Hanoi Day Trips

Best Day Trips from Hanoi

Hanoi in Vietnam attracts many travelers who then most conclude that it may be the most beautiful city in Southeast Asia. In addition to beautiful, some use “interesting and historical” to describe the city. From here, you can easily visit the rest of northern Vietnam, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Halong Bay and Tam Coc to historic pagodas and scenic valleys. There are great day trips from Hanoi to be had.

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As a city, Hanoi can easily keep you busy. With narrow streets, sprawling street markets, countless fragrant food stalls along the streets to explore, you could spend a lifetime in this city and still return to beg for more. 

In spite of a wide variety of adventures to be had in Hanoi, there are too many chances for exploration outside the city limits. 

From famous historical landmarks to hidden gems and off the beaten track national parks nearby Hanoi, the city is waiting to ignite your wanderlust and inspire your passion for travel once more.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanoi Day Trips

Is one day in Hanoi enough?

Basically, one day is only enough for you to get a taste of local Hanoi. Do not try to see too much. If you just have 1 Day in Hanoi, it is important for you to look for some Hanoi Day Trips getting around or near Hanoi Old Quarter, the central area of Hanoi)

Which are the best vehicles to get around Hanoi Old Quarter?

The first and foremost vehicle to explore the area of Hanoi Old Quarter is electric cars since it is very easy to find them around Hanoi streets. Besides, this means of transportation is also suitable for small group tours because it is able to carry up to 8 passengers.
Alternatively, you can also choose cyclo (Xích Lô in Vietnamese) or riding a bicycle or even going on foot to explore Hanoi in your own way.

What to pack for a day trip in Hanoi?

What to bring on your day trip in Hanoi will depend on the destination and the season you go. For the beach, it is a good idea to bring swim gear, sunscreen, etc. For trips to areas which are higher-elevated, it is advisable to bring warm clothes. Regardless of your destination, always bring plenty of water.

Which are the best places for day trips from Hanoi?

► Day trip to Halong Bay (174km – 2 to 4 hrs from Hanoi )
► Day trip to Duong Lam Village (50km – 1hr15m by car from Hanoi)
► Day trip to Ninh Binh province (94km – 1hr30m south of Hanoi)
► Day trip to Bat Trang Village (16km – 40 mins by car from Hanoi)
► Day trip to Ba Vi National Park (62km – 2 to 3 hrs from Hanoi)

Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

It is a smart choice to have a guided tour for day trips in Hanoi, particularly in more remote areas. Fear of local logistics or language has not been troublesome any more since the guided tour will provide you with peace of mind, convenience, safety and the chance to bond with fellow travelers.

Hanoi Day Trips Things to Do

Whether you are into strolling around the ancient walled city, or would prefer adventures like trekking in national parks, or mountain biking, rest assured that our Hanoi Day Trips will make the most of your time in and around Hanoi. They are especially perfect for solo travelers, families or small groups of any kind.

Most recommended Hanoi Day Trips things to do include: 

Long Bien bridge | Van Phuc Silk village | Perfume pagoda (Chua Huong) | Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) | Temple of Literature (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam) | Vietnam Women’s Museum | St Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) | Hoa Lo Prison | Hanoi Old Quarter | Bat Trang Ceramic Village | Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son temple) | Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre | Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex | West Lake (Ho Tay) | Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House (Nha Bac Ho) | Quang Ba Flower Market | Tay Ho Temple | Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME)

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