The Insider's Hanoi

112 reviews
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Vespa Adventures

The Experience

See Hanoi through the eyes of a local as our stylish Vespas and friendly guides take you through a fun city adventure to eat, drink, explore, and gain a closer look into the local lifestyle. Experience famous sights in a new way and discover destinations off the usual tourist path. This tour is brimming with amazing local flavors, interesting finds, and insightful stories of the past you surely wouldn’t want to miss!

Detailed itinerary

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM / 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

There are two options for this tour: one that starts at 08:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM and one from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

This city tour will take you to places of historic and cultural significance to the Vietnamese, while stringing along some hidden gems only locals know about.

Catch a whiff of the local cafe culture at a stylish local cafe nestled in the Old Quarter and suit yourself to some gorgeous views of the St. Joseph’s Cathedral. After that morning coffee, we’re good to go!
Feel the cool morning breeze as we navigate the exciting twists and turns of Hanoi streets on our way to the railway tracks. See local life up close and if we’re in the clear, snap some photos of the iconic rails. It’s a must in every itinerary!

We’ll also visit a 400-year-old temple where an elderly resident of the Huu Tiep Lake area will share stories of the past and take us a step back in time. A short walk to the lake will bring us to the B52 crash site, the remnants of the 1972 bombing raids of Hanoi and a sobering reminder of the war.

The adventure continues with a stroll around Ngoc Ha market. Explore the nooks and corners of this wonderfully chaotic and lively market where the locals get their weekly supplies cheap and fresh. Don’t stop yourself from picking up a thing or two, there’s no market like this anywhere else.

After exploring the market, it’s time to take the adventure further. We’ll traverse the Long Bien Bridge, a century-old bridge built by Gustave Eiffel that crosses the Red River and connects the districts of Hoan Kiem and Long Bien. With the bridge’s classic design and historic importance, it’s definitely worth the ride.

To complete the Hanoi experience, we’ll drive by the charming Hanoi Ceramic Road, a stretch of beautifully crafted mosaic murals that depict the different periods in the history of Vietnam and stop at a kumquat farm. This place is the perfect respite from the busy streets of the city and a fitting end to our Hanoi adventure.

Important notes


  • In case of cancellation or delay of the booking, please let us know within a minimum of 24h. Below 24h of cancellation 100% service cost will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation from 48h to 24h, 50% service cost will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation from 72h to 48h, 25% service cost will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation 72h prior to tour start time, there’s no service cost that will be charged.

112 reviews


First of all, what sets this company apart from others is the use of Vespa bikes. Not only they are stylish but also comfortable to ride in the back and you feel safe. Our drivers are Tong and Son. The another thing is a designated tour guide, Tri. He is a great guy, speak good English and able to give you good information on the places we visit. I have been with other tours, they also speak English and have great service, but I think they did a little nice touch by giving us a photo and a small key chain. This is great customer service. I mean we ate the food, drank the coffee but we will remember you guys of the photo. Overall, I will a good thumb up.

My son (12years) and I had a fantastic morning on the vespas with our drivers Bin and Tony and our guide Fin. We felt completely safe and saw lots of things we wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. Highly recommend!

The minute we got out onto the road I knew we had made a great choice, it was so exciting to be amongst the morning traffic, being right next to families of five on a bike! Had 100% trust in our drivers Kia and Fish, Muse was our guide, she was amazing, and so accommodating. Loved seeing and being in the real Hanoi. Don’t hesitate, do this tour, it will be the best thing you do. Thank you Vespa Adventures

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