The first impression most people have of Hanoi when they first arrive is the traffic. You’d be surprised how crazy it is! In fact, we have 4 million motorbikes for 8 million people. But, luckily, we have a solution! The locals know the best way to travel through the city is by scooter or motorbike, and that’s why we’ve created a tour specifically for that! How does exploring the streets on the back of a scooter with a great local driver sound? The freedom of a scooter in this otherwise traffic-jammed city makes for a very unique experience not many people have the pleasure of experiencing. Are you ready for a great adventure in and around Hanoi? Let’s get started!
WhenUsually from 8.00am to 12:30pm
Meeting PlacePick up from Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel, or in front of the Hanoi Opera House for those staying outside of the Old Town.
SeasonWe operate all year round. Except Vietnamese New Year which runs from January 24th-30th, 2019.
InclusionsGuest pick-up and drop-off, English-speaking guide, informative motorbike tour, all food (lunch), drinks, and snacks ordered by your guide
OptionsAdditional snacks, beverages, and food items, souvenirs, tips & gratuities for your guide
Group SizeMaximum 8 pax
We Will Come to You
On our Hidden Side of Hanoi by Scooter tour, we'll welcome you with 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 Ngoc Ha Market
It’s back on the scooters for the ride to the Ngoc Ha 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.
Time for One Last Stop!
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.