Hanoi see and do guide: Day trips

An independent selection of the best things to see and do in Hanoi. No paid placements, no advertorial.

Hanoi see and do guide

Catholic Churches of Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh

The provinces of Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh around 2 hours by road south of Hanoi, are where Catholicism first took root in Vietnam... Read more

Halong Bay day trip

The day trip to Halong Bay is the most popular day trip from Hanoi - for good reason. The World Heritage listed bay is Vietnam’s... Read more

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Halong Bay day trip
3 hours east of Hanoi

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Duong Lam Village, outside Hanoi

Duong Lam is a surprisingly picturesque traditional village about 50kms from Hanoi. It's an enjoyable half day trip and the... Read more

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Duong Lam Village, outside Hanoi
Duong Lam, Son Tay - 50kms from Hanoi
20,000VND

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Bat Trang Pottery Village

More for those with a serious interest in purchasing pottery than for an experience of a traditional craft village.  There’s... Read more

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Bat Trang Pottery Village
16kms south east of Hanoi

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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc day trip

In classic tourist parlance, brochures describe the mystical Hoa Lu and Tam Coc  landscape as “Halong Bay on land” on account of... Read more

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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc day trip
Ninh Binh Province - around 2 hours from Hanoi

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Perfume Pagoda, Ha Tay

The Perfume Pagoda is a complex of pagodas located in limestone mountains 60 kilometres from Hanoi. It's a popular day trip from... Read more

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Perfume Pagoda, Ha Tay
Ha Tay province around 60kms from Hanoi

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Van Phuc Silk Village

Another traditional craft village that is lacking in any real atmosphere of tradition, Van Phuc is for those with a deep... Read more

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Van Phuc Silk Village
10kms south west of Hanoi

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