Tour with unique twist

Ha Noi - Ha Noi
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Highlights

a.Explore the French influence in the bustling cities of Hanoi.

b.Drift among the stunning limestone karst scenery on a our charming La Regina Cruise in Lan Ha Bay ( a quieter alternative area to Halong).

c. Experience the greater Hanoi, a refreshing, countryside moment that allows us to participate in Vietnamese traditional local farming activities.

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Set off your journey to the rural, far-from – tourist countryside nestled in the quiet outskirts of Hanoi. Delight your senses with local life experience. The unparalleled twisted itinerary combines the hands-on farming activities, the fishing catch guides backed by authentic, local cooking class with the homemade ingredients.

Day 1
  • 8.00 – 8.30: Kick off your trip from the hotel.
  • 8.30 – 9.15: Drive to Van Duc village
  • 09:30 – 11:30: Visit and experience a local village lifestyle. As the village has ever been brought to the public for tourism, the locals are really genuine and rustic.You’ll be exposed to the authentic tradition and culture of the region.
    Participate in vegetable farming activities, uncovering the process of varied vegetable types, gasping the cultivation process from fertilizing the plots, preparing the soil, planting herbs, watering and hoeing the vegetable beds.
    In the village, there are some households who earn their livings by fishing on the riverbank. You’ll then blend with them to learn how to catch fish with different fishing tools.
  • 11:30-12:30: All the farm-fresh ingredients and bountiful fish will be grasped for the cooking experience. Our hand-selected hosts will pour all their heart to share with you the authentic Vietnamese food recipes, its techniques along with its cultural stories.
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Enjoy your well-deserved, hard-earned meal together with the locals.
  • 14:00 – 16:30: After the day as a farmer, biking through vast area of lush vegetable plantation of Van Duc to Xuan Quan flower village. The biking route is approximately 5 Km. Along the way, you will have the chance to feel the spirit of the typical rural village in Vietnam with ancient temples, wells, green flowing expanses and distinguished house style.
    Enjoy a visit to Kim Lan pottery village nearby and observe the local’s life in the traditional craft village.
  • 17.00 – 17.45: Driving to Hanoi and farewell
  • 06:15 : Start your day with a Taichi session on the sundeck
  • 06:45: Light breakfast is served in La Corona on the second floor
  • 07:30: Feel free to discover Trung Trang cave, one iconic and historic cave in Cat Ba island
  • 9:00 – 9:45 Back to the main boat for relaxing and check out at the reception, please put all your luggage at the outside of your cabin, crew member will help to bring luggage on land.
  • 09:45 : Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbour.
  • 11:30: Disembark at the harbour and transfer you to the Van Duc country side village which is approximately 20 minutes from Hanoi.
  • 13:30 Arrive at the Van Duc Village. Visit and experience a local village lifestyle. As the village has ever been brought to the public for tourism, the locals are really genuine and rustic.You’ll be exposed to the authentic tradition and culture of the region.
    Participate in vegetable farming activities, uncovering the process of varied vegetable types, gasping the cultivation process from fertilising the plots, preparing the soil, planting herbs, watering and hoeing the vegetable beds.
    In the village, there are some households who earn their livings by fishing on the riverbank. You’ll then blend with them to learn how to catch fish with different fishing tools.
  • 17:00: After the day as a farmer, visit and experience a local village lifestyle and food culture by joining a homemade local meal.
    After dinner, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the countryside, socialise with the locals if you’d prefer to really understand about their life. Enjoy the authentic experience when staying overnight at the homestay there.
  • Wake in in the quiet serenity of nature & leave behind the bustling city. Have a stroll via the mile-long stretch around the peaceful local lake and enjoy your breakfast with your charming host at home. Hop on your bike and ride along to the Bat Trang Village – the well-known ceramic village nearby.
  • Visit the local family factory in the village for observation and explanation on modern techniques of pottery production. Later on, bike through 1000-year-old time worn alleys of Bat Trang towards traditional ancient 3-sectional structure house (Nha ba gian) & French Colonial townhouse for further understanding of Northern Vietnam’s culture.
  • Enjoy the home made meal by the local family in the village and come back to Hanoi.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • 2 days 1 night Ha Long Bay Cruise with La Regina Legend Cruise ( Princess Suite Cabin).
  • Round trip shuttle bus by limousine Dcar 9 seats
  • Half day farming tour in Van Duc Village
  • Overnight stay in local home in the village
  • Home made dinner in the evening & lunch
  • Private Half day tour by bike to Bat Trang Ceramic Village
  • Private transfer back to Hanoi.
Exclusions
  • 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

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