Discover the real Hanoi with locals
Said to be the quintessential city of Vietnam - a millennium-old capital of crumbling pagodas and labyrinthine streets existed a thousand years, Hanoi is a mix of a busy modern life and sustainable values preserved for generations. As such, Hanoi has become extremely attractive to tourists especially with Culture and History tours.
We'll also experience a cooking class in a local home. Interestingly, having lunch with local people at their home, enjoying the best authentic specialties and better understanding the life of locals will be your invaluable and unforgettable experience for your holiday.
Get picked up from hotel take you to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake.
Visit HCMC complex (HCMC Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, 1 pillar pagoda, . . . , etc.
Transfer to local market and wander through the fresh food market, selecting all of the ingredients needed for cooking. Then head back to the cooking center to start the cooking class at local home.
Enjoy the meal and a chance to chat with your instructor. Relax in the comfort of the local home dining area and enjoy a local beer, wine, or lemon juice. You can take home printed recipes.
Visit Temple of Literature.
Visit Hoa Lo prision if you wish and continue to discover Hanoi Od Quarter and Hoan Kiem lake area.
Tour ends at the hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up in the hotel
End location: Drop off in the hotel
Duration: 9 hours
The means of transport will be used for the trip:
- Private car: safe, new and clean: Pick up and drop off services, transferring you around Hanoi city for sightseeing
- Walking: sometimes in the Old quarter only and inside the places of visit
- Professional tour guide - English speaking
- Private transfer
- Mineral water
- Full entrance fees (HCMC complex, Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison)
- Cooking classes with customized menu for clients
- Lunch in the local home
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200000 VND - Drinks and personal expense
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Any items not mentioned above
I am not a driver. I can arrange private cars for a group of 1 to 45 people.
I can customize tours upon your request.
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We spent an amazing day with our guide Tai, exploring and learning about Hanoi. He was professional and friendly from our first contact (by email). He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his city and country and we learnt so much from him! The air-conditioned van, excellent driver and bottled water were all very welcome as we travelled to various landmarks and culturally significant points around the city. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough! Greg & Roseanne Woolooware (Sydney) Australia