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, stories that you can never find on the pages of any travel guidebook.

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.

The Best of Hanoi with Your Family: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€13.00 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
Maggie Thanh

Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

We spent an incredible day with Thanh!! We have been here in south Asia for 2 months already and THIS was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only because it was fun to actually go to a tea farm and learn about the vietnamese tea culture, but also, spending the hole day with locals and talking about life, was really great. We felt really comfortable and everyone was sooo friendly, we couldn`t have asked for more. Really a must-do experience, and also you get to help students talk in english and practice.

Pasamos un dia increíble con Thanh. Llevamos dos meses recorriendo el sur de asia, y esta experiencia fue una de las mejores del viaje. No solo porque fue divertido visitar una granja de té, y aprender sobre esta parte de la cultura vietnamita, pero poder pasar el dia entero con locales y hablar de nuestras vidas, fue algo maravilloso. Nos sentimos extremadamente cómodos, todos nos trataron como en casa, muy amistosos. No podemos pedir mas!!! Increíble viaje y además ayudas a estudiantes a practicar su inglés!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Barbara Brian

East meets west on a motorbike around Hanoi

On March 15th we had a scooter tour in Hanoi with Brian and his colleague.
We discovered Hanoi with them and got so many impressions on this tour.
Thanks to them we visited places which we would never find in our own: fantastic coffee bar with an amazing egg coffee, had lunch in a very special small restaurant with excellent food. Brian impressed us with his knowledge about <hanoi and the vietnamese history.
We can highly recommend both our guides for a tour.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and we had a lot of fun! We would never ride a bike in hanoi ourselves, but with Brian and his colleague we felt save in every moment.
Thanks again to the team - we will come back for a different tour.
All the best!
Barbara and Alois

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Samuel Hanoi Photography Tour Team

A customized trip with Hanoi Photography Tour Team

If anyone asks me what the most memorable experience in Hanoi was, I would definitely mention the Photography Tour. Kim and Binh were amazing tour guides with an excellent command of English and knowledge of the hidden jams of the city. We were able to visit the beautiful sites we would otherwise never have been aware of, and of course, at the end of the day, they sent us tons of professional photos to keep. Thank you again for the unforgettable tour.