Coming to the capital of Hanoi, Vietnam, visitors can not only admire the wonderful beauty of the scenery here and many ancient historical sites, but also immerse themselves in a diverse culinary paradise. Here, Metta Voyage would like to suggest the Hanoi Day Tours schedule  for visitors!


1. The ideal time to travel to Hanoi

The climate of Hanoi is divided into four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Each season in Hanoi has its own characteristics, so choosing to travel in every season will have its own interesting things. However, if you have to choose the most ideal time of the year, it is definitely autumn in Hanoi, it won’t let you down. The moment of changing seasons from summer to autumn is the most ideal time. The weather is neither too sunny as summer nor as cold as winter. Exploring the Hanoi day tour in autumn will make you feel much more comfortable and at ease.


2. Means of transportation when traveling to Hanoi

  • Motorbike: For those in Hanoi, you can comfortably travel with your own motorbike. In case you come from another place, you can rent a motorbike yourself or call a motorbike technology vehicle such as Grab or Bee… to move around for a day tour of Hanoi. Motorbike rental price ranges from 50,000 VND to 200,000 VND depending on the type of motorbike
  • Taxi: For the Hanoi 1-day tour, if you go with a large number of people, you can completely choose a taxi as the mode of transportation. Although the price is a bit high compared to other means of transport, you will avoid bad weather. Besides, taking a taxi is also safe and fast for everyone
  • Bus: This is an extremely familiar type of public transport for people and tourists when coming to Hanoi. The ticket price for each transfer is only from 7,000 VND to 20,000 VND depending on the distance
  • Cyclo: Cyclo is a popular means of transport in the Old Quarter. To enjoy the beauty as well as the antiquity of the old town, cyclo is an ideal means to take a 1-day Hanoi tour for tourists. Cyclo is usually right on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, so visitors can easily call a cyclo without taking much time.

3. Ideal locations for hanoi day tours

3.1. Quoc Tu Giam Temple

The Temple of Literature is the first stop on your Hanoi day tour that you must make. The Temple of Literature, which is also known as Vietnam’s first university, is home to various artifacts from the country’s feudal past and traditional traditions. The Temple of Literature now serves as a venue for poetry readings and awards for deserving students, drawing a sizable annual influx of tourists.

  • Address: 58 P. Quoc Tu Giam, Temple of Literature, Dong Da, Hanoi
  • Price Ticket: 30,000 VND/turn


3.2. Hoan Kiem lake

A natural lake in the center of Hanoi is called Hoan Kiem Lake, also referred to as Sword Lake. The intersection of streets such Hang Ngang, Hao Gai, Hang Dao, Luong Van Can, and Lo Su is at Hoan Kiem Lake. Visitors may easily get around this area because it is the city’s center, either by private automobile or public transportation.

Hoan Kiem Lake is compared to the center of Hanoi. Turtle Tower was constructed in the middle of the lake and is surrounded by sites with a rich cultural legacy and a long history, including The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple. This is a representation of the beauty of the hub of a very old civilization. The area is always light and airy, making it the perfect location for wedding photographs. This is another location that draws a lot of visitors from abroad. A day trip to Hanoi that includes a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake is also a fascinating idea!

  • Address: Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Price: Free


3.3. St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi

The next place that is indispensable for the list of Hanoi day tour experiences is Hanoi Cathedral. The Cathedral is located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. In general, the building has European Gothic architectural style, but still has a combination with indigenous architecture shown in the terracotta tile roof system, the interior decoration is bold in Vietnamese tradition. Therefore, it is the product of a very unique East-West cultural exchange.

  • Address: No. 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Price: Free


3.4. Ancient city of Hanoi

The old town is the houses and street corners bearing the architectural style of the French in the 19th century. Experiencing many ups and downs of history and changes of time, this place still retains its original architecture intact. It can be said that the Old Quarter is the soul and unique feature of Hanoi.

  • Address: located right in the center of Hoan Kiem district, near Hoan Kiem lake
  • Price: Free


3.5. Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a small island to the east of West Lake. The Daily Mail newspaper has included the largest historic temple in Hanoi, which has a 1,500-year history, on its list of the 16 most beautiful temples in the world. It preserves a variety of religious ideals and draws many Buddhists and tourists.

  • Address: 46 Thanh Nien Street, Truc Bach, Tay Ho, Hanoi
  • Price Ticket: 5,000 VND/turn


3.6. West Lake

Although West Lake is not close to Hoan Kiem Lake, it has long been one of the top Hanoi tourist destinations. When visiting West Lake, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the wide open spaces, the beautiful and lyrical scenery, and the variety of exciting things to do.

Around the lake, there are more than 20 communal houses, temples and pagodas that have been ranked with many famous relics with many valuable documents such as more than 100 stone steles, 165 couplets, 140 diaphragms, nearly 20 ancient bells, 60 colors deified, over 300 bronze, wooden and stone statues.

  • Address: West Lake, Hanoi
  • Price: Free


4. Places near Hanoi that can be visited during the day

4.1. Bat Trang pottery village

You can visit Bat Trang pottery village on your day off. Here you can directly make your own ceramic products. Bat Trang pottery village also has markets selling pottery with many attractive items for souvenirs. You can combine other places in Gia Lam area in your Hanoi discovery day trip.

  • Address: Red River, Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi
  • Price: Free


4.2. Tram Mountain

In addition to the tourist resorts of Son Tinh Camp or Ham Lon Lake, visitors can choose to have interesting experiences at Tram Mountain. A place very close to Hanoi, only 25 kilometers, you can check in with the soaring mountains, attracting a lot of young people to visit and camp.

  • Address: Phung Chau commune, Chuong My district, Hanoi
  • Price: Free


4.3. Bao Son Paradise

The distance from Hanoi city center to Bao Son paradise is only about 16 kilometers, so visitors can fully travel near Hanoi 1 day by motorbike.

During the holidays, Bao Son will plan a variety of entertaining events. The princess and pirate carnival parade, the sightseeing train ride, the musical circus on the enormous black pearl train, and nearly 20 more rides in the water park section are a few of the attractions offered here. For the convenience of tourists, there is also a restaurant and a room rental service.

  • Address: Km5+200, Le Trong Tan, An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Hanoi
  • Reference ticket price: 250,000 VND – 290,000 VND (excluding utility services)


4.4. Cultural Village of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups

To reproduce the distinctive cultural values of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, visit the Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnam’s Ethnic Minorities at Dong Mo-Ngai Son (Son Tay town). This is a prime location for both domestic and foreign tourists, and it serves as a clear illustration of Vietnam’s ethnic policy for other nations.

  • Address: Dong Mo tourist area, Son Tay town – Ba Vi


4.5. Duong Lam ancient village

Duong Lam Ancient Village in Son Tay Town is a well-known tourist destination close to Hanoi and is situated more than 50 kilometers from the city. Vietnam’s first historic village to receive this designation as a National Historical and Cultural Relic came from the State in 2006. An ideal destination for a day tour of hanoi, you must try it.

The historic architecture and way of life of a 300-year-old Vietnamese community have been preserved solely in Duong Lam historic community up until this point. Additionally, Duong Lam is home to numerous priceless historical sites like the Giang Van Minh Flower Temple, the Ngo Quyen Temple, and the Phung Hung Community House.

  • Address: Son Tay town, Hanoi
  • Price Ticket: 20,000 VND/adult, free for children under 15 years old


5. What to eat on the Hanoi day tour?

Besides experiencing the famous tourist destinations as well as historical sites of the Hanoi day tour, a food tour is indispensable to make the trip more complete. Here are some foods you must try when coming to Hanoi:

5.1. Pho Ha Noi

Some delicious Pho addresses in Hanoi:

  • Pho Ly Quoc Su: No. 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
  • Pho Bat Dan: 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
  • Pho Thin Lo Duc: No. 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

5.2. Bun Dau Mam Tom

Some delicious shrimp paste vermicelli addresses in Hanoi:

  • Bun Dau Mam Tom Trung Huong: 40 Phat Loc Alley, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Bun Dau Mam Tom – Doan Tran Nghiep: 42 Doan Tran Nghiep, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Bun Dau Mam Tom Old Quarter – Thanh Cong: 106 B2A Thanh Cong, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi

5.3. Bun Cha

Some delicious bun cha addresses in Hanoi:

  • Bun Cha Sinh Tu: 316 Vong street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi
  • Bun Cha Huong Lien: 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Bun Cha Hang Quat: 74 Hang Quat, Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

5.4. Stuffed Pancake

Some delicious Stuffed Pancake addresses in Hanoi:

  • Phuong Stuffed Pancake – Dao Duy Tu: 16 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Thanh Van Stuffed Pancake: 12-14 Ga stalls, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
  • Quang An Stuffed Pancake: 71 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

5.5. Cha Ca La Vong


Some delicious La Vong Cha Ca addresses in Hanoi:

  • 14 Cha Ca Street, Hanoi: 14 Cha Ca, Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Thang Long fish cake: 19-21-2D Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • La Vong grilled fish Hanoi Giang Vo – Anh Vu: 120K1 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

5.6. Pho Rolls

Some delicious Pho Rolls addresses in Hanoi:

  • Huong Son Ba Dinh Pho: 19 Ngu Xa, Truc Bach, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • Thanh Hang Pho Roll Hanoi: 29B Ngu Xa, Truc Bach, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • Pho roll Duy Map Ba Dinh: 79 Truc Bach, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

5.7. Nem Lui

Some delicious Nem Lui addresses in Hanoi:

  • Nem Lui Hue – Eat is like – Thuy Khue: number 8, lane 4 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi
  • Spring rolls shop 2A Ta Quang Buu: No. 2A Ta Quang Buu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
  • Tu Xeo: No. 14 Tu Xeo 5/167 Doi Can, Hanoi

6. Conclusion


Above is all detailed information about attractions as well as the diverse cuisine of Hanoi capital for the Hanoi day tour. Hope the above article will give visitors a lot of useful information. Besides the above interesting destinations, do not forget to visit Hanoi Beer Street – the busiest street in Hanoi.Visitors can also refer to the Hanoi Street Food Tour of Metta Voyage to save more time and money. For any information, please contact Metta Voyage!

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