List of Things to do and travel guides for attraction, eating, shopping, entertainment in Hanoi
This selection of Hanoi tour packages is ideal for those looking to get the most out of their holiday in the capital city of Vietnam. Read on for our list of packages tours to Hanoi to find the best one for you.
We offer many kinds of Hanoi packages with different lengths and itineraries. Find what intriguing you the most and don’t hesitate to contact us!
Hanoi is a stunning melting pot of Vietnamese culture. It was chosen as the capital of Vietnam for two times. The first time was before 1802 when the Nguyen dynasty moved the capital to Hue. And the second time was from 1954 to 1976, before becoming the official capital after reunification.
In October, 2010, the city celebrated its 1,000 year birthday. Some people refer it as the Paris of the East as some architecture was heavily influenced by French during the French colonialism period.
Among its many districts, the 2 most popular areas are the Old Quarter and French Quarter. The Old Quarter is located on the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you can discover a variety of markets, historic sites like the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda - highlights on most Hanoi city tours - and delicious food from street food vendors.
While visiting this exhilarating city, make sure to take in a Water Puppet Show, a traditional form of theatre found here.
For choosing a suitable Hanoi Tour Package, the very first decision to make is the amount of time you have for your trip. Do you have 5 days, 6 days, a week or more than that?
Normally, tourists have decided the length of the trip before coming because it depends on the length of their holiday, days off and also airline ticket booking. A Hanoi Tour Package is a comprehensive package. They provide you with everything from the first day to the last day including pick up and drop off service at the airport.
As mentioned above, a Hanoi Tour Package includes other destinations outside of Hanoi such as: Sapa, Halong bay or Ninh Binh. We have many Hanoi Tour Packages that offer different itineraries, destinations and lengths.
You must choose where you want to visit among all the destinations. For choosing the suitable destinations, you must have some brief information of them. Read the itinerary described in the tour carefully or do some research is recommended.
For example, some Sapa tours include trekking activity which can be hard for elders and kids. Hence, if you have a group of elders and kids, you may want to choose somewhere easier such as Halong Bay or Ninh Binh.
You may also want to check carefully what is included and excluded in the Hanoi Tour Packages. Things are not included in the package require extra payment.
There’re a lot of agency related scams in Hanoi, both online or offline. You have to be careful with fake tour agencies. They can offer bad tours or they can fake the real brand name and sell tours under the famous brands.
Online tour agencies can be more risky. To avoid scams, it’s recommended that you do some research about the tour company. The most reputable site for tourists’ review is Tripadvisor.
Last but not least, prepare for the amount of money you can afford for the trip. You can find tour packages from budget tours, middle-range tours to luxury tours.
When it comes to travelling, weather no doubt is a big concern for every tourists. Hanoi has the 4 seasons throughout the year which are: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The weather can go extreme in summer and winter. In summer, it can be very hot with the temperature of nearly 40 degree celsius and in winter, the temperature can be down under 10 degree celsius that is very cold. However, such kind of weather doesn’t occur frequently, only several days in year.
So, when is the best time to visit Hanoi?
Spring (February to April): During spring, the temperature normally ranges between 15 - 20 degrees Celsius and is an ideal weather to travel. Spring is regarded as a beautiful time in Hanoi as it’s the season of trees growing and flowers blossoming again after a cold winter. Tet holiday - the most important and longest traditional holiday in Vietnam is also celebrated in Spring, which normally falls in the end of January or the beginning of February.
Summer (May to August): The average temperature in summer is normally above 32 degrees celsius. Sometimes, it can reach to nearly 40 degrees celsius. Walking along the street in hot summer days can make you tired and sweat a lot. However, there are many activities you can do in summer in Hanoi.
Fall (September to October): Fall season is actually a transaction season in Hanoi and it lasts only about 1 month. This is also a perfect time to visit Hanoi as Hanoi is just gorgeous and romantic during fall. Fall is charming with warm sunlight shining and yellow leaves falling of the trees. The temperature is not so hot or cold which is suitable for activities.
Winter (December to January): This is the coldest time in Hanoi. The cold in Hanoi is much different from one in Western countries. It can be much colder as it has high humidity, sometimes the rain makes it even worse and much colder. You should avoid winter since this is not a suitable time to visit Hanoi.
Several destinations in Northern Vietnam are included in Hanoi Tour Packages. Some of them can be named are: Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, etc. These are the most famous ones for foreign visitors.
Sapa is an attractive town located in Vietnam’s remote Northwest Mountains. This is also home to the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and the highest peak of Indochina “Fansipan”.
Sapa is rich of culture as is the hometown of many kinds of different ethnic groups of Vietnam which are: H’Mong, Dzao, Tay, Giay, Muong. Each group has its own distinct culture and costume which is very interesting to distinguish and discover.
Halong Bay is the most popular destination in Hanoi Tour Packages. This UNESCO World Heritage is dotted with 1600 limestones islands and islets. Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity while the beauty of mother nature looks surrealistic just like in a movie.
The bay and its fascinating rock formations were actually formed through millions of years of creation and erosion. Apart from the one-day tours, most trips involve at least one overnight stay on board the boat, giving people the added bonus of seeing the sunset and sunrise over the sparkling waters.
Properly the nearest destination to Hanoi, Ninh Binh is only 100 kilometers south of Hanoi. This area contains 3 main kinds of topography: limestone mountains with caves, the delta raised by Red river and a 18 kilometers coastline. Many Tour Package to Hanoi includes this beautiful area.
Beside the famous limestone caves and grottos in Trang An and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh holds valuable cultural heritage since it’s used to be the capital of Vietnam. Here you can find Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel and a number of ancient buildings represent the ancient Viet architecture.
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Anh, our tour guide was a young and bubbly girl which was very comfortable being around her. She was very patient to us as we had old people with us. My family had 6 days and went to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh. The itinerary was reasonable for us as it's not rush and had much relaxing time. Can't ask for more!
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@Mcy S: Best Hanoi Vietnam Tour Package! Thanks Jenny and Daisy
I am grateful about the arrangement and planning done by our agents, jenny and Daisy. Jenny has assisted me a lot on my Hanoi trip planning since few months before my trip started. Her quick response and professional service has impressed me and my family. She answered every questions we had about the trip patiently and ensure everything is in place. Her extraordinary service and attitude are highly appreciated.
We had an enjoyable trip at Hanoi , and everything went smoothly and according to the plan.
When we reach Hanoi, Daisy has assisted on our trip and provided us all the itineraries and info needed for the tours. Her service is good and fast.
We had joined the local tour and food tours. We enjoyed the food tour a lot, their tour guide are polite, professional and cheerful. We followed the guide to walk through the streets of Old quarter and tried many different kinds of local food. It gives us memorable experience.
Again, thank you so much for all your assistance and service, especially to Jenny, who come all the way to our apartment on the last day to give us lovely Hanoi souvenirs and card.
Wish the members of AZ local trip all the best ! Hope to see you at Hanoi again.