Hanoi is a very interesting Asian city, Tripadvisors and other travel newspaper has rated Hanoi among the top city to visit in Asia. While most of tourist service and life concentrate on Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hanoi becomes more special. This is a historical city of Vietnam but on the booming period to develop so there is always the old and new things together in city. The main form of transportation in Hanoi is motorbike while public transportation does not have the relevant development. Touring on a motorbike can be the most unique way to observe busy street and unique local life of Hanoi. You can choose the route to discover pagodas or handicraft villages in Hanoi vicinity to see the uniqueness of Hanoi city life. The tour guide and also your safe driver will take care of you on riding and show you the best of our local life in this capital city.
Option 1: West Lake Route
The half-day motorbike tour will lead you to travel a full circle of the West Lake (approximately 17 km). You can choose to visit 3-4 optional ancient pagodas and temples in the surrounding area, including Tran Quoc, Tu Lien, Tao Sach pagodas and Phu Tay Ho, Mau Lieu Hanh temples. Also, you are set free time to relax in a lakeside coffee shop for some Vietnamese coffee and tea. The best time to operate the West Lake Route motorbike tour is in Spring and Autumn when the view of West Lake turns to be romantic and poetic with cool breezes, refreshing smell of grass and the powdered gold sunshine.
Option 2: Traditional villages - Outskirts Route
The optional itinerary takes you a bit further out from the center of Hanoi. Especially, the route will surely satisfy those who love to explore Hanoi’s vicinities. Not only focusing on the village, but the half-day motorbike tour will also offers great opportunity for you to experience Hanoi’s crazy traffic as well as to observe the routine of Vietnamese’s daily life in Hanoi. You can choose 2 out of the following traditional handicraft villages:
(1) Bat Trang Pottery village
(2) Van Phuc Silk village
(3) Ha Thai Lacquer-ware village
(4) Dong Ho Folk Painting village
(5) Du Du Sculpture village