A farm-to-table full-day eco-tour in an historic village close to Hanoi – TA001

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A change of scenery from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, this full day, hands on eco-tour of an authentic Vietnamese farming village will uncover traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. Just a short drive from Hanoi, you will find yourself in the countryside, in a rural area steeped with history, culture and a myriad of memorable photo opportunities. 

Enjoy the hospitality of friendly locals in the morning while you experience charming, immersive activities such as catching fish, farming fruits and vegetables, and learning to cook local dishes with ingredients fresh from the farm and market. The locals are friendly, and children will smile and say hello as you stroll through the village absorbing the peace, tranquility and slower pace. 

Your English speaking guide will take you from farm-to-table, culminating in a delicious lunch that you will help cook. Absorb the stunning views of the surrounding rice paddies and farms, with city of Hanoi in the distance. In the afternoon, you’ll have a relaxing bicycle ride along the banks of the Red River through four traditional Vietnamese craft villages.

This is the perfect tour for culture seekers, history buffs, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts.

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In the morning, you will be picked up in a private, air-conditioned luxury vehicle from Hanoi’s Old Quarter and will cross the Red River to historic Van Duc vegetable village, located a short 30 minute drive south-west of Hanoi. 

Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the village to a local farm, and along the way, introduce you to the culture of the area through key historic figures and landmarks, including fascinating temples. You’ll meet local farmers, who will showcase their farming and fishing activities, and you’ll be invited to join in! Catch fish, plant and harvest the fruits and vegetables that will be used in your cooking class.

Next, visit the local wet market to shop for the remaining ingredients for your lunch. Bargain with the vendors and hear from your guide about the weird and wonderful fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats that are an essential part of Vietnamese cooking. Feel free to pick up a souvenir or two while you’re there!

Then it’s on to your cooking class. Learn the secrets of how to make local delicacies such as tangy banana flower, green mango or papaya salads, Vietnam’s famous fresh or deep-fried spring rolls, fish simmered in a clay pot, stewed pork, braised eggplant and tofu, bun cha and stir-fried morning glory — a firm favorite with the locals and a dish that is always on the menu. Dessert is a fresh fruit platter and traditional sweet soup. All dishes have vegetarian options.

You’ll depart Van Duc village by bicycle, and ride six (6) flat kilometres along the banks of the Red River, through lush jungle, farms and flower beds. Cycle through Xuan Quan flower village and its seasonal blooms, and Kim Lan pottery village, which has more than more than 1000 years of history and famous Bat Trang Ceramic village. Breathe in the fresh, aromatic air as you ride through lush rice paddies, working farms, typical rural architecture and through winding alleys. Don’t forget to snap a few shots of your ride through rural Vietnam to share with your friends and family!

After a delightful afternoon cycling in the Vietnamese countryside, you will return to Hanoi in your private air-conditioned vehicle.

 

Van Duc Farming Cultural Village

08:00 – 08:30 – You’ll be picked up in a private, air-conditioned luxury vehicle from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

08:30 – 09:15 – Travel across the Red River to the historic village of Van Duc, located just 30 minutes south-west of Hanoi. 

09:30 – 10:15 – Your English-speaking guide will take you on a walking tour of the village, which is unspoiled by tourism. You’ll be greeted by friendly villagers as you discover the charms of traditional village life and explore its rich cultural history. 

10:15 – 11:30 – Learn about the different kinds of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables and how to cultivate them, and participate in hands-on farming activities such as planting and harvesting vegetables, and hoeing and fertilizing garden beds. You’ll also catch fish from the local pond using different tools.

11:30 -13:15 – Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cooking and make delicious authentic dishes with fun instruction from a local Van Duc family. Learn a few Vietnamese words and phrases while you’re at it!

13:15 -17:00 – You’ll cycle a flat six (6) km through lush vegetation, farm crops and flower gardens along the fertile banks of the Red River through three (3) traditional craft villages. 

Breathe in the fresh air, ride past ancient temples, endless rice paddies and quaint rural villages. Cycle through Xuan Quan flower village and beautiful, seasonal blooms and Kim Lan pottery village, steeped in 1000 years of history and Bat Trang village, famous for its ceramics. Stop for photos of your unforgettable rural adventures and to pick up your hand-crafted souvenirs.

17:00 – 17:45 – Return to Hanoi and farewell.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Includes

– Pick up & drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter area
– Professional English Speaking Guide
– All the entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
– Meal as mentioned in the program (Vietnamese home hosted lunch)
– 02 bottles of water per person
– Bike for cycling
– Cooking class

 

 

 

Excludes:

– Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
– Pick up & drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter area
– Tips and personal expenses including personal insurance
– Any service not clearly mentioned in the itinerary
– Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel
– Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide (for private customized tour)
– Travel insurance

 

 

Important Notes

THINGS TO BRING: 

  • Come dressed to suit the weather in clothes that you won’t mind getting a little dirty after an afternoon on the farm
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes
  • A fresh change of clothes
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat and umbrella.
  • A spare, charged battery for your camera.

Booking Policies

Children policy

  • A child under 05 years old is free of charge.
  • Children from 06 – 11 years old   is charged at 75% adult rate.
  • A child above 12  years old  is charged at as adult’s rate.

Cancellation policy

  • More than 4 days prior to the check-in date: No charge.
  • Less than 3 days prior to the check in date: 100% charge

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Absolutely. If there are included or optional activities that you don’t wish to participate in, you can do your own thing instead. Please note that if you choose to opt out of an included activity, no reimbursement can be made by Tripazia.

The beauty of travelling with Tripazia is that we encourage you to explore at your own space. Apart from the time when our leader introducing you destination and instructing you the activity, our leader will offer other options on what you can do.

We offer regular access to local restroom. It is clean and basic.Yet, the standard could not be compared as Western toilet.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

We do farming, cooking & join with the countryside nature in the rain, snow and window & any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. If the weather is unsafe for any reasons or it is not appropriate to join some activities, the trip will be changed or postponed. You’ll be notified before the trip if there are changes due to weather.