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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


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 .


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.



Our guides are young and passionate

Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Full-Day)

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Hanoi Free Walking Tours

  • Members: 100  Members- Free Tour Guides
  • Founded in 2012
  • Founders : Unsiversity students in Hanoi
  • Location: Hanoi

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Highlights of Hanoi Free Walking Tours:

  1.  Hoan Kiem Lake
  2.  St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi
  3.  Hoa Lo Prison
  4.  Temple of literature
  5.  Ho Chi Minh Complex
  6.  Dong Xuan Market

A tour with Hanoi Free Tour Guides’ Members

Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison
Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

[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

Hanoi Free Local Tours 4.Temple of literature
Hanoi Free Local Tours 4. Temple of literature

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.

Hanoi Free Walking Tours Tripadvisor

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.

Rank: # 60/ 754 Tours in Hanoi

Hanoi Free walking Tours-Reviews
Hanoi Free Walking Tours-Reviews

Pictures with free Local Guides in Hanoi

Hanoi Free Local Tours Having food
Hanoi Free Local Tours Having food
Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison
Hanoi Free Local Tours Hoa Lo Prison

Pictures taken by Inno Banson and his Friends. 

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


  1. 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.
  2. Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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