- Tour location: Hanoi city off the beaten path
- Departure: 8:00 am
- Tour Duration: 6 hours
- Tour Runs: Minimum 2 persons. Maximum on request
Discover the Hanoi’s Best Sites with Off the beaten path Walking Tour
Hanoi off the beaten path walking tours lets you uncover the city’s hidden gems that leads to some of the most amazing sites of Hanoi. This tour gives you the chance to enjoy the experience of an exclusive visit to Hanoi’s treasured destinations. Wander along the famous attractions and destinations like Central Citadel, Buoi market, B52 lake, Hanoi Botanical Garden and the Paul Domer Bridge. As you leisurely walk and enjoy the sightseeing opportunity, you will also get the chance to learn more about the city’s history, local living and rich culture.
Begin your Hanoi City’s walking excursion by getting into a taxi that will take you to a short drive (about 20 minutes) to the west part of the city. Your first glimpse of Hanoi local life starts there as you walk through a less-popular market where locals sell different items like flowers, plants, Bonsais shrubbery, birds, fish, other pets, artworks, wooden furniture pieces, stone carvings, and many more.
Your next adventure is a great experience of wandering leisurely through the famous maze of crowded alleys and narrow streets that would eventually lead you to B52 lake. This is where you will find the Vietnam War wreckage of Captain Lewis’ crashed B52.
The Hanoi Botanical Garden (also called green lung of the city), makes for the next stop and it showcases several tropical rain-forests trees and plants. This garden is the ideal spot for relaxing as you enjoy the fresh air and savor peace among the craziness of the city.
Setting off to ancient citadel’s Northern Gate (gargantuan fortress found in the middle of the city) is another part of your walking adventure. Here, you get to be educated on the history of Cua Bac Church and the influence of catholic and French culture.
For photography enthusiasts, a slow walking pace along the best and the most scenic location of the city is something to look forward to. There are several amazing colonial structures from the French, tree-lined boulevard and falling golden yellow trees are all worth taking pictures of.
This walking tour also takes you to the Long Bien bridge and finally to market gardens and local restaurants where you can grab some snacks before getting into another taxi to take you back to your hotel.