Hanoi Escape by Scooter Half Day Tour
Swap the tourist crowds and chaos of the capital for a half-day road trip on the back of a vintage Vespa. Get a glimpse of the real Vietnam whilst travelling through the charming countryside of Hanoi. From visiting important historic sites and meeting locals to learning about about traditional crafts and lifestyles – this tour takes visitors off the beaten path.
Leave the city behind and explore a more relaxed side to Hanoi
Travel on the back of a vintage Vespa through the peaceful countryside
Meet local families and learn about their lifestyle and culture
Discover a different side to the Vietnamese capital on this half-day tour of Hanoi’s charming countryside. From the passenger’s seat of a vintage Vespa, travel past the impressive Long Bien Bridge, leaving behind the traffic and commotion of the city. Spanning across the Red River, this cantilever bridge was built during French colonial times and became a symbol of courage and resilience of the Vietnamese people.
Whizz through the lush scenery until reaching the ancient Co Loa citadel. Once the national capital (AD 939 – 944), the spiral-shaped structure was the first fortified citadel in Vietnam and, despite only vestiges of the ancient ramparts remaining, is an important historical site.
Next, follow some back roads and head to a local farm. Surrounded by nothing but lush rice paddies, learn about the rural lifestyle of the farmers before hitting the road again.
Enjoy the refreshing breeze and picturesque scenery whilst cruising through the valley and stop at a hidden wood carving village. Meet the local craftsmen and discover the ancient techniques used for producing traditional Buddhist statues.
Finish this outdoor adventure with a visit to a bustling market. Accompanied by a local family, peruse the different stalls and pick up a couple of delicious snacks before driving back to the city.
Entrance fees and sightseeing fee as per itinerary
Local licensed and experienced English speaking guide (other language speaking guide on request)
Scooter or Vespa tour: Scooter or Vespa with helmet ridden by your local guide