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The Quintessence of Hanoi: Ao Dai - Cyclo -Water Puppet - Street Food

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US$ 44.00
(Price varies by group size)
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What to Expect
Come and stay in Hanoi Old Quarter without experiencing it with the Vietnamese cultural essence will be the waste of time and opportunity. In the spirit of widening our cultural values to the world, we would like to introduce Special Highlights to you. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel. We, all say "Xin chào – Hello” in Hanoi with warm and friendly smiles. Let’s discover and witness how real the local life is in any busy streets.

Firstly, choosing and wearing a marvelous traditional long dress costume of the Vietnamese generations

(ÁO DÀI) is your smartest choice “as if, already, you were the native!”


sitting on unique cyclo with your charming long dress for both men and women then you will be driven to some impressive streets, ex: the mosaic painting street, the big cathedral, the restored sword lake (Cyclo-the “must-try” touristic vehicle), your companion - tour guide, will help you shoot any incredible moments for unforgettable pics and video you can keep forever.

Thirdly, after changing your costume, walk away for 5 minute to the

 Water Puppet show in 50 minutes that really makes you excited and relaxed.

Fourthly, when the show finishes, that’s the time for your “hungry stomach”, we know how to order the best of

tasty traditional cuisine for you. You can choose one of these: Bun Cha (Rice noodle with grilled pork and fried Spring roll) or Rice noodle with beef or chicken while

tasting 1 bottle of Hanoi beer or enjoying Egg coffee.

Tour ends at your hotel or maybe you can take a walk for more interesting feeling.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Free pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Departure Time
3:30 PM
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Transportation depart from and back to Hanoi Old Quarter [Cyclo (private, can pick you up at your hotel) or Electric car (come to car parking, share with others)
  • Fees for Traditional costume, 1 hour for Cyclo or one round in old quarter for electric car, Water puppet show
  • Vietnamese traditional food + 1 bottle of Pure water and 1 cup of Egg Coffee (or 1 Hanoi beer or 1 soft drink) / each person.
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Drink (others not mentioned as above), tips, personal expenses.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: BC Family Tour
340 reviews
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Romaine R
Excellent service !!
Thank you to BC tour company for the excellent service received in December 2019 great staff , very helpful and
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Alex S
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Great range and different from what you'd expect
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Key Details
  • BC Family Tour
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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