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Best day trips in Vietnam

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Vietnam is famous for being an attractive destination with ancient heritages, cultural and historical value and stunning nature. For those who are planning to travel this Southeast Asian country but don't have much time in their travel, a day trip will be an excellent option. 

Here vietnamtravelreviews.top provide you some brief information on best day trips in Vietnam.

Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Cooking class

Situated 50km to the west of Hanoi, Duong Lam is the first ancient village to be recognized as the National Heritage Site of Vietnam. While taking part in the day trip to Duong Lam, tourists will have a chance to visit more than 900 ancient houses dated back over 400 years, learn about the history of the village and join in an interesting farming tour in Tien Le Village. Duong Lam is absolutely a must-see destination for anyone who loves Vietnamese old design and history.

Old Houses in Duong Lam Village

Old houses in Duong Lam village are made from laterite (Source: Internet)

Time

Destination

Activities

Morning

Hanoi

  • 8:00 am: transfer to Duong Lam village

Duong Lam Village

  • Visit Mong Phu Hamlet
  • Drop in the local ancient house
  • Have lunch at the village
  • Move to Tien Le village in the afternoon

Afternoon

Tien Le Village

  • Come to a local family’s house to enjoy a drink
  • Listen to the elders tell their story, share their memories
  • Trying some farming activities
  • Come back to Hanoi

Hanoi – Ninh Binh Day trip

Located about 100km to southern Hanoi, the so-called “Halong Bay on Land” will provide you interesting and special experiences. Ninh Binh used to be the citadel of Vietnam under Dinh Dynasty until King Ly Thai To moved the capital to Thang Long (Hanoi).

Going on Hanoi – Ninh Binh Day trip, tourists will enjoy cycling tour before visiting the sanctuaries and imperial tombs. The highlight of this tour is the trip to Trang An, one of the World Cultural and Natural Heritages in Vietnam.   

Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu – the ancient capital (Source: Internet)

Time

Destination

Activities

Morning

Hanoi

  • Transfer to Ninh Binh in 2 hours

Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh)

  • Take part in cycling tour in Hoa Lu
  • Visit ancient citadel and temples of the two kings: Dinh Bo Linh and Le Hoan
  • Have lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon

Trang An (Ninh Binh)

  • Go on the boat trip on the emerald water of Trang An Complex
  • Explore the natural caves
  • Come back to Hanoi in the late afternoon

Dalat countryside tour

Dalat is known as “the city of flowers” with spectacular sceneries and peaceful atmosphere. If you are looking for a countryside trip to escape bustling metropolises, this Dalat countryside tour is the best option for you. Dalat is home to many ethnic groups such as Tay, Nung, H’mong and much more. While joining in the tour, you are able to visit some local houses to explore the unique customs of minority ethnics and try some local specialties.

Van Thanh flower village in Dalat

Van Thanh flower village in Dalat is a charming spot (Source: Internet)

Coming to Dalat, remember to bring a camera so you can catch beautiful moments of nature.

Time

Destination

Activities

Morning

Van Thanh

  • Visit local flower village

Local coffee plantation

  • Taste the coffee
  • Learn about the process of making coffee

Local silk factory

  • Visit silk factory
  • Have lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon

Elephant Waterfall

  • Go sightseeing at Elephant Waterfall
  • Go hiking to reach Linh An Pagoda

The local family

  • Visit the local household who makes rice
  • Drive back to the hotel in Dalat

My Son at Sunshine

My Son Sanctuary was the capital of Champa Kingdom during 4th to 13th century AD. Nowadays, the Sanctuary becomes a charming tourist attraction with the rich historical and cultural value to explore in Quang Nam Province. Tourists who take part in My Son at Sunshine tour will have a day trip in the early morning to admire gorgeous sunrise in the Sanctuary and learn about Cham culture.

My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary in an early morning (Source: Internet)

Time

Destination

Activities

Morning

Hoian

  • 5:30 am: Drive to My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary

  • Watch the sunrise
  • Visit temples in the sanctuary
  • Learn about Champa kingdom and Cham culture
  • 9:30 am: Come back to Hoian

Day trips are the best way to save your time and help you get amazing experiences at the same time. Check out best day trips from vietnamtravelreviews.top and have a nice trip!

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