Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its chaotic narrow streets, beautiful art-deco houses, temples, rich history and of course its food! On arrival, most visitors head straight to the Old Quarter to explore, popping into the local shops and taking a seat on a small plastic stool for some noodles, Bun Cha or to have a famous ‘egg coffee’. For a break from the chaos tourists can take a walk around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake or head north towards Tay Ho and Truc Bach. To learn more about the country’s history there are many museums and historical sites to visit, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. You may be overwhelmed when you first arrive in Hanoi, but YESD is here to help and give you the local knowledge that will help you fall in love with this city!



We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.


We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.