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Day trip & Excursion tours

Our day trip and excursion tours can pack in a full adventure in as little as a day. What really makes these trips special is our dedicated tour guides that can take you to your area of interest and share their expert knowledge with you. Whether you want to spend the day immersed in history, feed the body and mind with a food tour or visit some of the tranquil temples, our guides will open your eyes to the magic hidden in each and every town.
Day-tour in Sapa

Day-tour in Sapa will take you along the small trails, through the verdant terraced rice paddies and into the small rural villages before taking you back to Sapa Town. All tours will have an English speaking guide who will be able to share their expert knowledge of the area with you. We have a number of different routes to choose from to help you find your perfect trek.

Tour code: VTD01E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to the Nam Dinh countryside

Located in the heart of the Red River Delta, this land is home to people who follow Buddhism, Catholicism, and traditional folk beliefs. Nam Dinh is home to thousands of houses of worship and as the second capital of Vietnam it boasts an elegant lifestyle and rich cuisine. In fact, many fashion designers and garment manufacturers in Vietnam hail from this region.

Tour code: VTD02E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to the Perfume pagoda

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year. The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat and on foot, as there are no roads into this area. You will glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the last centuries.

Tour code: VTD03E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to Halong Bay

Hop aboard and enjoy cruising around the magnificent Halong Bay. Be prepared to be amazed as you float on the crystal clear waters among the impressive islands which jut out of the sea. This one day cruise you will visit a floating village, explore magical grottoes and enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch.

Tour code: VTD04E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to the Mai Chau countryside

Mai Chau, a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley and surrounded by emerald-green rice fields, is located 130km to the west of Hanoi. For those who wish to discover the natural beauty and exotic cultures of Vietnam's hill tribes with limited time, this Mai Chau 1 day tour takes you to the countryside, letting you enjoy breath-taking scenery, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Mai Chau valley.

Tour code: VTD05E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to the Duong Lam ancient village

This one day trip to Duong Lam is designed to give you the opportunity to uncover the origins of Vietnam's culture and traditions. It is a fantastic opportunity to explore the unique architecture through its surviving laterite brick ancient houses. You will be able to uncover traditional buildings whilst wandering through the narrow alleyways. Throughout the trip, you will be able to meet local people and learn more about their way of life as well as having lunch with a local family. This tour will take you to King Ngo Quyen Temple and King Phung Hung Temple and Mia Pagoda all within one day.

Tour code: VTD06E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong was the first area in the country to be designated as a nature reserve, and for good reason; this tropical rainforest is home to a rich and diverse ion of fauna and flora, and this one day trip takes you to deep into nature to experience the dense jungle valley, visit a 1000 year old cave dwelling and get up close with some fascinating animal species.

Tour code: VTD07E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

One day adventure to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc takes you to the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty, holding power from 968 to 1009. Some of the ancient sanctuaries and tombs from this period have survived the years and can still be seen today. Apart from the historical interest, the scenery in Ninh Binh is truly incredible, often referred to as Halong Bay on land. The landscape features winding rivers, rice paddies and towering peaks which rear up from the land.

Tour code: VTD08E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour to Trang An - Ninh Binh

One day adventure to Trang An - Ninh Binh showcases the dramatic and beautiful landscapes of Trang An in Ninh Binh. This stunning ecosystem, studded with impressive karsts and carved with winding rivers and mystical caves, is also home to some fascinating temples and sites of cultural and historical importance. You will travel by car and boat to see the highlights of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tour code: VTD09E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour in Hanoi

Discover the unique and captivating charms of Hanoi in either a half day or full day tour. This customisable tour allows you choose your own experience. From a coffee hopper tour drinking in the rich coffee culture to a museum tour bursting with history, Hanoi is sure to impress.

Tour code: VTD10E
Duration: 1 day
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Art Tour in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh city

The tour begins with a fascinating introduction at an art cafe and continues to The Fine Arts Museum and several small independent art spaces. This is a unique journey through the history of modern Vietnam told by its artists. Both tours give a deep insight into the development of art in Vietnam as well as giving an overview of the history. Tours in Ho Chi Minh City are run by Sophie and Stuart, who have been in the arts community since moving to Vietnam in 2009. In Hanoi, the tour is run by Bill Nguyen, a Hanoian artist and curator and Fabiola who is an arts and culture journalist. Questions answered Sophie, one of our tour guides.: 1. What did you do before arriving in Vietnam? I worked for five years in development arts, using arts for education and also as a means to change people's way of looking at different cultures. 2. Why did you decide to talk about art? Vietnam has an extraordinary visual culture. Art is a fascinating language, through which we can really see the relationships between people and their environments. Also, artists see the world differently, so it offers a truly unique perspective on a country with a fascinating but complicated history. 3. What is the difference between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city tour? The two tours compliment each other and offer insights into the respective art scenes of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Both are the result of extensive on-going research gathering stories and experiences from local artists, curators, historians and arts professionals in both cities. We have designed them so you can take both tours. 4. What are next?    My plan is to turn the story of the tour into a book, it will be a collaboration with several Vietnamese artists of all ages, and it will follow the history using sequential drawing, full page illustrations, photos and designs gathered from a rich visual tapestry of Vietnam.

Tour code: VTD16E
Duration: 4 hours
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Day-tour to the Mekong Delta

This one day adventure to the Mekong Delta a great tour for clients who love to experience deeply untouched landscapes, less touristy areas and honest local people.

Tour code: VTD11E
Duration: 1 day
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Day-tour in Ho Chi Minh city

Day-tour in Ho Chi Minh city reveals Saigon’s turbulent past and showcases the fascinating diversity of the city which appears to be ever evolving. The fusion of traditional and contemporary features give Saigon create a city full of intrigue and charm.

Tour code: VTD12E
Duration: Half day
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Day-tour in Hue

Hue was once the capital of Vietnam and is now listed as a World Heritage Site. Sitting on the banks of the delightful Perfume River, the Complex of Hue Monuments is what remains of the fully defended feudal capital after the ravages of war and decay have taken their toll.  Many of the sites can be reached from the Perfume River, making it perfect for a boat trip. This one day adventure in Hue will uncover a rich tapestry of history and culture.

Tour code: VTD13E
Duration: 1 day
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