Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Food tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street
  • Stroll through the hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter
  • Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture and try local specialties
  • Take in a spectacular view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret café
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience tour starts and ends in Hanoi. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

Travel is all about the street food these days, and why not? It's fresh, fast, cheap and a great way to crack into the local scene. Go one step further and take a private tour of Hanoi with a local guide to source the best street eats from markets, food carts, street cafes and other hard-to-find-but-totally-worth-the-effort secret spots.  
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

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ITINERARY

Meet up with your local guide, then dive straight into Hanoi’s culinary scene with a visit to Dong Xuan, the largest covered market in the city. 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 banh mi, a famous Vietnamese baguette, with your choice of fillings – one of the most beloved combos is pate, ham, sliced cucumber and chili sauce.

After exploring the market, walk through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempting your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish banh cuon at 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 1000 years ago. 

Your next stop is a stall selling bun cha, a classic Vietnamese dish served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodles (bún) and herbs with a flavoursome dipping sauce. Be sure to save some room as you’ll soon be tucking into grilled nem chua, a fermented pork roll, and a fresh fruit salad, two of the most well-known snacks in the city.

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 centre 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.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • All food samples as per itinerary and one Vietnamese coffee/drink
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • additional food and drinks
  • tips / gratuities for local guide
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Hanoi Tour: Street Food Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of Memorial Statue by the right side of Dong Xuan market – 15 Cau Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Meeting end point :

Café Pho Co – 11 Hang Gai St, Hoan Kiem

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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