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  • Hanoi: Shopping and Food Market Tour by Motorbike

    1. Hanoi: Shopping and Food Market Tour by Motorbike

    You meet up with your motorbike-riding-tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown, then head to the first destination – Long Bien market, one of the biggest market in Hanoi with diversity kind of fruits. Next you will cross the bustle street for a short walking inside the most famous lake - West Lake with beautiful sights as well as enjoy the great atmosphere in the morning. The following stop-off is Chau Long market- seafood market. In this market, they sell many kind of fishes and other sea foods and come to Dong Xuan Market - or Cho Dong Xuan, is the oldest and largest market in Hanoi. If you want to go shopping and at the same time peep into the corridors of history, then Dong Xuan Market is the suitable place for you. This large multi-story market sells everything from fresh foods to home appliances, you can find them all here. Leaving the architectural and cultural spots for a se...

  • Half-Day Hanoi Walking Tour

    2. 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!

  • Hanoi: 5-Course Vietnamese Cooking Class & Market Tour

    3. Hanoi: 5-Course Vietnamese Cooking Class & Market Tour

    Immerse yourself in Vietnamese cooking methods and join one of the daily cooking classes starting at 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 16:00 AM. After meeting your chef guide at the local partner’s office, walk over to the local market to purchase fresh produce for your cooking class. Following the market visit, head over to “Maya’s Kitchen”, a small old-fashioned restaurant nestled in the quiet center of a block, tucked away from the bustling streets of Hanoi. Get acquainted with your cooking class location that offers a peaceful countryside ambiance. Then, it’s time to dive into the culinary world of Vietnam. Learn how to cook a 5-course meal, including Bun Cha (BBQ pork noodle), Pho (beef noodle soup), Café Trứng (coffee with an egg), Bánh Xèo (filled deep-fried rice tortilla) and Nộm đu đủ (papaya salad). Vegetarian options are available.  Finally, enjoy the fruits of your labor and indulge ...

  • Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

    4. Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

    Start the tour with an 8 PM departure from your hotel lobby in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, or choose to meet at the local operator's office on Au Trieu Street. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The next morning at 6 AM, get picked up from Lao Cai station for a 1-hour drive in a shared minivan to Sapa.  After freshening up and stopping for breakfast in a local restaurant, explore Sapa on foot. Stop to visit the local market and the old cathedral. Meet local communities such as Black H’mong and Red Zao. Browse fresh produce and handmade souvenirs. At 10:30 AM, return to the operator's Sapa Office and embark on your hike to the Muong Hoa Valley. Follow the main road heading south for about 1 hour before turning onto a footpath that leads downhill through the valley. Admire the spectacular scenery of the highest p...

    The tour itself was good, but for the amount of money we pay for these tours, the local guides only get like $8 per day pay, so I personally dont know if this one was worth it. Perhaps its better to book a tour with your hotel, and research the best tour operator who pays the guides better. Also, no drinks are included with any of the meals, they all have to be paid for. And when you arrive back to Hanoi, you do not get a transfer back to the hotel, that was an annoying inconvenience to find out at 4am, when a bunch of drivers are swarming around you, trying to overcharge you. As well as that, we got no choice in either top or bottom bunk on the overnight train, and I got top bunks both times, which was really inconvenient.

  • Hanoi: Night Market Tour, Water Puppet Show and Dinner

    5. Hanoi: Night Market Tour, Water Puppet Show and Dinner

    Choose from a shared or private experience to spend a few hours exploring the local culture of Hanoi by night. Take in the sights and smells of the bustling market with your guide and learn how the locals buy and trade. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic cultural experience by seeing a water puppet show. Native to Northern Vietnam, water puppetry gives an insight into rural Vietnamese life and folklore. Puppets are made from light timbers and are carved, polished, and decorated with different colours to demonstrate the clear personalities of each character. The show is performed in a pool using the water surface as the stage. The stage is decorated with flags, fans, and parasols. The artisans inside the cabin control the puppets with a system of ropes arranged outside or underwater.  After the show, head to the West Lake where you will enjoy a lavish buffet dinner. With a wide range of foo...

  • Hanoi: Village Farm Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch

    6. 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...

  • 4-Hour Ha Noi Nightlife by Scooter Tour

    7. 4-Hour Ha Noi Nightlife by Scooter Tour

    If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Hanoi, or if you are looking for some exciting and entertaining activities to do at night, then the Hanoi by night tour is ideal. On this tour, travel on the back of a motorbike in the busy streets of Hanoi. Your local female rider will ensure you are safe and secure. After picking you up at your hotel, head out to enjoy dinner at one of the best local restaurants that specializes in bun cha noodle soup. So how to experience the real nightlife in Hanoi? Visit the night market and browse all the unique goods which can only be found in Hanoi. You can even try bargaining with the help of your local guide if you want to buy something. After the colorful night market, take a stroll to the Old Quarter. Despite being a tourist area, the Old Quarter still keeps the traditional customs and reflects the real lifestyle of Hanoi people. Here you can se...

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What people are saying about Hanoi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The organization was perfect and the guides very friendly. We were accompanied on the trekking tour by women from the village, who were very gracious and did not help the steadfast participants with the steep passages. In the end, they then offered bags and jewelry they made themselves (we knew beforehand). Then bought three really nice bags for $ 10 and the ladies were also very grateful that they could make a little money. A win win win situation. The landscape and the village were simply overwhelming and everyone was incredibly open and friendly. Even if you haven't bought anything, nothing has changed.

I really enjoyed this tour! Everything was well organised and it went very smoothly. It was only a small trekking group of 3 + our guide which was great. And our guide Chau was absolutely fantastic, she answered all of our questions and told us lots of great information about the area and her village. The overnight train was very clean and comfortable - although if you are a solo traveler you will just be in a cabin of 4 with other members of the public, but that was still okay. The homestay was fantastic, the food was really great also. And there were enough opportunities for food and showers.

Hiking in the rice fields was one of our absolute highlights during our Vietnam trip. The incredible scenery and getting to know the people who live there was unique.

I spontaneously booked on the VM and was already on the way to Lao Cai in the evening! Everything was super organized and staff very friendly

Great tour, everything arranged well. Highly recommended. We have booked another tour with the same tour operator which was also fine.