4-day Northern Delta Village Life

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Capturing the bustling street life in the old quarter and visiting some city landmarks
  • Visiting craft villages of pottery, gold plated statue making, wood block printing
  • Visiting local artist mansion for his collection of Vietnamese ancient houses and antiques
  • Staying in one of a local artist studio house

tour details

Enjoy your stay at a boutique home nestled in a peaceful village by the Red River with chance to get insights into the life and works of Vietnamese artist circle. Capture the most exciting scenes of Hanoi’s old quarter as well as gain insights in to the Red River Delta Culture with visit to the typical craft villages

Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and depart for Ky Son Village in the vicinity of Son Tay Town. Arriving at around 09:30 hrs. check in Moon Garden Homestay and have a tour around this beautifully set-up facility.
At 11:00 hrs. you will join a cooking class conducted by the local chef and afterward enjoy lunch with your self-prepared dishes

In the afternoon, have a bicycle tour with a local guide to the villages of around Ky Son. At the ancient village of Duong Lam you will visit Mia Pagoda, a beautiful pagoda which houses one of the best collections of clay statues, then proceed on to visit the Mong Phu Communal House. Continue cycling through the trails of the Thang Thac village to visit the tomb of King Ngo Quyen, the temple of King Phung Hung and then return the Moon Garden. You can have traditional bath with fragrant herbs (lemon, grapefruit leaves and holy basil (Huong nhu )

In the evening, enjoy a candlelit dinner and then have a foot " Spa " (feet soaked in hot water with ginger, salt and medicinal herbs mugwort or Ngai Cuu ) before bedtime, which will bring a deep sleep

Accommodation in local house built in typical Vietnamese traditional architecture

Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy breakfast in the tranquil garden, the check out and depart for Dong Trieu district of the North-eastern Quang Ninh province to visit Yen Duc village, a tourism model that helps raise local people's income and improve their awareness of developing green tourism and tapping the traditional cultural traits of Vietnamese villages.

Once in the village you can watch local villagers doing their field work and join them directly to practice rice and vegetable growing, rice pounding and fishing. You can also enjoy folk songs and water puppetry performances performed by local farmers- artists

Enjoy lunch and dinner with Vietnamese fresh food. You will have chance to participate in the farmers' daily life and making traditional cakes with the host.

Accommodation in local house built in typical Vietnamese traditional architecture

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast will be prepared by the host. Afterward drive to visit Yen Tu Mountain. The sacred land to Vietnam's millions of Buddhist followers, Yen Tu boasts breath-taking scenery along with hundreds of temples, shrines, monuments and religious objects.

The majestic scenery and the tranquillity of its temples inspired King Tran Nhan Tong, reigned from 1279 to 1293, to leave the royal court to lead the life of a Buddhist monk at Yen Tu. There, he founded the first Vietnamese School of Zen Buddhism called Truc Lam Yen Tu. The sect soon attracted thousands of followers so Tran Nhan Tong ordered the construction of hundreds of structures on Yen Tu Mountain many of which have turned ruins but new and monumental structures have been built and dedicated by the today's followers.

You will take cable car to visit Hoa Yen Pagoda, the monk stupa garden and the founder's tower. Continue to the top of the mountain by taking another cable car ride up to An Ky Sinh station, admire the monumental bronze statue of King Tran Nhan Tong, then climb up stone steps to the Bronze Pagoda situated on the mountain top.

Accommodation in local house built in typical Vietnamese traditional architecture

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy breakfast in the tranquil garden and then check out and drive back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, drop off at your hotel (accommodation in Hanoi is not included)

Extension to Halong Bay is available at a surcharge
Hanoi airport transfer is available at a surcharge
Meals included:
Breakfast

includes

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with private bathroom at the homestay as mentioned
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 05:00 hrs.
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

Tour code: WEBHANDHVS4
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