Hanoi Free Tour Guides was very prompt and professional in their email reply when I send a request for a Hanoi full day tour for 10 adults + 2 kids. We indicated the places where we wanted to go and nothing was too difficult for them. We were assigned 2 guides Phuong and Mai Anh, who emailed us a day prior to the tour. They picked us up separately as our group stayed at 2 different hotels. They spoke fluent English and Mandarin and were good with young kids and elderly =) Perhaps even better than the paid guides. They brought us to Ho Chin Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda and Literature Temple explaining the history and significance of the places, giving us a lot of interesting facts that were little known to many. We requested for a good egg coffee place, and they bought us to a quaint local cafe for desserts and coffee. They also brought us to a nice family friendly restaurant for lunch with delicious Bun Cha. The tour was free, and you only need to paid for attraction admissions, transportation and lunch which should be within USD 10 per pax. Thumbs up for Hanoi Free Tour Guides. I recommend everyone to go for them. You will be missing out if you don’t.
Hanoi Free Tour Guide – All About Hanoi Free Tour Guide
- Members of Hanoi Free Tour Guide: 400 Members
- Founded in 2010
- Hanoi Free Tour guide Founders : Unsiversity students in Hanoi
- Location: Hanoi
Hanoi Free Tour Guide is a student-run organization founded local students and ex-students since January 2010
By guiding tourists around Hanoi for free, Hanoi free tour guide would love to develop the Vietnamese culture and bring the unique customs and traditions to travellers around the world .
Hanoi Free Tour Guide’ missions are:
– To give on-going support and assistance towards Vietnamese tourist industry
– To better promote communication, cultural exchange among students and people of different countries
– To offer a wider choice of employment for young people who are intended to acquire knowledge and develop their skills to their full potential
– To provide an extensive access to education and vocational training for the poor, disadvantaged and contribute to the community empowerment
Hanoi free tour guide Offers many languages:
1. Hanoi Free Tour Guide Tours
HALF DAY tour in the morning or afternoon
* Tour 1: Old Quarter, Sword lake area, Hoa Lo Prison French Quarter and Long Bien bridge.
* Tour 2: Hochiminh complex, Temple of Literature and West lake area
* Tour 3: Hoa Lo prison, Sword lake area,Women Museum.
* Tour 4: Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge, Egg Coffee
* Tour 5: Night market tours on weekend nights
The tours are very flexible, discussions with our guide for recommendations and suitable arrangement could be recommended before the tour
2. Hanoi Free Tour Guide on Tripadvisor
“A Wonderful Expereince”
Reviewed December 6, 2012
We submitted a request for a guide at the last minute and were fortunate to be able to get a tour guide who was available. Our guide, Trang, is a university student studying business here in Hanoi. She is very easy to converse with which was a pleasant change from all of our paid tour guides who we have had to struggle to understand. She took us on a walking tour of the Old Quarter. She explained the significance of the street names and pointed out buildings of cultural and architectural importance. I watched the tourists roll by in the tour buses and thought how much better our experience was. We got to see life on the streets with a local person who could answer our questions from a personal perspective. She also easily handled a lot of questions about life in Vietnam that none of our previous guides had the English skills to deal with. She was a great resource and a wonderful representative of the young people in Vietnam. This is a terrific service that tourists not travelling with a group should be making use of.
Visited December 2012
“The knowledgeable and friendly free tour guide”
Reviewed April 1, 2013
We read all the reviews and they’re true – this really is a marvellous concept and it would be great to see this in other places around the world. Our guide, a lovely young lady named Hanh (I hope I am spelling correctly) greeted us at our hotel and we were guided through the HCM museum, the temple of literature before heading to a lovely restaurant for lunch. Hanh was very knowledgeable and I would not have taken away the importance of HCM and scholarly pursuits to the Vietnamese people if we did not have such valuable information provided to us. Hanh was also curious about our life in Australia and getting to know us. We spent a few hours after lunch around the Hoan Kiem lake and Old Quarter and had a great day. This lovely young lady does these tours on her one day off each week – we were really impressed with her knowledge and love of her culture. Thank you so much
Visited March 2013
“Wonderful experience with Local Tour Guides!”
We had booked our 1 1/2 day tours with HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDE last October 2013. They are very accommodating even though we had only 2 weeks left before our trip.
On our first day, we had a delayed flight from Singapore and we have set an appointment with HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDE at exactly 2:00 pm. Upon arrival on our Hotel, Dat was already waiting for us. At first, we are worried that we couldn’t understand him but surprisingly, Dat speaks English very well. He asked us to put our stuff first inside the room and he patiently waited for us before we start the tour. Before heading for the tour, he made sure that he knows what we want to see. To summarize our tour with Dat, we went to restaurant nearby the Hoa Lo Prison (price is okay). After having our Vietnamese lunch we went to Hoa Lo Prison and we had walking tour from Hanoi Opera House to Sofitel Metropole and then to our last stop the Turtle Pagoda. He drop us off at our Hotel. He is a real gentleman.
Second day (AM Tour), we met Star Dust (we forgot her Vietnamese name). She accompanied us to go to HCM Complex. She seems a bit lost in HCM Complex (at first) and probably her first time to tour a tourist in HCM Complex but it is still alright and acceptable. Her English is not that fluent but so far, we can still understand her. She also shared with us a little bit of a history in HCM Complex and we enjoyed our food in the restaurant (price is a bit expensive). My friend also had a wonderful time with her as she is teaching my friend a simple Vietnamese words while we are having our tour. She is very witty and fun to be with.
Second day (PM Tour), since they are all students, they also need to go to school. For the second half day tour, we need to change our tour guide and we are glad to finally meet Hang! Hang is the very first member of the HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDE and she has been a tour guide for so long! She explains everything and very very detailed. She is also patient and she never gets tired of walking inside the Temple of Literature. Museum of Ethnology and Turtle Pagoda/Restored Sword Lake + Ngoc Son Temple. Kudos! We are almost over for the day tour with Hang but I had another request, I wanted to try the egg coffee and it was so delicious! She is very professional in what she is doing and I would say that she is one of the best tour guide in HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDE.
To Dat, Star Dust, Hang and to the rest of the team, you have given us a wonderful trip in Hanoi. This trip will be in our minds for a long time. Many thanks and best wishes for the future!
After reading several reviews from different people experiencing the free tour with Hanoi free tour guide now you know Why should be a Must- Do in Hanoi
- Hanoi free tour guide has been one of top things to do in hanoi for many years
- Providing free tour services for travellers
- Being known by a lot of leading newspapars in the world like CNN, BBC…
3. Hanoi Free Tour Guide Terms& Conditions
Please take a minute to read the term of hanoi free tour guide carefully.
- Free Guide
• Member of hanoi free tour guides are working as volunteers
• Any Tourists booking the free tour with Hanoi free tour guide will be considered as guest(s)”
- Expenses during the tour
The free tours are considered as free however during the tour tourists will be the people paying the following expenses
all public transportation fees, taxi fares incurred after meeting the guest at the appointed meeting place. Tourists do not have to pay for the costs incurred by the guide while traveling to or from the meeting place both before and after the tour period. ADMISSION FEES to museums, temples, events etc. incurred by the guide while providing guide services.
4. How to Book a tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guide
You can book a free tour on Hanoi Free Tour Guide official website then You will receive an email clearly confirming the time and place for picking you up. Reply their email for the confimation and stay in touch until we reach a final agreement. Tours should be booked 24 hours in advance.
To book a tour please provide Hanoi free tour guide information of yours and email at email@example.com
Thanks so much and wish you best time ever in Vietnam.