Take an escape from bustling and hustling city to flock to ancient and traditional handicraft villages in Hanoi’s suburb. Get lost in perfumed and colorful flower gardens, soak up in tranquil ambiance of rural area, stroll around narrow alleys in ancient villages such as Duong Lam village to come back the past time, delve into Vietnam’s history and learn more about handicrafts in some handicraft villages such as Bat Trang, Dong Ngac villages.

Duration: Full day
Departure date: Spring time (closer to Tet holiday)
Start/End: Hotel in Hanoi/ Hotel in Hanoi
Tour type: Village, Private tour

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Pick up at our hotel at 8 AM, we will start our full-day cycling tour to explore some villages along the Red River bank. We first visit the pottery villages gathering area on the Red River Dyke such as Bat Trang, Phu Lang, Tho Ha. We then continue to Nhat Tan flower where peach and kumquat trees are grown for the Lunar Tet New Year. We then take a quick look at Nhat Tan local market, local church, temples, stadium and get to know more about the local people and their daily life. We then cycle to the nearby Batterty Emplacement that was used during the US – Vietnam War.

Nhat Tan flower gardens

Nhat Tan flower gardens

Keep cycling to Dong Ngac cultural village, we will call in at their ancient communal house and see some ancient architectural works dating back 500 years. Get back to our bike and continue cycling to the Heaven of Lotus near the West Lake, relax in a picturesque surrounding and take photo.

Phu Tay Ho

Phu Tay Ho with its unique pagoda style

On the way back, we will stop at Phu Tay Ho where worship to Lieu Hanh Mother Saint and its unique pagoda style. Continue pedalling to the Flower village of Tay Tuu, we will see different colourful flower blossom. Back to our family and roll into the kitchen and help the owner to cook lunch. Enjoy lunch with authentic Vietnamese food in the family before driving back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Tour ends at hotel.

Flower village of Tay Tuu

Flower village of Tay Tuu

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide (other language/s upon requested)
  • Entrance fees & permits for places listed in itinerary
  • A/c Transportation with experienced driver
  • Lunch at local restaurant (please advise if you have special request for food)
  • Reasonable supply of bottled of water

What’s Excluded?

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Others not mentioned