Hanoi Morning Hideaway

  • DepartingDaily
  • Days1
  • StyleBasic
  • From$13USD

Walk through the lesser-known parts Hanoi’s Old Quarter and learn about the history of Hanoi through tales told by the guide. Get acquainted with local Hanoians and admire their love for Vietnam, its history, and its culture. Discover the beauty of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments and get a feel for the city’s rich and vibrant culture.

Start Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish Hanoi, Vietnam
Destination Vietnam
Style Basic

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 6 pax

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

Responsible travel

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This tour starts at 07:30. Follow the tour guide to discover a unique local perspective of Hanoi. Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy its peaceful ambiance before the city bursts at the seams with life. Stop at a famous corner where locals go to catch up on local news at the ‘standing newspapers.’ Learn how newspapers were delivered to Hanoians, even through the economic hardships of the Vietnam War.

Continue exploring the city’s unique vibes and marvel at its chaotic-yet-efficient traffic patterns which have rightfully become legendary. Then, stop for a visit to a small tea shop and enjoy a brief introduction to tea making and learn about the importance of drinking tea in Vietnamese society.

Next, escape the bustling streets and find a hidden alley in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit the tiny home of a musician and a family who have dedicated their lives to the single-string dan bau. Hear their life stories and discover a love for their traditional music that goes back generations.


Our services include

  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply) (2 tour guides for groups exceeding 11 participants)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and expenditures of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Important notes

  • Always up to date with the latest prices and you can book directly online 24/7!
  • Availability: Morning
  • Capacity: 6 pax (The musician’s family home is cosy, and requires sitting on the floor)
  • Time: 07:30 – 11:30
  • Departure: Daily

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