Hanoi (and vicinity), Vietnam Hanoi
Fri, Jul 31 - Fri, Aug 14 Jul 31 - Aug 14

Highlights

  • Exploration of village culture in the peaceful countryside

  • A visit to a traditional Vietnamese community house

  • History of Do temple & its emperors

  • Visits to pottery & ceramic making villages

  • Limited capacity - maximum 12 people per group

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Description

As you drive further away from Hanoi, the landscape becomes lush and green as the buzzing city energy makes way for the tranquil countryside. Experience a more traditional side of Vietnam when you explore rural villages and experience the way artisans work and live on this discovery tour.

After being picked up from your hotel, you're driven past a back country landscape of rice paddies and rivers as you head to the village of Bat Trang. Here, you witness incredible ceramic artisans at work. Finished vases and pots cover the floor of the workspace as the artists fire their latest creations in a kiln.

Next visit Dinh Bang, where you get a look into a time-honored space in village life: the communal house. Central to Vietnamese culture, important village decisions were made at these communal houses.

From here, you head onward to the lakeside Do Temple, built to honor the 8 emperors of the Ly Dynasty, a time when Vietnam flourished with prosperity.

After lunch, travel to Van Phuc Silk Village—known for producing some of the best silk in the country. You see dozens of rolls of colorful fabric created by locals. Admire the gold thread that forms beautiful flowers on one fabric before feeling the smooth texture of a pale green roll on another.

Take a moment to talk with the skilled artisans; your English-speaking guide makes it a breeze to speak with them and learn about their lives. After a day spent exploring, it's time to be driven back to your hotel in Hanoi.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of rural Vietnamese villages

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your downtown Hanoi hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Hanoi, Vietnam