- Discover the culture of Vietnam through local food
- Visit the bustling Dong Xuan market
- Sample local specialities
- Watch twilight fall over Hoan Kiem Lake
- Small-group tour of 12 participants ensures more personalized service
After sampling fruit and street snacks at the market, continue walking to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a local restaurant to watch the chefs at work, then dine on a famous local dish of pork crepes, called banh cuon. Then take a wander down Hanoi’s atmospheric lanes of houses, shops and street stalls, stopping to sample flame-grilled meat snacks at a local barbeque stall.
To add something sweet to the menu, try the local specialty of fresh fruit served in a cup with crushed ice and condensed milk. Your evening walk ends with a visit to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a tucked-away cafe with amazing views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you can try the local favorite, egg coffee, or perhaps a chilled beer. Your tour ends here, so you can either continue exploring on your own, take a taxi or ask your guide for directions and suggestions.
Reviewed by Phil, Australia, April 2013
A fantastic introduction to Hanoi and my first visit to Vietnam. A walk through the old quarter of Hanoi and a three course meal plus coffee (all in different local eating establishments) was a top learning experience.
Reviewed by Nanay4, March 2013
this was a very good package trip learn a lot from our guide about Hanoi.
will recommend this site to everybody i know.