Street Shopping Tour in Hanoi

An Insider's Guide

$23.00 per guest
Hosted by MT and Friends


  • Get an insider's access to shop in the best locations with the help of our expert local insider
  • Take advantage of this shopping experience to find unique souvenirs for family and friends back home
  • Your insider English speaking host will help you explore and haggle for great deals in each location
  • You can also practice your bargaining skills with local vendors for your onwards trip in Vietnam :)
  • Enjoy this stress free shopping spree experience where the focus is on finding and buying the best local products for you!
  • Be treated to refreshing drinks and desserts organized by your host during the tour

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking local insider
  • Lunch including one drink and dessert

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Expenses incurred during the shopping
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Other personal expenses
5 Out of 5
51 Reviews
Amities O Canada
21 Mar, 2018

Today I had the most wonderful, fun and educational tour with Mai Thao! We tried many different kinds of fruits with nam...

Sui Yeen Chiew Malaysia
14 Sep, 2017

Being keen shoppers, it was fantastic being able to tell Thanh, our friendly guide, what we were interested in and she w...

$US 23.00 per guest
4 hours
1 - 20 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

If you're particularly enthusiastic about quality textiles, clothes and handicrafts, shopping in Hanoi will not disappoint. Hanoi is a fine place to shop for silk, silver, lacquer ware, embroidered goods, ethnic-minority crafts and plenty of other things unique to Vietnam.The city also has a good range local markets, both indoors and outdoors and you'll find that there's a good arts scene alive in Hanoi. We know that language can be a barrier when shopping in a foreign city, and it can often also get stressful bargaining for goods. What's more, quality is never assured if you don't know where you're buying from. To reduce these uncertainties and pain points, Backstreet created this shopping experience. On this tour going to find a lot to buy, but under less stressful conditions than if you were to shop alone as a tourist. Joining this shopping trip with us where you have the chance to go visiting a lot of local artisanal workshops, practice bargaining with local vendors, and buy all the things you've been eyeing at best places and prices in Hanoi. The trip lasts 4 hours, you can start by choosing 4 items that you're interested in from the list below for our hosts to get a sense of your interests:

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Light comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Brining a bottle of water is recommended

Upcoming availability

Sunday, July 21
Monday, July 22
Tuesday, July 23

Your Local Host

MT and Friends

We're a group of young people with passion of sharing our discovery with people, to show you how we love our charming Hanoi. Spending our free time discovering nice unique places in Hanoi brings us good knowledge o...

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51 reviews from people who took this experience

Amities O Canada
21 Mar, 2018

Today I had the most wonderful, fun and educational tour with Mai Thao! We tried many different kinds of fruits with names that translated into English as Oleaster,Rambutan and Sapodilla--all yummy! We drank cassava powder drink, Arabica/Robusta Vietnamese coffee (and I learned how to be patient as it dripped into the cup). We ate many delicious dishes including stir-fried pho with beef. We even visited the last family in Hanoi to make traditional papier-mâché-type masks. Because it was a private tour, Mai Thao was able to show me many things from the seat of her scooter! She was so familiar with Hanoi and showed me many different streets and alleyways. Another "pinch me" day!

Sui Yeen Chiew Malaysia
14 Sep, 2017

Being keen shoppers, it was fantastic being able to tell Thanh, our friendly guide, what we were interested in and she would come back with shops and locations all researched. My daughter and I wanted to buy silk which we found in the oldest market's wholesale section; handmade souvenirs made by local women in a shop run by their leader; and paper mache masks made in an ancient traditional way, bought from the craftman's workshop itself. It really does enhance the shopping experience if you have an insider's guide, and we had a ready translator and currency convertor all in one!

Scott Russell United States
28 Aug, 2017

Excellent shopping experience. Our guide helped us navigate old town and find little stores with great prices on shoes, bags, jewlry and clothes. Also lead the negotiations so we got an even better price. Pleasant, good English and fun to walk around with. Thank you

Penny Vandeleur Australia
21 Oct, 2015

A big thank you to Phuong who took me to the street in the old quarter that sold silver where I bought a beautiful cuff. We also targeted clothes, artifacts and fabric and it was colorful with a great atmosphere. Phuong spoke good English and explained things as needed. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hanoi for the first time.

Kristi Fogle Vietnam
27 Apr, 2015

The shopping trip helped us with "local" purchases, they took us out for an entire morning to help with getting ao dai made. On our shopping excursion we went down a little alley between shops on the silver street into the most amazing house where an older woman made silver jewelry in the traditional manner. We never could have found this with Backstreet! We went back three times for more gifts to take home, and this is one of our most treasured memories in all of Vietnam. Backstreet is an incredible company with professional, friendly guides who make each of their classes and tours exceptional.

US$ 23.00 per guest
51 Reviews