hanoi shore excursions

Hanoi Shore Excursions is specially designed for all valued cruise ship passengers to explore all hidden charms and beauties of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam in 1 day such as the Temple of LiteratureHo Chi Minh MausoleumOne Pillar PagodaQuan Thanh TempleHanoi Hilton Prison MuseumHoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. With over 20 years of experience in organizing private shore excursions for cruise passengers in Vietnam, we guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. 

Please check out the recommended Hanoi Shore Excursions from Cai Lan Port. If you do not find any suitable itinerary, please contact our Vietnam travel experts. We will help you to customize a unique Hanoi Shore Excursions Tour 1 Day that is exclusively for you. 

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Hanoi Shore Excursions Tour from Cai Lan Port, Vietnam

Hanoi is known as one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city Centre. A great place to explore on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences…

Hanoi Shore Excursions Information

  • Port of Call: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • Meeting Location: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • End Location: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • Duration: 08 – 10 hours
  • Transportation: Private transport with well air-conditioned and seat belts
  • Tour Type: Hanoi Shore Excursions from Cruise Ship
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Restrictions: Your knees and shoulders must be covered all times during the tour
  • Medical Concerns: Please let us know if you have any of allergy to your food

Hanoi Shore Excursions Highlights

  • Discover all top-rated attractions of Hanoi
  • Be guided by well-educated and professional tour guides
  • Taste various delicious kinds of Hanoi cuisine
  • Experience with local people, study their livelihoods and understand more Hanoi Custom & Culture
  • Care for the Environment
  • Be off the beaten path experiences
  • The most comfortable privacy with your group or family
hanoi shore excursions
Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Hanoi Shore Excursions Itinerary

08:00 AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the Cai Lan Port and start the Hanoi Shore Excursions – Full Day Private Tour with Hue to Hoi An by Jeeps. You will have a great chance to enjoy many beautiful landscapes and views along the way to Hanoi.

Our first place of the Hanoi Day Trip from Cai Lan Port is the Temple of Literature. It is the first university of Vietnam and a precious historical relic in Hanoi, Vietnam. The complex offers a rich and diverse look into the history and culture of Vietnam since the 10th century. Keep doing the Hanoi Shore Excursions Tour, you will be transferred to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside to take photos) and his former residence, the One Pillar Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. After that, we will take you to visit the Hanoi Hilton Prison Museum. Here you will understand more the long history of Vietnam in war time. Then we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we continue the Hanoi Vietnam Shore Excursions by taking panoramic cyclo along 36 streets (Old Quarter) and Hoan Kiem lake and visit Ngoc Son temple later. Finishing the private shore excursions to Hanoi from Cai Lan port, our tour guide and driver will transfer you back to your cruise ship. Say goodbye!

English speaking guide, Air-conditioned transport, Private cyclo ride, Lunch at local restaurant, Entrance fees at all tourist sites, Cold water, Wet Tissues
Drinks, Tips for guides and drivers, Travel Insurance, any costs not included above

You may be interested in Hue Shore Excursions or Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursions when you travel to Vietnam.

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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

Why Book Our Hanoi Shore Excursions

We are highly recommended by many customers on TripAdvisor, Viator, Cruise Critic, Private Guides and other prestige channels.
Quality: Experienced, reliable local guides
Convenient: Hotel pick-up with high quality transportations
Personalized: Fully customizable tour itineraries, at your own pace
Service: 24/7 Customer Support
Food we serve: All kinds of food is selected carefully and safely.

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

How to Book Hanoi Shore Excursions

It is very easy to book a Hanoi Shore Excursions Tour 1 Day with us. Simply send us an inquiry. Then you will reply as soon as possible with the full itinerary and  the price of the tour.

Please do not hesitate to contact us:
Hue to Hoi An by Jeeps
Online Support: David Nguyen
Hotline: +84913138096 (WhatsApp)
Email: chiduyencssh@gmail.com

Hanoi Shore Excursions Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

We ask for a 30 % deposit on your receipt of our PayPal invoice for this tour. The rest of the balance you will pay at the end of your tour in cash – $USD or local currency VND at the exchange rate prevailing on the day or pay online in advance by (PayPal/ Credit, Debit Card). Your booking will be instantly confirmed with ticket booking.

Please note: We will charge an extra 3% for bank services if you pay your deposit or the total of payment via PayPal, Credit cards, Debit Card.

Deposit Cancellation Terms:

If customers cancel some or all portions of the booking regardless of the reasons, the customers agree to pay cancellation fees as follows:

  • 100%  deposit return – if you cancel 28 days or more before your tour date
  • 50 % deposit return – if you cancel between 28  & 14 days before your tour date, unless your tour slot can be resold
  • Nil deport return – if you cancel less than 14 days before your tour date, or for ‘no show’

Hanoi Shore Excursions Good to Know

The deepwater port of Cai Lan is your gateway to the splendors of North Vietnam. Nearby Halong Bay is one of the world’s extraordinary scenic wonders. This World Heritage Site boasts a calm bay studded with over 3,000 dramatic limestone islands, islets and rock formations. Visitors to Cai Lan can also venture up the Red River to fabled Hanoi, the “Pearl of the North.” Today, with memories of the Vietnam War fading, the city impresses with its splendid colonial architecture, ancient temples, superb parks and myriad lakes. It’s little wonder that Northern Vietnam remains one of Asia’s most popular vacation destinations.

The limestone islands in Halong Bay are riddled with caves. The French who once ruled Vietnam called Go Dao Cave the Grotte de Merveilles, the grotto of marvels. Of course, they left their graffiti among the astounding assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. That is the reason why Hanoi Shore Excursions are mostly booked by many passengers before their cruising.

Top Food and Drink Spots

Quang Anh

Address: Bến tàu khách Cát Bà, đường đi bãi tắm Cát Cò 3, vịnh Đồng Hồ, Cát Hải, Hải Phòng, Vietnam

On Cat Ba Island, Quang Anh is an excellent option after a day’s worth of hiking. There’s a land version of the establishment, but the floating restaurant is more of a novelty. Steamed, fried, or roasted, local seafood rules the menu here.

Avocado Restaurant

Address: C342-343, Old Street Zone, No. 9 Halong Road, Quảng Ninh 200000, Vietnam

Avocado Restaurant has both Western-inspired dishes like lamb loin and grilled chicken breast as well as traditional Vietnamese dishes. Try the steamed sea bass or the traditional Halong squid cake with sticky rice while you’re here.

Family Bakery

Address: TT. Cát Bà, Cát Hải, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Coffee and pastries are the main menu items at Family Bakery, influenced by European-style breakfast treats like flaky croissants. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to go in Cat Ba. Cakey chocolate doughnuts and filling egg sandwiches are must-tries, too.

Culture & History of the Halong Bay/Hanoi (Cai Lan) Cruise Port

Hanoi, which is now the capital of Vietnam, has passed through the hands of many colonizers, including the Chinese, the Europeans, British, and French. As part of the Geneva Accord, Hanoi was declared the capital in 1945. The U.S. Vietnam War devastated parts of Vietnam through attacks and bombings, and killed thousands of Vietnamese citizens.

Today, Hanoi is facing rapid growth in population and infrastructure. Halong Bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, known as a solo traveler’s haven for its hiking, scuba diving, and incredible rock climbing. They’re mostly uninhabited and remote, but Halong Bay’s islets have become synonymous with the backpacker’s off-the-beaten-path Vietnam. More importantly, they have left a mark on the culture and traditions of Vietnam, as Halong Bay is viewed as a sacred site and Hanoi Shore Excursions are popular.

Halong Bay/Hanoi (Cai Lan) Cruise Port acilities & Location

As part of a Halong Bay cruise package, your cruise ship will dock in Halong Bay or at the nearby Cai Lan port to do Hanoi Shore Excursions. Most cruise passengers stay in Halong Bay and explore the surrounding areas rather than venturing too far into the mainland. You’ll be about a 15-minute walk from cafes, free wifi, souvenir shacks, and restaurants.

Transportation in Halong Bay/Hanoi (Cai Lan) Cruise Port

Passengers will have many options of transportation for their Hanoi Shore Excursions. Taxis will be waiting for passengers at the cruise port. Uber and the taxi app Grab are in operation in Hanoi as well. Buses to Halong from Hanoi leave every half hour. Motorbike taxis are called xe om in Vietnam, and they’re a great option for solo travelers wanting to experience the city on a motorbike.

Shopping Near Halong Bay/Hanoi (Cai Lan) Cruise Port

For Hanoi Shore Excursions, you’ll find that shopping opportunities in Halong Bay area aren’t highly developed yet, but small ships float along the bay selling snacks and sweets. The Bai Chay night market is the place to go for Vietnamese artisanal items and handmade goods, plus plenty of authentic Vietnamese street eats. Don’t forget that bargaining is part of the culture here, so stick to your guns to secure a good deal.

Local Currency & Tipping Customs

In Vietnam, the official currency is the dong, or VND. Tipping isn’t an expected practice in Vietnam, but leaving extra change for a taxi driver is welcome. Tour drivers rely on tip income, so be sure to tip any guide who helps you during your Halong Bay Shore Excursions. A general practice is to tip waiters and waitresses 5-10% at a restaurant. Bargaining is a central part of the culture in Vietnam, so you’re welcome to practice your haggling at the markets and shops here.


For most Hanoi Shore Excursions, the official language is Vietnamese, but English and French are widely spoken.

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