Being the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi owns tourism values with ancient citadels, French colonial architecture, historical vestiges, religious sites as well as traditional handicraft villages and national parks set outskirts. This pulls a lot of both foreign and Vietnam tourists coming to visit at least one time. Travelers can choose different Vietnam tour itineraries various from short break to full day or 2-day tours. Our suggested selection of the best Hanoi packages offers visitors a fun-filled way of experiencing the city’s unique culture, natural wonders and historical landmarks.

1 Full day Hanoi city tour

Tour duration: 10 hours

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Spend your full day to explore Hanoi’s most popular historic and cultural landmarks with a knowledgeable Vietnam tour guide. The city tour can start at Ho Chi Minh complex (including mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house, museum, One Pillar pagoda) to learn about the structure’s unique history and architecture, then move on to Temple of literature, Ethnology Museum, Imperial citadel of Thang Long, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, etc. you can take a leisurely walking tour to Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, West Lake as well as Hanoi’s most popular local restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Most tours include Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.

2 Ha Long bay full day cruise

Tour duration: around 12 hours

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Experiencing the feeling of sailing on a luxury cruise tour within 4 or 6 hours on Halong Bay, one of new natural seven wonders of the world,  will make your Vietnam tour full of funny and exciting memories. After a delicious seafood lunch served on board, you can relax on sun deck, go for a swim, enjoy various shaped islets and visiting majestic grottoes with thousands of hidden limestone islands. The tour normally finishes at around 5pm to departure to yours hotel.

3 Ha Long bay overnight on cruise

Tour duration: 2 or 3 days

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It really cannot miss a night to marvel on Ha Long bay on your Vietnam tour itinerary. After  getting onboard your cruise, you will be briefed about itinerary and safety guidance by a Vietnam tour guide followed by a delectable lunch as the cruise among the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. Visit magnificent caves and grottos or local fishing village. In the late afternoon, it is time to experience kayaking or swimming. On the following morning, all cruise hold a Tai Chi class on the sundeck and every tourists will join in before breakfast. The cruise continues sailing as you continue to enjoy the truly marvelous landscape. The tour will keep on journey or end of services at noon depending on your chosen itinerary.

4 Evening cyclo/ electric car tour with water puppet show

Tour duration: 3 hours

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An evening cyclo tour or electric car will take you go through the charming 36 Old quarters, Hanoi’s French Quarter, where you pass by historical buildings such as Hanoi Opera House and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel Next, watch an entertaining water puppet show of traditional folklore, legends, and historical tales and then can enjoy a walk through the vibrant street markets for shopping beautiful Vietnam souvenirs.

5 Full day untouched attractions in Ninh Binh province

Tour duration: 12 hours

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An ancient capital of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is famous for its intimidating and dramatic landscapes and the steep-sided cliffs named Trang An landscapes complex, Tam Coc Bich Dong that are a distinctive part of the region. The area is also home to some wonderful Vietnamese architecture that helps to provide interest and historical context including Hoa Lu ancient vestige, Bai Dinh pagoda and Phat Diem Cathedral.

6 Hidden traditional villages tour

Tour duration: 6 hours

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A visit to Vietnam is sorely incomplete without an excursion to the countryside. Particularly around Hanoi, the countryside offers a chance to see the more traditional and quiet side of Vietnam. It is highly valued by the Vietnamese for the simplicity of life and quietude of scenery. Enjoying bamboo shoot and banyan trees, communal houses, ferries and traditional villages that specialize in a craft, like the Bat Trang Pottery Village, Dong Ho Folk Painting Village, Dong Ky Carpentry Village, Duong Lam ancient village and so on. Trips to these villages can be very enlightening and also a great chance to pick up some bargains.

7 Hanoi street food tour

Tour duration: 3 hours

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Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic Vietnam tour guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavors of Vietnam; fresh fruits, local delicacies, traditional meals and sumptuous street food. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Dong Xuan, a large covered market, to browse stalls bursting with intriguing produce, and enjoy an intimate experience with your family and friends.

8 Full day tour to Perfume pagoda

Tour duration: 9 hours

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This tour takes you to the breathtaking Perfume Pagoda, a vast network of temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich Mountains. Depart from your Hanoi hotel and travel south to a river harbour, where you get to enjoy a bow boat cruise along Yen stream before arriving at Thien Tru Harbour. You will continue to get on a hike up to Huong Tich Cave. Finish the tour at a local restaurant for delicious Vietnamese lunch with specific local cuisine.