Prepare for an unforgettable journey to explore the capital city and heart of Vietnam with a Hanoi hop-on hop-off bus tour. This is the new and flexible way of sightseeing across the busy streets of Hanoi without missing a thing! Explore the vibrant streets and remarkable culture while sitting atop a double-decker bus and cutting through the traffic. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the city and click memorable pictures from a perfect vantage point with the flexibility to disembark and explore the attraction of your choice. So, what are you waiting for?! Sit back and unwind on a hop-on hop-off Hanoi bus tour and tick the top attractions off your travel bucket list!
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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • Start Early. Commence your day early to maximize the tour experience and steer clear of potential crowds at popular attractions.
  • Sun Protection and Hydration. Given Hanoi's hot and humid climate, particularly in certain months, apply sunscreen, keep yourself hydrated, and carry a reusable water bottle.
  • Opt for Comfortable Attire. Attire yourself in comfortable clothing, especially if you intend to frequently hop on and off the bus. Take the weather into account and choose appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Consider a Multi-Day Ticket. For those with more time, contemplate acquiring a multi-day pass. This option allows for a more unhurried exploration without the pressure of time constraints.
  • Use Headphones. If the bus offers an audioguide, bring your headphones to enhance the experience and minimize external noise.
  • Understand Bus Etiquette. Acquaint yourself with bus etiquette, including protocols for boarding, disembarking, and appropriate behavior while on the bus.

Good to know

Hanoi features an extraordinary "Train Street," where trains navigate through a narrow residential lane, mere inches away from houses. This locale is a favored destination for both locals and tourists. Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the Thang Long Citadel Bunker stands as a meticulously preserved refuge that served as an alternative shelter for the nation's leaders in times of conflict. Dong Xuan Market, one of Hanoi's largest and oldest markets, holds a fascinating history—originally constructed by the French in 1889. Unbeknownst to many, this market has witnessed the passage of time and various historical events. Hanoi boasts one of the world's lengthiest ceramic murals, extending over 4 kilometers. This captivating mural narrates diverse scenes from Vietnamese history and culture. Within the confines of the Temple of Literature lies a 700-year-old ginkgo tree. According to legend, students who seek knowledge under its branches receive a blessing for academic success, adding a touch of mythical charm to this historical site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book a Hanoi hop-on hop-off tour?

    Hanoi experiences varying weather throughout the year. The most pleasant times, with mild temperatures and lower humidity, are during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to April). However, occasional rain can occur. The peak tourist season, from October to April, sees higher demand for attractions and services, including hop-on hop-off tours. Booking in advance is recommended to secure preferred dates.

  • Q: How many days are enough to explore Hanoi?

    If you have 1 to 2 days, make sure to cover the must-visit Hanoi attractions such as Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, and similar cultural sites. You can further explore local markets or take a day trip to Ha Long Bay if you have 3 to 4 days to spare.

  • Q: Are these tours guided?

    That will depend on the tour provider. You’ll find that Hanoi hop-on hop-off tours can be either live or audio-guided. Many will have a pre-recorded commentary that’ll share fascinating information about the history of Hanoi, its culture, and many places of interest. You’ll find that the audio commentary will be provided in various languages. English, French, German and Spanish are the most commonly used, but others may be available. Check the specific product page for full details of all the languages offered.

  • Q: What are the key attractions covered in the Hanoi hop-on hop-off tour?

    The Hanoi hop-on hop-off tour covers the major attractions including Hanoi Old Quarter, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, The Flag Tower of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Museum of Vietnamese Women, and so on.

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