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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Vietnam on a private 5-hour tour of Hanoi’s charming Old Quarter. See some of South East Asia’s most alluring attractions as you explore the metropolis with a knowledgeable private guide; see landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex and the One Pillar Pagoda or Museum of History depending on the time of your tour. Conclude your tour with a fulfilling and flavorsome meal of ‘pho bo’ (traditional beef noodles) or a captivating water puppet show.  


  • Private Hanoi half-day tour plus electric car ride
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature (morning tour)
  • Tour around Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple and the Museum of History (afternoon tour)
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a bowl of beef noodles (if option selected)
  • Watch a traditional water puppet show at a local theater (if option selected)
  • Take a drive in a private electric car around the Old Quarter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned vehicle

What You Can Expect

Private Hanoi Sightseeing with Electric Car Tour in the Old Quarter

Private Hanoi Sightseeing with Electric Car Tour in the Old Quarter

Explore a city declared one of South East Asia’s most attractive on this 5-hour tour of Hanoi with a knowledgeable guide. Select from either a morning or afternoon departure depending on your schedule and the legendary landmarks you wish to visit. 

If you choose the morning tour, descend into the sacred mausoleum complex of Ho Chi Minh and discover the intriguing exhibits of Ho Chi Minh Museum. If you wish to depart in the afternoon, marvel at the natural splendor of the Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese meal in the evening. Both tours include a 40-minute tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi by electric vehicle and round-trip transportation from your hotel. 

Please see the Itinerary section for further details on each tour. 


Customer Reviews

Cristeena G N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We toured the old quarter and really got insights into how people live. Our guide was excellent. We ended with a bowl of pho at the first actual store set up to sell it. Fascinating.

Stefan G Canada

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Informative tour. Electric cars were fun for travel in the traffic. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Sandra E Australia

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

This was an excellent tour. Tony, our tour guide was informative and helpful. We appreciated his readiness to take photos for us (we left our camera at the hotel) and for forwarding the photos to us in Melbourne. The visit to the Thu Huong Lacquerware workshop was the highlight.


4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Our guide was on time (early in fact) and was very knowledgeable. Was happy to adapt to suit us and he made sure the trip went smoothly at a pace we liked. Good intro and water puppet show was enjoyable.

David B

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

We took this tour as an introduction to Hanoi on the first day of our holiday and were very glad we did. Finding your way around a new city can be daunting, particularly after 24 hours of travel with not too much sleep! The guide was very good and spoke good English. There were a couple of hiccups - water puppet theatre not booked and electric car tour not booked. The guide spoke to his office and both were resolved. Our experience of guides in Vietnam and Cambodia was mixed, but this young man was one of the best. Provided a lot of information about Vietnam as well as the sites we toured. Never boring. At £75 perhaps a little expensive for a half day tour?


3 star rating: Worth doing December 2014

Great sightseeing in the electric car but we really didn't see much of the city


1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

We did not enjoy our tour. Our tour guide arrived 20 minutes late. We started the electric car tour around 2:20pm on a very hot day. It was totally not comfortable and enjoyable. We did not learn much from our tour guide on the cultural and historical side of the Old Quarter. He showed us the silk market , the candy market, fruit market and grocery store while waiting for the water puppet show to start. He took us to the Thang Long Water Puppet Show after the side tour and got us seats but did not explain what the show was all about as
the laungage spoken was in all Vietnamese. Our tour guide did not also personally bring us back to the Sofitel Metropole Legend Hanoi Hotel but got us instead a taxi to bring us to our hotel. We paid 20Vnd extra for the taxi. We won't recommend this tour to anyone.

Sean L

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

Is quite bad, no instruction on when and where to meet until the night before. I have to call the local agency to confirm on the time and place to meet. The tour guide is ok but we took taxi to commute between the sites. Kind of funny to not have transport for such private tour. At 90 for 4 hours tour without vehicle, on taxi, this is not value for money at all, especially in places like Hanoi

teresa c

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2015

I am completely disappointed with the tour. Absolutely overprice for what you do/see. I paid for 5 hour and hour guide after 3 hours decided that we have already seen everything so he wanted to leave us at the hotel. I asked to see something else so he took us to a market. The place for the noodles is not to the standard of a 65 dollars tour, so when I told the guide that we didn't want to go he gave me 4 dollars back.
I def not recommend this tour.

Avinash A

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2014

This was not a good tour and it was not worth the money the guide did show us the pagoda on the list .

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