Exciting Hanoi By Scooter Half Day

Exciting Hanoi By Scooter Half Day
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Exciting Hanoi By Scooter Half Day
From Upon request
Duration Half Day
Code VHN07
Style Private
Location Hanoi City
Start Client's Hotel

TOUR INFORMATION

Experience the hustle and bustle of the city, meet friends and make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities. Get a glimpse of Hanoi on the banks of the Red River as your driver navigates the chaotic traffic system. Eat food with the locals, including the chance to try a different version of pho, the popular Vietnamese beef noodle soup that has traveled the world.

Morning tour – 8:00am-12:00pm | Afternoon tour – 13:00pm-5:00pm

What’s Included

  • Free pick-up and drop-off
  • Scooters, full-face helmet, safe drivers
  • English speaking local guide
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary with bottle water throughout
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drink offer in the bars
  • Rain poncho (if needed)
  • Pictures from your tour
  • Insurance

What’s Not Included

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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ITINERARY BY DAY

EXCITING HANOI BY SCOOTER HALF DAY

The Hanoi by scooter half-day tour starts off sampling the local Café culture at our Italian style Café in the heart of the old quarter, overlooking Hanoi’s oldest church, to the famous French colonial style St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

We then set off for a ride through the city’s iconic narrow streets and head into the heart of the historic Old Quarter. Alighting at the railway tracks, we can see how the locals live & work, just centimetres from the train tracks in tall narrow houses.

After a short ride on the scooter toward Huu Tiep Lake, we meet a fascinating elderly resident of the area who regales us with stories of the past in a 400-year-old temple. It’s then a short walk through traditional local market streets 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.

It’s back on the scooter for the ride to the Ngoc Ha Market and stroll around this huge, bustling place taking in the vibrant atmosphere that typifies Ha Noi.

We then ride out of the city to the Long Bien Bridge, a magnificent structure built over a hundred years ago which 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!

Our next ride takes us along the riverside as we whiz past the ancient dyke wall, beautifully decorated with mosaic artworks and on to a Kumquat Farm, located in a peaceful green agricultural oasis in the city. These little trees are traditional gifts at Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, and adorn every family home, symbolising luck, health, wealth, fertility and peace.

We then jump on the scooter and head to our final spot, a special light snack before taking you back to your hotel.

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Note: we only run private and customizable tours.

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