & symbolic items of a typical village in Vietnam. Let's come & have a great journey with us .....!
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Hanoi Travel Guide Information

Location: situated in Vietnam's Red River delta, Northern Vietnam

Status: Vietnam's capital

Nearly 90 km (56 mi) away from the coastal area

Area: 3,328.9 km2 (1,292 sq mi)

Featuring the typical climate of northern Vietnam, humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons

The average annual temperature is 28.5 °C, with a relative humidity of 79%

Population approximately 7.782 million people (calculating to 2018)

Owning the long-lasting history, characteristic tradition and culture, vibrant daily life and savoury food’s paradise.

Top Things To Do In Hanoi, Vietnam

1. Explore Hanoi Old Quarter

Perhaps the first thing whenever thinking about Hanoi is the image of busy streets in the Old Quarter. Narrow, bustling, noisy but lively and dynamic, all of them have become a part of daily life here. To fully explore the Old Quarter, prepare your feet for a day of walking the journey and taking in the locals' daily life with the old-style narrow streets and ancient houses, the colourful souvenir shops, the bustling train street and of course trying some of the delicious local food. You can choose a cyclo-riding trip to save time and energy instead of wandering around the streets. And if you are looking for something really different, don’t forget to have an early wake-up, you will see Old Quarter totally in contrast: peaceful, idyllic, almost empty and quiet. Hanoi Old Quarter always has its charm in more aspects than you expect, trust me!

Hanoi Old Quarter

2. Visit numerous iconic places in Hanoi

The first thing that you should not miss when you’re in Hanoi is iconic historical places here, which helps you thoroughly understand how Hanoi and our country has existed and developed. There are Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, One Pillar Pagoda, etc, which represent a feudal era in Hanoi. There are Long Bien Bridge, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House standing for the late modern period in Vietnam which is strongly impacted by French Colonial Style during colonization in the late 19th and early 20th Century while Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural are two outstanding constructions among symbols for the contemporary period. All these places will bring to you a complete overview of the development of Vietnam history.

Ho Chi Minh complex

3. Street Foodie Tour

If you want to explore and experience about each region that you’ll pass in a thorough way, let enjoy street food there, this will bring you interesting surprises, and Hanoi is also not an exception. Here is a truly wonderful place with a variety of street food, which is served in many restaurants from simple to delicate, in mobile ones and even on the pavement as well as on the road. That might be crazy but it is the way that life’s happening here, which brings to the tourist a feeling full of joy and excitement when they’re travelling to Hanoi. Having a bowl of Pho, trying authentic Hanoi egg coffee for the first time and cheering with your travel partners at beer street in the evening, that would be awesome memories that you cannot forget in Vietnam!

Pho - street food in Hanoi

4. Traditional shows in Hanoi

There are numerous cultural shows in Hanoi which are open to tourists, and the most outstanding among them are Water Puppet show, Ca Tru show, My Village show. While Water Puppet Show is almost open every day, Ca Tru Show and My Village Show is only available on specific dates. Each one is a story-teller possessing special features which help guests have more clear comprehension about Vietnamese tradition, custom and culture through music and the way artisans convey performance's meaning to the audience. If you’re passengers having an interest in the local culture, music and art are among the easiest ways that help you to know more about Hanoi and about Vietnam. 

Water Pupet Show

5. Stay in Hanoi in the weekend

If you’re afraid of crossing the roads in Hanoi whenever you’re out, it will not be your bother if you stay here in the weekend. Walking Street is opened and available every weekend from Friday until Sunday’s night, which includes entire main roads around Hoan Kiem Lake and several nearby streets. Here is place happening almost everything, purchasing, exercising, entertaining, photography, etc, which is really dynamic and full of energy. Also, you will see another Hanoi a little bit more peaceful at the weekend: less hectic, less busy and less crowded traffic. Take a visit to West Lake or several ancient temples and pagodas, or just simply wake up early and wander around streets in the early morning, especially in the weekend, you will find yourself a totally different Hanoi with a sensational touch of chill.

Hanoi weekend along the lake

Best Time To Visit Hanoi, Vietnam

Although Vietnam is a country in the tropical area, there are still four seasons in the Northern Vietnam in general & Hanoi in particular : Spring (January to March), Summer( April to June), Autunm ( July to September) & Winter (October to December)

Each season in Hanoi has a unique beauty with characteristics, many specialties, and traditional festivals, so you can explore Hanoi any time of the year possible.However, the best time to visit Hanoi is said to be in the autumn (from August to November) when the weather is the most pleasant with temperature ranging from 25-30 degrees, cool climate & rarely raining during this time. Alternatively, travelling to Hanoi from late February to mid-May is also a good option with pleasant average temperature, pretty dry and cool weather.

Hanoi best time to visit

Hanoi day tours with Golden Hoilday Travel

Above are our pre-designed Hanoi day tours that you can make a good reference of to explore Hanoi city. If those trips are not of your interest and you would like to do something different, please, let us know your travel interest, places to visit, activities that you love to do ( biking, trekking, motorbiking...) in this enquiry form, our travel experts will soon reply you back with useful suggestions & consultacy and tailor-make you a Hanoi day tour of your preferences. We wish you to have unforgetable travel experiences in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hanoi Customized Tours

More photos of Hanoi day trips.

Hanoi day trip to perfume pagoda

Perfume Pagoda -Hanoi day tours

Hanoi tour to Bac Trang Pottery village

Bat Trang Ceramics Making

Hanoi view from the westlake

Hanoi view from the westlake

Hanoi day trip to Co Loa

An Duong Vuong temple in Co Loa ancient capital