Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Hanoi’s busy streets, noisy markets, delicious street food stalls and exotic spice streets can be a sensory overload. Our fluent English-speaking guides will lead you through the streets of Hanoi on a journey of discovery. Learn about the history and culture of Hanoi as well as the daily life of its people.

 

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OLD QUARTER

Topics: Traditional architecture, Vietnamese social structure and life in the Old Quarter

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Walking Tours in Hanoi old quater

We begin this experience in a very local coffee shop located at the bottom of the Old Quarter over looking Hoan Kiem Lake (the Lake of the Returned Sword) that shows the traditional style of architecture in the Old Quarter.

The guests will learn why the houses in the old quarter are very narrow? Why most the street names are started with Hang? Then walking in to the 36 streets and guilds with the guidance of a very knowledgeable guide.

The tour is beautifully finished by 30 minutes relaxing on cycles watching around the streets full of only one type of product.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 9am ( Could be earlier due to the weather or later due to client’s requirement)

Meeting Place – 13 Dinh Tien Hoang St, Hoan Kiem. (Please waiting in front of the house number 13 not going in before meeting our guide)
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FRENCH QUARTER

Topics: The diversity of Hanoi’s Twentieth-century architecture, French colonialism, Vietnamese Buddhism.

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Walking tour in FRENCH QUARTER Hanoi

 

Hidden Hanoi is all about unlocking the city’s secrets, and this tour is no exception.

Hanoi’s French quarter, the grid of streets south of Hoan Kiem Lake, is unique amongst Asian capital cities. It is packed with buildings from different eras in the city’s history. It features ancient pagodas; classical European architecture; international modernist architecture (avant-garde Art Deco residences) as well as a fusion between Asian and French style architecture. Each of these styles is a tangible sign of the ideological shifts, which have influenced Vietnamese culture over the centuries. Much more than just bricks and mortar, they are monuments to the vision of French, Vietnamese and Soviet thinkers and architects.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 8.30am ( Could be earlier due to the weather or later due to client’s requirement)

 

Meeting Place: 82 Tran Hung Dao street (picture), opposite the Friendship palace.
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STREET FOOD

Are your taste buds ready for an adventure? Our guides will take you to the places they eat and through the markets where they buy their groceries.

Topics: Hanoian cuisine, social importance of food and how to spot the freshest and tastiest local dishes.

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Street food tour in Hanoi

 

Option 1: Breakfast
Phở, Bánh cuốn – steamed rice pancakes, local coffee with home made yogurt and the market visit.Do like Hanoians do and skip one breakfast at your hotel and join our food expert for breakfast on the street. This tour shows you the best place for Pho, Banh cuon, Banh mi and coffee, and also it is a great way to see the local life in Hanoi.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 8am. Meeting point is Lane 147 Nghi Tam street, Tay Ho district.
Option 2: Lunch
Bún Chả – barbecued pork with fresh noodle serve with fried spring rolls and fresh herbs, green papaya salad, fresh spring rolls and che desert.Start with Bun Cha, the popular Hanoian specialty at one of the best Bun Cha places in town. Then take a short walk to Cho Hom market off Pho Hue street, passing some more tempting food stands on the way. Explore Cho Hom market, one of the biggest markets in Hanoi with its colourful arrays of fruit and vegetables, sweets, meats and elaborate temple offerings.Stop to try some fresh spring rolls and papaya salad before finishing off with a refreshing glass of che, a sweet snack prepared to your own taste. Finishing off the tour nicely with a cup of coffee at a1 of the most popular coffee street in town.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 11:30am. Meeting point is in front of house number 47c Mai Hac De street. Hoan kiem District.
Option 3: Dinner
Option A: Dinner tour inside the Old quarter
Meeting at Dong Xuan Market, 1 of the biggest wholesale market in town. Started with Hai Phong Banh mi, a thin and small baguette stuffed with pate and sauce. Then a little walk around and in the back of Dong Xuan market and Bac Qua market then stop at the place of the salad lady to try some papaya salad. A Hanoi draft beer and pork skewer come along just about the right time for early night. Grill hotpot or fried Pho would be our main course. The coffee at the end will be a nice touch to finish the night with us.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 6pm. Meeting point is in front of Dong Xuan market, Hoan Kiem District.
Option B Dinner tour outside of Old quarter
Beef spring rolls – Phở cuốn or Hotpot – Lẩu.Yen Phu street, is a popular street for dinner and late night eating out. You will chance to see many other kinds of street foods that are only served after dark. Pork skewers, Banh mi with honey and butter, O mai…. Continuing our walk along one side of West lake seeing more and more people sitting on the grass mats by the lake eating Lau (Hot pot soup). If you like we can stop to join them or we can continuing heading to the Beer garden to taste some Hanoi beer and morning glory salad or banana flower salad. Then we will walk to a village that popular with Pho Cuon that used Banh Pho, fresh rice pancake, to roll beef and herbs in serve with delightful Hanoi style fish sauce and some pickled vegetables. Meeting place at Hidden Hanoi, # 147 Nghi Tam road, Tay Ho district, Hanoi.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $25/person (min. 2 persons)

Start at 6pm. 145 Nghi Tam street, Tay Ho district for Option B.

 

The above price includes food and drink.
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Meeting Place: Hidden Hanoi Centre 147 Nghi Tam Rd, Tay Ho, Hanoi.
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"Walking tour of Hanoi - a good way to get a "local" viewpoint"

Mostly harmless - Singapore

"great street food tour"

'our guide took us on a wonderful street food tour, and even helped us find baby-friendly snack food in the market. We did this our first day in vietnam and it was perfect.'

Pange Puuseppa - Prague