Hanoi's slices of life

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Get immersed and ignite your trip in Vietnam with a different city tour experience. Our [easy-to-schedule] half day modules have been designed to offer a smooth mix of classic sightseeing and behind-the-scene places. This is an invitation to Hanoi’s backyard; or how to go far beyond the usual tourism clichés, straight to the heart of Vietnam’s capital and its people. See Hanoi from locals’ perspective


  • Hanoi classic sightseeing: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Old Quarter...
  • Hanoi backyard: hidden nooks, popular places, green parks, bustling markets, romantic lakesides...


  • Witness daily life through local most popular places
  • Try Hanoi authentic food

Day 1 Hanoi's slices of life

Meals: not any | Accommodation: not any

13:00 - Your guide meets you at your hotel. Let's grab a taxi and drive to the Ho Chi Minh complex. We walk through it and visit the gardens of the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh house-on-silts and the One Pillar pagoda. Exit from the complex, the stroll takes us to Ngoc Ha village. This is an expedition throughout a real maze of narrow streets and alleys. We enter a lively bustling atmosphere: locals, merchants, shops, pre-schools, small market, a lake and a beautiful hidden temple. We get out of the area with a nice feeling mixed with excitement and somehow relief.

Our next destination is the West Lake. Let’s take the time for a quick refreshing drink while we are waiting for our electric cart to arrive. Ready to go again, we hop on the electric cart for a 1-hour ride on small roads all around the lake. It is a very pleasant journey, with nice views on the lake and the city. A totally different atmosphere from what we have experienced earlier. We loop the loop and the guide then takes you back to hotel by taxi.

PRICE PER PERSON based on a group tour

Validity Price per person
based on group of 2
1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019 US$ 40
[vnd 920 000]


* Fixed prices in USD. Prices in VND are subject to currency fluctuations upon making the trip reservation.

* Would you like to adapt the itinerary, accommodation, length of the trip or any activity as per your needs and preferences? Then just forward us your comments at info@handspan.com.

* Special prices for groups of more than 2 people, children and the possibility to connect the tour with other stages of your trip around Indochina by contacting us. 

* A private trip for a solo traveller is also available with a surcharge.


  • Transportation in appropriate vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Meals as specified on the program.
  • All entrance fees, visits and activities mentioned on the program.
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
  • VAT and other taxes.

Not included

  • Flight tickets and visas.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Supplements on peak season.
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