Hanoi Free City Tour with Locals ( Full-Day)

Hanoi Free Local Tours (HFLT), a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together so that Tourists can truly explore our culture, customs, history with the guidance of locals and local people have opportunities of learning more about diverse culture, reaching their full potential.


Hoan Kiem Lake

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison

Temple of Literature

Ho Chi Minh Complex

Dong Xuan Market


8:30 Am – 3:00PM

[Hanoi Free Local Tours] Beginning

After the guide pick you up at your hotel, the tour will begin with a visit to Sword Lake, which is the heart of Hanoi, where you will have a primary look of Vietnamese lifestyle. Do you know why Vietnamese usually sit on little chairs? Because in Viet Nam the higher the chairs are, the more money you have to pay for the restaurant owners. Then let’s have glasses of lemon tea with little honey near St. Joseph’s Cathedral (big church) with us. It is also the moment to get to know know a little about Vietnamese language, how to bargain in Viet Nam and how to travel far from Ha Noi. Our Local guides will share with you some useful tips which can help you a lot when you are in Viet Nam.

[Hanoi Free Local Tours] Hoa Lo Prison

Vietnam is famous for the wars against France and the US in the 20th century. Our visit to Hoa Lo prison will give you a deep understanding of what happened during these wars, how political prisoners were treated with series of savage tortures. Vietnam is famous for not only the wars, but also its long-standing history. Next, We will pay a visit to a 1000-year-old university of Vietnam, Temple of Literature which is the symbol of Eastern architecture and culture.

[Hanoi Free Local Tours] Dong Xuan Market

Trying food is always a fundamental part of a travel. And Pho or Cha Ca are traditional foods of Vietnam. If you are a vegetarian, we will have lunch at a unique vegetarian restaurant which serves you with the food that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

In the afternoon, we will take a taxi to the oldest traditional market in Vietnam-Dong Xuan Market. This is the place where you can see how locals make their livings and discover a lot of interesting alleys with many delicious street foods.

Art and History
Farmers Market
Outdoor Activities
Languages spoken: English