Hai Phong city tour: Best 1 day outdoor activities

half - full day
City center, countryside, beach area
  • Visit attractions in Hai Phong city center
  • Explore Do Son areas
  • Ride bicycle
  • Try speciality of Hai Phong
  • Trek to mountain in Hai Phong countryside

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Hai Phong city tour lets you know everythings to do in Hai Phong. There are some options that you could explore city center as well as suburb or countryside. In this city tour, we provide half day and also full day tour options. So depends on your timetable, please select your best choice. Let’s check our following details.

Pick up for Hai Phong city tour

We are very flexible in pick up for this Hai Phong city tour. Our driver and tour guide will meet you directly at your hotel or home. We also pick up at Cat Bi airport or Got harbor or Halong harbor.

Pick up time:

  • Half day city tour: 12-12:30 – Option 1
  • Mountain trekking: 13:30 – Option 2
  • Hai Phong full day city tour: 9:00 – Option 3

When you book private city tour option with Hai Phong Tours, pick up time can be adjusted as long as it meets yours schedule.

Hai Phong city tour schedules

Option 1: Half day city tour classic schedule

After pick up, we take a tour to visit Hai Phong city center including Hai Phong Opera House, Flower Stall, Le Chan statue. We spend around half an hour here to listen to history and take photos.

Du Hang pagoda

13:15: Let’s get in the car and head to Du Hang pagoda.
People found this Hang Pagoda about 3 centuries ago. Although they rebuilt few time already, it still remains a fine example of traditional Vietnamese architecture and sculpture. We will spend around 30-40 minutes here.

Hai Phong museum

14:00: We stop to visit Hai Phong museum, learn more about old antiques left inside. After this stop, we do get out of city center and head to Do Son areas.

Bao Dai King Villa

15:00: On arrival, you are free to take picture of Bao Dai King Villa. There are total 2 storeys that you can go to each room to see. The King and Queen rooms are on the first storey. The rooms for princes and princesses are on second one. On spot tour guide will tell you all about history of villa. You can also hire room here. Moreover, king, queen, prince, princess costomes are available for rent to take picture right there. It’s 1 USD/person.

Ride bicycle

15:20: We continue our Hai Phong city tour with bicycle ride. Our driver will drop you and tour guide at Zone 2 beach, receive bicycle and ride to Zone 3. The ride is  about 1km to K15 – Zezo Pier (Ho Chi Minh trail on sea). Then you are free to ride around to see beaches.

16:30: Get back to the same place to return bicycle. And we get back to city center and enjoy local specialty.

Bánh Đa Cua

17:00: We stop at Bánh Đa Cua Bà Cụ to enjoy. This is specialty of Hai Phong. They also serve Banh My Cay (Spicy Bread), Nem Cua Be (Crab Spring Roll).

After dinner, we bring you back and say goodbye. Hai Phong city tour ended here.

Option 2: Half day city tour mountain trekking

Mountain trekking tour in Hai Phong countryside is new product organized by Hai Phong Tours. In this tour, you will be closer to nature, challence your health with mountain trekking to visit karst limestone military caves and admire sunset falling in golden river from top of mountain.

Hai Phong Tours picks up people from 13:30 at hotel in Hai Phong city. Then we head to Elephant Mountain – Núi Voi in An Lão distric.

14:10: Trek to Gia Vi cave
On arrival at Elephant mountain, we prepare for medium trekking to Gia Vi cave. This is karst limestone cave in Elephant mountain. We will spend around 20-30 minutes here.

15: 30: Conquer Fairy Checker Board peak, admire sunset
This is the highlight of the Hai Phong city tour. From mountain peak, you will have great panorama view of water rice fields, enjoy fresh air and admire sunset falling in golden river.

16:30: Drop off
After touring, we drop you off at same place or anywhere in Hai Phong city center.
We also provide private car transfer service from Hai Phong to Hanoi if you prefer.

Option 3: Full day city tour

The option 3 is combination between option 1 and option 2. But instead of doing option 1 in the afternoon, we change departure time to moring. Thus you can do option 1 in the morning and option 2 in the afternoon.

Drop off after Hai Phong city tour

Regarding to drop off options, we can bring you back to Hai Phong city centerHai Phong airport (Cat Bi airport) or Hanoi Old Quarter. If you need to get dropped off at Hanoi airport, we will bring you to Hanoi. Then please grab taxi to airport. Or you can go directly to Hanoi airport by using our private car transfer service.

Drop off time:

  • Hanoi Old Quarter: 07:00pm
  • Hai Phong: 05:30pm (Cat Bi airport or city center)

Tour includes

  • A/C round way transfer (1person: motobike; 2+ persons: car)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Dinner (Banh Da Cua) (option 1+3)
  • Entrance tickets, parking fees
  • 1 bicycle per person (option 1+3)
  • 1 bottle of water/person

Tour excludes

  • Drinks
  • Tip for driver, tour guide (recommended)
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance

Child offers for this Hai Phong city tour

Child age = current year – birth year

  • Every 2 adults can escort 1 child under 5 year old. We charge 50% of adult price for the next child under 5 year old
  • Child under 5 year old is free of charge
  • Child from 5 to 8 year old is charged 75% of adult price (taller than 1.2 meters is considered adult).
  • From 9 year old, we charge 100% of adult price

FAQs about Hai Phong city tour

  1. What to bring with me for the Hai Phong city tour?
    Please consider to bring phone, camera, sunglasses. If you do option 2 or 3, you should bring suitable shoes and short trousers for trekking.
  2. Should I bring my own water?
    In the tour package, we offer 1 bottle of mineral water. You can bring more if you prefer.
  3. Can you pick us up in Halong or Got harbor?
    Yes, we can if you book option 1 or 2. There is small transfer fee added in this case.
  4. I am vegetarian, can you prepare food for me?
    If so, we do not go to eat Bánh Đa Cua anymore. We go to vegetarian restaurant in city center instead.

Review Hai Phong city tour

This Hai Phong city tour is suitable to people who has full day free or only half day free. The half day city tour allows you quick comprehend the city. It’s doable if you’ve just finished your Halong bay 2 days tour or Halong bay 3 days tour.

The number of tourists traveling and leaving in Hai Phong are fewer. Then we do not have big group to use bus for transfer. In case there is only 1 customer in tour, we will use motobike to transfer. When there are from 2+ persons, we use car instead.

If you choose option 1, you will do common itinerary or also known as classic tour. You will visit all the best tourist attractions in Hai Phong city center then do cycling at Do Son area. This is considered a pearl of Hai Phong.

If you book option 2, you will spend your afternoon on the mountain in countryside. This is perfect to practice exercise or improve your health at weekend. Tourists only know about things to do in city center. But the life in countryside may bring you other point of view. So if you have one day, let’s do option 3.

  • Pros: more options, flexible
  • Cons: less people, more cost

In Hai Phong city, there are not many tour guides which have International Tour Guide license. So sometime, we will use local people as tour guide. But certainly, we do control service quality and all of our man must be very knowledgable, enthusiastic, funny and responsible.

  • Pros: knowledgable, enthusiastic, funny and responsible
  • Cons: may not have international tour guide license in some cases

There is one meal in this Hai Phong city tour. It can be lunch or dinner. We usually set Bánh Đa Cua as default. So if you would like to order more, please pay yourself. Drinks are not included then please consider.

  • Pros: enjoy specialty of Hai Phong, can order more at own account
  • Cons: fixed menu

Book Hai Phong city tour

To Book Hai Phong city tour, we provide some convenient options as following:

  • Social chat: We are available on Whatsapp, Zalo, We Chat, LINE, Kakao talk. Please find us by this phone number: +84975200357. You can also find quick chat button on the Left-Bottom corner on our website.
  • Directly chat support flatform: On our website: haiphongtours.com, please find chat button on the Right-Bottom corner. Then please fill in your name, email, phone number or Whatsapp, your question and click on “Start Chat”. We will be with you within seconds.
  • Send email: If you do not find above convenient, please send email to [email protected] to Book Hai Phong city tour. We do get back to you shortly.
  • Book directly on website: Please choose any option (if any) in the tour, select number of person in your group, then click to “Request now”. Next, please fill in required fields and click “Send request” and wait for few seconds. Please note that this is to send request only. You will not be charged any kind of fee online.

About is everything about Hai Phong city tour. And if you need us to clarify anything else, please contact us.

Thank you and happy travel!

Hai Phong Tours team.

People say on Tripadvisor

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Nancy Y
5 star rating
24 Feb 2024
Great experience with Hai Phong Tours The trip was very well organized, food was great, the sightseeing was wonderful and we enjoyed the kayaking very much. Thanks Phuong for answering my inquiries before we decided to join the trip and then hand-holding us through the end of the trip. We were in very good hands! Thanks Phuong for making the Ha Long Bay tour such a memorable experience.
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5 star rating
23 Feb 2024
Great, comfortable and reliable transportation We used this company for transportation from our cruise ship in HaLong Bay to Hanoi. The drivers were excellent and on time, even a little early. The vehicles were clean and very comfortable. We had constant contact with the office through WhatsApp. Never a worry.
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5 star rating
21 Feb 2024
6h halong bay tour Nice tour. Lasted for about 5-6 hours (without transfer). At one point on the tour you could decide between Kayaking, bamboo boat trip or Speed boating (extra fee of 240k). We chose Speed Boating which I would also recommmend if you like speed, it was a lot of fun. Overall it was a good experience.
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04 Feb 2024
Unforgettable Halong Bay Cruise Without a doubt, the highlight of our Vietnam trip was the cruise in Halong Bay! Faced with numerous options, Mr. Phuong patiently arranged a suitable cruise for us based on our budget and preferences. Upon learning that there were elderly members in our group, he even arranged a comfortable DCAR bus, earning unanimous praise from our team! The facilities on the Milalux cruise were outstanding, and the service was exceptionally considerate, creating unforgettable memories for us. Thanks to Mr. Phuong!
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5 star rating
12 Jan 2024
6 Hours Quality Hai Phong Halong bay day tour Did the Halong Bay Day Tour with Hai Phong Tours. Mr Phuong is a kind and communicative organiser, everything went very well. He organised us a private car driver transfer from our hotel in Hai Phong to the port in Halong Bay, and he was a great driver. Met the tour guide Bién Ngô at the port and he was very friendly and helpful. Its an amazing trip, with a fabulous buffet, the whole day felt very luxury. An absolute must-see destination.
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Shilpa K
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08 Jan 2024
Use them for all your travel I highly recommend this company for all your travel needs. We used them 3 times. They took us from Hanoi to Ha Long, Ha long to Ninh Binh and then Ninh Binh to Hanoi. Excellent communication, punctual drivers and very nice and comfortable cars. What really set them apart was both their professionalism and the consideration they showed for our comfort. We were very well looked after and they did an amazing job at a very competitive price.
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