Hit the streets to discover the true flavors of Hanoi, with a food-loving guide leading you on a walking tour of the city's lively street markets. Treat your palate to exotic tastes and aromas as you wander the Old Quarter and mingle with locals.
Your local guide—a food-lover like you—meets you at your Old Quarter hotel. From there, follow the heady fragrance of Vietnamese street food toward a colorful nearby market. Listen as your guide provides insight into Hanoi's food culture and interesting tidbits about essential Vietnamese ingredients and typical specialties.
Zig-zag through bustling alleys and by family-run hawker stalls, stopping to sample fresh fruits, banh cuon (pork crepes), and savory, flame-grilled meats. Pop into authentic restaurants manned by local chefs to tuck into more freshly prepared dishes.
Your sweet tooth isn't neglected on this tour. Enjoy a refreshing snack of fresh fruit served with crushed ice and condensed milk, or—if you're feeling adventurous—sip a thick and creamy cup of Vietnamese egg coffee. After your final tastings, pick up some insider tips from your guide and continue exploring the market on your own or make your way back to your hotel.