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Holiday Houseboys

To make the most of your holiday, book the services of a Holiday Houseboy, your private gay friendly tour guide. He will look after your safety and welfare at all times.


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Tony is currently studying accountancy and does part-time guide work. He is particularly proud of his foodie tour, introducing guests to a whole range of Vietnamese food. Try the goi cuon (translucent spring rolls with greens, coriander and various combinations of minced pork, shrimp or crab), banh mi (baguette with salad and paté or omelette) and banh xeo (sizzling pancakes). Tony knows where to take you. He is also available for night foodie tours.

Tony is 26 yrs old, covid vaccinated, is a non- smoker and speaks fluent Vietnamese and English.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Tony = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS  USD 50  in cash to Tony after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

This does not include any entrance fees, food & beverage or transport costs.

The food tour is for 3.5 hours (either daytime or evening) with Tony includes the cost of the food but no transport. He will take you to 5 places to try local delicacies of Hanoi. Pay a non refundable deposit by Paypal of US30 PLUS US$45  per person in cash to Tony at the beginning of the tour.

Other tours that Tony specialises in are a seafood tour for US$50 per person, beer tour for US$55 per person, Hanoi vegetation food tour for US$45 per person and a Hanoi city tour by bicycle US$55 per person. To all these add a US30 booking fee, payable by Paypal.

These are examples of other tours that Tony specialises in:

Bar tour $50

Discover nightlife in the Old Quarter. Visit 4 bars/ clubs during your night out.

Gay bar tour $50

Enjoy an exciting night out in Hanoi on a gay bar-hopping experience. Explore some of the resort town’s liveliest gay bars, clubs and cantinas on a ‘men-only’ outing in the Romantic Zone. Enjoy Drag Queen show ( on selected nights)

Sea Food Tour $50

An amazing Hanoi seafood tour of fresh local ingredients straight from the ocean. Taste street culture as we walk through the Old Town of Hanoi.

Bat Trang Tour $40

Journey alongside the Red River on a scenic countryside drive from Hanoi to Bat Trang. Visit the village known for producing high-quality ceramics and see how this pottery is made by hand. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a workshop crafting your own piece or shop for something to take home with you. Have time to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Hanoi City tour with Water Puppet Show $55 each

Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today’s Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered.

Hanoi Street food with water puppet show $55

Hanoi City tour with Cyclo $55

Discover the 36 ancient Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter with its ancient buildings and temples, transparent lakes and old cultural features.

Cruising through one of Hanoi’s most engaging, colourful, and lively neighbourhoods.

Get a relaxing look at Hanoi’s old quarter, the home of traditional Vietnamese culture in Hanoi. The old quarter is, unlike what you may think, a very busy center of trade and life in Hanoi. The old quarter is the place to go if you’re interested in getting a look at the real lifestyle of Hanoians. The 36 streets of the old quarter, marked out in labyrinthine fashion, give the whole experience a somewhat zany twinge, one that many find quite welcome after the cut-and-dry, sanitized effect of many Western cities.

This does not include any transport costs except of course the bicycle tour.


Tony was amazing in Hanoi! so thankful I booked him. He truly is 5 star. Here are some words to describe him: Knowledgeable, Energetic, Enthusiastic, Polite, Fun, Respectful, Kind, just a great guy to be with.” – Errol, Canada.

“Tony was wonderful.  We booked him for an all day 12 hour tour and it exceeded our expectations.  His English is very good and he has a superb knowledge of Hanoi. Perhaps the highlight, and one of the main reasons we booked a private tour, was that he was able to take us to places to eat that we never would have found otherwise. We enjoyed his company so much that we asked him to join us for my birthday dinner, which occurred when we were in Hanoi. Highly recommended.” – Paul, USA 

“He was personable and very helpful. He knew a lot about Hanoi and we had a great evening. The views from the skybar were fantastic. Thank You for all your help.” – Mark, USA 


Oscar works for a travel company and has been guiding for over 7 years. He loves meeting people to show them the culture and way of living in Vietnam. Every guest adds to his experiences. Oscar says, “The more I do tours, the more I learn from people around the world.” He hopes his enthusiasm shines through. With Oscar’s knowledge and experience, you are sure to have an informative friendly tour. Please don’t hesitate to book him.

Oscar is 28 yrs old, covid vaccinated, is a non-smoker and speaks fluent Vietnamese and English.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Oscar = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Oscar after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for half a day (4 hours) with Oscar = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Oscar after his services. Total 55 US dollars.

This does not include any entrance fees, food & beverage or transport costs.

How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@holidayhouseboys.com.

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.


Our other destinations in Vietnam are Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh.

Make the most of your holiday in Hanoi and choose one or more of the following activities.

Highlights of Hanoi

street in Hanoi

street in Hanoi

Hanoi served as the capital of French Indo-China from 1902 to 1954.Then when North and South Vietnam were separate, Hanoi was the capital of North Vietnam. Following the prolonged Vietnamese war (1954 to 1976) after which North and South were consolidated, Hanoi became the capital of the unified Vietnam.

iVisa.com Hanoi with a population of 2.6 million, remains the second largest city, after Ho chi Minh, formerly Saigon.

Located in northern Vietnam, there are stronger Chinese influences than its southern counterpart. This is not surprising though as Hanoi had been ruled by the Chinese for over 1000 years.

Rapid expansion has seen the rise of skyscrapers but the old quarter still exists even if in street name only. Each street housed a particular trade, and the street name reflected that trade. Now of course this is not the case, but the old street name reflecting the artisans’ trade still lives on.

Places to visit include the Dong Xuan night market, the Temple of Literature which is the site of the oldest university of Vietnam from 1010, Sword Lake, Flag Tower of Hanoi, One Pillar Pagoda and the central square called Ba Dinh Square.

From the French Indochina era, the French left their influence too. Check out the tree lined boulevard of Phan Dinh Phung street, the Grand Opera House, the Presidential Palace, the State Bank of Vietnam, St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Hotel Metropole.

Vietnamese are superstitious people and often believe in magic and the spiritual world. Hence the buddhism religion here has its mingled flavour of Vietnamese which incorporates these beliefs.

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