Highlights of Hanoi including cyclo tour

Shore excursion in Cai Lan
Shore excursion in Cai LanShore excursion in Cai LanShore excursion in Cai LanShore excursion in Cai Lan

Shore excursion of the categorie "Culture & History"

10 hrs.


On this excursion you will experience the highlights of the capital Hanoi by bus and by cyclo and you will immerse yourself in the real Vietnam. You will also learn everything about the enthralling past and present of Vietnam.

SKU: CLN-002-00-EN

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Product Description

Overview of the highlights

  • Scenery drive to Hanoi
  • Cyclo tour through the streets of the old town
  • City tour by bus
  • Visit to the main sights
  • Typical Vietnamese lunch
  • Small Group Guarantee: max. 20 participants

Detailed tour description

At the agreed meeting point, your tour guide will welcome you and you will start your unique shore excursion to Hanoi.

First, you will go through the beautiful landscape of the Red River to Hanoi. During the approximate 3-hour drive, you will see local Vietnamese farmers working on the lush green fields and endure the typical landscape of this region.

Once you have arrived in Hanoi, you will see elegant colonial villas and other magnificent buildings surrounded by lakes, parks and tree-lined boulevards. Namely, Vietnam’s capital is known for its centuries-old architecture and rich culture with diverse influences from Southeast Asia, China and France.

The biggest attraction in Hanoi is the bustling old town, which is also called the neighbourhood of the 36 lanes. In order to experience local living and culture in the best way, you will explore the most amazing part of the city in a very authentic way. Your tour guide will take you on a magical cyclo ride through the streets maze that are not accessible to larger vehicles. This way you will get to know the “real Vietnam”, with its narrow streets, old colonial buildings, hidden cafes, cool bars, delicious restaurants, cheap food stalls and lots of charm.

The excursion is rounded off with a traditional Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant.

Afterwards you will go to the remarkable Temple of Literature , which was built in 1070 as the first university in Vietnam. Five large courtyards, ceremonial halls, a giant drum, countless figures and many other things make the temple truly special and one of the most important sights in the city.

A visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from the outside, and the most famous 1049 lotus pagoda in a lotus flower form should not be missed. You will then continue on the city tour to visit the charming Pagoda Chua Tran Quoc, which is located on an island in the beautiful West Lake. The last thing to visit is Hoa Lo Prison, which is often called by the ironic name “Hanoi Hilton Hotel.” Here you will learn all about the unforgettable history of Vietnam.

On the way back to the harbour, you can process today’s experiences.

We wish you an exciting land excursion!


Excursion duration

10 hours


Start time early in the morning (you will be told the exact time)



Difficulty level



Lunch & water

What to bring

Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen

Services not included


Min. number of participants

This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to run.

important notice

Please send us your passport data after completing the booking. This will be needed to enter the country.

Your guide will await you directly at the pier or near the tender boats. You will be sent specific information about your meeting place before the date of your excursion.

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