Half-Day Private Hanoi Walking and Cyclo Tour

Half-Day Private Hanoi Walking and Cyclo Tour

See historic Hanoi from street level on a private tour that combines walking with transport by cyclo, Hanoi’s colorful, bicycle-powered rickshaws. You’ll wind through the Old Quarter, stroll the Old Citadel, and visit a fascinating Taoist temple from the 11th century. With a private guide to share stories about Hanoi culture and history as you make your way through the city, browse a local market and taste some local treats—including unique Vietnamese wedding cakes and coffee—before finishing the day with drop-off at your hotel.

  • Explore historic Hanoi with a private guide
  • Ride through the narrow streets on a bicycle-powered rickshaw
  • Stretch your legs on scenic walks Visit a series of religions and historic landmarks
  • Try local food and Vietnamese coffee
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Hanoi


  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Cyclo fee
  • Coffee/tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hanoi Old Quarter)
  • Coffee and/or Tea


  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Departure Point: Your hotel around Hanoi’s Old Quarter area (center of Hanoi) or Ngoc Son Temple
  • Departs: Daily
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point


Start your city excursion in historic Hanoi in the afternoon not by foot, but on board “cyclo”. Equal parts transportation and travel experience, these traditional bicycle rickshaws move at leisurely pace that’s perfect for photos and slow-moving sightseeing. Sit back and relax while your driver weaves through some of the Old Quarter’s busiest streets, dodging speedy motorbikes and rolling past French colonial houses on the way to the next destination. Next, hop off your cyclo at the Northern Gate of the ancient citadel or place near to there, a gargantuan fortress in the heart of the city. Learn a bit about the history of the imposing structure and Cua Bac Church, a beautiful example of catholic influence in the city. See off to your meet at the front of Quan Thanh Temple. The 11th Century Taoist Temple is one of the oldest and most culturally significant in the city and about ten minute walk from the citadel. Then embark on a lengthier stroll toward West Lake, hearing the story of John McCain and this temple along the way. Head off a long a quieter back road, and stop next at historic Pho Cuon restaurant for a quick snack. Set off again to Chau Long market for a closer look at Hanoian culture in the flurry of a local market. After exploring the street stalls here, see off again Nguyen Truong To street – famous for its desserts – toward Hang Than street, the epicenter of Hanoi’s thriving wedding cake stores. Learn a bit about Vietnam’s unique wedding culture while sampling some wedding cakes. Shake off your sugar rush on a stroll nearby Hang Cot street for a look at Hanoi’s mat weaving borough. End your walking tour with a traditional Vietnamese coffee and head back to your hotel.

Private Hanoi Walking and Cyclo Tour
Private Hanoi Walking and Cyclo Tour


  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
  • Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
  • Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.


Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults Children must be accompanied by an adult A minimum of 2 people per booking is required Minimum age is 6 years Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. It is recommended to wear walking shoes. This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.