Excursions from Hanoi

Day-trip to Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (L, G)

Tam Coc (Three Caves)

Tour Category: Vietnam Excursions Highlights: Hoa Lu Old Citadel with Dinh Temple and Le Temple, rowing boat trip in Tam Coc (Three caves) Travel time: all-year-round. In the morning, you’ll be picked up to travel to Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam, about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. On arrival, you’ll visit two […]

One-day Excursion to Perfume Pagoda (L, G)


Located in My Duc hamlet in Ha Tay Province (New Hanoi), Perfume Pagoda is just 2-hour drive from Hanoi. The pagoda is a vast complex of temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich Mountain in a stunning and mystical setting. It’s considered one of the sacred sites for Vietnamese especially in its festival […]

Explore Cuc Phuong National Park (L, G)


A morning drive takes you to Cuc Phuong National Park. You’ll be able to wander through a subtropical forest, rich in flora and fauna with thousand-year-old trees and dripping vines, visiting the Prehistory Cave and the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre en-route. The Endangered Primate Rescue Centre is a temporary home for many gibbons and langurs […]

Traditional villages and Pagodas in the outskirts of Hanoi by motorbike (L, G)


Pick up at your residence in Hanoi, you will have whole day exploring some traditional villages and pagodas in the new Hanoi in the back of a motorbike. You will visit the Chuong Village, the conical-hat making village. You will then visit the Vac village, which is famous for paper fan and bamboo birdcages. Driver […]

Cycling and exploring traditional villages around Hanoi (L, G)

Cycling and exploring traditional villages around Hanoi

In the morning, you’ll be picked up to drive to Bat Trang. On arrival, you’ll be able to stroll in the small alleys of this old village to watch local people producing their fine products and visit some of the houses used as workshops and showrooms. You’ll then pick up your bicycles and ride along […]

Day trip to Duong Lam Ancient Village (L, G)

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Duong Lam Commune is a community of six traditional villages some 50 km from Hanoi. It’s notable for a number of reasons, not least its extraordinary longevity. Considering its close proximity to Vietnam’s sprawling capital city, it not only emerged almost unscathed from half a century of warfare, but also escaped the recent rampant urbanisation […]

Cooking Class at Anh Tuyet Restaurant (L, G)


In the morning, you’ll walk to a family restaurant right in the Old Quarter, where the owner, a skilled chef, will invite you to a cup of Vietnamese green tea. She’ll take you to a local market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients and try your skills in bargaining and buying among the locals. Upon returning […]

Hanoi Art Tour (G)


Pick up at your hotel in the morning, you’ll visit Hanoi’s Fine Art Museum for an overview and historical perspective of Vietnamese art. Then you’ll call in on two or three of the better commercial galleries in the city. If there are any good exhibitions running at the time, they could replace one or more […]