ITINERARY BY DAY
HANOI STREET FOOD WALKING TOUR (D)
Depart the hotel at 18h00 to begin this night walking exploration of Hanoi’s old quarter, also known as the ‘36 Streets’. Hanoi Old Quarter is a unique destination for its eclectic array of traditional local daily life, and is equally vibrant by both day or by night. Life is lived on the streets here and throughout Hanoi’s ‘Old Quarter’, from the markets to food stalls to coffee shops, food is everywhere.
Walking through the small lanes, winding backstreets and hidden alleys where a multitude of vendors set up their stalls and stools along the route, your guide will point out some places of interest. At one of the inner city’s most popular local eateries there is the chance to sample what probably could be termed Vietnam’s ‘national dish’ – the world renowned “pho”! The most popular choices are “pho bo” (beef noodle soup) or “Pho ga” (chicken noodle soup). Continue exploring the lively small streets stopping to sample some of Hanoi’s other favorite Street food including “Banh Cuon”, “Bun Cha” and “Nem Chua Ran” at various spots along the way. Depending on the season other local street snacks and seasonal streetfood will also be sampled, and a stop will be made at one of the local outdoor BBQ stalls which are popular with the locals. Take a break whilst enjoying a typical Hanoian dessert – either “che” (sweet soup) or “hoa qua dam” (fresh fruit with yoghurt).
Finish the evening in the same manner the Hanoi locals do – enjoying a local “bia hoi” (draft beer) sitting by the street watching the ever changing night street scenes, before returning to your hotel.
Notes: Tour is on a private basis. Transfers by taxi (5 persons max) or private car.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights it is possible to also include an exploration of Hanoi’s bustling outdoor night market, which runs for approx. 3 km throughout the Old Quarter
During the winter months (mid Dec to mid-Mar) it is often very cold in Hanoi, especially in the evenings. During these months we suggest a morning or afternoon street food tour would be more enjoyable.