Hanoi City Tour

35 reviews
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.


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

  1. For the safety of our students, a non-refundable verification charge of USD1 will be required for each booking. All net proceeds will go towards training activities to prepare the students to be tour-ready.

  2. For those choosing the motorbike option, we recommend a minimum donation of USD5 to be given directly to the students at the end of the tour to cover motorbike expenses. It's not an obligation but we would hate to see any students incurring out-of-pocket expenses to provide you with an awesome time.

35 reviews


The best way to see Hanoi and get to know the people is Onetrip. Our guides, Ly, Quang, and Cuong are the best. Anyone can tell you just about the sites, but they are also practicing their English (which is great) and just want to talk about their lives. We feel like we have learned so much about Vietnam from our guides as well as made new friends. And, the best way to see Hanoi is on the back of a motorbike like the locals do it. Worth so much more than the cost of a tip.

Wir haben die Hanoi Tour ganz spontan einen Abend vorher gebucht und sind super happy es gemacht zu haben. Es war ein ganz toller Nachmittag mit super lieben Guides. Wir hätten diese Orte sonst sicher nicht gefunden und schon gar nicht so viele Hintergrundinformationen dazu gewusst. Würde die Tour jedem unbedingt ans Herz legen. Vielen Dank an das Onetrip Team!

My wife and I had an amazing time on our tour of Hanoi with Onetrip. First, their website for booking is great - definitely more professional and up to date compared with the competitors. They also have a great chat feature on the website which makes asking questions super easy. We ended up going with the City tour followed immediately by the food tour. Our city tour guides (Ly and Quang) were super fun, nice, and knowledgeable. We were a little late because of a flight delay but they were able to change it a bit so we could still see a lot.The food tour was amazing! Our guides, La and Huy, were fun, energetic, and had a great, laidback attitude. We don't eat pork or drink alcohol, so navigating the food scene in Hanoi is difficult for us but they did an amazing job changing up their normal itinerary to handle our requests. Not only did they take us to some great food spots (also no other tourists were at any of the places we went to) but they gave us the history behind the food and drinks as well which was really interesting. Huy and La also went out of their way to recommend food to try in Sapa and also a huge list of restaurants that they have tried and approved of in Hanoi.The city tour is FREE (a 5USD donation is recommended) and the food tour is totally reasonable considering you are getting all the food and transport on motorbikes included.All in all it was an amazing experience. More so that the sites and the food, our guides La, Huy, Ly, and Quang were a delight to spend the day with and made the experience unique and thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend!!!

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