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Hanoi By Night Tour

  • Experience a range of dinner and dessert dishes from a variety of local vendors
  • A flexible option: buy your own food and choose what you eat
  • Taste egg coffee in a small cafe nestled away from the main centers, looking over a lake
Hanoi By Night Tour
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Hanoi By Night Tour
From $25.00
Hanoi comes alive at night with glistening streets and bright, bustling markets. Get your exercise in the cool of the evening with this walking tour of the historic quarter. Taste a range of delicacies in the Đồng Xuân covered market, then proceed through the streets, stopping to taste different morsels along the way. See a different aspect of the city in the neon of nighttime.
What to Expect

Pick up in the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area from 18:00 - 18:10.
Take a food-themed walking tour of Hanoi with a maximum group size of 06 to 08 passengers. Begin your 3 hours evening walking tour at Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. 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. Eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempt your taste buds 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, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded more than 1,000 years ago.

Your next 2 snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame-grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. It’s then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This specialty is not to be missed!

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 you will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. 

Back hotel around 21:00 

Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome walking food tour with Son in Old Quarter

If you're in Hanoi I highly recommend the walking food tour with Son who was very personable and happy to accommodate my special requests (drop off laundry and visit art galleries along the way), not to mention all the delicious food we had! Son was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnjohnjohn12345
Reviewed October 19, 2018
Hanoi by Night Tour

We had a fabulous night with our guide Tien - we sampled many choices of Hanoi street food including the famous egg coffee - Tien was amazing - his love and pride for his country was infectious and his knowledge of both the culture and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank robw1608
VNtravelconsultant, Guest Relations Manager at Up Travel Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Good morning from Hanoi, Mr. Rob! Thank you for your 5 stars of trust and satisfaction with our cultural and foodie tour. It seems that you tried lots of typical street dishes with new explorations of our sitting-at-the-pavement culture :) We believed that Tien did...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile
Hanoi local food tour

Great night out visiting all the local food stalls around Hanoi. Tien lead our private tour and was fantastic educating us on the culture of Hanoi. Plenty of good food, drinks and desserts. Highly recommend doing this to really get to know the local cuisine!!!More

1  Thank 803shayneh
VNtravelconsultant, Guest Relations Manager at Up Travel Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Dear Shayne, Thank you for your review and 5-star rating of our local food tour. We are happy to get your very positive feedback together with your satisfaction. Our food tour introduced you to some of the most classic street foods of Hanoi that are...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Great Night Tour

On the day we arrived Hanoi, we did this tour. We thought being the first night, it would also eliviate the problem of searching where to eat. Our tour guide was Mike Tai, soft spoken great tour guide. They contacted us weeks before arrival and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Armypooh
VNtravelconsultant, Guest Relations Manager at Up Travel Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Armypooh, Thank you for your time to give us your nice feedback of our food tour program. We were so lucky to meet each other, will you agree? We are so delighted to know that you have a local-rich cuisine journey with our talented...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile
Excellent committed tour planner

We travelled to Hanoi as a group of six, my wife and I, her parents and our two children, 2.5 and 5 years old. On arrival in Hanoi our hotel arranged a night street food tour for us which turned out to be with Mike...More

1  Thank Luke H
VNtravelconsultant, Guest Relations Manager at Up Travel Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Dear Mr Luke and family, First, please accept our most sincerest thank to you for very long detailed review on the most credible Tripadvisor website. Your words mean the world to us because it reflects your satisfaction with our service and offers during time in...More

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