Experience Hanoi the local way. Spend an evening in a family’s home, sharing stories and learning about their life in the capital. Dine on traditional dishes prepared by the hosts, savour the authentic flavours of a home-cooked meal.

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Dinner at Home in Hanoi - Evening

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Today’s experience will begin at 18:00. Drive through the bustling rush hour streets and disappear into the narrow and quiet lanes. With your guide, you find the entrance the staircase of an apartment block built after the liberation. You are welcomed into the home of a friendly local family, with 3 generations living under the same roof. Sip a cup of tea listening to the host’s interesting life stories, from being the helper of an herbal medicine practicer from very young age to becoming a ranking soldier specialized in Military Morse Code. Learn how information passed around by his unit effected the war and take your chance to ask all you ever wanted to know about life in war-time Vietnam.

Stories continue around the table, over a traditional dinner prepared by his wife and daughter. After the meal, enjoy a green tea to relax and chat more. Family members who return home after a hard-working day offer a great opening to find out about the family’s life today. Say your goodbye and transfer back to the hotel. (D)   


Our Services include:

  • Return transfer with private vehicle
  • Dinner in a local house including Vietnamese tea
  • English speaking local guide

Our Services do not include:

  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Any service not mentioned above

Specialty Vietnamese dishes will be cooked by the family, however vegetarian/non seafood requests will need to be given in advance.

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