Half day exploring Vietnamese Northern traditional village – TA002

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There’s more to Hanoi than just the hustle and bustle of the city! Only a short 30 minute drive across the Red River, you’ll find a whole other world waiting to be explored. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Vietnamese countryside in this half day tour to Van Duc vegetable village, a traditional village located right on Hanoi’s doorstep, on the banks of the mighty Red River. Photograph beautiful scenery for remarkable mementos of your trip to rural Vietnam.

Observe life in the countryside with a walking tour of the village, where your English speaking guide will introduce you to the history and lifestyle of this unspoiled village. You’ll be able to try your hand at a range of farming jobs with interactive activities such as planting and harvesting rice, fruits and vegetables, and catching fish. At the same time, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Vietnam.

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Spend half a day at the countryside ancient village nestled in the outskirts of Hanoi, experience the abundant, educational, hands-on farming activities and fishing catch. You’ll be exposed to the region’s authentic tradition and culture.

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

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 mighty Red River to the historic village of Van Duc, located a short drive south-west of Hanoi.

09:30 – 11.30 – Your 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 the village and explore its rich cultural history. Learn about different kinds of Vietnamese fruits, vegetables and herbs and how to cultivate and care for them.

Participate in hands-on farming activities such as planting and harvesting rice, and hoeing and fertilising garden beds. You’ll also learn how to catch fish from the river with a range of traditional fishing tools.

11:45 -13:15 – After all your hard work in the fields and fishing, you’ve earned your delicious, homemade lunch with a local family. See if you can learn some Vietnamese phrases while you chat with your host!

13.15 – 14:00 – Return to Hanoi and farewell.


Inclusions & Exclusions


– 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




– 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


  • 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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All the half day tour option is exclusively the private ones. Thus, we can organize both the morning & afternoon tour. If you have plan to come back from Halong Bay, we may customize option to join the tour in the afternoon for your convenience.

There is also the option when we could flexibly organize the transfer to the airport after the half day program.

The whole day farming cultural tour in the village features not only the farming activities but also the chance of joining the cooking class, participating in weaving embroidery & have a bike ride around three well-known nearby villages : Xuan Quan Flower Village, Bat Trang Ceramic Village & Kim Lan Pottery Village.

Yes. We do feature a private areas for clothes change & room for taking shower exclusively for Tripazia guests in the village.