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  • Hanoi: Street Food Walking Tour

    1. Hanoi: Street Food Walking Tour

    Meet your English-speaking guide in your hotel lobby and set out on a local food and lifestyle tour of Hanoi. Wander the streets of the Hanoi Old Quarter and experience the pulsing evening rhythm of an area renowned for its street food and lively atmosphere.   Your first course will be Nom Bo Kho (dry beef salad), a tasty Hanoian favorite. Then, follow your guide to a spot that serves Nem Ran (fried spring roll), voted as one of the top ten greatest street foods in Hanoi. As you taste these local dishes, learn about the ingredients and instructions for preparing them on your own. Continue to explore the street cuisine of Hanoi by walking to Ma May to try Banh Cuon (stuffed pancake). Visit the nearby Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street and learn how traditional medicine was made and used there. Hear more about Hanoi nightlife as you enjoy a steaming bowl of Pho, perhaps the most famous Vietnames...

  • Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

    2. Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

    After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi from 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong ...

    Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

  • From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

    3. From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

    Day 1: Start the tour with an 8:00 PM departure from the local operator's office. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination in the next beautiful morning. Day 2: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek with lunch and dinner Meet your tour guide at the train station then to Sapa at 6:00 A.M. Then, indulge in breakfast at your hotel before taking a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village for a duration of around 2 hours. Stop at local homes and engage with the community. Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station at 3.30 P.M. Get dropped off in Hanoi at the bus office in Ha...

  • Hanoi Like a Local Private Tour

    4. Hanoi Like a Local Private Tour

    Go beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the true heartbeat of Hanoi! This is the real deal, so expect the unexpected and see where the local community hangs out and live everyday life. On this private tour your local host can take you to places only locals know. You’ll be the only traveler in sight! Visit an everyday market that’s famous for its delicious snacks. Watch locals come and go and take a peek at the delicious meals they’ve ordered. Wander down the market with its many stalls to surround yourself with the best ingredients that Vietnamese dishes are made of. You might even pick up a secret recipe or two! Stroll around the countless old apartment blocks to get a real feel for what a local neighborhood is like. See how families of at least two generations harmoniously share a home. The infamous “tiger cages” might amaze you, so feel free to ask your local host all about th...

  • 4 Days Trekking in Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang

    5. 4 Days Trekking in Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang

    On the first day of your tour, your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 7:00 AM and take you to Hoang Su Phi where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to Suoi Thau arriving around 3:30-4:00 PM. You will start exploring the area by taking a 1-hour trek to a Suoi Thau community-based tourism village to enjoy the poetic beauty of the natural landscapes and breathe in the fresh air. You will continue onto your homestay and on the way, you will learn about the Red Dao people. After arriving at your homestay you can participate in a fishing experience to catch fish for your dinner. If you are interested, you can prepare your dinner with your homestay host. After a tasty local dinner, you will settle in for the night.  After breakfast on your second day, you will trek around for a little while before being picked up by a car. You will drive f...

  • Hanoi: Guided Street Food Tour

    6. Hanoi: Guided Street Food Tour

    Benefit from pick-up in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and get an introduction on how to greet someone in Vietnamese! Then, experience everyday life as you brave the traffic and walk the streets. Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam as you sample 10 or more dishes at some of the city's best eateries and small restaurants. Try a variety of foods, such as nộm bò khô (papaya with dried beef salad) bún chả (grilled pork with rice noodles) and an authentic pho (rice noodle soup). Try some nem phở cuốn (fried and fresh spring rolls), bánh cuốn (steamed rice pancake rolls) and bánh mì (sandwich). Indulge your sweet tooth with bánh gối (fried pillow-shaped cake) and bánh rán (donuts). Wash it down with trà đá (ice tea) or bia hơi (beer), and end with dessert tastings such as chè (sweet soup)....

    Great experience! Our guide, Phroung was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We enjoyed great food and had experiences that we could not have done without a guide

  • From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

    7. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

    The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8 and 8:30am. As you travel to Ha Long Bay, soak up incredible views of Vietnam’s rural landscapes, including rivers, rice paddies, cane fields, and more. After the first leg of the bus trip, enjoy 15-minutes to stretch your legs in Hai Duong and taste a traditional green bean cake. Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor at around 12:15pm and board your boat for the day. As you set sail onto the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long Bay, dine on a delicious seafood lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. The first stop of the day is one of the bay’s traditional fishing villages, where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat ride around the village and meet local people to learn about their culture. Back aboard the boat head to Thien Cung Cave, which is one of the most picturesque locations in Ha Long Bay. Spend 45-...

  • Half-Day Hanoi Walking Tour

    8. Half-Day Hanoi Walking Tour

    Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and see historic attractions as well as local markets, homes, and shops. Meeting at Dinh Tien Hoang, transfer to the north shore of Hoan Kiem Lake for the start of your walk. Stop at Ngoc Son Temple, located on an island at the north end of the lake which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Continue to Hang Be to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of one of the city’s busiest markets where residents shop for all manner of goods. Stroll to the Historic House on Ma May Street. Built at the end of the 19th century, the heritage home was restored in 1999 to preserve the old architecture of Hanoians before the encroachment of modern-day life. Wander down busy streets, passing street stalls, and stopping at Hang Quat Street to visit an old stamp maker. Continue to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, built by the French in 1887. Then end at a café...

    Our tour guide was friendly and hospitable and had extensive knowledge of the old quarter having grown up there himself. A great afternoon!

  • Private Wet Rice Growing Day Tour from Hanoi with Lunch

    9. Private Wet Rice Growing Day Tour from Hanoi with Lunch

    Find out the process of rice growing in Vietnam, from farm to table, with a full-day private experience outside of Hanoi. Learn how to cultivate rice in the fields and understand the challenges of Vietnamese farmers. Your day begins with a bike ride through the countryside. Travel past the rice paddies, enjoying the fresh air and surrounding nature. Then arrive at the home of a local farmer and find out more about daily life. Enjoy a cup of tea and then put on your farming clothes. Then you will head out into the muddy rice fields. In the fields, learn about the process of growing wet rice from your guide. Watch the farmer using the cow plough and discover more about the water system. Then transplant baby wet rice in the fields. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to help herd village cows. Then return to the home of the farmer, where you will enjoy a traditional rice meal, accom...

  • Hanoi: Village Farm Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch

    10. Hanoi: Village Farm Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch

    Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby and take an hour scenic drive to reach a vegetable farming area in rural Hanoi. Take a short walk around the bustling market. See the locals selling chickens and ducks in cages, fresh meat, vegetables, and household goods. Arrive at your host family's house and enjoy a cup of green tea and fresh fruit with them. Take a short walk around the quaint village, watch how local life unfolds and see some vegetable farms along the way. Get your hands dirty and join a farmer working in their vegetable field. Take part in farming activities such as raking, sowing, watering and collecting vegetables. Learn about their cultivating and growing techniques. Next head back to the house and discover the secrets to making authentic Vietnamese cuisine with your host. Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson and learn how to make your lunch step by step. Taste some local ri...

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What people are saying about Hanoi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 695 reviews

Great experience, Lucas is an absolute hero, very informative about the food and even went out of his way to educate us about Vietnam. His English is impeccable. He is a credit to the company and would definitely recommend. Highlight of our trip. Thanks Lucas

Our tour guide Alex took us to some of the local places vs the touristy one. He also gave some good history on the city. I feel like I have a better understanding and appreciation of the food culture here after taking this tour. Thank you!

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

Great friendly guide who speaks very good English. Good food and apart from that lots of useful information about Hanoi and Vietnam. Gladly again

We had a great time -Dan was an excellent guide, really informative. Would highly recommend