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Hanoi: City Sights and Temple of Literature Motorbike Tour

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Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

Hanoi: City Sights and Temple of Literature Motorbike Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
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From US$ 52 per person

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See the sights of Hanoi by motorbike with a local driver/guide. Visit the Temple of Literature, enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Your guide will pick you up from your hotel. If your hotel is not in the Old Quarter please move to our office at No 47 Hang Bong street, named Crossing Vietnam Tour Booking Office


  • Explore downtown Hanoi on a motorbike tour with a personal driver/guide
  • Visit the Temple of Literature, dating from the 10th century
  • Stop to taste typical local foods en route
Full description

Head off on a motorbike tour to discover Hanoi like a real local. Hop on the back on the motorbike and let your driver/guide show you the main sights of the bustling city. Stop at main landmarks like the historic Opera House, take a short walk on the campus of Vietnam’s first university, and zoom through the streets in style before tucking into a delicious local lunch.

Begin with a visit to the Opera House, dating back to the 10th century. Built during the Ly Dynasty, it is a true historic landmark in Hanoi.

The zoom on to stroll through Vietnam's first university, the Temple of Literature. Continue to Quan Su Pagoda, where many important Buddhist activities take place, before carrying on to explore a second-hand market, where you will get a look at the daily life of locals. Finally, head to Hanoi’s 36 Old Streets and stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant. Taste a variety of dishes at an eatery that’s a local favorite. Enjoy cold local beer, soft drinks, or tea. Spend some time shopping before heading back to your hotel.

  • Motorbike and high-quality helmet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual tour guide/driver
  • Coffee, tea, or a cold drink
  • Meal
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour duration is four hours
  • The departure time is usually 8:00 AM but is flexible
  • Long-sleeved tops and long skirts or trousers are required to enter the mausoleum and temple
  • During the Lunar New Year there is a 20 percent surcharge (you will be sent an email with detailed information)
  • Gratuities for your guide are not included in the price of this tour
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4.8 /5

based on 39 reviews

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This is a great way to experience a slice of Hanoi for a couple of hours. Being on a scooter means we covered much more ground than had I done it on my own. Tra, my guide, was absolutely brilliant. Explained the history and customs and always had an answer for my questions. Lovely.

September 4, 2019

Make sure you ask for Giang when you book this tour. Her English is great and her driving is not scary. Lol. I really enjoyed my tour with her. I had already been in Hanoi for a month when I booked this but I still learned so much! She really catered the experience to my needs and preferences. Thank you Giang!

February 23, 2019

We had a lovely tour with Wendy and Alice! They were so knowledgeable about the history of Vietnam and we learned so much! They even made time for us to run around Hotel Hilton prison really quickly even though it wasn’t on the itinerary! I would highly suggest taking a tour with them, by far our favorite tour we’ve taken in Vietnam!

January 16, 2019

Product ID: 52987