Hanoi Old Quarter: Cyclo and Walking Street Food Tour - Small Group

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Hanoi Old Quarter: Cyclo and Walking Street Food Tour - Small Group
from USD $35.53
Taste and experience the lifestyle of the locals on this small-group cyclo adventure tour. Visit various food stalls while walking through the villages and see the daily activities of the immaculately dressed local people gathering in groups to eat on countless street-side shops, smoking pipe tobacco and more.
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In Brief

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
3 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Located in the middle of Ha Noi, a rapidly developing city where changes take place every hour, Ha Noi Old Quarter with its old-styled narrow streets full of antique brick houses seems to nostalgically resist the flow of time while still actively trying to adapt to the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city.

Once a bustling area where merchants and artisans gathered to sell their products, Ha Noi Old Quarter consists of many small, meandering streets, each bears the name of the goods that was specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product), Hang Ma (Paper Product), Hang Go (Wood Product), just to name a few.

Visiting this unique historical vestige comfortably lying around Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists get lost in a totally different world from the rest of the city and have the chance to explore the modest but energetic life of the local a hundred years ago, where there were no high-rise buildings, too much traffic or fancy stores; things will get a little bit smaller, as visitors may have used to those skyscrapers and shopping centers in other parts of the city, but not at all less lively and vigorous.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword), has a total area of 12 hectares with the north - south length of 700m and the east - west width of 200m. Hoan Kiem Lake is surrounded by streets in Hanoi Old Quarters including Le Thai To street and Dinh Tien Hoang street in the east, and Hang Khay street in the south.

Pass By: Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Intersection of streets: Le Thai Tong, Dinh Tien Hoang, Cau Go, Hang Dao and Hang Gai, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

The next stop on the walking tour takes you to Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, a busy and popular public square where festivities often take place. The square – known as the Tonkin Free School Movement Square – is named for a movement that helped ignite Communism in Vietnam. From here, you will step into Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter where the rest of the walking tour will reveal shops, charming alleys and delectable eats.


  • Street food tasting
  • English-speaking local tour guide
  • 30 minutes of cyclo ride
  • Bún chả - Rice noodle with Grill Pork
  • Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich
  • Phở - Noodle soup
  • Egg coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter


  • Tips for local guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

47c Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area or our office at no.47C Ly Quoc Su street (Opposite ST. Jpseph's Cathedral)

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.53 out of 5 based on the last 19 recent reviews

Loved this tour, a wonderful way to see the streets of Hanoi. Our guide was very good, knowledgeable and attentive.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Food was great the guide was spot on and very knowledgeable about the city well worth going on
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
This was well worth the cost of the tour ! It was nice to get a feel of Hanoi, taste the different foods and see the area ! Our guide was very friendly, nice and we saw a lot in the short time of the tour ! Highly recommend.....
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
A good tour at which you can enjoy Hanoi's Old Quarter's domestic sceneries and dishes. The assistance from the tour supplier was excellent and the guide, Mai was also fluent in English! Since She told me a lot about Vietnamese culture and customs, I was able to have a great time at the tour. By the way, Just be careful about the air pollution in Hanoi. I strongly recommend that you should wear a mask during the tour. After my two day stay in Hanoi, my throat got damaged severely and I started coughing... Overall, I must say that it was an enjoyable trip.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2018
My tour guide arrived on time and took me around Hanoi old quarter. It was a great tour and worth the money. Also I have to mention this very flexible tour and you can tailor it according to your preferences. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
Our guide, Laura, was an absolute delight. Very knowledgeable and personable. Ate some great food and enjoyed every minute of the tour. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
Belle our guide was lovely and informative and took us to places we would never have found on our own! We had a lovely morning eating our way thru Hanoi!
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
This was a great evening. We were taken to places we would never have known about and enjoyed fantastic local food, which then set me up for the rest of my stay. Our guide Claudia was fantastic and tailored the evening to exactly what the people on the tour wanted to to...Highly recommend
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
Excellent tour. Enjoyed it a lot.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2017
We had a great time with Lara walking the Old Quarter of Hanoi, sampling food. The cyclo trip was amazing, the traffic is unbelievable. A great way to get around. Finished up in a tiny café, which we never would have found, and drank Hanoi's delicious eff coffee. Thanks Lara.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2017
This was a private tour with a local guide! Food was great and without problems.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
This was a wonderful way to spend my last morning in Hanoi. My guide Lynn spelling? was fantastic. It was just the two of us and she catered the morning specifically to me. She asked about what I had already done and what I would still like to do. I mentioned that I wanted to try Bun Cha and that was the first thing we did. It was amazing and delicious. She also introduced me to lots of other food I had not tried yet. It was nice to be able to have a one-on-one conversation with her about her life in Vietnam. I feel like I got to see, taste, and learn more about Hanoi beyond the surface.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2017
Rose was awesome...six stops, all the food was terrific, things and places we would never tried on our own...we felt like and were treated as locals :
• Submitted 15 Jun 2016
This was a first-class tour!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016
Only trouble was the guide thought we had booked an eating tour and didnt seem to know anything about our expectation of a cyclo ride. He did however give us a very interesting. Tour othe markets brew houses and we did get our cyclo ride.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Really enjoyed our city tour. Anna, our guide, spoke excellent English and she was well informed and enthusiastic. We visited several local restaurants and cafes. The highlight was the egg coffee at our last stop. If I could make one small observation and that is there was a little too much food.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
This was our first tour in Vietnam, and it was a perfect introduction to the food, and culture. Our guide was very good and accommodating.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
Our tour had a delayed start as our guide Claudia was in a motorbike accident on her way to work. After assuring us she was well enough to continue we set off on the cyclos. I had Claudia riding with me while my boyfriend was in another cyclo behind us, which unfortunately meant that while I could talk to Claudia and get some information while we travelled he could not. All of the local food stops were places we probably would never have been able to find by ourselves and everything was delicious probably the best banh mi we had anywhere in Vietnam but we were disappointed that there was no real information provided about the Old Quarter or Hanoi in general. Even when we asked about what we could do or sights to see in Hanoi we weren't really given much of anything. Particularly disappointing as Claudia had perfect English so it would have been very easy to learn some of this information from her.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Our guide arrived late and then he was still trying to organise the cyclo riders which meant we left 15 minutes late yet the tour ended exactly on time. We felt pressurised by the guide who was insistent on us going on some other tours after this tour. My husband's rider kept tapping him on the shoulder in the last 15 minutes saying money for beer all the time, so there was undoubted pressure for a gratuity. It may be better to use riders who are contracted to deliver this service to avoid this type of thing happening. We had done a lot of walking in the Old Quarter and felt that the tour did not add anything to our experience. If you are not a walker then this tour will give you a close view of the Old Quarter. In any event a person could simply call a rider and do this trip without having to work with a guide who actually did nothing except have a ride. Our guide was very pushy at the beginning and end for us to do more with him to the point that it became annoying. We were glad to get rid of him. ou
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017

In Brief

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
3 hours 30 minutes