Places: Sword lake, Old Quarter, Long Bien bridge, Ceramic road, Dong Xuan market, West lake, Phu Tay Ho
Price: 15 US Dollars (330.000 VND) (For motorbike rental, Parking tickets and Petrol).
Hanoi Motorbike tours are not uncommon with all international visitors, however, experiencing a motorbike tour with Hanoi free local tour guides would be the most memorable trip for your life. Hanoi Motorbike tours are far more thrilling than taking a bus trip or just going for a walk owing to several factors that other trips are in lack of.
Firstly, we always try our best to make sure that all you guys can be immersed yourselves in seeing sights with our professional, friendly and enthusiastic tour guides. Our members are young generations who have deep patriotism and long to promote our national images to foreign friends. Besides, Our free tour guides are good at English so as to convey the entire messages and stories to international visitors and make conversations spontaneously. So many people asked us that whether tour guides’ driving skill are safe enough? This problem is really important and worth catering to. Nevertheless, if you book a motorbike tour with Hanoi Free Local Tours, it is not a matter, as all our members have passed the driving test excellently and even are trained carefully to bring the visitors the sense of safety and enjoy the whole trip without worries. Making visitors feel assured when riding with us are always put ahead.
Secondly, when it comes to attractive destinations that we will take you to cannot out of list without doubt.
LIST OF ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS WITH FREE MOTOBIKE TOURS
We will ride you around the Sword lake- the slap bang of Hanoi capital which owes the longstanding history and hidden legend through the cherry and touching voice of the tour guides. Standing out in the middle of the lake is Turtle tower that is a symbol of Hanoi. Its architecture is the perfect combination between European and Vietnamese style. Another national relic is Ngoc Son complex, including Pen tower, the Inkslab, The Huc bridge and Ngoc Son temple. All of them create an impressed highlight, right there in the heart of the capital of Hanoi.
AROUND OLD QUARTER
After that, we will surf through Old Quarter to get a glimpse of both classic and contemporary architectures here. It is the major Hanoi’s commercial district with its heart and sound being exposed through ancient streets. It is said to be the most vibrant and cosmopolitan trading site. It consists of 36 old streets whose name starts with “Hang” and represents for special goods that it specializes. For example, if you dropped by Hang Dao that used to be a renowned centre for trading silk, you would have bought the quality silk for your own. However, it currently specializes in ready-making clothes. Then turn right, you can come across Hang Bac which is considered as a silver factory under Ly dynasty. Wow, we are pretty sure that if you shop around all 36 old streets here, you might burn a hole on your pocket!!! Since its diversity and vibrancy can take your breath away. Besides, the daily life of Hanoians are more vivid and real than ever before through the very your eyes.
LONG BIEN BRIDGE
Next, staying away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we will be off the beaten track and move on to Long Bien Bridge which was one of the greatest bridges in Vietnam at that time it was built. Many visitors coming here feel that Long Bien bridge is the most perfect place to get sunset and take some photos. Because of standing from here, you can be immersed yourselves in breathtaking view of Red river and daily activities of local hard-working people in this area. More importantly, this bridge has gone into our history for ages. Despite experiencing ups and downs during the long resistance war, it stands still and lives with Hanoians as a part and parcel of our life.
One place that cannot forget to mention is the ceramic road. It is the longest road with 4 km length. It can be said to be an artistic masterpiece with millions of small ceramic pieces on the occasion of 1000 years Thang Long citadel. Riding pillion the native driver along this road, you can get the feel of the local and understand how Vietnamese people are so proud of it. Only by looking at the images in this road, you guys can briefly portrait our cultural and traditional values during over 1000 year of building and protecting the country.
TRADITIONAL MARKETS – Dong Xuan market
Then visitors would have chance of becoming intellectual native buyers in some traditional markets here. There is a wide range of goods trading on a daily basis such as pineapple, passion-fruit, meat, fish and many other special products that are specialized in these markets. Dong Xuan market is the distribution place and a bulk sale for retailers because of the quantity and price of goods here, while for tourists, it is the most attractive site to enjoy mouth-watering traditional dishes like Bun Cha, Bun Rieu. Furthermore, it will be more interesting if you learn how to bargain with humorous, friendly sellers in this market. Specially, there are almost female sellers here so that you will gain deep insight into Vietnamese women- greatest mothers, greatest wives and brilliant businesswomen.
The next part of motorbike tours in Hanoi is another large lake – West lake. If Sword lake brings the sense of vibrancy and excitement, West lake is far quieter and more peaceful. However, on the contrary of its peace, lives surrounding West lake are the most luxurious and qualified in Hanoi with villas and fussy buildings mushrooming. Stopping for a while to enjoy the breeze winds in West lake can blow your mind and it seems to heal any stress or pressure because of learning schedule or working stuff. That is the reason why it is the site for the young to gather on weekends.
PHU TAY HO
It is noteworthy to mention that there is a famous temple nearby the lake called Phu Tay Ho. It was renovated recently in order to live up to people’s expectation. At the beginning of the year, in January and February to be exact, it is the place for the countless line of visitors from both inside and outside Vietnam to gather and pray for the family’s health and luck for the whole day. Therefore, it is often crowded in these holidays.
Another factor that cannot out of list is the service which is extremely professional. Besides, our tour guides always cater to the need of visitors physically and emotionally.
To specify, our tour guide will get picked you up at the hotel on time because we do not want to waste any little quality time to enjoy the whole tour with us. And then making a short conversation is necessary to make sure everything is ready to set off the adventure, especially some advice and rules while sitting on the back of the riders. For example, please hold on tight when getting through adventurous roads or at rush hour. Since you know, at rush hour, traffic appears to be a huge car park and hundreds of vehicles are jostling for the space in the road. It goes without saying that this scene is definitely thrilling experience that you would not like to miss. Moreover, when approaching the daunting intersections, you guys will have the feelings of rush adrenaline or scary a little bit, but don’t worry since you are accompanying with delicate tour guides – Hanoi Free Local Tours. If you take little children with you, we will suggest you some tips to assure the safety of them. More importantly, you can completely bury yourselves in a fantastic motorbike tour with us and enable kids to gain hands-on experience about Vietnamese lifestyle. Besides travelling on the scooters, you guys are able to take on challenge to learn how to ride a motorbike once time with the thorough instruction of our tour guides. It is a certainly fascinate and unforgettable event in the trip to Vietnam- a small, friendly country.
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Highlights of Hanoi Free Walking Tours:
Hoan Kiem Lake
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi
Hoa Lo Prison
Temple of literature
Ho Chi Minh Complex
Dong Xuan Market
A tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guides’ Members
[Hanoi Free Walking Tours] Hoa Lo Prison
After the guide pick you up at your hotel, the free walking tour will begin with walking to Sword Lake, which is the heart of Hanoi, where you will have primary look of Vietnamese lifestyle. Do you know why Vietnamese usually sit on little chairs? Because in Vietnam the higher the chairs are, the more money you have to pay for the restaurant owners. Then Let’s have glasses of lemon tea with little honey neart. Joseph’s Cathedral (big church) with us. This is also the moment to get to know know a little about Vietnamese language, how to bargain in Viet Nam and how to travel far from Hanoi experience. Our Local guides will share with give you some useful tips which can help you a lot when you are in Viet Nam. Temple of literature with Hanoi Free walking tour Guides
Vietnam is famous for the wars against France and the US in the 20th century. Our visit to Hoa Lo prison will give you a deep understanding of what happened in during these wars, how political prisoners were treated with series of savage tortures. Vietnam is famous for not only the wars, but also its long-standing history. Next, We will pay a visit to a 1000– year– old university in Vietnam: Temple of Literature which is the symbol of eastern architecture, and culture.
Traditional Market Hanoi Free walking tour Guides
Trying food is always a fundamental part of a travel. And Pho or Cha Ca are traditional foods in Vietnam. If you are a vegetarian, we will have lunch at a unique vegetarian restaurant which serves the food that you couldn’t find anywhere else.
In the afternoon, we will take a taxi to the oldest traditional market in Vietnam- ( Dong Xuan Market). This is the place where you can see how locals make their livings and discover a lot of interesting alleys with many tasty street foods. There are only a few tourists there, which makes us feel like we are going to discover the new place in planet.
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Hanoi free Walking tours has more than 200 reviews from a number of travellers experiencing themselves these amazing free tour services in Hanoi. Nearly 80% reviews are exellent, 15% are very good, and the number for average, poor, terrible are only 2 %, 2 % and 1 % which help Hanoi free walking tours club become one of best out door activities in Hanoi.
3. Free Walking Tours in Hanoi include kinds of tours below
3.1 Free walking tours in the early morning with free tour guides
Enjoy the beauty of hanoi in the early morning by walking around with locals you will have the chance to experince an essensial part of Hanoi that not a lot of people could be aware of. You will see how the elderly do taichi in the very early morning, the go around St. Joseph Cathedral which is located nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.
The free morning walking tour end up with a bowl of noodle soups at Bat Dan Street in the old quarter.
Starting time: 6:00 Am
Tour duration: 3 hours
Destinations: Hoan Kiem Lake – St. Joseph Cathedral – Noodle Soups
3.2 Hanoi Free street food experience with free tour guides
Food is always the Most Important Part of Travel Vietnam somehow is a little kichen of the world. Make sure that you are totally hungry before starting a free street food tour with Hanoi free walking tours, you will be 100 % full with a lot of amazing street food
Starting time: 17:30
Tour duration: 3 hours
Destinations: Cau Dong market – Dong Xuan market – O Mai Hang Duong street
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3.3 Hanoi free Walking Tours around city (full day)
Many activities, many museums, many stories from free Tour guides will help you have an overview of Hanoi. It is like goring around a new city with a local friend in a country that is truly new to you.
Tour duration: 6 hours
Starting time: 8:30
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple
3.4 French Quarter walking tour (half day) with Hanoi Free Tour Guides
Hanoi is like a Paris in Asia with the architecture has been influenced deeply by french style during the war. Let do the free french quarter walking tour with us to get to know what french left after war
Starting time: 8:30 Am, or 2:00 Pm
Destinations: Government guesthouse, , Opera House, Hilton Opera, Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution, Trang Tien ice cream
3.5 Hanoi war sites free walking tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guides
War did pass, but what it left are things we need know! It is hard, tough and terrible! I know, Vietnamese know … you ?
Starting time: 8:30 Am, or 2:00 Pm
Destinations: Military History Museum, Hoa Lo Prison, West Lake
Hanoi Free Walking Tours Reviews
“Lovely cultural swap with Linh”
This association is lovely. First of all are very responsive, I changed the date last minute and they arranged the free walking tour for me anyway, super! We met Linh which took us around the city center and explained us lots of local habits and described the stuff we were seeing. She took us to the Women museum and was a really interesting visit as we learned a lot about the women importance in the Vietnamese society. Thanks for the patience and for answering all the questions!!
Visited November 2016
“The best way to see Hanoi”
Dao was an amazing tour guide! She was really knowledgeable of local history, providing me & my friends with interesting trivia and context to each place she showed us. Dao was able to bring us to places like the Literature Temple, Maison Centrale, Sword Lake, St. Joseph’s Cathedral & the Water Puppet Theatre. Thanks to her, we had the chance to try out some of Hanoi’s most popular foods! Thanks Dao for the lovely day you spend with us!
Visited September 2016
“free Hanoi-Tour with a local Student”
My girlfriend and me decided to make the free walking tour. Our guide was Pham, she was really friendly, nice and lovely. She picked us up at our hotel and walked with us through the city. The stops were interesting and we learned a lot about Hanoi from Pham. I would definitely recommend the tour – its like you hang out with a good friend 🙂
Visited November 2016
4. Hanoi Free Walking Tours Term
Hanoi Free Walking Tours is a non-profit club so there is no charge local students require. Only the expenses during the tour like admission fees, restaurant meals and drink, and transportation fees are thing that you need o prepare. All of your contribution (if applicable) will be used as a fund for Hanoi Free Walking Tours development, not for personal purposes.
Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
If there is not any member available yet, your booking will be put in the waiting list. However, chance is that you will still be provided with the tour if we have enough members confirming to do tour on that day. During ten days prior to your trip date, you had better check your email regularly in case we have a spare tour.
In case you book another tour with other similar organizations at the same time as with Hanoi Free Walking Tours , please notify us in advance. We will contact them to make the best arrangement for all sides involved.
5. How to Book a tour with Hanoi Free Walking Tours
You can book a free tour on Hanoi Free Walking Tours official website then You will receive an email clearly confirming the time and place for picking you up. Reply their email for the confirmation and stay in touch until we reach a final agreement. Tours should be booked 24 hours in advance.