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DurationDuration5 hrs
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVariousi
Max Group SizeMax Group Size13
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum AgeMinimum Age12 yrs

What's Included

  • A tour of the Old Quarter
  • A translator
  • A friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Transport


What to Expect

Get off the tourist radar and get back to the roots of Hanoi with this delightful tour of the Old Quarter of the city. Go behind the scenes and explore areas that many miss on a trip here, and see how real Hanoians live and work. Move past the normal tourist traps and get back to basics with a friendly guide who will take you to see the truel sights of spectacular Hanoi.


Make sure that you don’t miss a thing, and sample local delights like traditional Vietnamese street food as well as the delicious signature Hanoi favourite, egg coffee, on this tour. Get to see the genuine Hanoi as you scratch below the surface of this enigmatic and intriguing city. Take part in a traditional handicraft class if you choose, and customise what you want to see and where you want to go. Learn all about the sights, sounds, and flavours of Hanoi and fall in love with this amazing and historical part of the city.




The tour will start when you meet your friendly local guide who is an expert on all the hidden gems of this engaging city. If you have booked the tour in the morning, you will start off by sampling a traditional Vietnamese breakfast, and will also follow up with a delicious egg coffee, a speciality in these parts. Once breakfast is finished you will have the chance to explore three of the best local alleyways in the Old Quarter, where you will be able to get a firsthand look at how local residents live.


You will get to see local craftsmen at work, as well as businesses setting up for the day, and will take in a range of small shops that most tourists miss on a trip to Hanoi. After exploring the labyrinths of shops and houses in the Old Quarter, you will then have lunch where you can choose the kind of food you would like to sample. If you are feeling adventurous, then your guide will make some suggestions on finding the best bites in the city.


After a chance to try some local flavours, you will then visit some more of the Old Quarter, which will include a trip to shop houses of blacksmiths, prominent local artists, and well-known Vietnamese traders. There is also the option to visit a traditional wooden stamp making workshop where you can learn to make your own signature stamp if you wish. This will add another two hours to the itinerary and can be selected by choosing the add-on to the tour


Meeting Point

Water Puppet Theatre, Hanoi


What to Bring

It is recommended that you bring a camera to take pictures during the tour




The tour lasts for 5 hours and can be booked from 8 am to 12 pm


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