top5 Shopping in Hanoi

Before, the shopping scene of Hanoi was only about the bustling street markets and colonial shop houses. Nowadays, there are a growing number of fancy boutiques and shopping malls scattered all over the city, thanks to its fast-paced modernization. When shopping in Hanoi, make sure you check out the traditional markets spread all over the city and ask your local host to teach you the art of haggling.

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.

Top Shopping Experiences in Hanoi

The True Essence of Hanoi: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€16.50 p.p.

Vietnamese cooking class: From the market to the table


€22.00 p.p.

Hanoi's Natural Beauty: Ba Vi National Park Day Trip


€36.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
David Thanh

Create your own paper mask! - Kid friendly workshop

We had a fantastic morning, as a family, doing the mask making.
Initially I though this would be a simple kids activity to break up the day, but it is much more than that.
Its starts by entering through a small alley way off the street into the house of the traditional mask owner - the whole experience of staying in someones house/apartment for the morning was brilliant as you get to really feel the life of a local Hanoi person.
The activity itself was done by the whole family and was just fun - led by the last of the traditional mask makers in Hanoi. We loved it.
Throughout we had really interesting conversations with Thanh, our excellent hostess. It gave a great insight into Vietnam's past and future thinking.
Just a great 3 hours spent and we would highly recommend it for anyone to do, form Backpackers to families.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Bamba Quoc Viet

Private Hanoian Home Dinner

You guys are awesome and your hospitality was at par considering other hosts. We will send you a lot more bookings in near future.


Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Joe Hang

Relaxing fishing experience with lunch

When I first saw the description of the tour, I knew it was going to be different than the usual tours you find on trip advisor. It turned out to be just as I thought. Hang picked me up at the hotel and we proceeded to a quiet set of ponds to spend a half day fishing. From baiting a Bamboo pole with chicken heart bait, to enjoying an excellent lunch consisting of fried chicken, and snakehead fish, local spices, and vegetables. All of this under a thatch roofed hut, adjacent to the water, with a few beers and local rice wine to bring it all together. I enjoyed our chat, which offered some thoughts on the local way of life, history, and culture. To top it off, we caught a good size fish. If you want to get away from the tour crowds, meet a friendly local, and relax with a bamboo pole in your hand, this is the uniquely perfect half day in Hanoi.