top5 What to do in Hanoi

Hanoi is Vietnam’s cultural epicenter. It is a place where the old meets new and where local culture captures one’s imagination. You will never run out of things to do in the city. But if you want to see the real Hanoi and are wondering what to do in Hanoi like a local, here’s a list of things to do that will allow you to immerse in the city’s unique past and present.

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 workshops in Taipei

Create your own paper mask! - Kid friendly workshop


€22.00 p.p.

DIY Bag Workshop: Perfect Family Souvenir


€28.00 p.p.

Vietnamese Rice Wine Tasting & Workshop


€30.00 p.p.

Things to do in Hanoi

Football Experience: A match with the locals


€18.00 p.p.

Best Ever Bicycle Tour of Hanoi


€21.00 p.p.

Hanoi Street Food Tour: the 10 Tastings



€19.50 p.p.

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.