Hanoi is the main capital of Vietnam with thousands of history and this is the most mysterious and culturally-rich cities. Explore Hanoi by taste a range of local food throughout the tour and take traditional cyclo to make sure you will have a great experiences.
Learn about Hanoi life and culture and try local food
Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine on the street
Try local specialties influenced by French and Chinese cuisine
Take in a spectacular night-time view of Hoan Kiem Lake from a secret café
This food tour includes half an hour cycling around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter, which is said to be a microcosm of the city. Dating back to the 11th century, the Old Quarter has 36 streets, each named after the commodity traditionally produced and sold on it, such as sugar, bamboo, leather or silver. Even though some of streets have had their name changed, many still retain their ancient attributes.
Start walking though narrow streets to Dong Xuan. Along the edge of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell produce, from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your local English-speaking guide will give you an insight into traditional Vietnamese food culture, including details of ingredients and the historical background of popular northern dishes. Try seasonal fruits and sample a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart as you go.
Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tickle your taste buds with famous Hanoi dish “Banh Cuon” at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate how the tasty dish is put together.
Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter and wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe 1000 years of local life. Your next 2 snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. Sit down with Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties, flame-grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. For dessert, venture down a small alley to feast on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This is not one to be missed!
Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets — a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that you will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. If coffee’s not your thing, you can just as easily sample a cold beer! At the end, feel free to continue exploring the area on your own, or let your guide assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
End the tour!
Have a great trip with Asian Discovery Travel!
Tour Price In USD/ 01 pax
Big bus, big group, no tea break, no hat
Tourist bus, smaller group, tea break, free hat
Luxury van, smaller group, tea break, free hat
Luxury limousine, smaller group, tea break, free hat
Pick up and drop off your hotel by A/c private car or Taxi
English speaking Tour guide
All sightseeing entrances fee
Foods as mention in the tour
Free 01 bottles of mineral water 0,5 lit / 1 pax
Free 01 traditional hat/ 1 pax.
Vietnamese local drink at the meeting point
Gratuities for guide and driver
FOC for under 4 years – old children, sharing with their parent.
Charge 75% for children from 4 to Under 8 years – old, sharing with their parent.
Children from 8 years – old to over, charge the same as adult.
What need to bring:
Cool and comfortable clothing is recommended. Shorts, t-shirts and light pants are also suitable and camera to take nice pictures…
Please note, the itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions.
Customers should provide their hotel name and address in the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements.
All passengers should provide mobile phone or email address to the tour operator. The company will contact you directly after you make your reservation.
If you are vegetarian or have any special food requirements, please advise the local operator in advance.
If your hotel is outside Hanoi Old Quarter, please come to our office or you will pay small charge to pick you up from your hotel.
It is recommended that you leave your handbags, passports and jewelry at your hotel for safe keeping.
Not suitable for Pregnant women, People with back problems, Wheelchair users