Best guide we have ever had!
Life in Hanoi
From historical and French colonial architecture to ethnic communities and their art work, you’ll discover the life and experiences of people in Hanoi on this enriching half-day tour. A magnificent insight into Hanoi’s past and present, this tour highlights the intriguing architecture, ethnic connections and family lifestyles. A true insight into the people.
Why choose this tour?
An authentic understanding of the people of Hanoi and their culture
Travel in modern air-conditioned comfort
Includes entrance fees
$68 per person
Daily at 9 AM
Your central city hotel, 15 minutes prior to the start time
Half day (4 hours)
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- All entrance fees
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable clothing (except in winter, Dec – Feb when some warm layers may be required)
About the Guide
Local, English-speaking guide
Overview of Your Tour
Hanoi Opera House
We’ll start with the Hanoi Opera House, built between 1901 to 1911 by two French architects, serves as a stunning example of the colonial architecture that prevailed throughout Hanoi. Visit one of Hanoi’s oldest buildings — an ancient house, dating back to the 19th century. Your guide will provide insight into what has shaped Hanoi and her people, both past and present.
Hanoi Fresco Street
We’ll browse antiques, artefacts, and art from Vietnam’s 53 minority groups and one majority group in a local gallery. Hanoi’s fresco street is home to hand-painted murals on 17 stone railway arches; created by a variety of Vietnamese and Korean artists, these artworks create a space connecting heritage, art, and community values.
Hanoi Train Street
Finally, we’ll walk along Hanoi’s train street to see how the locals live and work just a few centimetres from the train tracks! Once the tour has finished, we’ll leave you to explore or shop on your own, or take you back to your hotel.
Check out what our guests are saying
Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.
We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.