If you are interested in walking through the maze of Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoying Vietnamese cuisine, this short day trip might be the perfect choice for you.
What to Expect
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and you will start the trip by going for a Vietnamese-style breakfast. This could be a unique experience for you, as you will be waiting on quite a long queue like other local people at a famous restaurant in the Old Quarter to have your breakfast served. The main dish could be either a pack of sticky rice or a bowl of Pho - the best Vietnamese noodle soup. You will not only have a chance to enjoy delicious dishes, but also can experience the bustling atmosphere of Hanoi in the morning and the pace of life here.
After that you will go for a cup of egg coffee - also known as Vietnamese cappuccino - at one of the most well-known coffee shops in town, which has been featured on a lot of international travel magazines. Next, you will take a short walk around the Old town and drop-in some ancient houses to witness the architecture in mixed Vietnamese and Chinese style, and explore some streets among the famous “36 Streets of Hanoi” which has the street name originated from the popular goods produced and sold at that street. Try to figure out how to cross the streets and how to bargain in Vietnam.
At lunch time, it's time to dig deeper in Vietnamese cuisine from the North to the South by dropping by some Hue or Ho Chi Minh local food stores based in Hanoi, which keep the truest taste of the local dishes, and also are guaranteed for high hygiene. You can choose to enjoy either the super tasty traditional cakes from Hue for the Middle Vietnamese style; or Bun Bo Nam Bo (Southern Vietnamese noodle with beef) or Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pan Cake) for the Southern style. After that the bus will drop you back to your hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels in Old Quarter only)
- Private driver & English-speaking guide
- Private A/C transfer
- Meals included in the program
- Egg coffee at leisure
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Tips / gratuities
- Other services not mentioned in the program
Know Before You Go
• You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.
• Children must be accompanied by adult.
• Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.