Visit local workshops and artisans in the ceramics village of Bat Trang on a 4-hour tour from Hanoi that includes round-trip transport from your hotel. Morning and afternoon departures are available, and you’ll have the chance to meet the ceramic artisans in person, take a turn behind the potter’s wheel, and shop for unique souvenirs.
— 4-hour Bat Trang tour from Hanoi Shop for hand made souvenirs — Meet the ceramics artisans in a historic village — Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)
End city: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Duration: 1 Day
Departure: Private tour. Daily, upon your request.
Cities to visit: Hanoi
Part 1: Explore the parts-unknown of Hanoi
Riding through the maze of zigzagging backstreet and narrow alleyways & markets
Diving into the rivers of motorbikes and Hanoi street symphony.
Travelling with all your senses heightened: Watching, Hearing, Touching, Tasting, Smelling…
Experiencing the GOOD, the BADand the WEIRDof the city as it is what it is.
Experiencing different slides of life behind the scene, the hidden part of the iceberg, the parts unknown.
Meeting people where they live, work, learn and pray.
Building personal connections and culture exchanges.
Part 2: Hanoi Classical Romance & City’s highlights
Riding through the chronology of time in Hanoi from the thousands year old parts to the modern parts of the city.
Cruising around theenchanting French Colonial Quarter, vibrant Hanoi Old Quater.
Passing bythe must-see highlights of Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Presidential palace, Ba Dinh square, Temple of literature, Tran Quoc temple, West lake, Truc Bach lake, HoanKiem lake, Opera House, Saint Joseph cathedral and train tracks.
Part 3: Hanoi Before & Now
Zipping on the electric Vespa around the West lake, passing the most peaceful parts of the city with ancient villages nested around the West lake, Truc Bach lake and B52
Experiencing the new parts of Hanoi.
Immersing yourselves into the colourful and peaceful flower markets.
Experiencing different slices of life and the contrast in harmony in Hanoi.
Crossing and watching the sunset on the historical and legendary Long Bien bridge.
Parts 4: Hanoi Food Culture Experiences
Savoring 7-10 food wonders of Hanoi
Eating at random street-side eateries & authentic local restaurants
Family’s heirloom foodsand special delicacies
Unique egg coffee , Local moonshine, green tea, sugar cane juice, puddings and fresh local beer ( Bia Hoi)
Our Hanoi electric Vespa tour starts at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi or our meeting point at Hanoi Opera House.
On the first part of the trip, we expose you the REAL HANOI with a day in the life experiences, featured with the parts-unknown of the city with slices of life in the maze of backstreets, tiny alleyways, local homes, schools, random markets and black market, experiencing where & how locals live, work and play. Other travel companies show just you the beautiful and tell you to run away from the bad and the weird of your destinations. On Hanoi Backstreet Tours’ journeys, not only do we show you the good but we also expose the bad and the weird of your destinations as it is what it is. For us, the run-off-the mill tourist sites are only the tip of the iceberg, the majority of your destinations remains hidden in the parts-unknown.
On the second part of the trip, we pass by & stop at the MUST-SEEE places of our beautiful city such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum-the Mecca of Vietnamese, The 1000 year-old Buddhist and Toasist temples of Tran Quoc, temple of Literature, the historical training track, the enchanting French Quarter, The hustling & bustling Old Quarter, the romantic lakes of Hoan Kiem, West lake , Hanoi Opera House & famous Long Bien bridge, B52 lake…
On the third part of the trip, we also take you to the peacefully ancient villages in the new parts of the city around the West lake to enrich your experiences about the contrast in harmony of life in Hanoi.
Last but not least, en route, you gonna stop at different AUTHENTIC restaurants, eateries and food stalls to savor the tastiest of the tasty dishes of Hanoi including family heirloom & secret recipe dishes, local delicacies and specialties.