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Hanoi: Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tickets

1. Hanoi: Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tickets

Discover Hanoi, one of the most ancient capital cities in the world, via an open-top bus. Choose between 24 or 48-hour passes and discover this impressive destination at your own pace.  Located on the banks of the Red River, explore well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center. Take in the beautiful French flair and traditional Vietnamese touch in its Gothic churches, opera houses, and French colonial buildings. Highlights of the tour include Ly Thai Flower Garden, the Hanoi Cathedral, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Opera House, to name just a few. Hop off at any of the 13 stops of this 80-minute tour to see this vibrant city in all its glory.

Hanoi: Guided Half-Day City Highlights Tour with Transfers

2. Hanoi: Guided Half-Day City Highlights Tour with Transfers

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. See the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and more. Begin your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. Then head to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Make your way to the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, before concluding your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. Continue the visit with Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi and then head to Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. Next we pass by Hanoi Opera House. It was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Let our guide help you capture this memory with some amazing photos. Our last destination is Cafe Minh, a local coffee places with the extraodinary egg coffee. Have a sip of the hot egg coffee while watching the Old Quarter and then head back to your hotel.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat Trip w/ Ti Top & Sung Sot Visit

3. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat Trip w/ Ti Top & Sung Sot Visit

08h00-09h15: Picking up from hotel (in Hanoi Old Quater area) and depart for Tuan Chau Island (Halong), stop over for a rest on the way. 11h30-12h00: Arrive Ha Long Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing. The cruise will take you on a 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which renowned for its striking, passages uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoy Vietnamese mouth-watering lunch on boat. 13h45-14h00: Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, you will visit Surprising Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalagtiles with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon. Visit Titov Island with sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with excellent backdrop of the Bay and climb up Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay like paradise. 16h30: Cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor. There are a lot of time for enjoying sunset party with tea, cakes, sunbathing on upper deck with music and enjoying great fun of group touring fellows among world iconic natural scenery. 17h30: Disembark for a bus ride back Hanoi, short break on the way. 20h30: Drop off at your hotel/stay, trip ends. Lunch menu: • Tomato/ cucumber salad • Fried potato • Steam shrimp • Fried eggs roll • Fried squid • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls • Fried chicken with mushroom • Steamed fish with tomato sauce • Fried vegetables (when in season) • Steamed rice • Fresh fruit • Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Train Street & Hidden Gems

4. Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Train Street & Hidden Gems

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. Discover the famous destinations such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison and also the hidden corners around Hanoi like Ma May Ancient House, Hang Buom Culture and Arts Center, and most especially the Train Street. Begin your tour at the Ancient House and wonder at the old style 19th century architecture. Then head to Hang Buom Culture and Arts Center, with variety series of exhibitions to honor Hanoi contemporary artists. A unique experience for those who loves art and beauty Next, we head to Hoa Lo Prison, a place held prisoners who were agitating for independence, often subject to torture and execution. On the way to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, and for at least 2 months (June 15-August 15) for annual maintenance but you can still take pictures of the Mausoleum and walk around the area) Our last destination is the famous train street! Order yourself a cup of coffee while watching the train pass by right in front of your face! It's a life time experience that you will never forget that thrill rush feeling. Sometime the train schedule might be delayed so if you're lucky enough, you'll get to see the train. (The itinerary may change due to weather and operating conditions)

Hanoi: Private Instagram Quang Phu Cau Incense Village Tour

5. Hanoi: Private Instagram Quang Phu Cau Incense Village Tour

8:00 AM: Our friendly team will pick you up at your hotel, ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure. 9:15-9:30 AM: Arrive at Quang Phu Cau village, and let the magic unfold! Experience a fascinating walking tour, guided by local experts. Immerse Yourself: Witness the mesmerizing art of incense-making as skilled artisans demonstrate each step, from bamboo chopping to dyeing the sticks and crafting the aromatic incense paste. Engage with Locals: Get to know the heartwarming stories and history behind the age-old tradition as you chat with friendly villagers. Photo Opportunities: Capture picture-perfect moments of incense bundles and the artisans' creative process, a photographer's paradise! 11:00 AM: Bid farewell to the village, but carry cherished memories with you. 12:15 PM: Return to Hanoi, where we'll drop you off at your hotel, concluding this enchanting excursion.

Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

6. Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

Get back to nature on a 2-day boat cruise of Bai Tu Long Bay. Spend the night among thousands of limestone karst formations rising from the emerald green waters. Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter ( for whose book our bus services) , and then journey to Ha Long. Get a welcome drink as you board the junk boat and listen to the safety regulations before you set sail. Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing. Get back to the boat and enjoy our Sunset time while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board. 20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay. Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi 06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Return to the boat to watch a cooking demonstration before an early lunch of Vietnamese food as you sail back Habour.

Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

7. Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

Start your day with a boat trip around the Trang An cave complex, discovering the secrets of the area. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cuisine set menu lunch before hopping on a bicycle to explore the local villages around the Trang An area.  Relax after your bike ride with a Vietnamese tea break and then travel to Mua Cave and learn about the location’s many stories. Climb 500 stone steps to reach the top where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy stunning panoramic sunset views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River. Travel back to Ha Noi on your private bus, watching the countryside pass by on your way.

Hanoi Highlights: Full-Day Small Group City Tour with Lunch

8. Hanoi Highlights: Full-Day Small Group City Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour of Hanoi with Tour guide and get a local's insight into Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and customs. Visit cultural and historical sites, such as the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, as well as everyday locales such as the houses of the Old Quarter. Following a pick-up at your hotel by your guide and driver, go to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to discover the heart of Viernam at “Uncle Ho’s” Mausoleum. Standing before the mausoleum are 79 cycad trees, symbolizing Ho Chi Minh’s 79 springs of life, while 2 bamboo ranges whistle in the wind to commemorate the former president and Father of the Nation. See the nearby house-on-stilts and quaint One-Pillar Pagoda, built out of wood for the 11th-century Emperor Lý Thái Tông. Continue to the Enthnology Museum - a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups Next visit would be the Galary of Lacque Paiting Collection. The best of handicraft of the north of Vietnam. Then you would have lunch at Local restarant with the deep touch of the art of Hanoi Cuisine. You will then visit the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070 and originally built as a temple to Confucius. Inside you can see the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, which have the names of Vietnam’s best scholars inscribed. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place on education both now and in the past. After the lunch. In the afternoon, explore the vibrant eastern sector of Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and Huc Bridge. Walking around the Old Quarter and mingle with the locals as they go about their hectic lives. End with a 30-minute Cyclo Tour around the Old Quater of Hanoi to have the best view of life of Hanoian.

Bat Trang Ceramic Village Half Day from Hanoi

9. Bat Trang Ceramic Village Half Day from Hanoi

You’ll depart Hanoi in the early morning for the 10-kilometer northeasterly drive to Bat Trang ceramic village on this 5-hour excursion. Bat Trang is a 500-year-old community located on the left bank of the Red River. The village is known for producing the best pottery in Vietnam and the items produced here are shipped all over the world. Begin your tour with a visit to the Bat Trang pagoda, where locals worship the ancient artists who founded the village. Take a walk to a workshop where you’ll see how the ceramic products are made, from start to finish. As you explore the village further you’ll stop to learn how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel. Take home your new creation as a souvenir of your time in Bat Trang. Finally you’ll head to the market to see the variety of beautiful ceramics produced in the village before returning to Hanoi in time for lunch.

From Hanoi: Duong Lam Ancient Village Tour

10. From Hanoi: Duong Lam Ancient Village Tour

Embark on an enchanting Duong Lam Ancient Village Tour that offers a captivating journey through time. Located just 40km from Hanoi, this village beckons with its well-preserved architecture, historical treasures, and the charm of a bygone era. ***Key Highlights: Step into a realm of history, culture, and heritage as you explore the enchanting facets of Duong Lam: - Ancient Architecture: Discover the architectural marvels that have stood the test of time. Explore over 1,000 historical houses, each telling its own story through intricate designs and fascinating details. - Cultural Landmarks: Immerse yourself in the village's rich cultural heritage, adorned with monuments and temples that have graced the landscape for over 300 years. Each structure carries the echoes of generations past. - Natural Beauty: Stroll through the village's scenic surroundings, where the beauty of nature harmonizes with the historical ambiance. Absorb the serene atmosphere that envelops this quaint village. ***An Insightful Journey: As you traverse the village's cobbled streets and interact with its local inhabitants, our knowledgeable guides will share the stories that breathe life into every corner. Learn about the customs, traditions, and way of life that have defined Duong Lam for centuries. Whether you're drawn to the architectural wonders, cultural landmarks, or the serenity of nature, the tour can be personalized to match your interests, ensuring a meaningful exploration of this remarkable village. Book now and journey to Duong Lam Ancient Village, where time stands still, and the past is alive with stories and heritage. Immerse yourself in a world of architectural wonders, cultural treasures, and natural beauty that resonate with the spirit of centuries past.

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Bruno was an excellent guide, providing useful information and insights throughout. Lots to see, and makes a big difference with a guide to understand the background. Temple of literature a must see. One issue timing, we ran out of time to complete your. Now as it turned out we Couldn’t get into or near mausoleum which was disappointing as international president visiting. I not sure if your company should or could know this was happening or could / should have had another option. Enjoyed tour

A delightful half day tour of the city. We took a private tour which was worth it. Ha, our tour guide, was very accommodating, personable and knowledgeable of the sites and history of the city. We highly recommend this tour and more importantly ask for Ha as your guide.

Pur Tour was guided by Kunnie and Hailey and it was really well done. Just the perfect amount of historical background information and some lovely trivia. The sights were well selected and it was very well organised. Thanks again!

Guia muito preparado e com ótimo inglês. Além de nos explicar muito bem a história do país e dos locais que visitamos, nos deu ótimas dicas de restaurantes e foi almoçar com a gente em um local típico vietnamita.

It was great to get a quick overview of the city, English audio guide worked well. We recommend the tour!