Things to do in Hanoi

Street food tour by cyclo with water puppet show in Hanoi


  • 5 hours in total

  • Food, transport included

  • Pick up at a meetup point

What To Expect

Departs at a meeting point, with one-hour cyclo trip around the Old Quarter streets: expect to visit Hang Bac, Ma May, Hang Ma, and the other usual suspects. To get a bit more variety to ask to include a ride around Hoan Kiem Lake and over to the Opera House and past the Sofitel Metropole — that should be feasible in an hour.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi's Old Quarter, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dishes such as, Bún Riêu Cua, Bánh Gối, Bánh Cuốn, and many more other dishes at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. It's the time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed ice and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi's best-kept secrets, a hidden café to taste Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the street food walking tour in front of Water Puppet Theatre to watch an hour puppet show.

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Itinerary

  • Enjoy 1-hour of cyclo trip journeying through the highlights of the Old Quarter. Attractions include: Hang Bac, Ma May, Hang Ma, around Hoan Kiem lake, stop by the Opera House for photo shooting, and pass through the Legend Sofitel Metropole.
  • Experience Hanoi's authentic food at the local's favorite places through a 3-hour walking tour.
  • Explore one of the most unique Vietnamese cultural show at Thang Long Theater - Water puppet show.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at a designated meeting point
  • One-hour cyclo
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Street food tastings and drinks
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Private tour
  • Request now, pay later
  • Direct chat with local guide before the trip
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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Small group tour
  • Join a small group tour of maximum 10 people
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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From
US$30 per person

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