SEA Games Tours Hanoi - Vietnam

SEA Games' time schedules & competition venues

SEA Games is a special sport event biennially taking place among the countries in South East Asia.The 31st SEA Games 2021 will be organized in Vietnam from May 12-23, 2022.The games will be held in Hanoi and 11 northern provinces and cities (Northern Vietnam), including Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, and Bac Giang (nearby Hanoi capital).Then, it will offer you great chances to hang around & pay a visit to top tourist attractions in Northern Vietnam while taking part in SEA games tournament in Vietnam.

SEA Game 31 Tours

SEA Games Tours exploring Hanoi & surrounding attractions.

You are from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore.....and planning a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam to cheer up your beloved national teams in SEA Games ? During SEA game tournament, you would like to make use of your valuable time to enjoy Hanoi's top awesome things to do, taste local authentic local Vietnamese dishes , and explore other famous tourist places nearby Hanoi such as Ninh Binh, Halong bay, Sapa, Cat Ba Island, Ha Giang.....

Let's review our following best private SEA Games Tours Hanoi - Vietnam organized daily for your best exploration of Hanoi capital & its surrounding places. All the trips are run with private transfers, experienced tourguides to support & give you the best insight of the region.Don't forget we can tailor-make itineraries or design new SEA Games Tours Hanoi to meet your travel interest & demand.

An interesting escape tour to Mai Chau & Pu Luong nature reserve 4 days
You love exploring pristine natures & local cultures of tribal groups in untouched destinations in the northern Vietnam ! Mai Chau & Pu Luong area where you should pay a visit to for special experiences of local lifestyles in remote villages, for outstanding natural landscapes with nice shots, for a pleasant escape from the city's noise.....
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Special Halong bay day tour on Wonder Bay Cruise
Limited time you have for your vacation and you would like to make a day trip to Halong bay with special experiences.Halong bay day trip on Wonder Bay Cruise promises you a comfortable & enjoyable journey to explore the pristine nature of Halong bay landscapes.....
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Hanoi Travel Guide Information for SEA Games Tours

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.

SEA Games Tours With Top Things To Do In Hanoi

For your Hanoi trip during SEA Games 31 in Hanoi, Vietnam, we 'd love to suggest you top things to do in Hanoi for your great sense of active & traditional Hanoi, and your chances tasting famous local foods & getting to know more about local cultures.

1. Explore Hanoi Old Quarter

During your SEA Games trip, it will be convenient to book your stay near Hanoi Old Quarter & explore its busy streets. 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

Travelling to Hanoi in this SEA game 31, you will get to know thoroughly about Hanoi's history, culture & people by visiting iconic attractions here. There are Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem LakeOne 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 you a feeling full of joy and excitement when you’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

Recommended Places to Visit Nearby Hanoi During SEA Games 31.

Besides exploring Hanoi's tourist attractions & things to do in Hanoi, you will surely wish to visit other amazing places in Northern Vietnam such as Halong bay - the world - famed UNESCO natural heritage, Ninh Binh - the first mixed cultural & natural UNESCO heritage in Vietnam, Ha Giang, the hidden gem of Vietnam, Sapa - the roof of Indochina.......

1. Halong Bay - The Natural Wonder of The World

Known as the mustsee place in Vietnam & the new natural wonder of the world, Halong bay are naturally beautiful with thousands of limestone islands emerging gorgeously from emerald sea water - creating uniquely beautiful seascapes.Thus it will be a big miss if you don't pay a visit to it during this SEA Games time.The best way to comtemplate wonderful beauty of the bay is spending nights on luxury Halong cruise that will take you deeply inside the bay with stops for sightseeing, kayaking, swimming & floating your awesome nights admist the islands.There are 3 bays of the same seascapes in Halong bay's region : Halong bay, Bai Tu Long bay & Lan Ha bay that you can sort out & plan a great Halong bay journey for your family.

Halong bay - VN

2. Ninh Binh - the land of a UNESCO mixed cultural & natural heritage in Vietnam

If a day break you have in SEA Games, let's consider a day trip to Ninh Binh, which is only 100km from Hanoi and has become the most beloved place in Northern Vietnam thanks to its beautiful landscapes and historical value.If you are nature lovers interested in outdoor activities, Ninh Binh will surely delight your interest.You can take part in hiking & biking, homestaying & rowing boat rides along waterways to explore the hidden caves & admire verdant limestome outcrops in different sites in Ninh Binh such as Van Long nature reserve, Tam Coc rice fields, Thien Ha grottoes, Thung Nang valley....Among those, we recommend you a must-do boat ride in Trang An ecotourism complex, Vietnam's only cultural & natural world heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2014, where you can visit ancient pagodas, hidden caves, limestone mountains & King Kong village altogether.

Ninh Binh- tam Coc

3. Sapa - the cloudy town of stunning scenery & rich local culture.

Taking part in SEA Games in May, you will feel the heat of summer in Northern Vietnam. Sapa, a beautiful highland of pleasant climate & scenic landscapes, is definitely an excellent place for your great escape of this hot summer. Most travellers love Sapa because of Sapa's year-around cool weather; amazing trekking routes to captivate beautiful scenery of mountains, rice terraces, local villages & streams; and of course, Sapa's cultural diversity of ethnic groups.

Tram Ton Pass - Sapa

4. Ha Giang - the "heaven on earth" in Vietnam

Long time staying at home by Covid 19, travelling to Hanoi for SEA games 31, you may love to spend more time to feel the hidden natural beauty of Vietnam?.In this case, we definitely recomemend you a trip to Ha Giang, the northernmost province in Vietnam.You will blow up your mind with spectacular views of marverlous Dong Van Geopark & stunning rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi, feel amazed at dangerous curving roads & high passes during the journey. If you are skilful at driving motorbike, you can rent one in Ha Giang city, then conquer amazing high & winding passes & feel the heaven- on-earth beauty along Dong Van geopark.If you love adventure treks on the hidden trails along the forest, local hamlets & stepped rice fields, there are no other places in Vietnam better than Hoang Su Phi.This adventure trek is not for anyone and should be well planned with a local travel expert so you can have a good support & lifetime experiences.

Nho Que river

5. Mai Chau - the land of scenic & rustic villages in Northwest Vietnam

You love to experience authentic & rural villages in Northern Vietnam? Let's dive into Mai Chau valley, a green flat land surrounded by mountains, where you can find many scenic villages of friendly local ethnics of Thai & Muong.Our guests shared their love to Mai Chau when hiking to remote hamlets, experiencing locals' simple life & taking part in traditional dances on certain Mai Chau trekking tours with us. Mai Chau is quite flat for biking if you are not interested in hiking.Besides homestaying options with local families, there are a few high-ending resorts for your leisure escapes if you love that way.

Mai Chau Trekking Tour

Recommended Vietnamese Dishes To Try In Your SEA Games Tours Hanoi

Travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam during SEA Games 31, it will be great to taste authentic local street foods scattered in different corners of Hanoi Old Quarter. Some of the best Vietnamese delicacies are actually found at roadsides, vibrant street markets or in humble-looking restaurants.Below are our recommended dishes & drinks you should take a try while staying in Hanoi capital.

1. Pho - the iconic dish of Hanoi (rice noodle soup with beef or chicken)

Pho is one of very famous dishes throughout Vietnam (a Vietnamese national dish) but Hanoi is the best place to taste this iconic cuisine.Pho is typically made with four basic ingredients – a clear broth, rice noodles, meat (beef or chicken), and herbs.It is surely an unmissable dish to any traveller who would like to discover the Hanoian eating culture. That’s why people say “your SEA Game trip to Hanoi will not be complete if you do not taste a bowl of pho”.

Pho Hanoi Sea Game Tour

2. Bun Cha Obama ( BBQ Pork with rice noodle) & Vietnamese spring rolls

Bun Cha is another highly recommended street food dish you should try in Hanoi capital. Hanoi-style bun cha is a make-your-own dish comprising rice noodles and fresh herbs served with pork patties and barbecued pork floating in a warm sweet fish sauce-based broth. Nem (Vietnamese fried spring rolls) are often ordered as additional part of the spread.Bun Cha became really a famous dish in Vietnam and gained worldwide acclaim when President Obama and Anthony Bourdain ate Bun Cha together in a local restaurant on his trip to Hanoi in 2016.Your SEA Games trip will be incomplete without tasting this famous street food.

Bun Cha Obama Hanoi

3. Bun Bo Nam Bo (beef noodles in the south)

Bun Bo Nam Bo (beef noodles in the south) is also known as stirred beef vermicelli. The simplicity and elegance is what people describe about this dish. Instead of using sophisticated broth as Pho, sauce is used for Bun Bo Nam Bo. Besides, fresh raw accompanying vegetables, fried onion, roasted peanuts and bean sprouts are indispensable elements.
Beef used for the dish is well soaked in sugar, fish sauce and pepper and other seasonings. Only when customers order, beef will be stirred to keep its heat, tenderness and richness. The sauce simply consists of fish sauce, sugar, lemon, chili but how to combine these elements properly is the secret recipe of each restaurant, which makes the distinction of each Bun Bo Nam Bo restaurant.

bun Bo Nam Bo Hanoi

4. Banh Cuon (steamed rice rolls)

“Banh Cuon” is another local specialty associated with Hanoi & Northern Vietnam. It’s a type of rice roll made from thin sheets of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork and wood ear mushrooms.The rolls are topped with fried shallots and typically served with a side of fresh herbs, gio lua (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, and nuoc cham ( flavored fish sause)

Banh Cuon Haoi

5. Cha Ca (Grilled Fish)

Cha Ca ( grilled fish) is so famous in Hanoi that everyone travelling to Hanoi will try to taste at least one time. Cha Ca is served with Bun (vermicelli), rau hung lang (basil), roasted peeled peanut, hanh la (fresh green onion), thi la (dill) and mam tom (a meticulous mixed shrimp paste).The cook prepares mam tom by combining sugar, shrimp paste (mam tom), distilled wine, hot oil, chili and mixing them well. While constantly stirring, they will squeeze in the juice of half a lemon until it foams. Fish is the main material, often be processed from Ca Lang (Hemibagrus) and Ca Qua (Channidae fish). The talent cook will cut the fish into small fillets, dip them into secret ingredients carefully, and then fry them in a pan in advance before serving their clients.

Cha Ca - Hanoi

6. Cafe Trung ( Egg Coffee)

Egg Coffee is a special product of Hanoi capital, a must-tried drink while you do a visit to Hanoi city.When it comes to egg coffee, the first place you must check-in is Giang Cafe, which serves arguably the best egg coffee in Hanoi. Giang Cafe was founded in 1946 by Mr Nguyen Giang, who created egg coffee when milk was scarce, replacing the milk with the egg yolk.Egg coffee brings the drinkers a soothing flavor with the combination of the strong taste of coffee, the richness of egg yolk & the sweetness of condensed milk.

Egg coffe Hanoi

Travel Updates On Covid 19 in Vietnam During SEA Games 31

You are planning a trip to Hanoi for SEA Games Tournament and not sure about Vietnam Travel Updates on Covid 19 currently ? Like other countries worldwide, Vietnam was also strongly affected by Covid 19 and carried out its decision to close its border in March 2020. With strong action by Vietnamese Government, up to now about 80% of Vietnam's population have been vacinnated for the 3rd doses - great ways to control the bad influence of the disease with few cases being hospitalised compared to the past.As a result, Vietnamese Government made an important decision to reopen Vietnam to welcome international tourists on the 15th of March 2022.

Now, tourists can visit all destinations in Vietnam and no self-isolation is required. Below are key points of the new guidelines for foreign tourists making their trips to Vietnam : RT-PCR test + visa + travel insurance now accepted for entry.

Upon your arrival, you must present :

1. Negative Covid-19 test result per passenger

Present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam. Or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure, certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.

Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, they are allowed to enter and to join outdoor activities with their parents and relatives.

2. Proof of valid medical/travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment. Minimum cover USD10,000

3. Downloaded PC-Covid mobile app (Apple/Google Play) which must be presented to enter all VN establishments.

Visa Exemption

Visitors from the following countries may enter visa free, and stay for the indicated number of days.

ASIA
Brunei, Myanmar - 14 days
Japan, South Korea (ROK) - 15 days
The Philippines - 21 days
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - 30 days.

EUROPE
Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom - 15 days.

To stay beyond this number of days, you may apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam. 

Visa Required

Simply apply online for your tourist E-visa, valid for 30 days. E-visa fee is USD 25, processing time is 3 working days. You will receive your code by email to print your visa.

Health checks on departure

Domestic travel: Travelers are required to:

During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health. If having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2, must immediately notify the nearest medical facility.
Comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (face masks), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distancing), khong tu tap (no gatherings), and khai bao y te (health declarations).
Currently, domestic flights restrictions have been reduced until the new update. However, please notice that all requirements might have resulted in changes requirements of the different destinations.

Travel to Hanoi for Sea Game Tours

International travel: These follow the guidelines and procedures published by the country you are returning to.

Health and safety precautions for travelers

Visitors in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.

The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:

1. Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.

2. Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have fever.

3. Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.

4. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

5. Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.

6. Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.

7. Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoid touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it.

“Any travelers experiencing symptoms of the virus − fever, cough and difficulty breathing − should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 1900 3228.
Vietnam has appointed 323 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 disease 

The information above is compiled by Vietnam National Tourism Administration. Guidelines may change at any time based on conditions, as determined by the Vietnam government

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