Hanoi

Hanoi City Tour

108 reviews
Donation-based
Experience by
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

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.


108 reviews

5.0

I was recommended Onetrip by someone I met in Da Nang. It was an excellent tip. Easy to book, I did so a day or so in advance. I was met by Xuyên at my hostel who was super warm and friendly. She showed me around on her scooter, stopping at a few places including the Temple of Literature and the Hanoi Hilton. I found Xuyên knowledgable as well as engaging to talk to, so I thoroughly recommend her and Onetrip


Took a city tour on the back of a bike through Hanoi with some friends the afternoon that we arrived in the city. We only had a few hours in Hanoi so this was a great way to explore the city. I came with a group of friends and our guides (Quang, Huy, Tien, and Manh) were great tour guides and accommodated any specific sites we wanted to see and had recommendations of their own. They were also super flexible to our schedule and pickup/dropoff points and even took us to an ATM and convenience store right before the end of our tour since we needed to grab some more cash and supplies before leaving Hanoi.Great experience overall!


One trip has a great program of free tour where they send a pair of intern students or junior tour guide to get the hands on experience. We have Sury and Vu for our Hanoi around the old quarter. They were very helpful and eager to show us around eagerly since they are native to Hanoi and they are proud of their own city. They answer all our questions and even when they can't, they reach out to their peers until they get the answers for us. I was interested in this one exotic dish and they don't know where I can get it but they find out the location anyway and send me the follow up email about the location info. If I don't give five star for such an energetic youngsters, I probably won't be giving anyone five stars.


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