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“A lovely way to learn more about Hanoi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of HanoiKids Tour

HanoiKids Tour
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 978 162 283
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Ranked #1 of 409 Tours & Activities in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Hanoikids is a volunteer tour guide club of young, friendly and ambitious students who love Hanoi and want to bring local breath to tourists from all over the world. More than all, we are desperate to become little ambassadors of Vietnam.
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“A lovely way to learn more about Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Our guide, Nougat, a 20 year old University student, arrived at our hotel at 9am as arranged. She was a lovely young lady who spoke very good english and was a gem right from the start. After our introductions we headed off to explore the city. Our first stop was Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, we found out that as my daughter and I were wearing shorts we could not go in to the museum but all was not lost. It was a Saturday and there were loads of people in the queue for the mausoleum so we were not too upset. We strolled around the Ho Chi Minh complex anyway and Nougat was able to share some wonderful stories about ho Chi Minh. We then headed to the Temple of Literature where we spent over an hour walking through the temple and gardens and hearing more interesting bits and pieces from Nougat. She was very good at involving our 12 year old daughter. The morning over we headed to Quan An Ngon for a delicious Vietnamese lunch. Our daughter was very keen to see the Hanoi Hilton, she had no idea what is was and thought we were heading off to a luxury hotel! We spend quite a while in the prison absorbing the terrible scenes and not feeling any need to take photos before we headed off to stroll through the French Quarter. We ended the afternoon listening to a bit of jazz in the French Quarter before heading back to our hotel and saying a goodbye to Nougat. HanoiKids must be great if Nougat is anything to go by. A must do in Hanoi.

Visited April 2012
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“Great free tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

What a wonderful day we spent with HanoiKids. Two very enthusiastic and intelligent university students spent the day showing us the sites. Their English is perfect. They were very professional and very warm and friendly. They were very curious about our country, Canada, and we had a lot of fun comparing our lives. By the end of the day, we were close friends and it was sad to say good-bye. They are not allowed to accept money and any money that you give them will be turned over to the non-profit organization. Do bring a little gift. We gave our two guides wallets, which were greatly appreciated.

Visited March 2012
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“Nice Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We had a nice day with Hanoi Kids. We visited the Temple of Literature, West Lake and some other places. The students were very interested in our culture and we were very interested in theirs. I will say that they were a little opinionated and outspoken about what they thought about things like our home country, our politics, etc. Of course, they are entitled to their opinions but it didn't really seem like a good venue for political discussions. Anyway, it was worth doing.

Visited March 2012
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“Best tour ever in hanoi city...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

have met 3 girls from hanoikids..and they are really show us the beauty of hanoi in one day..they also conmpanied us the best spot for shopping..and it all free...will contact them next time to hanoi

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“Fun day out with the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We heard about HanoiKids while doing research for our trip in Feb 2012 to Hanoi. The group rightly deserves the good reviews they get online.

It was a good move on our part to do a tour with them the same day we arrived in Hanoi, because it helped us to somewhat understand and orientate ourselves in the city.

The students were fun to hang out with - it helps that you, as travellers, ask them questions and do some talking, since they want to practise their English language skill. It's not your passive-tourist-sit-back-and-hear-out-the-guide type of tour. They brought us to some nifty local places to eat and sightsee, including a cafe famous for its raw egg-white-topped coffee (you'd never know there was a cafe there because of its 'hole-in-a-wall' entrance).

We forgot to bring some souvenirs from home, but paid for their drinks/food and for their entry fee of the attraction we visited (which doesn't cost much). You can arrange in advance with them what you're interested in and they'll tailor an itinerary accordingly.

Visited February 2012
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