East Meets West Motorbike tour around Hanoi


The Foreign Vagabond

East Meets West Motorbike tour around Hanoi

Spoken in: English

( 40 reviews ) star Tours Hanoi 1 - 10 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Try the famous egg coffee of Hanoi
  • Try special foods outside of the Old quarter of Hanoi
  • Come and enjoy the ride around Hanoi from the back of the motorbike
  • See the Old French quarter
  • Learn about the stories of Hanoi
  • Try a mix of Eastern foods and Westerns foods

You will be picked up anywhere in: Hanoi

What you can expect

Let me show you how the east and the west meet in Hanoi. This experience will bring you some insights into the time of over 100 years ago when the French occupied Vietnam. See how this influence molded some spots in the city and how it transformed its food and cultural traditions.

Jump in the back of my motorbike to travel and discover as much as possible of Vietnam without being stuck in the touristy crowds.

Visit the French quarter where it's notorious the influence the occupation brought to Hanoi. Cruise around this famous neighborhood and try the unique and popular egg coffee and the best best banh mi in Hanoi.
I'll share with you some of the stories about what happened from the start of Hanoi and into the French occupied days.

Ride over Long Bien bridge for an incredible sight of the red river and hear the stories about the bridge before the Vietnam war. See important monuments along the way and make stops at key places from the french era.

Through out the whole adventure ride, there will be food break to try delicious local food that have been influenced by the western culture as well as son traditional Vietnamese food. Compare them and pick your favorite!

This experience will give you the opportunity to know Hanoi more in depth and understand its history and influences, giving you an authentic side of the city that only the locals know about.

Let me personalize this experience for you. Tell me what you would like to try and see during this tour and I'll create a unique offer just for you!

This is the plan

Meeting point:
Pick up from your hotel
Stop 1:
Quick intro to Vietnam over the famous egg coffee at the famous cafe where it all started.
Stop 2:
Short ride to the Ly Thai To statue to hear what he did for Vietnam.
Stop 3:
Go to the Hanoi Cultural palace to hear stories about this corner of Hanoi.
Stop 4:
Ride through the Embassy row. On this street you'll discover some amazing French-Indochina architecture styles. This is where the French elite lived during the occupation.
Stop 5:
Pay a visit to the Hanoi University of Pharmacy
Stop 6:
See the Hanoi Opera house and hear the story about Ho Chi Minh on that famous day in Vietnam history.
Stop 7:
Stop at the famous Hanoi Metropolis Hotel and discover some hidden secrets.
Stop 8:
Try the best banh mi king in Hanoi
Stop 9:
Ride over the Long Bien Bridge and hear the stories of what happened here nearly 60 years ago.
Stop 10:
Have a refreshing stop for Nuoc Mia Da, sugar cane juice.
Stop 11:
Street food break on the north island of the Old quarter.
Stop 12:
Visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda- The oldest Pagoda in Hanoi.
Stop 13:
Go to the Chu Văn An High School
End of tour:
Drop off at your hotel

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Tours details

Private Tours
Mode of transport
Motortour (cost included)
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
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  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkTravel insurance
checkalcoholic & non alcoholic drinks
Not included
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The Foreign Vagabond

40 reviews

I have been working as a tour leader for a travel company for the past 4 years now in South East Asia. I had my contact finish up and than decided to come and live full time up here in Hanoi. So I hope to show foreign travellers some really awesome parts of Hanoi. Both famous and off the beaten path."

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