Hanoi Night Market And Street Food Tour

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Tour Details

Overview

Hanoi has a worthy range of day and night markets. Those markets can be indoors and outdoors and night markets are more like a social event instead of a shopping occasion. This actually does not mean that you cannot find great bargains at a night market. The most unique night market in Hanoi is in Hang Ngang - Hang Dao street. During the trip, you will have chance exploring the beauty of Hanoi and lifestyle of local people at night as well as enjoying some local unique food.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

After your guide picks you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter, travel to Hanoi's weekend night market, situated between Hang Ngang and Hang Dao streets. Explore this fascinating destination, which features plenty of street stalls bursting with souvenirs and other items.

Spend the first half of your 3.5-hour tour sampling street food for dinner, such as grilled meats and sticky rice, accompanied by a variety of performances, from traditional music to break dancing to live pop or instrumental music. Then continue to explore the mystery of the night market while you shop and browse for bargains at your own pace.

The evening concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Hanoi Night Market And Street Food Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting

Exclusions for Hanoi Night Market And Street Food Tour

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside the Old Quarter

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • Belle and Alice from Crossing Vietnam, gave us a superb evening of street food dining in this amazing city. The food was wonderful. The two girls were considerate and had plenty of information to share with the 4 of us on this walking tour. It is not too long 2 of us are in late 60s to walk, and ends in the Night Markets.

  • This tour was great due to the lovely guide called Belle. Belle navigated us through the streets of Hanoi and introduced us to some places to eat that we would not have considered on our own. Belle is a lovely person and her English language skills are fantastic- I did feel that we'd actually made a new friend rather than she was just our guide. However, both my husband and I felt that we could have managed to see the Night Markets independently and we did feel slightly rushed around. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Night Markets and wants the extra reassurance of a local guide.

  • Awesome tour. You def go into restaurants you and #39;d never think twice about. They and #39;re hidden gems that are a must for an authentic experience. It was absolutely worth it!

  • Multiple things contributed to a Two star Rating , and let me share them with some perspective .

    First and Foremost, it is simply a Street food tour. The night market is just an add on, and if you plan to shop, or get a sense of the marketplace in Hanoi, then this is not the trip. Anyway the night market, is also nothing to write home about. Just cheap and low quality trinkets and souvenirs.

    The tour itinerary has to be more transparent. It is walking tour , hotel pick up is on foot, and only if your hotel is within the old quarters. I got an email from the local vendor, only a day prior to the tour, that I had to meet them at their office, as my hotel is to far off for a hotel pick up. If one is not checking emails or does not have data connection, I would have easily missed the tour. It would help if the tour would specify the distance for hotel pick up

    Also, It was my first time in the city and with a young child. I definitely did not feel comfortable taking a taxi in the evening and late night, not because Hanoi is not safe, I think it is , but simply it is not easy to navigate around . Locals hardly speak English, no Directions in English and just that much difficult to get by. So having chosen, what I thought was a guided tour from the start, turned out very differently.
    In the actual tour , sampling street food is the highlight. The guide had already pre selected the places , and recommended the food. This is quite convenient, as anyway the tourist would not know. The food was good and well recommended, like Fresh Spring rolls, Savory filled Doughnuts, Vietnamese noodles, followed by local deserts like Sticky rice in ginger sauce and fruits in condensed milk and ice.
    The problem were the eateries selected. They were very small, almost hole in the wall eateries. They were very messy , with tissues and food lying around, and I was concerned about hygiene and cooking conditions all the time. While I was not looking for fine dining, it is after all street food, but one would require a bit more standard places. I could not risk the water, and prefered only well cooked food.

    There were no standard sitting arrangements , just tiny stools and a higher stool for table, and electric wires run over your head. The places are quite run down, and whatever be the local charm and flavour, does not give any comfort.

    On a Viator tour, I definitely expect good standards and quality, as we book for families and children.

    On the positive side, out tour guide Hannah was friendly, and accommodated requests. This is definitely not a tour for vegetarians , vegans or other such special dietary requirements. It is truly off the street food , which is best enjoyed if you take away and sit in the comfort of your hotel room, or by the lake in Hanoi.

    So no, I would not recommend this tour .

    If you have a short time in Hanoi, just wander about lake, look into shops that stay open till late night, and eat from standard places, which are many.

  • Great guide well worth doing

  • Fantastic tour. Hannah our guide was terrific and so much fun....plus HEAPS of great food. High recommend.

  • This was probably our most favorite tour out of them all. Ellie picked us up at our hotel which was way out of the old quarter in a lovely comfortable vehicle. She took us to the coolest places to taste local cuisine and beer. We had a chance to see parts of the city we didnt know existed and to get amazing food from places we could never have found on our own. Our guide was awesome in helping us make better purchases in the night market place and all in all we ate and laughed and walked and shopped and had the best time ever. I would highly recommend anyone going to Hanoi to do this tour. I would also make sure you ask for Ellie or Rose if you want the best of the best taking you around Hanoi.....

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