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  • Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

    1. Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

    After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi from 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong ...

    Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

  • Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, and Trang An

    2. Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, and Trang An

    You will begin the tour with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and visit the King Dinh Temple. Later on you will visit Am Tien Cave and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Tuyet Tinh Coc. Discover Am Tien Cave and Pagoda before you stop to enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch go for a 3-hour sampan boat trip in Trang An. Then, visit Trang An temples and caves, and see the .6-mile-long cave.

    This is a must if you are visiting Vietnam! It was quite a long drive from Hanoi but well worth it. The views are amazing and the boat ride through the longest cave was impressive. Although we have been a little concerned about the corona virus, our guide said we were quite lucky it was so slow. Usually there is over an hour wait for the boats. We must have seen only a dozen or so on the water. Also, February is quite cool so pack a rain coat and warm jacket (think an average day in San Francisco 50s 60s F).

  • Ninh Binh Daily: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bike & Swimming

    3. Ninh Binh Daily: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bike & Swimming

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter then drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Discover the former capital of Dai Co Viet in the 10th and 11th Centuries. Next, visit Mua Cave and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set menu lunch at a local bungalow. After lunch, you will go on a sampan boat trip in Tam Coc, passing through three caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Then, cycle through the rice fields and villages to visit Thai Vi Temple. Enjoy a sunset party with tea and fruit at a swimming pool; relax and swim before you return to Hanoi.

    Very well organized and interesting tour! Our tour guide Rose did a very good job and traveled with us in a small group of 6 people. The hiking part of 500 steps was amazing! Would do the same tour again :) very good restaurant.

  • Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

    4. Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

    Get back to nature and explore the ancient cultures of Vietnam on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. Spend the night at a luxury homestay and learn about the everyday life of the locals. Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc Depart Hanoi and travel to Ninh Binh in the Red River Delta. Visit the limestone cave of Tam Coc on a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and local temples. Check-in to your luxury bungalow accommodation and chat with the locals. Savor the local cuisine, including a refreshing green tea or coffee. Then, explore Ninh Binh by bike and cycle past rice fields and mountains. See the Bich Dong Pagoda, and learn about the Buddhist culture of Vietnam. Return to the bungalow and enjoy some free time before dinner served by the local host family. Day 2: Mua Cave – Hoa Lu – Hanoi Enjoy breakf...

    Really beautiful tour that packed in a lot I would have found hard to do on my own. There’s quite a lot of cycling, which I enjoyed. But make sure you’re moderately fit.

  • Hanoi: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    5. Hanoi: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    Begin your tour at the Hanoi Opera House in the French Quarter, modeled on the Palais Garnier, which is considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Hanoi. The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Next, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for many Vietnamese pilgrims. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside the Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. Next stop is Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, before stopping 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.

    Fifi was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and had a great personality to her which made the whole experience enjoyable. She also was able to adapt quickly to changes in schedule and route us efficiently so we could reduce the amount of time waiting in line. Would 10/10 recommend!

  • From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

    6. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

    Day 1 : Ha Noi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Ninh Binh After hotel pick up between 7:30 and 8:00 AM, head to Tam Coc. Take the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit 3 caves. Take a biking tour around the area before a buffet lunch. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam by bus. Head to Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple and learn of the heroic histories of the Chinese Wars. Next, visit Mua cave. Climb 500 stone steps for panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, head to Ninh Binh, check into your hotel and take some free time to relax. Dinner is served at your hotel, before free time to visit the city. Lunch and dinner are included. Day 2: Ninh Binh – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Ha Noi After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, take some free time to relax or visit Tam Coc town. Hop onto the bus and head to...

    Overall, the tour was very good. Travellers need to understand these companies mix and match tours so we were with one group the first day and another group the second day. Travelled to our destination (2 hours) in a nice roomy bus but returned home in a cramped mini-van that was less than comfortable. The tour operator also put us up in a distant guest house far from the center of town where we were the only guests. Food was terrible for the most part at all the stops and at our guest house.

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

    7. 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, docume...

    really fun wandering down dark corridors to find some of the best hidden foods of Vietnam.

  • Hanoi Street Food: Small-Group Walking Tour

    8. Hanoi Street Food: Small-Group Walking Tour

    Take a 3-hour guided walk through Hanoi's old quarter with a local guide. Get an insight into the traditions of Vietnam’s food culture. Stop at a local restaurant to try banh cuon (filled rice noodles) and watch as skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is created. Next, enjoy pho (noodle soup), which is Vietnam’s most famous dish. Try both the beef and chicken versions. Other food specialties you’ll sample include crab rolls, pillow cakes, fried rice balls, and fresh rolls – served with a dish of raw vegetables and a special sauce. Visit a hidden street food restaurant to taste banh my (a Vietnamese sandwich) and the famous Vietnamese egg coffee.

    We had a great time -Dan was an excellent guide, really informative. Would highly recommend

  • Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

    9. Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

    This full-day tour takes you to visit Perfume Pagoda – a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. 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. Around 8:30 AM, the guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. After pickup, enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive to Perfume Pagoda. Upon arrival, hop aboard your 1-hour row boat trip on the Yen stream to Thien Tru harbor. Once you have arrived in Thien Tru, you will enjoy time for some trekking, visit the main cave where you’ll arrive at Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. Then enjoy a 1-hour trekking back down or take optional cable car instead of trekking (optional). Next, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant at the bottom of the mountain. After lunchtime...

    Trip was nice, the guide difficult to understand/follow as he was sometimes just rambling. The bus ha broken seats and drivers constant honking was annoying

  • Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong by Limo

    10. Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong by Limo

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and then continue on to visit the King Dinh Temple. Next up, discover Am Tien Cave and enjoy the stunning lake site at Tuyet Tinh Coc. Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves on the beautiful river and admire the countryside landscape. Cycle through the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda and spend 40 minutes here before you return to Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Hanoi

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 183 reviews

Great experience, Lucas is an absolute hero, very informative about the food and even went out of his way to educate us about Vietnam. His English is impeccable. He is a credit to the company and would definitely recommend. Highlight of our trip. Thanks Lucas

Our tour guide Alex took us to some of the local places vs the touristy one. He also gave some good history on the city. I feel like I have a better understanding and appreciation of the food culture here after taking this tour. Thank you!

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

Great friendly guide who speaks very good English. Good food and apart from that lots of useful information about Hanoi and Vietnam. Gladly again

We had a great time -Dan was an excellent guide, really informative. Would highly recommend