December 2016

Hanoikids Food Tour

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Hanoikids Food Tour

there are several options that you can do with Hanoikids when you visit Hanoi

Hanoikids Food tour is one of the tour that you should not miss during your stay in Hanoi city. Let take a few minutes to know what food you are going to enjoy when you book a Hanoikids Food Tour

The Hanoikids Food Tour will includes about 5 out of these following foods.

  1. Banh cuon: steamed rice pancake with pork and shrimp jerky: 14 Hang Ga (83 Hang Dieu)
  2. Bun bo Hue: beef noodle in Hue style: 60 Bat Su str
  3. Trung ngai cuu( omelet with tarragon leaves) Hang Hom str Nem
  4. fresh roll, pillow cake, donut :Cay da restaurant, Ly quoc su str
  5. Bún chả: rice noodle with grilled pork, with fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar for dipping sauce and green papaya ( 12 Dinh Liet)
  6. Kem xoi ( sticky rice ice cream) Sua chua nep cam ( black rice yoghurt) 95 Hang Bac str
  7. Cafe trung: Vietnamese coffee with egg cream 39 Nguyen Huu Huan
  8. Beer Hanoi at Tahien Street.

Hanoikids Street Food Tour Itinerary

 

Hanoikids guide will pick up you at your hotel and transfer to the old quarter. Then, starting out Hanoikids Food tour by waking around the old capital of vietnam where you will meet and chat with the local merchants about the food. hanoikids food tour the continues along main streets and hidden alleys to discover the street vendors making and selling a wide variety of exotic foods. The purpose of Food tour with Hanoikids is to give visitors a safe opportunity to try the foods of local Hanoi people while supporting the community by buying directly from the vendors. And the end of Hanoikids food tour, you will enjoy a cup of egg coffee at Giang Café, one of the most special coffee in the world.

  • Time: 8:30Am, 14:00Pm 17:30Pm
  • Pick-up: Your Hotel
  • Return: Your hotel
  • Transportation: Walking, taxi.

Hanoikids Food Tour on Tripadvisor

  1. Such a good Hanoikids Food Tour

One of the highlights of our trip was definitely the Food tour with hanoikids, seting up the food tour seemed to be very easy, our Hanoikids guides spoke great English which impressed us a lot. Besides, they knew all the good food spots in the Hanoi as a local here, not to mention flexible, tailoring our tour based on our interests. And the most amazing part was how friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic they were and to my surprise didn’t want to accept any money from us.
We really enjoyed the trip and the company of the hanoikids, would recommend Hanoikids food tour to tourists travelling to Hanoi!!

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Hanoikids Food Tour

 

  1. Best way to explore Hanoi and try the local street food with Hanoikids Food Tour

We were very luky to have booked two tours for Hanoi children during our stay – a morning tour and an evening street food tour of Hanoikids. Both were great and I would definitely recommend to everyone. Especially Hanoikids Food Tour. Our guides were wonderful and the tours were very well organized.

Our first visit was a half-day tour of the city. We had requested for a full day but that there were no students available for our dates. These tours are very popular (and I can see why) so it’s worth booking as soon as you can. We had booked 6 weeks in advance and were still booked for a full day. We went up at noon and decided to go in the morning to avoid the heat. We met our Hanoikids guide, Trang promptly at 9:30 am in the hotel lobby. She was very friendly, spoke very good English and was enthusiastic.

Our second Hanoi kids was an overnight Hanoikids food tour on the street and again we had an amazing experience. This time we were lucky enough to have two guides – Quynh Anh and Thursday We were picked up from our hotel lobby at 6:00. Before we ventured outside we were asked how we felt about street food in Hanoi, it was what dishewe had already tried and what we wanted to try as well as our dietary needs. Based on this the women turned out to be a plan that we will go.

Again our guides proved invaluable and greatly benefited from their local knowledge, getting to taste some wonderful local specialties of Hanoi such as Bahn Da Cua and Bahn Cuon, we ended up with Vietnamese coconut coffee. Probably never have tried these things we had been on our own.

These tours are a wonderful way to see a part of Hanoi that you probably will not on your own. Their local knowledge is invaluable and they are willing to answer any questions you may have.

It is a fantastic service. It’s totally free, you only pay for the taxi, expenses and extras as meals (for guides as well). We would also like to read the reviews on TripAdvisor and came prepared with gifts from home to introduce our Hanoikids guides as a thank you.

Thank you Hanoikids for providing us these free tours (Hanoi Free Walking tours, and Hanoikids Food Tour)

“Very pleasant food tour”

The Hanoikids are mostly students who offer volunteer tours through the city. A very great and nice thing. We have a street Hanoikids food tour. On the last vacation we had already booked a city tour with a visit of the war museum and the old prison (Hanoi Hilton). Both tours were a great experience, even for our two kids (teenagers). The students have also tried to help them, and the children found the guides equally sympathetic. I would not book another tour, but always support the Hanoikids.

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Bun Cha with Hanoikids

 

 

 

Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Free Tour Guide – All About Hanoi Free Tour Guide

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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

VISION

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 .

MISSIONS

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

Languagues provided

Hanoi free tour guide Offers many languages:

  1. English
  2. Chinese
  3. French
  4. Russian
  5. Korean
  6. Japanese
  7. German
  8. Spanish
  9. Italian

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.

  1. 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)”
  2. 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 hanoifreetourguides@gmail.com

Thanks so much and wish you best time ever in Vietnam.

 

 

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Hanoikids Tripadvisor| Free Amazing Hanoikids Tours on Tripadvisor

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Hanoikids Triadvisor

Below are several Tripadvisor review about Hanoikids. We also wrote detailed article about Hanoikids Tour

Let see how travelers talk about Hanoikids.

Best free tour guides, best tour ever! Hanoikids Tour

5 stars for every aspect of this tour!

After experiencing a half day free tour with hanoikids, I see why they are top 1 thing to do on tripadvisor. Chi and Duc were amazing tour guides, they were so knowledgeable about Hanoi sights and Vietnamese culture and history, we were so impressed! They catered the tour to our interests (history and culture) and as a result, we toured the Temple of Literature and Maison Centrale on a half day tour. They really made history come alive and were great at answering all of our questions. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone coming to Hanoi!

Hanoikids tripavisor review  December 2016
Amazing City tour with Hanoikids on tripadvisor!

We enjoyed our full day tour with HIen and Oanh. We spent a half day seeing temples and musuem, and a half day for street food walking tour in the Old Quater. And we had great experience. The 2 guides were so helpful and informative. Their English was perfect. We loved Banh mi and bun cha. The egg coffe was very worth trying.
Thank Hanoikids!

Visited November 2016
Wonderful experience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
We were lucky to book a half day tour with Hanoi kids on Triapdvisor ! The whole experience was seamless. They met us at the hotel. We chatted about what we could see that morning. After we had decided on the Museum of Ethnology they called for a taxi so we could maximize our morning experience. Our two guides, Ali and Phuong spoke English very well. They were knowledgable about the history of the country and different cultures. They were such personable lovely companions. We chatted effortlessly about many topics all morning. We were pleased they had time to join us for lunch. We enjoyed Bun Cha at one of the most popular restaurants that we would never had found on our own. All in all it was a unique opportunity to learn about local life and history. This is a voluntary organization that is offering a truly amazing free tour service. It books up quickly so it’s best to arrange as soon as you know you will be in Hanoi. They have many different tour suggestions and will customize to your time and interests. The online booking was easy through their website, or hanoikids tour tripadisor booking. I emailed our request and received a reply that same day.
Thank you Hanoi kids, thank you triapdvisor for showing me Hanoikids tour. You provide a truly unique professional experience.
Visited November 2016
great experience with Hanoikids tour
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed on tripadvisor 4 weeks ago

We had a tour with Joy today. We visited Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh complex. Joy was fantastic – great command of English, very knowledgable and great company. We learned a lot. We were taken aback that she provided this service to improve her English and wouldn’t accept payment. Many thanks to Hanoikids for making this possible

Hanoikids Triadvisor November 2016

 Wonderful morning with Hanoikids travel mates

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with our Hanoikids “travel mates” today! Lan & Ollie met us as planned at our hotel, and we jumped in a taxi heading for the French Quarter as we had requested when we booked online. Lan asked where else we had been in Hanoi (basically nowhere), so when she suggested that we visit the Temple of Literature first, we followed her lead & are very glad. As a professor, my husband really appreciated the emphasis on learning in Vietnam, dating back to 1070. As we strolled thru the different buildings in the complex, our Hanoikids hosts made history come alive…a terrific experience! We so enjoyed the French colonial architecture in St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Hanoi Opera House as well as the ritzy Metropole Hotel, along with a running commentary regarding what we were seeing.
We ate lunch at Net Hue cuz it’s Ollie’s favorite and again, we’re sure glad we did. We greatly appreciated the air conditioning after a morning of walking through the French and Old Quarter, and that he ordered for us (nice selection of 2 different fresh spring rolls, a fried spring roll and a dumpling which we all shared.). We especially liked the Nem Lui (fresh spring rolls with grilled ground pork on a stalk of lemongrass). You assemble your spring roll with the provided ingredients: rice paper, vermicelli noodles, shredded carrots & bean sprouts, sliced cucumber & pineapple, various greens & herbs, with lemongrass/pork on top… Roll it, pull out the stalk leaving pork inside, dip in supplied sauces…Yummy and fun…thx to their instructions.
The Hanoikids on tripadvisor concept is fantastic, and was a good learning experience for all 4 of us (please note ALL of us making the Hawaiian “Shaka” sign in the photo!). We will book hanoikids tour on tripadvisor again when we return next year.

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Half day tour with Huyen of Hanoikids  highly recommended

We spent a very warm morning with Huyen from Hanoikids tours on tripadvisor, a free tour booked directly through their website leading by hanoikids tour on tripadvisor before we left home. All we had to pay for was the taxi and entrance fees. It was completely our choice as to how we structured the tour and we decided to visit the temple of literature. Huyen was able to meet us at our hotel or at a meeting point near Hoan Kiem Lake. The tour was brilliant, informing us of many cultural aspects of the Vietnamese both historically and in current times, in a friendly and easy to understand manner. We would recommend this tour service to anyone.

It’s like friends taking you around Hanoi!
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Booked 2 tours with HanoiKids, a half-day upon our arrival in Hanoi and then a full-day tour the next day.

The main objective of HanoiKids is to enable the “kids” (usually university students) to practice their conversational English while taking foreigners around Hanoi. You are at liberty to choose your own itinerary or take their recommendations or mix them.

We highly recommend engaging the HanoiKids as you get to meet the future leaders of Vietnam, engage them in conversation and understand their passion for their city. It’s a pity we don’t have this concept anywhere else, even in Ho Chi Minh City.

A special thanks to Mai (nickname) who took care of us on the first day, taught us how to cross Hanoi streets, introduced us to Bun Cha and told us where to buy Vietnamese coffee.

Another big thanks to S (nickname) who showed us how passionate she is about her country and towards children, took us around by taxi, shared a meal at a KOTO training restaurant (for disadvantaged children) with us and then took us to a local iced fruit yogurt stall to chill.

We learnt a lot about Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular and look forward to keeping in touch with them.

Sure, you don’t get professional tour guide (with their corny jokes) 5-star service and move around in air-conditioned transport but you get real Hanoi youths sharing their passion with you. We saw a side of Hanoi that the professional tour agencies will not take us to unless you pay through your nose to get a personal guide to take you around.

For my wife and I, we will choose this way 10 times out of 10 times.

Please do book early to avoid disappointment.

You can book hanoikids tripadvisor

Visited September 2016

Hanoikids Triadvisor October 2016

Expected and Unexpected Lovely Experience.

We just completed the tour today with Huy from HanoiKids tripadvisor. We want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was such a positive experience. Huy was so friendly and we were very relaxed during the tour like friends hanging out. He made us feel very comfortable and he was very knowledgeable. He took his time to explain many historical values and helped us to understand life in HaNoi. The free tour is very flexible and you can do as much or as little as you want. We were not stuck to a rigid schedule. We had a very good time and so full from all the great foods we tried together. We made a new friend here from HaNoi and we thank you so much! Highly recommend Huy and HaNoikids tour compare to massive bus tour groups if you are ever in HaNoi.

Hanoikids reviewed Triapvisor , September 2016

Fascinating walking tour of Hanoi

We spent a fascinating and relaxed morning exploring the streets of the Old Quarter and the French Quarter of Hanoi with our friendly guides, Huy and Linh. Not only were they very accommodating to our interests but knowledgeable about the history and culture as well as recommending certain specialty food items and introducing us to some delicious coconut and rice flake ice-cream. Cannot speak highly enough of our experience and of this tour company run by a volunteer organisation. What a fantastic concept and one I am glad to support.

Visited August 2016
“The best way to explore Hanoi
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We booked two half day trips with Hanoi Kids and were very impressed by the value and service.

On our first day we explored Temple of Literature and Hoa La Prison with Linh (Pea Pea) and Moon. Both girls were knowledgeable and friendly. They even took us to a great coffee shop called Cong Caphe afterwards and used their own vouchers to save us money on the drinks which I thought was very selfless and kind.

On our second day we went to Ho Chih Minh Complex and Museum of Ethnology with Phoenix and Hye (unsure of spelling of this name). Both were also great guides. We left a camera in a taxi and they managed to get it back to us straight away.

The best thing about using these guides is that they give you a genuine insight into everyday life in Hanoi. You learn a lot more and provide a seamless service without even asking for a profit. They are also very genuinely interested in learning from the tourists and took time to ask us questions about life in England, and seemed to learn from us too which is great. They are truly an asset to the brand and Hanoi more generally!

Highly recommended. Make sure you book well in advance. Not a bad idea to split into 2 half days as you still get a lot done.

“Wonderful hanoikids!
Tripadvisor Reviewed July 30, 2016

We traveled with young teens and want our boys to interact with local students and choose this tour. And this must be a wonderful experience with them. Our free guide was excellent. She had good knowledge of Hanoi, wonderful English skills. She kept talking about Hanoi and Vietnam history, introducing us best streets food of Hanoi and recommend restaurant, must-see sites basing on our interests. We will recommend this to any to Hanoi!

Visited July 2016
Free and a Good Way to See City Attractions
Tripadvisor Reviewed July 18, 2016

I found out about these tours two weeks before I went to Hanoi. Wish I would have found out about them earlier as I was only able to get a half-day tour due to solid bookings. It’s free and a local college student guided me through the Old Quarter visiting an old Vietnamese home, stopping off at the market and a place called Cong for refreshments. It was a great experience for both of us.

My suggestion is to contact them early in your travel planning as they are a very popular free tour that books quickly. All they ask is that you pay their admission fees, buy them coffee, lunch, or dinner and any other small incidentals you might incur on your tour.

 

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