Discover a hidden cafe where the owner has been turning plastic bottles into beautiful decorations at his local coffee shop Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street Stroll through hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food cultureand try local specialties. Take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret cafe
We start our evening Hanoi street food tour at a hidden coffee shop with a welcome drink and the chance to fill up your reusable water bottle. Walking into this cafe you will seeplastic bottles, turned into flowers and dragonflies, hanging from the ceiling.These decorations create pops of color throughout the cafe. What agood wayto start your evening tour! Stroll through hidden alleywaysand visitthe city’s localmarket, Hang Be. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty local doughnut where you have the chance tolearn the process of how the local family makes their doughnuts, including sweet and savory varieties. Thenextstopon our Hanoi street food tour isa food stall sellingbun dau met(noodles with fried tofu and shrimp paste) or bun cha(a grilled pork and noodle dish). We sit down with the Hanoi locals and also have a chance to samplemam tom(shrimppaste) ornuoc mam(fish sauce). Next, wewill head over to Lo Ren streetwherewe willstop for somebanh mi,a tastyVietnamese baguette sandwich with many differentchoices of fillings. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dishBanh Cuonat a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1,000 years ago. Now, it's time for a cup of Bia hoi(light Vietnamese draft beer)whilewe sit downand mingle with locals.This local beer-drinking tradition is one not to be missed. Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits! At the end of our Hanoi tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
Local English speaking guide, all food samples as per itinerary and 3 drink items such as fruit juice, Bia hoi (local light beer) with a local snack, one Vietnamese coffee, drinking water to refill your bottle at the first meeting point.
Items of a personal nature, additional food and drinks, tips / gratuities for local guide
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
We highly recommend you to bring a reusable bottle of water to refill on this walking tour as we are on the way to reduce single-use plastic bottles. The chance to fill up your water bottle is provided at the first meeting point and 3 local drinks are included in the itinerary.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
3B Hàng Tre street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi at Hidden Gem Coffee shop (in the alley).
Café Pho Co – 11 Hang Gai St, Hoan Kiem
Local Life & Culture, Local Food, Walking & Orientation, Market Visits
01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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