Explore the cross culture of Hanoi on the back of a motorbike! Take in the amazing sights and visit some lesser-known locations around the city.
The Hidden Side of Hanoi by Scooter Tour
- Child (under 13)
Highlights of this experience
- Hanoi’s History and background culture
- Hidden alleyways and backstreets
- Variety of traditional Vietnamese food all shared, family-style lunch
- Traditional tea house
Escape the traffic and discover Hanoi on the back of a scooter
The first impression when you travel to Hanoi is 100% the traffic. You’d be surprised how amazing it is.
In fact, we have 4 million motorbikes for 8 million people. But how about discovering this new city on the back of a scooter with a great local driver?
It would be a very unique experience that you haven’t had before. Let us show you some famous and the not so famous spots of Hanoi, let us take you on a great adventure in and around Hanoi. Let’s get started!
Duration: 4.5 hours
Group Size: 1-8 people
Meeting Place: Hotel pick-up
Time: 08:00 – 12:30
Private/Customized Tours: Available upon request
Vegetarian option: Available upon request
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off in the old quarter, English speaking guide, entrance fees, all food (lunch), drinks, and snacks ordered by your guide
Tour dates: Daily and Year Round (except for Vietnamese lunar new year holiday from 10th Feb 2021 – 18th Feb 2021)
Exclusions: Additional snacks, beverages, and food items, souvenirs, tips & gratuities for your guide
We Will Come To You
On our Hidden Side of Hanoi by Scooter tour, we’ll welcome you with a pick up from your hotel or guest house in the old town of Hanoi. And because we want you to have the most enjoyable experience, when we’re done we’ll drop you back at your accommodation.
Taste Hanoi’s Lesser-Known Coffee Beverages
We’ll get acquainted while sampling the local café culture at an eclectic-style café in the heart of the Old Quarter, before heading off on our scooters to our next stop.
Visit Hanoi’s Oldest Church
What better way to get to know the city’s history than with a visit to our next stop, St. Joseph’s Cathedral? Admire the famed French colonial-style church as we learn about its history and importance in Hanoi.
Let Us Take You To The Famous Railway Tracks
Our next unusual stop is to the famed railroad tracks where locals live and carry out their day along train tracks. Here we can see how the locals live and work in tall narrow houses, just centimetres from the tracks. You’ll have some time to take pictures and admire this quirky location. Then, we’ll set off for a ride through the city’s iconic narrow streets and head into the heart of the historic Old Quarter.
Take A Look At The Newest Attraction In Hanoi
We’ll then take a look at the newest attraction in Hanoi, an outdoor gallery where local artists have created amazing pieces of outdoor art. This is both an artistically and culturally significant place as the initiative started to mark the 25 year anniversary of peace between the South Korean government and Vietnam.
Don’t Miss Out On Long Bien Bridge!
We then ride out of the city to the Long Bien Bridge, a magnificent structure built over a hundred years ago. This amazing piece of architecture spans the Red River and connects the Hoan Kiem and Long Bien districts, and provides shelter to locals living on boats underneath. Only motorbikes & bicycles can traverse, so off we go!
After our great ride on the outskirts of Hanoi, along the banks of the red river, we’ll then make our way to our local lunch spot. Try a variety of traditional Vietnamese food all shared, family-style.
Experience The Excitement Of A local Market
It’s back on the scooters for the ride to an awesome local wet and dry Market. Take in the scale and excitement of this market, and admire the vibrant atmosphere typical to Ha Noi.
Visit The B52 Crash Site
After a short ride, we head towards Huu Tiep Lake to see the B52 crash site at the lake. This US bomber was shot down during the 1972 bombing raids of Ha Noi, a poignant reminder of recent history. Take in the story of this site and see the remains emerging from the lake.
Our last and final stop is to visit a local traditional tea shop where we are able to learn about, and sample, local traditional teas served from a tea master.