Hanoi Free Motorbike tours

Hanoi Free Motorbike tours

Hanoi Free Motorbike tours 

  1. Duration: 3 Hours
  2. Places: Sword lake, Old Quarter, Long Bien bridge, Ceramic road, Dong Xuan market, West lake, Phu Tay Ho
  3. Price: 15 US Dollars (330.000 VND) (For motorbike rental, Parking tickets and Petrol).

Hanoi Motorbike tours are not uncommon with all international visitors, however, experiencing a motorbike tour with Hanoi free local tour guides would be the most memorable trip for your life. Hanoi Motorbike tours are far more thrilling than taking a bus trip or just going for a walk owing to several factors that other trips are in lack of.

Firstly, we always try our best to make sure that all you guys can be immersed yourselves in seeing sights with our professional, friendly and enthusiastic tour guides. Our members are young generations who have deep patriotism and long to promote our national images to foreign friends. Besides, Our free tour guides are good at English so as to convey the entire messages and stories to international visitors and make conversations spontaneously. So many people asked us that whether tour guides’ driving skill are safe enough? This problem is really important and worth catering to. Nevertheless, if you book a motorbike tour with Hanoi Free Local Tours, it is not a matter, as all our members have passed the driving test excellently and even are trained carefully to bring the visitors the sense of safety and enjoy the whole trip without worries. Making visitors feel assured when riding with us are always put ahead.

Secondly, when it comes to attractive destinations that we will take you to cannot out of list without doubt.

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hanoi-free-mortorbike-tours

LIST OF ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS WITH FREE MOTOBIKE TOURS

SWORD LAKE

We will ride you around the Sword lake- the slap bang of Hanoi capital which owes the longstanding history and hidden legend through the cherry and touching voice of the tour guides. Standing out in the middle of the lake is Turtle tower that is a symbol of Hanoi. Its architecture is the perfect combination between European and Vietnamese style. Another national relic is Ngoc Son complex, including Pen tower, the Inkslab, The Huc bridge and Ngoc Son temple. All of them create an impressed highlight, right there in the heart of the capital of Hanoi.

AROUND OLD QUARTER

After that, we will surf through Old Quarter to get a glimpse of both classic and contemporary architectures here. It is the major Hanoi’s commercial district with its heart and sound being exposed through ancient streets. It is said to be the most vibrant and cosmopolitan trading site. It consists of 36 old streets whose name starts with “Hang” and represents for special goods that it specializes. For example, if you dropped by Hang Dao that used to be a renowned centre for trading silk, you would have bought the quality silk for your own. However, it currently specializes in ready-making clothes. Then turn right, you can come across Hang Bac which is considered as a silver factory under Ly dynasty. Wow, we are pretty sure that if you shop around all 36 old streets here, you might burn a hole on your pocket!!! Since its diversity and vibrancy can take your breath away. Besides, the daily life of Hanoians are more vivid and real than ever before through the very your eyes.

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Being a Hanoian by taking a free local tour on mortorbike around hanoi

LONG BIEN BRIDGE

Next, staying away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we will be off the beaten track and move on to Long Bien Bridge which was one of the greatest bridges in Vietnam at that time it was built. Many visitors coming here feel that Long Bien bridge is the most perfect place to get sunset and take some photos. Because of standing from here, you can be immersed yourselves in breathtaking view of Red river and daily activities of local hard-working people in this area.  More importantly, this bridge has gone into our history for ages. Despite experiencing ups and downs during the long resistance war, it stands still and lives with Hanoians as a part and parcel of our life.

CERAMIC ROAD

One place that cannot forget to mention is the ceramic road. It is the longest road with 4 km length. It can be said to be an artistic masterpiece with millions of small ceramic pieces on the occasion of 1000 years Thang Long citadel. Riding pillion the native driver along this road, you can get the feel of the local and understand how Vietnamese people are so proud of it. Only by looking at the images in this road, you guys can briefly portrait our cultural and traditional values during over 1000 year of building and protecting the country.

TRADITIONAL MARKETS – Dong Xuan market

Then visitors would have chance of becoming intellectual native buyers in some traditional markets here. There is a wide range of goods trading on a daily basis such as pineapple, passion-fruit, meat, fish and many other special products that are specialized in these markets. Dong Xuan market is the distribution place and a bulk sale for retailers because of the quantity and price of goods here, while for tourists, it is the most attractive site to enjoy mouth-watering traditional dishes like Bun Cha, Bun Rieu. Furthermore, it will be more interesting if you learn how to bargain with humorous, friendly sellers in this market. Specially, there are almost female sellers here so that you will gain deep insight into Vietnamese women- greatest mothers, greatest wives and brilliant businesswomen.

WEST LAKE

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The next part of motorbike tours in Hanoi is another large lake – West lake. If Sword lake brings the sense of vibrancy and excitement, West lake is far quieter and more peaceful. However, on the contrary of its peace, lives surrounding West lake are the most luxurious and qualified in Hanoi with villas and fussy buildings mushrooming. Stopping for a while to enjoy the breeze winds in West lake can blow your mind and it seems to heal any stress or pressure because of learning schedule or working stuff. That is the reason why it is the site for the young to gather on weekends.

PHU TAY HO

It is noteworthy to mention that there is a famous temple nearby the lake called Phu Tay Ho. It was renovated recently in order to live up to people’s expectation. At the beginning of the year, in January and February to be exact, it is the place for the countless line of visitors from both inside and outside Vietnam to gather and pray for the family’s health and luck for the whole day. Therefore, it is often crowded in these holidays.

Another factor that cannot out of list is the service which is extremely professional. Besides, our tour guides always cater to the need of visitors physically and emotionally.

To specify, our tour guide will get picked you up at the hotel on time because we do not want to waste any little quality time to enjoy the whole tour with us. And then making a short conversation is necessary to make sure everything is ready to set off the adventure, especially some advice and rules while sitting on the back of the riders. For example, please hold on tight when getting through adventurous roads or at rush hour. Since you know, at rush hour, traffic appears to be a huge car park and hundreds of vehicles are jostling for the space in the road. It goes without saying that this scene is definitely thrilling experience that you would not like to miss. Moreover, when approaching the daunting intersections, you guys will have the feelings of rush adrenaline or scary a little bit, but don’t worry since you are accompanying with delicate tour guides – Hanoi Free Local Tours. If you take little children with you, we will suggest you some tips to assure the safety of them. More importantly, you can completely bury yourselves in a fantastic motorbike tour with us and enable kids to gain hands-on experience about Vietnamese lifestyle. Besides travelling on the scooters, you guys are able to take on challenge to learn how to ride a motorbike once time with the thorough instruction of our tour guides. It is a certainly fascinate and unforgettable event in the trip to Vietnam- a small, friendly country.

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FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Welcome to Hanoi Free Local Tours, a non-profit organization running by students with the mission to bring tourists free walking tours around Hanoi in any available time as long as you remember to reserve your tours in advance.

Let us give some information about Free Hanoi Street Walking Tours

With more than 1000-year history, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has so many attractions that could keep tourists engaged all the time: from well-preserved buildings along with lush and verdant parks to handful of well-appointed museums, from many natural lakes to handicraft villages and delectable cuisine, from attractive buildings of French to Chinese and  Russian architecture .

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Hanoi-Old-Quarter-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Particularly, our free Hanoi walking tour today concentrates on guiding tourists through Hanoi’s most attractive destination, the OLD QUARTER, which first appeared when King Ly Thai To relocated the capital city from Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh to Thang Long, Hanoi. The Old Quarter, at first, consisted of many workshop villages around the royal palace, but now it is a trading place for guilds and craft cooperatives. Most streets in the Old Quarter begin with the word “Hang”, which means merchandise or shop, and the other word, which shows their product, service or location.

Hang Bac Street - FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Hang Bac Street – FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

We begin our journey in HANG DAO Street, one of the oldest streets in all of Vietnam. It goes right through the middle of the old quarter and divided it into two directions, north and south. Hang Dao Street was once a center for the trading of silk products under the French colony. This street now specializes in ready-made clothing.

Turn right at the end of the street, we reach HANG BAC street, which dates from at least the 13th century. This street was a silver factory under the Le Dynasty; therefore, its name is Hang Bac, which means silver shop . Since the 18th century, the street has become a popular place for jewelry makers and money exchangers. Besides, the heavy metal bars were exchanged in Hang Bac for business transaction, so the French called it “Exchange Street.”

Keep walking straight forward, we come across TA HIEN Street, whose nick name is ‘international intersection’ as there are many foreign backpackers gathering there at night. Stopping here gives you great pleasure of tasting fresh beer and street food, as well as enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Old Quarter in the hospitable atmosphere.

Old house - ma may- FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Old house – ma may- FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Next, we turn left and walk onto MA MAY Street, which is a union of two old streets: Hang May and Hang Ma. Rattan products were sold on Hang May and sacred joss to burn for the dead were sold on Hang Ma. The streets then became one: Ma May. The ancient house at 87 Ma May street which dated back from the late of the 20th century, is still preserved with typical architecture of ancient houses. Though being restored in 1999, this house still retains the pristine beauty of itself. Tourists can buy tickets to take a tour around the house.

Ratten products-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Ratten products-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

(Ratten products)                                         (Sacred joss)

continually the free walking tour in Hanoi, we enter HANG BUOM Street, which means Sail Street. Sails used to be  sold in the past, but now there is no demand for them anymore. Therefore, to the western end of the street, confectionery is sold instead. If you prefer savory food, look out for the roasted meat store at No. 108 Hang Buom Street.

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Roasted-Duck-with-Fig-Stuffing- FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

(lines of people queuing in front of the store) (roasted duck – one of the most popular dishes in the store)

Midway along the street, at the junction of Hang Giay, is Bach Ma Temple or White Horse Temple. There is a legend that King Ly Thai To was directed by a white horse to find an appropriate place to construct the Citadel. Hence, the temple was built to honor that white horse.

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Bach-Ma-Temple-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

(Outside Bach Ma Temple)

Now turn right to HANG DUONG (Sugar) Street, which sells all kinds of sugar, sweets, and dried fruit (in Vietnamese: “Ô Mai”). Together with the ups and downs of history, the street’s appearance has changed but the treasured old houses such as Cau Dong Pagoda, which has been classified as national historical relics, are still preserved on the street.

 

Cau Dong Pagoda- FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Cau Dong Pagoda- FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Outside Cau Dong Pagoda with Hanoi Free Local Tour members

Going straight ahead, you step onto DONG XUAN Street / Springfield Street, which originally belonged to two villages Nhiem Trung and Hau Tuc. Dong Xuan market, Vietnam’s oldest and largest market, occupies half of the street, was one of the busiest urban areas in Southeast Asia thanks to its location at the confluence of To Lich and Red River. The French required merchants to bring their goods inside the market in order to facilitate tax collections. When the number of merchants increased, the market was enlarged. In 1889, a structure was built over it, and five gates were built leading to it. Each of the five market gates was used only for specified goods. In 1994, a fierce fire destroyed almost the market, leading to its being renovated.

With a smartphone, any foreign tourist can easily find online direction to explore Hanoi on their own, so why should you choose us to be your company in a couple of hours ? Because our tour guides are so friendly and enthusiastic that they certainly try to make sure you have a good time here. We will not only give you useful information about the Old Quarter but also share with you genuine stories of Hanoians from the perspective of a local. As our club’s slogan indicates: “Bring tourists and locals together”, the free walking tour offers you  authentic experience in exploring the city with a local companion – an experience that you shall never forget in the rest of your life!.

Seeing is believing. Hope to see you in Hanoi.

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Hanoi Free War Site Walking Tours

Hanoi Free War Site Walking Tours

Hanoi Free War Site Walking Tours

Highlights of the free motorbike tours

  1. Itinerary
  • Hoa Lo Prison
  • Hanoi Flag Tower
  • Hanoi Military History Museum
  • Long Bien Brigde

     2. Time:

8:30Am -11:30Am

1:30Pm-5:30Pm

       3. Description of Free war site tour in hanoi

Let us give you some information about Hanoi Free War sites walking tour War sites are commonly known as places where battles took place in the past. If you visit Hanoi, let us lead you to some of the historical relics here – museums, prisons, fortresses. They will give you valuable information about the painstaking struggle for independence of the Vietnamese people.

For those who questions who are “us”, then the answer is that “us” here refers to the members in “Hanoi Free Local Tours” club.  It is an organization established by local students with a mission to help visitors from all around the world discover a truly beautiful Hanoi.  We, the local students, will be your tour guide, leading you to the most famous tourist destinations in Hanoi. Different tours will be suggested for you based on your time and your interest. If you are particularly keen on Vietnam war history, our Hanoi Free half-day war sites walking tour is an optimal choice.

Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Our first destination is the Hanoi Military History Museum in Dien Bien Phu Street, only 600 meters  from President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to the East.

Opened in 1959, the museum preserves factual objects and vivid proofs, which can give you thorough understanding of Vietnam’s constant struggles against the French colonialists and American imperialists.

Going inside the museum, you can see a lot of artifacts, films and photos reflecting different eras in Vietnam: from Hung Vuong Era – the era in which Vietnam first starts as a country, to one-thousand-year under Chinese’s colonization, and  the long struggle against French colonialist and American invaders. Pieces of weaponry displayed in the museum courtyard  such as aeroplanes, tanks, heavy artilleries, rockets, and bombs.                                          

The most impressive of all on the grounds of the museum is Hanoi Flag Tower. It is classified as the nation’s historical and cultural monument, where the first flag of Vietnam was hung after the successful revolution in 1945.

Hanoi Flag Tower - Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi Flag Tower – Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

(Hanoi Flag Tower)

To continue the Hanoi Free half-day war sites walking tour  you can either take a walk in just 15 minutes or  take a taxi to get to Hoa Lo prison.  Rated as one of the top 10 notorious prisons in the world, Hoa Lo is a place that you should never miss if you want to take a closer look into Vietnam history, particularly the struggle against the French colonial empire.

At first, the prison was built by the French colonialists to capture Vietnamese political activists who took part in the struggle against them. Hoa Lo is where you can see how terrible the life of prisoners was, from the room where they were shackled all day, their meals, their clothes to hundred kinds of torture in the prison.

 

Hoa Lo Prison - Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Hoa Lo Prison – Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

In the war between Vietnam and America, Hoa Lo was used by the Vietnamese government to imprison American pilots who were captured in the campaign “Dien Bien Phu in the air”. Documentary films and pictures about this campaign and the daily life of the pilots in Hoa Lo prison are also on display. You will also have the chance to look at the clothes and pictures of a famous pilot: John McCain – who later became a senator and a presidential candidate in 2008.

(Senator John McCain looked at the photo of his being captured at Truc Bach Lake during his visit to Hoa Lo prison in April, 2009.)

Leaving Hoa Lo, we walk along Duong Thanh and Phung Hung Street to the last spot in our war-site tour: Long Bien Bridge.

 

Long Bien Bridge - Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Long Biên Bridge – Hanoi Free War Sites Walking Tour

Being constructed during the French occupation in the country, Long Bien was the first steel bridge across the Red river in Hanoi, and one of four greatest bridges in the world at the time it was built. Over the past 100 years, Long Bien Bridge has been a witness to all the historical events that made the capital city like it is today

The bridge was a connection point to transport tons of rice from Northern area of Vietnam to Dien Bien Phu battle, thus contributing greatly to the victory of Vietnam People’s army against the French, 1954.

Because of its strategic function, Long Bien Bridge was a main target for the US’s bombing in its invasion war (1954-1975). It was bombarded many times by air attacks of the US Army; therefore, many spans of the bridge were destroyed. The remained spans, the spotting shrapnel and bullet holes still left in the bridge reminds us a painful but unforgettable past. The bridge, hence, is not only a great architecture but also a living historical witness.

At the end of the Hanoi Free war sites walking tour, you can have the best view of the bridge at the sunset and take photos of the rice paddling fields. Long Bien Bridge is an ideal place for sightseeing, for relaxing and remembering about the memorable past.

We are pretty sure that you will be impressed by those historical sites in a tour with Hanoi Free Local Tours.

Many tourists have tried the tour with us and kindly give us 5-star reviews with encouraging comments on Tripadvisor.

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Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Full-Day)

Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Full-Day)

Hanoi Free Walking Tours

  • Members: 100  Members- Free Tour Guides
  • Founded in 2012
  • Founders : Unsiversity students in Hanoi
  • Location: Hanoi

Highlights of Hanoi Free Walking Tours:

  1.  Hoan Kiem Lake
  2.  St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi
  3.  Hoa Lo Prison
  4.  Temple of literature
  5.  Ho Chi Minh Complex
  6.  Dong Xuan Market

A tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guides’ Members

Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

[Hanoi Free Walking Tours] Hoa Lo Prison

After the guide pick you up at your hotel, the  free walking tour will begin with walking to Sword Lake, which is the heart of Hanoi, where you will have primary look of Vietnamese lifestyle. Do you know why Vietnamese usually sit on little chairs? Because in Vietnam the higher the chairs are, the more money you have to pay for the restaurant owners. Then Let’s have glasses of lemon tea with little honey neart. Joseph’s Cathedral (big church) with us. This is also the moment to get to know know a little about Vietnamese language, how to bargain in Viet Nam and how to travel far from Hanoi experience. Our Local guides will share with give you some useful tips which can help you a lot when you are in Viet Nam.
Temple of literature with Hanoi Free walking tour Guides

Hanoi Free Local Tours 4.Temple of literature

Hanoi Free Local Tours 4. Temple of literature

Vietnam is famous for the wars against France and the US in the 20th century. Our visit to Hoa Lo prison will give you a deep understanding of what happened in during these wars, how political prisoners were treated with series of savage tortures. Vietnam is famous for not only the wars, but also its long-standing history. Next, We will pay a visit to a 1000– year– old university in Vietnam: Temple of  Literature which is the symbol of eastern architecture, and culture.

Traditional Market Hanoi Free walking tour Guides

Trying food is always a fundamental part of a travel. And Pho or Cha Ca are traditional foods in Vietnam. If you are a vegetarian, we will have lunch at a unique vegetarian restaurant which serves the food that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

In the afternoon, we will take a taxi to the oldest traditional market in Vietnam- ( Dong Xuan Market). This is the place where you can see how locals make their livings and discover a lot of interesting alleys with many tasty street foods. There are only a few tourists there, which makes us feel like we are going to discover the new place in planet.

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Hanoi free Walking tours has more than 200 reviews from a number of travellers experiencing themselves these amazing free tour services in Hanoi. Nearly 80% reviews are exellent, 15% are very good, and the number for average, poor, terrible are only 2 %, 2 % and 1 % which help Hanoi free walking tours club become  one of best out door activities in Hanoi.

Rank: # 60/ 754 Tours in Hanoi

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Hanoi Free Walking Tours-Reviews

Pictures with free Local Guides in Hanoi

Hanoi Free Local Tours Having food

Hanoi Free Local Tours Having food

Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

Pictures taken by Inno Banson and his Friends. 

3. Free Walking Tours in Hanoi include kinds of tours below

3.1 Free walking tours in the early morning with free tour guides

Enjoy the beauty of hanoi in the early morning by walking around with locals you will have the chance to experince an essensial part of Hanoi that not a lot of people could be aware of. You will see how the elderly do taichi in the very early morning, the go around St. Joseph Cathedral which is located nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.

The free morning walking tour end up with a bowl of noodle soups at Bat Dan Street in the old quarter.

  • Starting time: 6:00 Am
  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • Destinations:  Hoan Kiem Lake – St. Joseph Cathedral – Noodle Soups

3.2 Hanoi Free street food experience with free tour guides

Food is always the Most Important Part of Travel Vietnam somehow is a little kichen of the world. Make sure that you are totally hungry before starting a free street food tour with Hanoi free walking tours, you will be 100 % full with a lot of amazing street food

  • Starting time: 17:30
  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • Destinations:  Cau Dong market – Dong Xuan market – O Mai Hang Duong street

3.3 Hanoi free Walking Tours around city (full day)

Many activities, many museums, many stories from free Tour guides will help you have an overview of Hanoi. It is like goring around a new city with a local friend in a country that is truly new to you.

  • Tour duration: 6 hours
  • Starting time: 8:30
  • Destinations:  Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple

3.4 French Quarter walking tour (half day) with Hanoi Free Tour Guides

Hanoi is like a Paris in Asia with the architecture has been influenced deeply by french style during the war. Let do the free french quarter walking tour with us to get to know what french left after war

  • Starting time: 8:30 Am, or 2:00 Pm
  • Destinations:  Government guesthouse, , Opera House, Hilton Opera, Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution, Trang Tien ice cream

3.5 Hanoi war sites free walking tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guides

War did pass, but what it left are things we need know! It is hard, tough and terrible! I know, Vietnamese know … you ?

  • Starting time: 8:30 Am, or 2:00 Pm
  • Destinations:  Military History Museum, Hoa Lo Prison, West Lake

 Hanoi Free Walking Tours Reviews

Lovely cultural swap with Linh

This association is lovely. First of all are very responsive, I changed the date last minute and they arranged the free walking tour for me anyway, super! We met Linh which took us around the city center and explained us lots of local habits and described the stuff we were seeing. She took us to the Women museum and was a really interesting visit as we learned a lot about the women importance in the Vietnamese society. Thanks for the patience and for answering all the questions!!

Visited November 2016

“The best way to see Hanoi”

Dao was an amazing tour guide! She was really knowledgeable of local history, providing me & my friends with interesting trivia and context to each place she showed us. Dao was able to bring us to places like the Literature Temple, Maison Centrale, Sword Lake, St. Joseph’s Cathedral & the Water Puppet Theatre. Thanks to her, we had the chance to try out some of Hanoi’s most popular foods! Thanks Dao for the lovely day you spend with us!

Visited September 2016

“free Hanoi-Tour with a local Student”

My girlfriend and me decided to make the free walking tour. Our guide was Pham, she was really friendly, nice and lovely. She picked us up at our hotel and walked with us through the city. The stops were interesting and we learned a lot about Hanoi from Pham. I would definitely recommend the tour – its like you hang out with a good friend 🙂

Visited November 2016

4. Hanoi Free Walking Tours Term

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. Hanoi Free Walking Tours is a non-profit club so there is no charge local students require. Only the expenses during the tour like admission fees, restaurant meals and drink, and transportation fees are thing that you need o prepare. All of your contribution (if applicable) will be used as a fund for Hanoi Free Walking Tours  development, not for personal purposes.
  2. Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. If there is not any member available yet, your booking will be put in the waiting list. However, chance is that you will still be provided with the tour if we have enough members confirming to do tour on that day. During ten days prior to your trip date, you had better check your email regularly in case we have a spare tour.
  4. In case you book another tour with other similar organizations at the same time as with Hanoi Free Walking Tours , please notify us in advance. We will contact them to make the best arrangement for all sides involved.

5. How to Book a tour with Hanoi Free Walking Tours

You can book a free tour on Hanoi Free Walking Tours official website then You will receive an email clearly confirming the time and place for picking you up. Reply their email for the confirmation and stay in touch until we reach a final agreement. Tours should be booked 24 hours in advance.

 

Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Half-Day)

Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Half-Day)

Hanoi Free Local Tours, a non-profit organization, was established to bring tourists and locals together. Therefore, tourists can truly explore our culture, customs, history of Vietnam while local people have opportunity to get to know more about diverse culture, reaching their full potential. We bring tourists and locals together

 Hanoi Free Half-day Tour Option 1
+ Duration: 3-4 hours
+ 8:30Am – 12am or 2:00Pm -5 pm
+ Places: The Old Quarter,  Sword Lake Area,  Hoa Lo Prison, Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge

The Old Quarter:
After the guide picks you up at your hotel at 1 p.m, the tour will begin with walking to the Old Square which any tourist comes over when visiting Hanoi.

Hanoi-Old-Quarter-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

Hanoi-Old-Quarter-FREE HANOI STREET WALKING TOURS

If you visit Hanoi without stopping over in the Old Square, certainly you will overlook the most interesting part of your trip. Coming to Old Square, you will be charmed by architectural construction with ancient houses having hundreds of years old and animated, busy space of trading in various commodity. Moreover, this is a good chance for you to experience, contact with friendly local people and have more understanding of customs and cultures of Vietnam. You will know to how to bargain, to buy some souvenirs or to find routes. Because the old square looks as a maze with 36 wards associated by the system of interlacing intersecting routes, if you don’t go with a native person, you will go astray easily. Maybe the thing tourists like most is to do sightseeing and enjoy some typical food of Hanoi such as pho, bun cha, banh mi,…Sometime you can catch culture-spirited activities directly on the street. Although this nowadays area has innovation than the past, peaceful and simple lifestyle of people and the features of ancient architecture in here still maintain and preserve. Maybe this reason the Old Quarter

Sword Lake Area:

Hanoi free walking tours

visit Sword lake with Hanoi free walking tours

After having a good time at the Old Quarter, we will go on foot to Sword lake area at 2:30pm. The community of the Sword lake area is the soul of culture as well as history of Hanoi in 19th century. You will be told legends or pieces of interesting stories to interpret for its name . If you are lucky, you can see the big and rare turtle having hundreds of years old surfacing. Furthermore, you also contemplate the turtle tower, the pen tower, the Huc bridge and Ngoc Son temple. They are not great works such as Eiffel in France or the statue of liberty in the US,… but they are a harmonious works of art bringing historic meaning. It will make you exclaim ‘Wow! Perfect’. Coming here you not only have knowledge of Vietnamese tradition but also enjoy a little peace in busy life and beautiful nature. In addition, you can take part in interesting activities, folk games or simply go for a walk on pavement or walking streets. With all reasons above, from the long time, the Sword lake area became the symbol of Hanoi and a place attracts to a large number of tourists. Let go and take a lot of memorial photos with us.

Hoa Lo Prison:

Hoa Lo Prison with Hanoi free tour guides

The facade of the Hoa Lo prison museum, formely known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam-American War, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia.

We will follow the instruction of tour guide to move to Hoa Lo prison and buy tickets at 3:30pm. Vietnam was known as a war nation with the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and the American imperialist producing a stir in world. So they had misunderstanding that Vietnamese people are ambitious and warlike. They didn’t know Vietnamese nation always longed for independence and freedom. We will discover together where Ho Chi Minh president of Vietnam and John Mc Cain of the US used to be detained, where is called ‘Hell on earth’. The French had the prison built to arrest political prisoners and patriots of Vietnam in 1896. Go deeply in prison, you can feel blood-curdling cold and cheerless space covered with black walls and terrible sounds. Then tour guide will help you understand about history of Vietnam  and important events in the war. The prison displays statues and implements to reappear poor life condition as well as ways they were tortured and persecuted savagely by the French. But the specialist thing in here is in the same place the way the French treated Vietnamese prisoners and the way Vietnamese people treated the American pilots were absolutely contrary. Nowadays Hoa Lo prison becomes an attractive sightseeing site to abroad visitors desiring to learning about Vietnamese history.

Traditional Market Hanoi Free Local Guides

Trying food is always a fundamental part of a travel. And Pho or Cha Ca are traditional foods in Vietnam. If you are a vegetarian, we will have lunch at a unique vegetarian restaurant which serves the food that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

In the afternoon, we will take a taxi to the oldest traditional market in Vietnam- ( Dong Xuan Market). This is the place to see how locals make their livings and discover a variety of interesting alleys with diverse tasty street foods. There are only a few tourists there, which makes us feel like we are going to discover the new place in planet.

Long Bien Bridge:

We will go to Long Bien bridge by taxi and reach there at 4:45pm. Escape of quite stuffy air of prison, we will visit a well-aired place with strong wind blowing through your hair. You will feel when going for a walk along bridge to contemplate peaceful and plain landscape. This is the first bridge built by the French at the end of 19th century. It existed thousands of years and witnessed the rise and fall of history of a nation. With the classic architecture of the west, the bridge likes central character in poetic natural picture of Vietnam. We go with each other to admire the sunset and listen to interesting stories. Let your journey finish in here and in perfect space by checking in a memorial photo.
So we will finish a half day tour in 5:10pm and it’s time for us to say good bye. Have a good journey!

Hanoi Free Half-day Tour Option 2:

+ Places: The Old Quarter,  Sword Lake Area,  Hoa Lo Prison, Long Bien Bridge
+ Duration: 3-4 hours
+ 8:30Am – 12am or 2:00Pm -5 pm

Ho Chi Minh complex

Ho Chi Minh Complex- hanoi Free Local Tours

Ho Chi Minh Complex- hanoi Free Local Tours

Location: Hung Vuong Street, Dien Bien precinct, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi.
Time opening hot season:

+ 7h30 am to 10h30 am
+ 1h30 pm to 4h30pm

In cold season: – 8h to 11h am.
On Saturday and Sunday, it is opened from 8am to 11h30 am

it reflects a period of Ho Chi Minh‘s life. Nowadays, there are thousand people visiting Ho Chi Minh complex each day to express their admiration and gratitude towards him
Ho Chi Minh complex has 8 areas.

1. Ho Chi Minh mausoleum : the a place to preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse
2. Ba Dinh square : the place has been taken place many important national historical events for many years, especially : September the 2th 1945, HO Chi minh president read Vietnam independence Declaration
3. Ho Chi Minh house: the place Ho Chi Minh President welcomed Heads of State.
4. Stilt House: where Ho Chi Minh worked and lived.
5. Fish pond
6. The 54th house: where Ho Chi Minh president worked.
7. Ho Chi Minh museum: display traces, introduce about Ho Chi Minh’s life and fighting of Vietnamese.
8. One pillar pagoda : In 2012, the pagoda was admitted the most unique pagoda in Asia
Tips: because it is a revered place, you should notice on your clothes and etiquette.
Temple of Literature.

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Hanoi-Temple-of-Literature

Quoc Tu Giam Street, at the south of Thang Long citadel.
It has two areas :
1. Van Mieu: it was built to dedicate to Confucius who created the Confucianism – the most powerful idea at that time. There are many traces reflecting the moral popular at that time. Especially, Constellation of Literature Pavilion was chosen to be the symbol of Ha Noi since 2012
2. Quoc Tu Giam: It was the first university in Viet Nam. Traces are still preserved to reflect the form of examination at that time.

West Lake
located in the west north of Ha Noi in Ho Tay district. It is not far from Temple of literature. It is the biggest lake in Ha Noi. There are many legends relating to names of it such as Trau Vang or Xac Cao. It is also an attracting destination for check in, eating and viewing. West lake is known as heritage road in Ha Noi with 20 history heritages such as : Tran Quoc pagoda, Vong Thi pagoda, Ba Danh temple. If you want to buy souvenirs for friends or family, To Ngoc Van, Xuan Dieu or Yen Phu street are crowed with many unique stores serving primarily for foreigners.

Moreover, our lovely tour guides will introduce a variety of delicious food. Ice cream, banh tom or roast meat are the most food of interest of tourists. It is an ideal place to explore the lifestyle of Vietnamese. Exploring a new country may take a long time so a good partner will help you enjoy the most exciting experiences. It would be wonderful if we get to take a trip together. Ha Noi Free Local Tour welcomes you to Ha Noi – the Viet Nam’s heart.

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