Hanoi tours

Discover our best Hanoi tours with small group or private trips. Visit historic buildings, get a taste of the local life with street food, walk through the old quarter and enjoy the beautiful nightlife. With our tours in hanoi you explore both history and local life.

The best Hanoi tours & local experiences

Our Hanoi tours include trips inside the city as well as day trips to the outside.

Duong Lam ancient village
Duong Lam ancient village private day tour from Hanoi
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Hanoi City tour
Hanoi city tour – Historical sights & Cyclo ride
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Perfume Pagoda
Perfume pagoda day tour from Hanoi
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Hanoi bike tour
Hanoi bike tour through city & countryside
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Hanoi street food tour
Hanoi street food tour by night
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Tam Coc boat trip in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh discover: Hoa Lu, Mua cave, Tam Coc & cycling day tour from Hanoi
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Mua Cave viewpoint in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh explore: Trang An, Mua cave & Tuyet Tinh Coc pagoda day tour from Hanoi
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Hoa Lu ancient capital in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh experience: Hoa Lu, Tam Coc boat trip & biking day tour from Hanoi
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Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh trip: Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An boat trip & biking day tour from Hanoi
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Halong Bay luxury 1 day tour
Halong Bay luxury 1 day tour

About Hanoi

Hanoi is the cultural center of Vietnam: Famous for its colonial heart, colorful markets, unique theater performances and numerous museums and temples. There is always something going on in lively Hanoi.

Frequently asked questions about Hanoi tours

There are many day trips going from Hanoi, including to the Perfume Pagoda, Bat Trang Pottery Village and Ba Vi National Park. There are also day trips going to Halong Bay and Ninh Binh, but we recommend going there for at least one night.

We recommend staying here 2 to three days. You can spend easily longer in the city, but that will cost you time that you probably need to see the beautiful countryside in Sapa, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh and Ha Giang. In two to three days you can see enough highlights and do a number of fun activities such as the street food tour.

The best area in Hanoi to stay is the Old Quarter. It is the most atmospheric district, with a wide choice of hotels and restaurants. In addition, all tours in this area and the tourist buses to other destinations depart from here.

Vietnam is a very safe country when it comes to crime. Robberies and other offenses against foreign tourists are almost non-existent. However, the chaotic traffic with motorbikes, buses, cars and trucks is something that you have to be very careful with. Especially in the largest cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

10 Hanoi tours highlight

Hanoi Old Quarter

1. Hanoi Old Quarter

The old part of the city is full of charming colonial architecture, Buddhist temples and pagodas. You’ll find the neighborhood near Hoan Kiem Lake.

2. Street food tour

A street food tour, takes you on an amazing adventure to find the best street food at markets, food stalls, street cafes and other hidden gems!

Thang Long water puppet theatre

3. Water puppet show

Long ago, poor farmers started playing “water puppets”. Fortunately, you can still see these shows today in the Water Puppet Theater.

Bia Hoi junction

4. Nightlife

The city has a busy nightlife with local Bia Hoi street stalls and busy bars and clubs in the center. You can also choose to watch a show at the Opera.

Long Bien market

5. Markets

The markets near the center are atmospheric and a good place to pick up souvenirs. Further they are busy with locals and a great authentic experience.

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

6. Hoan Kiem Lake

The main attraction in the city is undoubtedly Hoan Kiem Lake. This lake is centrally located and is a gathering place for locals and tourists alike.

Hoa Lu prison museum in Hanoi

7. Visit a museum

For those looking for more culture, Hanoi has plenty of entertainment with an army museum, women’s museum, prison museum and more.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

8. Mausoleum

Against Ho Chi Minh’s express wishes, a mausoleum was erected for this leader after his death. 

Hanoi Train Street

9. Hanoi train street

A railway that cuts through an inhabited area. It is a unique sight every time a train arrives and the locals put their things aside for the train to pass.

Hanoi cyclo tour

10. Cyclo ride

A great way to explore the city is by traditional cyclo ride. You can arrange it yourself or go by cyclo tour through the city.