Hanoi city tour-Hoan Kiem lake

3-Hour Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour + An hour Cyclo tour

  • Timetable: Flexible time (recommend 9:30 am-1:00 pm)
  • Duration: 4 Hours. Tour Style:Walking + Cyclo riding
  • Location: The Old Quarter
  • Inclusions: English speaking guide, meal, beverages, entrance fee, cyclo tranport.

  • Itinerary:

    Firstly, We start an exploration the Old Quarter with a 3-hour Hanoi street food walking tour. Many delicious dishes are waiting for us.

    We start the tour with an insight into traditional Vietnamese food. Pillow cake (the same pillow’s shape) is the first food we taste. They attract mostly Vietnamese young generation. We often eat them to avoid hungry at the afternoon before having dinner at home :)

    Keep going to reach one of the most famous restaurants about Steamed rice roll (Bánh cuốn) in Hanoi. With practiced hands, It is a paper-thin steamed rice flour pancake, like delicate sheets of fresh rice noodles. Among Vietnam’s delicate specialties, “bánh cuốn” ranks top thanks to its softness, sweet fragrance of cinnamon, dried onion and strong taste of minced meat and sources! Surely, when you leave the restaurant, You’ll be impressed.

    The next stop to visit is the largest market in Hanoi – Dong Xuan market. They there sell everything from fried stuff to electronic goods. Especially, They sell famous exported fabric with quality material-Van Phuc silk or you can buy something as a souvenir.

    Before tasting Spring rolls which is assumed can not miss in every Vietnamese households on holidays. We pass the Quan Chuong gate -an architectural work and a cultural, historical and geographical vestige of Hanoi. This gate has been one of the twenty-one city gates of Hanoi since 1749.

    Keep going this road, we’ll stop at a small food stall where every afternoon a local has been serving traditional food a long time. Specially, all food made from glutinous rice is variety of kinds. An opportunity to find out more about traditional Vietnamese foods

    Nearby this site, we move to the 87 Ma May traditional house preserved the typical architecture of the Old Quarter by authority. We go into to observe former objects.

    Leaving a “tube house”, We start to enjoy drinks. Only with small plastic stools without tables, you can enjoy draught beer (Bia Hoi) follow the characteristic way at the Old Quarter. Sitting a corner let you catch scenes of daily local life.

    Then, we can either try the egg coffee or street coffee following the way locals do.

    After 3 – hour Hanoi street food walking tour, It’s pleasant to relax and we continue to experience on a three-wheel bicycle taxi – Cyclo within an hour. But with that short time, you’ll be taken to all the major highlights of the old streets meanwhile taking advantage of nice photos opportunity.
    On a cyclo, the feeling of passing through some small but bustling streets, it is like a slow motion movie taking you back to Hanoi of old. After finishing an hour cyclo tour, we continue to lead you to a small alley to eat Fruit Salad.

    Hoan Kiem lake is a usual site to finish the tour. Before saying goodbye, the guide will tell a legend story referring to this lake. Then, you can either continue exploring on your own, take a taxi or ask the guide’s assistance for directions to get back the hotel and suggestions anything.

    Highlights:

    • The unique experience with the rudimentary transport of Vietnam
    • Get around and see all daily activities on the winding old streets with such a short time. In case, you’d like to discover around Hanoi city. Don’t hesitate to enjoy a Hanoi city tour.
    • Enjoy delicious Vietnamese dishes such Steamed rice roll, sticky rice..
    • Easier to take lots of pictures rather than Hanoi street food walking tour
    • Try special coffee or Fruit salad
    • Find out more about Hanoi’s history and culture with the attractive sites