AWESOME TRIP TO EXPLORE THE CITY BY MOTORBIKE, RIDING LIKE NO OTHER (DRIVER & MOTORBIKE PROVIDED)
Morning: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Afternoon: 13:00PM - 17:00PM
By night: 17h30-21H30
Stage 1: Parts Unknown & Backstreet Adventures
On this special Minsk journey, 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 sometimes 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. 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 a great meal.
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 an Egg Coffee shop to taste a very unique family heirloom 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 journey 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.