The cyclo (xich lo) pedicab, short for the French cyclo-pousse, is the best invention since slice bread. Cyclo offer easy cheap and aesthetic transportation around Vietnam’s confusing, sprawling cities. Riding these clever contraptions will also give you tho moral superiority that comes with knowing you’re being kind to the environment - much kinder than all those drivers on whining, smoking-spewing motorbikes.
Groups of cyclo drivers always hang out near major hotels and markets, and many speak at least broken English (in the south, many of the cyclo drivers are former Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldiers). To make sure the driver understands where you want to go, it’s useful to bring a city map with you, though some drivers cannot read map either
Start at 16.00 pm at your hotel, cyclo ride around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn more about the legend of the Lake and the Ngoc Son temple. At 17:15 stop at Thang Long theatre to enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Follow is the dinner with Hanoi specialty at Grill Fish Restaurant (Cha ca Hanoi) or a Vietnamese restaurant. Tour ends about 19.30 pm.
Type of tour: Private tour
Departure: Every day
Inclusive: Transportation (cyclo), Entrance fees, Water Puppet Tickets, Guide, Dinner
Exclusive: Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Tip
|Size of Group
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 6 pax
||7 - 9 pax
||10 - 14 pax