Hanoi city tour-Hoan Kiem lake

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

  • Timetable: Flexible time( recommend 11:30-5:00 pm)
  • Duration: 3.5 Hours. Tour Style: On Foot
  • Location: The Old Quarter
  • Inclusions: English speaking guide, all street foods, drinks, dessert
  • Remark: Vegetarian option available
  • Note: All food above are not fix per itinerary, they can be replaced by some typical others.

  • Itinerary:


    Hold on. Please Save “room” before doing this cuisine tour. 🙂 We start a street food walking tour with an insight into traditional Vietnamese food at different eateries. Each place specializes in one food.

    Well, a guide picks you up at your hotel (Old Quarter area) and let’s head to the first stop for the first food as Hanoi specialty called Bun Cha (Rice noodle with grilled pork) or Banh Xeo – Vietnamese crepes that are stuffed with fried beef, prawn, bean sprouts and served with fresh herbs.

    Then head to the famous lake named Hoan Kiem lake and hear about the legend story.

    Nearby there, we come to the next stop to sample one of Hanoi typical food, Banh Cuon (Steamed rice roll) or mix salad with dried beef at local food stalls where we experience Hanoi food culture like locals do.

    The next place nearby the Cathedral specializes in fried food where we try different food like Pillow cake, fried spring rolls, fresh rice rolls.

    Tasting Hanoi cuisine culture will not be complete without Chicken or beef noodle soup (Phở). We know they are famous and popular for you guys, maybe you’ve tried it before even at home. No worries, We have another rice noodle food as a substitute called Bun Bo Nam Bo (mix noodle with salad and fried beef) that is really tasty. Let’s sample this food at one place busy all day, all time. Here we try Vietnamese beer like Saigon beer or Hanoi beer.

    (Evening tour will include one food called Grilled quail eggs)

    Not only you try Hanoi specialties, keep the walk, we also learn about Hanoi Old Quarter’s history and find out what the characteristics of this town are. We also will have a visit (open for lunch tour) to the traditional house that is well preserved in the Old Quarter and was recognized as a Vietnamese National Heritage in 2004.

    Now It’s time for dessert. If we have kids come along with, let guide take to the place specializing in Fruit Salad and then we try special coffee that is a must try to tourists.

    The guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a dark narrow alley leading to the cafe. It may be difficult to find for visitors, but it is well worth the effort. It makes you feel like mystery. You’ll be so surprised until you savour the Egg-Coffee which is absolutely delicious and has the unique taste among Vietnamese coffee.

    At the end of the food walking tour, the guide will drop you off at your hotel or you can continue exploring on your own and you pay by cash to the guide.

    Highlights:

    • Experience local daily life
    • Savor diverse flavors of Vietnamese cuisines
    • Enjoy unique and special drinks
    • Find out more about Hanoi’s history and culture with the attractive sites
    • Get new companions and communicate with locals