The Unseen Hanoi Tour

A Glimpse Into Life of Hanoi's Working Class

$29.00per guest
Hosted by Hung Hien


  • Take a tour of Hanoi most people don't get to see - deep into the life of working class communities
  • Visit a floating village right on the Red River and marvel at the greenery and serenity of the place
  • Interact with the locals in an intimate setting and have a conversation with the help of a local guide
  • Have a local lunch at the floating village at one of the residence's house

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • Local lunch
  • Light refreshment during the tour

Not Inclusive of:

  • Personal expenses
  • Pick-up & drop-off (can be included from add-on section)
$US 29.00 per guest
4 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

Booking Options



Select add-ons to customize your tour!

Private tour
$ 20.00/trip
Pick up service (one vehicle fits 3 person)
$ 8.00/trip

More About This Experience

Hanoi is known as an urban area in hustle and bustle most of the time. You might have experienced the quiet charming Hanoi in midnight or early morning, but have you seen such a Hanoi during working hours when millions of people are moving crazily on streets? Hanoi has been developed great in the last century, which makes it an ideal place for people from small cities to come and find economic opportunities. While most people prefer living in modern part of city, there are many people who can't afford it due to unemployment or a low income. The unoccupied wilderness of Hanoi thus turned into residential areas for those still seeking out a living - thus gradually morphing into whole communities. Join us in our Unseen Hanoi Journey to discover the quintessential life of a working class community in Hanoi. Just take a short walk of 10-15 minutes on one of the oldest bridge of Hanoi, you will get out of the busy and noisy Old Quarter. After that we are visiting a floating village by the Red River. From the first step into the area, you will enjoy the great vibe here as a big garden with plenty of trees and flower. This is a true countryside in the middle of the capital. You will have a chance to talk to locals living under the bridge, get to know their daily life by joining their daily activities such as: weeding hoe, plant seeds or trees, picking vegetable in the farm, catching chicken and joining cooking in their floating house for lunch.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes is recommended
  • It is recommended to bring sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses, insect repellent, sun hat
  • The tour also involves walking across a bridge, thus if you have a fear of heights, please let us know during checkout and we will arrange an alternative route or transportation
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25
Tuesday, March 26

Your Local Host

Hung Hien

Mr Hung and his wife, Mrs Hien have been living in this community for many years. Their house is in a town 20 km away from Hanoi, but they had no opportunity to get a job or income at home so they went to Hanoi and...

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US$ 29.00 per guest