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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour
1 day
USD 35.00
This daily group tour take you to visit Perfume Pagoda - a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. The Perfume Pagoda one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Lunar New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year. 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.

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour
3 hours
USD 30.00
Hanoians are notoriously picky eaters. Why so choosy? They’re spoiled for choice. Hanoi is a city full of iconic joints — every Hanoian has a favorite slice and detailed reasons to back it, and the same goes for Noodle Soup, doughnuts, coffee and more... Food is integral to life in Hanoi, so if you want to experience a day like a local, it better be centered around eating. Joining a Hanoi street food tour will let an expert lead the way to the best Street Food in Hanoi Old Quarter. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the city, all while filling up on the flavors that made Hanoi one of the world’s great destinations for hungry travelers. Enjoy 10 tastings, including recipes from Street Food Cart - Street Food Restaurant

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Hanoi Airport (HAN) Taxi Service

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Official Hanoi Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Hanoi Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (VND or Vietnam Dong). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Hanoi Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm.

  • HAN Hanoi International Airport taxi fares are at a fixed rate VND 320,000 (about USD 16) for a sedan, and VND 350,000 (about USD 18) for an SUV (toll charges are included in the price).

Hanoi Taxi Payment: Cash
Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm
Tipping is not compulsory, but always appreciated: 5-10%

Official Hanoi Airport Taxi Details

Hanoi Airport Taxi

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Taxis to downtown Hanoi can be hired at the HAN Hanoi International Airport Arrivals level. A sign by the taxi stand outside the terminal shows the official prices. The official taxis rank is situated outside the concourse, and you buy tickets from a seller at the front of the taxi line. The taxi ride to the city centre takes about 30 minutes. Drivers of official taxis always display their license with their photo and name on the taximeter.

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See our Hanoi Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.

 Pirate Hanoi Airport Taxi Serivce


Expect to be approached by touts inside the HAN Hanoi International Airport offering taxi services.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the pirate Hanoi Airport taxi service.

Pirate taxis will often appear as official taxis or private cars and the meter will likely be rigged to give an inflated fare.

 Hanoi Airport Taxi Scams

Rigged Meters
Be aware that many travellers have issues with taxis in Hanoi, being changed anywhere from 5-25X the official fare based on rigged meters. From the HAN Hanoi International Airport use the fixed fare system. In town, agree on a fixed fare before getting in (you refuse the meter) or if you feel like you are being ripped off, pay what you feel is right (officially this is about VND 7,500/km) and if the police are called then all the better since the driver will either take off or lose. Do not pay a rip-off as it sets precedence for future travellers!

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Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015