Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi City & Red River Delta Cycling Tour - Old Quarter Street Food Tasting Tour – Lao Cai
-> Get a real feel of local life in Hanoi and the Old Quarter
-> Cycle through narrow alleys to discover hidden gems parts of Hanoi not known to tourists
-> Ride on and under the famous Long Bien Bridge
-> Ride single-tracks through farms and plantations in the Red River Delta
-> Wind through alleys and street markets, where locals shop every morning
We meet up at our office at 13 Bat Su Street at 7:45am and after a brief introduction of the trip and safety instructions on how to navigate safely through Hanoi on a bicycle, we set off towards the famous Train Street and Hanoi Street Murals, along the Train Street.
On this cycling tour we furthermore take you through the most interesting parts and markets of the Old Quarter and move on towards the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum area where we will take narrow-car-free-alleys to hidden backyards so you can get a real feel of how life has been here for centuries.
We cycle along beautiful tree-lined streets and take in the fresh air around the West Lake area, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Truc Bach Lake.
Experience how tranquil and peaceful it is just 5-minutes from the buzzling Old Quarter of Hanoi when we cycle on narrow roads through impressive banana plantations and vegetable gardens that cover the fertile grounds of the Red River Delta. The noisy city suddenly seems very far away…
We finish the trip around 12:30pm.
At around 5pm your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel to start your Street Food Walking & Tasting Tour through the most interesting streets of the 36 streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. He will give you a brief introduction about the route of the tour and about the places you will be visiting before we set off to explore Hanoi’s buzz ling Old Quarter in the early evening.
This tour is specially designed to give you the best of what Hanoi as Street Food has to offer, not just to eat full dishes but to also to give you the opportunity to taste here and there so you will have a complete and full experience.
- Spend most time on tasting Vietnamese cuisine around Hanoi
- A nice relaxed experience walking around the Old Quarter while enjoying the company of your tour guide who will inform you about the history and local customs while soaking up the nightlife of Hanoi
Your tour guide will drop you off at the hotel after the tour at around 8:30pm. Our guidance service will take it from there to take you to the train station for the overnight journey by soft sleeper to Lao Cai.
Transportation: Bicycle – walking – taxi to train station
Guide: English-speaking tour guide
Accommodation: Overnight train (soft sleeper – 4-berth shared cabin) from Hanoi to Lao Cai