Guided tour

Hanoi Private Street Food Tour and Cyclo

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Guided tour

Hanoi Private Street Food Tour and Cyclo

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 40 per person

The diversity of Hanoi's street food is truly amazing, and this tour will allow you to sample a range of delicious dishes, with a cyclo ride around Hoan Kiem lake included.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Please wait in your hotel lobby prior to pickup. If your hotel is located outside this area, you must make your own way to the meeting point.


  • Learn about local life and culture and try local food
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do - on the street
  • Try local specialities with influences from French and Chinese cuisine
Full description
Your tour begins with a half-hour cycle trip around the most famous symbol in Vietnam, Hoan Kiem lake. After that, your guide will take you around Hanoi's Old Quarter, where the traditional life of Vietnam still continues. Near the Dong Xuan market, your expert guide will give you an insight into the traditions and ingredients of Vietnamese food, and you will eat as you go. Some of the foods you will try include seasonal fruits and some famous dishes such as pho (noodle soup), crab rolls, pillow cake, Vietnamese sandwich (banh mi) and more. Your guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café, and one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee. Sample this a scrumptious local delicacy while admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. If coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits! At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area, or your guide can assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • English-speaking guide
  • All food items as per itinerary
  • Drinks: 1 bottle of water, 1 coffee or beer
  • 30-minute cyclo ride through Old Quarter
  • All other drinks
  • Extra food portions
  • Tips for local guide

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that at the weekend (from Friday night until Sunday at midnight), the area around the Hoan Kiem Lake is pedestrian only, so you will enjoy a 30-minute cyclo in the Old Quarter area instead of around the lake as on weekdays.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

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This was an excellent street food tour with our guide Jenny. Interesting, friendly and knowledgeable, Jenny made it fun too and was was happy to answer all our questions. We had bun cha, fried and fresh spring rolls, papaya salad, banh mi & egg coffee. We finished off ourselves with a Hanoi beer on the street. All very clean and tasty and felt we were in safe hands. We did our cyclo tour mid way through and it was fun seeing the old quarter buzzing at night.

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February 16, 2020

We enjoyed it immensely! Our guide, alex nguyen was vibrant, friendly and speaks fluent english. More importantly, He was very acommodating and patient with our group as we couldn’t walk that fast (my mother just had knee surgery). He brought us to 5 places i’m sure we couldn’t find on our own- the food was amazing! The cyclo ride made the trip more interesting! Highly recommended! Dont forget to check the weather forecast!

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September 9, 2019

A nice Tour with our guide Tom. Tom was very friendly, open and all our questions was well answered. He gave us a lot of informations about the country, the City and the food. He also gave us some very nice recommendations to places to visit, eat and party in the City. Big recommendation from us

July 6, 2019

Product ID: 64573