If you are interested in walking through the maze of Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoying Vietnamese cuisine, this half day trip might be the perfect choice for you. Discover Hanoi through sampling the local foods.
- Explore the Old Quarter streets on a walking city tour
- Try Hanoi’s specialties: Xôi / Phở, Bún Bò Nam Bộ / Bánh Xèo, egg coffee
- Experience the bustling atmosphere of Hanoi in the morning
- Private tour with a friendly local guide
What You Can Expect
Duration: ½ day (4hrs)
8:30 – Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel and we will start the trip by going for a Vietnamese-style breakfast. We will line up in a long queue like other locals to dine at a famous restaurant in the Old Quarter. For breakfast options, you can either try a serving of Xôi, sticky rice, or a bowl of Phở, which is considered as Vietnam’s national dish.
After that we will go for a cup of egg coffee, also known as Vietnamese cappuccino, at one of the most well-known coffee shops in town. Next, we will take a short walk around the old town and pass by some ancient houses to witness the architecture that is a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese influence. Our guide will take you through some of the streets of the famous “36 Streets of Hanoi” where the streets are named after popular goods produced and sold on that street. Here you get a chance to try to master the arts of crossing the busy streets in Hanoi and learn how to bargain for a good deal in Vietnam.
12:00 to 12:30 – By noon, we will sample Vietnamese cuisine from other regions of Vietnam ranging from northern to southern dishes such as Hue or Ho Chi Minh local food stores based in Hanoi. These restaurants produce specialties from other parts of the country and they maintain high levels of hygiene for your satisfaction. You can select from tasty traditional cakes from Hue, which is the central Vietnamese style or Bún Bò Nam Bộ, southern Vietnamese noodle with beef, or Bánh Xèo, Vietnamese pancake, for the southern style.
After trying foods from different parts of Vietnam, our tour guide will drop you off at your hotel.
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Egg coffee
- Private driver & English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels in Old Quarter only)
- Personal expenses
- Tips/ Gratuities
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerar