Hanoi City Walking Tour

Discovering Hidden Backstreets of Old Quarters

$32.00per guest
Hosted by MT and Friends


  • Discover a labyrinth of centuries-old back alleyways connecting packed neighborhoods and rustic courtyards in the tucked away backstreets of the Old Quarters
  • Meet local residents who call the gritty yet charming Old Quarters their home
  • Time travel as you walk into discreet neighborhoods and feel the quiet and contrast of bustling streets just meters away
  • Savor a delicious traditional Vietnamese breakfast/lunch
  • Sip coffee at a local cafe as you people watch in a bustling neighborhood
  • Bring along a camera as this tour makes for a great photography opportunity

Inclusive of:

  • Hanoi private city tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Breakfast or Lunch
  • Local coffee

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
$US 32.00 per guest
3.5 hours
1 - 13 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!

Create your own wooden block stamp at the old quarters (additional 2 hours)
$ 10.00/pax
Discover seasonal tropical fruits
$ 15.00/pax
Private Tour
$ 20.00/trip
Pick up service (one vehicle fits 3 person)
$ 7.00/trip

More About This Experience

At Backstreet Academy, we're incredibly passionate about sharing local discoveries that are out of the typical tourist radar! The hidden away backstreets of the Old Quarters is one of those discoveries that we were completely blown away by - if you're interested in peeling off the layers of touristy shop-houses, the hubbub of the busy streets and go behind the scenes and see how the residents of old quarters live then join us on this tour to experience an intimate discovery of the Old Quarters - a first of such access. We'll start early in the morning with breakfast (morning tour) or lunch (afternoon tour). The streets are up early with vendors already set up with breakfast ready for the early risers. The options are varied and you'll simply be spoilt for choice. Once breakfast/lunch is done and we've grabbed coffee, we'll head to three of our favorite back alleys that really astonish a first time visitor. Its surprising to think how much more there is to the old quarters than what one sees at face value. This will be then be followed with a visit to a local household to understand how one leads life in this mega labyrinth of streets and alleyways. We'll then have lunch/afternoon tea, options for which are again open ended. If you don't have something in mind, we'll make sure to delight you in one of the local's popular joints. We'll round up the tour witnessing the people who call old quarters their home and their workplace by visiting workshops and houses of craftsmen, traders, blacksmiths and artists.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • This tour requires a fair amount of walking so participants are recommended to have a medium level of fitness
  • Please bring hat or umbrella and come prepared for rainy season or high temperatures during summer season. Drinking water is highly encouraged during summer month
  • Vegetarian options are available for breakfast or lunch, please indicate your preference at check out
  • An additional two hours if you choose to make wooden stamp (select from add-on section)


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

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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US$ 32.00 per guest