Hanoi Guides

Hanoi is known to many as the land of motorbikes and delicious noodle soup. But beyond these first impressions, Vietnam's capital city has plenty of surprises hidden on each and every street corner. The best way to get a feel of the real Hanoi is to have a friendly local to guide you into the city.

Withlocals experiences in Hanoi are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Guides in Hanoi

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a local private guide in Hanoi is the chance to learn about the culture from an "insider". Your guide can explain to you their local customs and will give you an insight into their daily life.  They will tailor the experience to include local attractions and sights that you prefer to see instead of taking the usual tourist route.

Hiring a private guide in Hanoi will give a personalized touch to your individual travel experience and avoid the huge crowds of tourists. Although Hanoi is a relatively safe city, having a local guide at your side will give you an added security of knowing which path to take and having another person to explore the city means a little extra security.

With a Hanoi private guide by your side, you can get a local's perspective of this magical city and explore Hanoi at your own pace. Your knowledgeable guide will be more than happy to share interesting stories about the city, take you on a personalized food tour in Hanoi or uncover the hidden gems only known by locals.

Top personalized tours in Hanoi

One day as a local in Hanoi


€40.00 p.p.

Best Ever Bicycle Tour of Hanoi


€21.00 p.p.

Hanoi's Best with Your Family: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€16.00 p.p.

Explore Hanoi with your Private Guide

Hanoi has everything a traveler could ever wish for - vibrant ancient history, colonial legacy, and exquisite culinary experiences. You can experience all these with your local guide.

Accompanied by your Hanoi private guide, you'll head to Hoan Kiem Lake at the city's Old Quarter where locals can be seen performing Tai Chi amidst the calm and serene water. Marvel with your guide at the vibrant commercial streets of the Old Quarter, which is the heartbeat of this bustling city. Your local guide knows the hidden gems of the Old Quarter and they have access to things you would not otherwise see if you explore the city on your own. If you're someone who loves tasting local foods during your travels, your Hanoi private guide will take you to an unforgettable culinary adventure at the various street food stalls where you can get a taste of the most delicious Pho in the city.

Do you get a thrill of excitement when you discover a new place that's off the beaten path? The best way to discover lesser-known places of interest is through a local private guide in Hanoi. You can take a day trip to Mai Chu, one of those places in the country that still preserves its natural charm. If you want a more adventurous way to discover the Hanoian food culture, your guide can take you to the Le Mat Village. Also known as the snake village, this is where you can get a taste of a snake’s heart served with a glass of rice wine. Indeed, having a private guide in Hanoi is the best way to really experience the best that the city has to offer!

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Shihan-Malcolm Julie

One day as a local in Hanoi

Julie was great. Initially I'd booked to do a cycling tour but my wife didn't feel comfortable cycling around Hanoi so she happily changed it to a walking tour. Really enjoyable tour, Julie was great to chat with enjoyed learning a bit about her and her life in Vietnam. This was our first tour using withlocal, based on this experience will certainly be using it again.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Ronald Brian

Night Tour With A Local

Having a knowledgeable local offers insights into the foods that can be missed by online travel forums. I especially enjoyed the refreshing 'nam go' shredded cabbage salad topped with chicken, all sitting in a subtly seasoned broth.

Brian's knowledge of western tourist's taste is borne out in the tour, incorporating a nice balance of food, cocktails and beer sampling. The 'pho cocktail' is a must - gin subtly spiced with star anise, cardamom and coriander, topped with cilantro. Refreshing and unique.

The day before I took 2 mini-tours with another well regarded tour company. While well conducted, "Night Tour with a Local" outshone them both.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Mateo Hang

A customized trip with Hang

I had an amazing time playing football! Hang and her son are really nice and kind, and both have a great English level, so there are no problems when communicating. Utterly recommended experience, specially if you are as passionate about football as me.