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Hanoi Walking Tour and Street Food Tour

If you’ve heard of pho, then you’re just a step away from a gastronomically unforgettable journey through Vietnam. Hanoi will provide you with a whole array of unique and authentic local cuisine, to complement the city’s unique history.

Head out with us to explore the jammed narrow alleys with clusters of workshops, then immerse yourself with the unique tastes you’ll hardly find a second time, in the city known for its abundance of street food.

Highlights

  • Private guided walking tour around the Old Quarter
  • Join the hustle and bustle of life in Hanoi by walking around the city center
  • Learn further about Vietnam’s history and culture
  • Visit Hanoi’s ancient and historical relics
  • Taste the best street food in Hanoi
  • Join with Vietnamese people in a traditional pilgrimage from pagoda to pagoda
  • Learn how to make one of the best foods in Hanoi from the best food vendors

Hanoi Walking Tour

The best way to experience Hanoi’s hustle and bustle is to join it. Join our private walking tour, walk through the packed streets, beat the heat, and explore the oldest yet busiest business district, the Old Quarter.

This three-hour tour can start either in the morning or afternoon, whichever you prefer; though we recommend early in the morning, as then you can witness the wave of motorbikes at rush hour.

Receive an introduction to Vietnam’s 55 ethnic minority groups and their unique and indigenous cultures at The Vietnam Museum of Ethology, and then learn more about Vietnam’s war history at Hoa Lo Prison.

After a short break, our local guide will lead you through the clusters of market in the Old Quarter, passing the uniquely-styled tube houses.

Stop and see the following ancient relics and sites: Bach Ma Temple, Quan Chuong Gate, Ly Quoc Su Temple, Hanoi’s biggest indoor market Dong Xuan Market, and the magnificent 200-year-old Saint Joseph’s Cathedral.

The pace becomes as leisurely as possible when we arrive at Hoan Kiem Lake (with Ngoc Son Temple in the middle), the tranquil but still lively spot regarded as the center of the city. Choose a bench and sit down, or take a stroll around, while basking in the sun and enjoying the breeze.

The tour will end after a sweet treat either at Fany Ice Cream, Thuy Ta Ice Cream, or some other popular cafe or restaurant nearby with our local guide.

If you are keen on walking and want to challenge your taste buds, our Hanoi Street Food Tour is for you.

Hanoi Street Food Tour

This tour is highly recommended for gastronomically adventurous people, and those who want to eat as the Hanoians do. Be prepared to spoil your own senses with exotic flavors of Vietnam at around 6 different tasting spots, accompanied by our passionate and knowledgeable local guide.

This three-hour culinary adventure begins in Dong Xuan Market, the biggest, oldest and busiest indoor market in Hanoi, where our local guide will point you to some seasonal fruit and local snacks, before moving on to visit other local food vendors.

Amongst the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter, there are numerous food vendors that are the best in town, but hard to find.

Our local guide will save you time and trouble in finding them, so you can taste xoi xeo on Nguyen Huu Huan Street, traditional snacks like banh gio or banh ching tang may at Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, and many more.

Then you can make the most of your culinary adventure by enjoying flame-grilled meat at outdoor barbecue stands, witnessing how chefs prepare your bun cha ta or banh cuon, and strolling down the alleys for the famous egg coffee or Vietnamese rice wine.

We are ready to listen to your trip aspirations! Inform us of your preferences and we will arrange your tour accordingly, without further ado.

Tips for a Walking Tour or Street Food Tour

A walking tour is best when well prepared, as you will spend most of the time outdoors and bring only the most necessary stuff on your backpack. What else should you know before the tour?

The More Comfortable the Shoes, the Better the Walking

As you will spend hours walking on our tour, it is important to wear a pair of comfortable shoes. Wear soft-soled shoes with high durability, to prevent injury.

Save Your Appetite

We understand that sometimes the exotic tastes of Vietnamese food are hard to resist, but during our Hanoi Street Food Tour, you will taste more than two dishes, so it’s advisable to save your appetite until the end, to be able to enjoy the whole tour.

You can always go back to the food vendors you visit. We provide a list of the vendors at the end of the tour.

Know Yourself

Sometimes spices are simply not for everybody. Besides making sure the food that you’re about to taste is fully cooked and clean, you also need to reflect on your spice tolerance and food allergies, as intolerance or allergy may obviously lead to discomfort.

Visit with Us

Your satisfaction is our first priority and we only work with capable, passionate and knowledgeable local guides who are highly experienced in handling the tour and eager to give you the best possible experience in Hanoi.

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