Departure daily at 8.00 AM

* Duration: 7-8 hours

* Group size: maximum 8 per group* Tour price: $85 per person

Included: Pick up and drop off, Vintage Minsk motorbike, experienced driver, helmet, rain poncho, English speaking guide,cold water and tissue, local foods. All drivers are licensed and we provide local travel insurance, but we also recommend that you have your own, entrance fees.

Excluded: Tip and gratuities and anything not included above.

Stage 1: Parts Unknown & Backstreet Adventures

  • Riding through the maze of zigzaging backstreet and narrow alleyways with the vintage Minsk motorbikes.
  • Enjoying the symphony of Hanoi Street with different sounds & smells.
  • Travelling with all your senses heightened: Watching, Hearing, Touching, Tasting, Smelling and feeling 
  • Experiencing the GOOD, the BAD, the WEIRD and even the UGLY of the city as it is what it is.
  • Experiencing different slides of life behind the scene, the hidden part of the iceberg, the parts unknown.
  • Visiting a local family for a cultural exchange.
  • Experiencing Hanoian culture in a meaningful and personal way. meeting local people where they live, where they work, where they worship and learn. The most extraordinary travel experiences sometimes occur in the most ordinary places.

Stage 2: Hanoi Classical Romance & city’s highlights

  • Riding through the chronology of time in Hanoi from the thousands year old parts to the modern parts of the city to have insight into Hanoi.
  • Cruising around the enchanting French Quarter, vibrant Hanoi Old Quater .
  • Visiting the must-see highlights of Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Presedential palace, Ba Dinh square, Temple of literature, Tran Quoc temple, West lake, Truc Bach lake, Hoan Kiem lake, Opera House, Saint Joseph cathedral and train tracks.

Stage 3: Happy Hours & Hanoi Food Culture

On the ride, we spontaneously stop at the local and authentic restaurants and street side-style eateries to savor the real local foods and drinks of Hanoi. 

  • Hanoi street food culture
  • Family’s heirloom foods
  • Unique egg coffee 
  • Local moonshine and fresh local beer
  • We usually have chance to try from 7 to 10 authentic local dishes throughout the journey. Your experiences occur from spontaneous to uniquely organized ones!


Stage 1: Parts Unknown & Backstreet Adventures

on this special stage, most of the time you will find yourselves in the middle of nowhere, thrilling yourselves in the labyrinth of narrow, winding, zigzagging backstreets and alleyways with just enough room for a single bike. It is really an out of this world, breathtaking experience. You will have the opportunity to experience the real deal of Hanoi behind the scenes. Suddenly, you’ll turn up in the biggest second-hand mechanics and electronics market in Vietnam where you could buy anything from a pistol for a US Army Jeep of to the pedal of a Chinese bicycle.  Or a radio from the 1970s to the latest Phones. Riding as a pillion passenger on a Minsk is absolutely the best way to experience the good, the bad and even the ugly of the city.  Especially, you will be welcomed as an honored guest by a Hanoian’ family at the formal home-visit where lives a Vietnam-war veteran and his lovely family, living in the tiny Russian apartment compound since the 1960s. Whilst being invited to have a cup of Vietnamese tea with the family, you will enjoy a rare opportunity for real cultural exchange.
Stage 2: Hanoi Classical Romance & city’s highlights

After having been thrilled by the backstreet labyrinth, the Minsk will take you on the second part of our journey – “Classical Hanoi Romance”. You will cruise around the French Colonial Quarter, zipping along the charming boulevards enjoying the breeze. You will then stop at the most visited sites in Vietnam, the national iconic symbols, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. After that we cruise around the romantic West Lake and Truc Bach Lake and arrive at the hidden village where you will find heaps of local family-run food stalls. It is now time to treat yourselves to the most authentic local foods. You have the opportunity to taste foods with a multitude of local dishes to choose from. It is high time to treat your hungry eyes and rumbling stomach to lunch. Followed by a visit to the 1000 year old Confucian Temple of Literature, the 1,500 year old Tran Quoc temple, B52 Lake, Hilton prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, Gothic Cathedral…
Stage 3: Happy Hours & Hanoi Food Culture

On the way back to the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter, we will stop to visit Giang Egg Coffee, to taste a very unique family know-how coffee “coffee with egg”. The recipe for making this special coffee is a family secret.  It has been passed down from generation to generation. Finally, to conclude a fabulous day in Hanoi, your Minsk driver will take you to a happy hours at a Bia Hoi restaurant where you can relax and have fun with the locals, in their local environment, before heading back to your hotel.

100% refund, if you have any reasons for NOT enjoying our trip, you will not have to pay for it.
Accident insurance included with every single tour
Guaranteed departure
All drivers are experienced and licensed
Passionate and professional guide and team
Unique & handcrafted Itineraries
Experiencing the real-deals of the place,featured with the Good, the Bad and the Weird.
Travelling with all your senses heightened watching, tasting, smelling, touching and hearing.
Peace of mind and heart, 10% of the profit of your trip is donated to educational charity fund

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