Hanoi Student City Tour

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Team Onetrip

The Experience

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with over a thousand years of history, is considered as the cradle of Vietnamese culture lying on the right bank of the Red River.

Looking to orient yourself in this city? On our tour, we simply set you up with local university students who are experts at navigating their beloved hometown and you can simply request where you would like to go. This is a great way for the students to gain some experience while sharing their unique culture with people from around the world. It’s like having a new friend to show you around, so why not?

Recommended sites: Temple of Literature, Hanoi Train Street, Old Quarter, Ngoc Son Temple, Ma May Old House (a traditional Vietnamese house) and other hang-out spots.

Detailed itinerary

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our student guide(s) will pick you up at your accommodation by scooter, taxi, or on foot. It's up to you to choose your mode of transportation, but we highly recommend hopping on the back of their motorbike for a real Hanoi experience.
This can be done in the morning hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or after lunch from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Our guide(s) will take you to most of the famous tourist spots such as the Temple of Literature and locations around the Old Quarter.

If you have already been to these locations, then simply tell our guides where else you would like to visit or what interests you in Hanoi, and they will work with you to see how you can make the most out of your time.

Important notes

This is a donation-based tour that benefits the students directly. Guests will directly pay for all expenses during the tour. However…

  • If you opt for motorbike as your mode of transportation, we do recommend a minimum donation of USD $5 to be given directly to the students at the end of the tour to cover their motorbike expenses. It is not an obligation, but we would hate to see them incur any out-of-pocket expenses to provide you with an awesome time.

  • For the safety of our students, a non-refundable verification charge of USD $1 will be required for each booking. All net proceeds will go towards training activities to prepare the students to be tour-ready.

191 reviews


My girlfriend and I booked the Hanoi City tour with one trip not knowing much about the tour.Marie and Jenny exceeded our every expectation. Answering SO many questions and teaching us all about Vietnamese life. From the Imperial Academy to the Eiffel bridge we learned so much about Hanoi. Definitely recommend the scooter tour!Thanks so much again girls.Lisa and Scott

Had a great morning with our knowledgeable and engaging Student Guides. They skillfully navigated the Hanoi traffic to show us the city sights that we wanted to see. They spoke excellent English and knew their History. Even got to see a farm within the City!Highly Recommended!

Awesome experience with our tour guide, Kath. She is knowledgeable and very thoughtful, we enjoyed sightseeing and local foods with her. After the trip, she provided some additional information to us, which is very helpful too. Truly recommend this half day tour for those who are new to Hanoi city.

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