Tours of Hanoi, VietnamTake a walking tour of Hanoi, Vietnam's Capital city

About Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is an economic and cultural hub. At over 1000 years old Hanoi has a long and rich history waiting to be explored. Hanoi is a city where history meets modernisation, as you walk the streets you will see traditional Vietnamese buildings in Hanoi’s Old Quarter blended with modern restaurants and cafes.

As you wander the streets you will be met with the enticing smell of Vietnamese street food. From barbecue pork to beef pho the streets of Hanoi are full of treats for your senses. When you’re not sampling the street foods Hanoi is also known for its café culture. With traditional coffee houses to themed cafes Hanoi has no shortage of places to take a seat and enjoy a moment of rest.

Immerse yourself in the ‘Paris of the Orient’ as it has been named and explore all this fast-paced exciting city has to offer.

Hanoi Tours

No trip to Vietnam would be complete without visiting its capital city. Hanoi has many hot spots worth visiting. Take a guided tour of the city and get a feel for what this capital city is about. See historic Buddhist temples and stunning public gardens before grabbing some street food in the Old Quarter. Spend some time chatting with locals and taking in the evening atmosphere at ‘International corner’ to finish off your tour of Hanoi.

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Visiting Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi has no shortage of things to do and see. There truly is something for everyone in this vibrant capital. For those looking to gain knowledge of Hanoi and Vietnam you can visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Temple of Literature or the Museum of Ethnology. For those looking to indulge in Hanoi’s gastronomy scene there is no shortage of restaurants, from quick and easy Pho shops to fine dining there is something for every pallet. Take some time to visit the Old Quarter where you can find everything from markets, temples and cafes all set to the backdrop of the bustling city district.

What to do in Hanoi Vietnam

a man selling fruit on the streets of Hanoi
A street vendor

The Old Quater

Home to a mixture of traditional Vietnamese architecture, delicious street food stalls and shops selling all sorts of souvenirs. Wander around the hectic streets stopping in at market stalls and coffee shops taking in the atmosphere. Its in the Old Quarter that you can find places like the Hanoi Opera House, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and the Lake of the Restored Sword amongst so many other things. There really is something for every kind of traveller in the Old Quarter.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

One of the most famous politicians of all time Ho Chi Minh is considered by many to be the founder of modern Vietnam, his work as a politician led to the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The mausoleum is a large building in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh read the declaration of independence in 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After his passing Ho’s body was embalmed and preserved before being placed in a glass case in the central hall of the mausoleum. This hall is open to guests who can visit the former president and pay their respects.

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A restaurant overlooking Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

You have probably seen photos of Hanoi’s Train Street before. The narrow train bypass has cafes lining the sides as a train drives down the tracks a few times a day. Sit with the locals enjoying a cold drink right next to the tracks at this unique spot. Seeing the train pass by so close to you is an exhilarating experience not to be missed.

Frequently asked questionsFrequently Asked Questions

Is Hanoi Safe for tourists


In general Hanoi is safe for tourists, though like any tourist destination it is important to keep vigilant. At On The Go Tours your safety is our top priority, this I why we only offer tours to safe destinations, and we make sure that our guides are there to keep you safe and comfortable.

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Weather in Hanoi

The weather tends to be warm in Hanoi with the best time to visit being during the dry months. These are the months between April and November, this is when the sun is shining and rainfall is sparse.


Hanoi is a vibrant bustling city where old meets new. Explore the Old Quarter to get a taste of traditional Vietnam, visit some local cafes, shop for handmade goods and watch the world go by. Or wander into the metropolitan areas of Hanoi and visit high end restaurants, luxury shops and museums. There is something for everyone in Vietnams capital. With no shortage of culture, good food and rich history Hanoi has been attracting visitors for years. With no signs of slowing down book a tour and see for yourself what makes Hanoi so captivating.

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