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Hanoi is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture. Beyond the chaotic Old Quarter, our Hanoi Vespa tours offer an amazing experience of local life, cultures and its flavours.

Hanoi early birds

Morning tour starts 6:00am
Lasts 2 hours

Experience the magical moments of Hanoi waking up! Let us take you on a unique, early morning adventure riding pillion on one of our vintage Vespas.
We begin by witnessing the sunrise from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and enjoy the daily procession of the rising of the flag. Then we scoot to the impressive Long Bien Bridge and admire city views and morning commute. We then wind our way to the heart of Hanoi – Hoan Kiem Lake. There we really wake up with the locals with a spot of exercising, ballroom dancing or aerobics.
By now we should have worked up an appetite and what better way to get ready for the rest of the day than trying some freshly made, Northern Vietnamese specialty ‘Banh Cuon’, a mouth-watering healthy steamed rice rolls.
Last but not least, we wrap up our morning at a local cafe for an unmissable egg coffee.

*Hanoi Early Birds Highlights* including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Long Bien Bridge, Hoan Kiem lake and surroundings, a local market, a local breakfast eatery and café!

$59 Per Person, Kids Under 12 Receive 30% Off

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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The Insider’s Hanoi

Morning tour starts 8:00am
Afternoon tour starts 13:00pm
Lasts 4 – 4.5 Hours

The Insider’s Hanoi begins as all good tours should, by sampling the authentic local café culture in the heart of the Old Quarter, then darting through the busy streets to explore the famous French colonial style St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

We then set off for an intimate ride through the city’s iconic narrow streets to the picturesque ‘Art Street’, where we learn about local artist’s murals showcasing a mix of traditional Vietnamese culture and modern ‘social’ influences.

We then ride out of the city to the Long Bien Bridge, a magnificent structure built over a hundred years ago which spans the Red River and connects the Hoan Kiem and Long Bien Districts. This magnificent structure also provides shelter to locals living on floating homes. Only motorbikes and bicycles can traverse here and this is truly an experience off the beaten track, so off we go! (weather permitting)

It’s back on the Vespas for a fun ride past the West Lake to Ngoc Ha Market and a stroll around this vast, bustling marketplace taking in the vibrant atmosphere that typifies Ha Noi.*

After a short ride on your comfortable vintage Vespa’s toward Huu Tiep Lake, we explore the grounds of a 400-year-old temple, followed by a short walk through traditional local market streets to see the B52 crash site at the lake. This US bomber was shot down during the 1972 bombing raids of Ha Noi, a poignant reminder of Vietnam’s recent history.

Our final ride takes us along the riverside as we zoom past the ancient dyke wall, beautifully decorated with mosaic artwork to our  final destination. A tranquil green oasis at a miniature Kumquat farm (seasonal) or we learn about the ancient tradition of making tea at the home of a Vietnamese Tea Master.

From the final stop, we will drop guests back at their hotel and bid them a safe farewell.

*The Insider Hanoi* – local coffee shop, St. Josephs Cathedral, Artistic murals, Long Bien Bridge, Banana Island, local market, local pagoda, B-52 lake, local tea house or kumquat farm!

*AM tour only

$75 Per Person, Kids Under 12 Receive 30% Off

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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Hanoi After Dark

Tour Runs Nightly at 6:00pm
Lasts 4 – 4.5 Hours

Hanoi After dark begins at our stylish local Café with a beer cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the nearby night time vendors, before jumping on the back of the vintage Vespas. After weaving through the magical, busy back streets of the Old Quarter, we soon arrive at a lively local restaurant serving Bun Cha. This is the quintessential must taste Hanoian dish of rice noodles, grilled pork, and meatballs, with a side of ‘nem’ spring rolls. Simple but delicious.

It’s back riding through the narrow streets again, as we head toward our next foodie stop, a fascinating local joint,  where we try infused rice wine and a buffalo jerky appetizer. We then head out of the Old Quarter, taking in the sites of the Hanoi Flag Tower and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, riding towards the West Lake and Truc Bac area. There we try the local specialty of ‘pho cuon’ and learn the art of wrap ‘n’ roll, Vietnamese style, with these fresh and fragrant ingredients, and the pho noodle!

Our next short ride on the Vespas takes us to our final port of call, next to the superb Opera House. The halcyon days of the 1930’s may be over, however, this Jazz Club will wow you with a truly unique blend of styles – 30’s style Jazz & traditional Vietnamese music!

*Hanoi After Dark Highlights* – hidden café, Bun Cha, rice wine and snacks, pho cuon, live music!

 

 

 

$89 Per Person, Kids Under 12 Receive 30% Off

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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Hanoi Countryside Adventures

Morning tour starts 8:00am
Afternoon tour starts 13:00pm
Lasts 4 – 4.5 Hours

We start off in the heart of the capital, taking in views overlooking the spectacular Long Bien Bridge that spans the Red River. From there we take a ride on our vintage Vespas, almost being transported back in time, visiting a local bamboo artisan family and sampling some traditional rice wine. Briefly stopping at an ancient ancestral house, we interact with the homeowner and get a deeper understanding of local Vietnamese life. From there, we breeze down cool back roads to stop and explore the ancient city of Co Loa. After a breathtaking ride through the quiet countryside and lush green rice paddies, we arrive at a hidden wood carving village to discover how traditional wooden Buddhist statues are made by craftsmen using ancient techniques. Next, we visit a local family to enjoy a snack and end the tour by stopping at a local café with a picturesque view.

Let our guides show you the real Vietnam off the beaten path.
*Hanoi Countryside Adventures Highlights* – Long Bien Bridge, bamboo artisans, ancestral house, ancient capital of Co Loa, rice paddies, wood carving village, and snack with a local family, local café!

$75 Per Person, Kids Under 12 Receive 30% Off

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

Special combo: Wake up with Hanoi

Hanoi early birds 6am to 8am
The Insider’s Hanoi 8am to 12pm

Hanoi early bird

Experience the magical moments of Hanoi waking up! Let us take you on a unique, early morning adventure riding pillion on one of our vintage Vespas.
We begin by witnessing the sunrise from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and enjoy the daily procession of the rising of the flag. Then we scoot to the impressive Long Bien Bridge and admire city views and morning commute. We then wind our way to the heart of Hanoi – Hoan Kiem Lake. There we really wake up with the locals with a spot of exercising, ballroom dancing or aerobics.
By now we should have worked up an appetite and what better way to get ready for the rest of the day than trying some freshly made, Northern Vietnamese speciality ‘Banh Cuon’, a mouth-watering healthy steamed rice rolls.
Last but not least, we wrap up our early morning at a local cafe for an unmissable egg coffee then start with The Insider’s Hanoi

Explore this fascinating capital city as we weave through the busy streets riding pillion on our vintage Vespas. Soak up the city’s history & culture as we visit some iconic and out of the way places, zip through the narrow market streets of the city center, ride alongside the river and over a magnificent old bridge. Experience a bustling local market and peaceful green city oasis where they grow special kumquat trees before a final snack with a Vietnamese family.

$119 Per Person, 30% off for kids under 12

Safety is a priority for us, so all guests will ride behind our experienced drivers for the Vespa for this tour. 

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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Hanoi After Dark + A O Show

Tour Runs 6:00pm  10:00pm

+ 1 hour A O Show on fixed schedule

Hanoi After Dark

Experience the vibrant Hanoi dining scene in style, starting with cocktails in the Old Quarter and being whisked around the capital’s iconic narrow streets on the back of our vintage Vespas. Taste the secret street food snacks, the finest Pho Cuon, and the best Bun Cha – the quintessential, must taste Hanoi dish! Let our guides show you a truly authentic Hanoi style night out, finishing at a 1930’s style Jazz Club in the legendary French Quarter.

A O Show

Giant woven baskets turn into flamingos and crabs, among other imaginative creatures and contraptions, thanks to the clever performers behind the A O Show. Visit the historic Hanoi Opera House for this sophisticated cultural show featuring traditional music, dance and acrobatics. Beautiful choreography and stunning optical illusions lend to a story about how a rural Vietnamese community adapts to urbanization. Grab a complimentary beverage before settling into your seat for the family-friendly performance.

Guests ride pillion behind Vespa drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese night life with friends. This tour includes free flowing drinks and all you can eat, so come with an appetite.

Have children? No worries! They can adjust this tour to be more kid-friendly.

The A O Show combines exciting elements such as bamboo cirque, acrobatics, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual arts.  This marvelous show is performed at the Hanoi Opera House and is a must-do while visiting Hanoi. For more info, click here

 

$105 Per Person, 30% off for kids under 12

Safety is a priority for us, so all guests will ride behind our experienced drivers for the Vespa for this tour. 

Your A O Show Ooh! Ticket will be redeemable for up to 1 week after your Hanoi After Dark Tour. (A O Show schedule.) Check out three other cultural shows also applied for this promotion: Teh Dar, My Village and The Mist Dance Show.

Note – We do not provide transportation to the A O Show.

A O Show Seats may be upgraded when registering for your ticket after the tour.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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The Insider’s Hanoi + A O Show

Morning tour 8:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon tour  13:00pm – 5:00pm

+ 1 hour A O Show

The Insider’s Hanoi

Explore this fascinating capital city as we weave through the busy streets riding pillion on our vintage Vespas. Soak up the city’s history & culture as we visit some iconic and out of the way places, zip through the narrow market streets of the city center, ride alongside the river and over a magnificent old bridge. Experience a bustling local market and peaceful green city oasis where they grow special kumquat trees before a final snack with a Vietnamese family.

A O Show

Giant woven baskets turn into flamingos and crabs, among other imaginative creatures and contraptions, thanks to the clever performers behind the A O Show. Visit the historic Hanoi Opera House for this sophisticated cultural show featuring traditional music, dance and acrobatics. Beautiful choreography and stunning optical illusions lend to a story about how a rural Vietnamese community adapts to urbanization. Grab a complimentary beverage before settling into your seat for the family-friendly performance.

Guests ride pillion behind Vespa drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese night life with friends. This tour includes free flowing drinks and all you can eat, so come with an appetite.

Have children? No worries! They can adjust this tour to be more kid-friendly.

The A O Show combines exciting elements such as bamboo cirque, acrobatics, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual arts.  This marvelous show is performed at the Hanoi Opera House and is a must-do while visiting Hanoi. For more info, click here

 

$89 Per Person, 30% off for kids under 12

Safety is a priority for us, so all guests will ride behind our experienced drivers for the Vespa for this tour. 

Your A O Show Ooh! Ticket will be redeemable for up to 1 week after your Insider’s Hanoi Tour. (A O Show schedule.) Check out two other cultural shows in the Opera House and also applied for this promotion, My Village and The Mist Dance Show.

Note – We do not provide transportation to the A O Show.

A O Show Seats may be upgraded when registering for your ticket after the tour.

 

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING EARLY to avoid disappointment.
For last minute and larger bookings please call us at +84 772993585

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