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- Tour location: Rural Hanoi
- Departure: 8:00 am
- Tour Duration: 6 hours
- Tour Runs: Minimum 2 persons. Maximum on request
Hanoi Country Life Experience tour – The best option to discover the breathtaking beauty of rural Vietnam
If you are seeking a chance to explore the beauty of rural Vietnam, Hanoi Country Life Experience tour is the best option. It allows you to examine and explore the culture and traditions of Vietnam more closely. The tour consists of wonderful visits to the two rural villages in Vietnam: Song Phuong and Dong Ngac. It includes a visit to local market which is an experience full of beauty color and excitement. The tour also takes you to the organic vegetable plantation sites where you can explore the natural beauty and vegetation of Vietnam. It takes you to local houses, temples, pagodas and other historic places. It lets you meet the local and hear stories as well as share your own, make friends and have a reason to visit again. The tour gives you a splendid chance to see the ancient houses built 300 years ago. When it comes to cuisine, the tour not only allows you to taste the rich cuisine but also let you learn the Vietnamese local dishes. It is indeed an excellent opportunity to visit Vietnam and explore the suburbs of Hanoi city.
• A guided tour to the villages
• A chance to explore Vietnamese cuisine and interact with local people over lunch
• Visits to ancient and communal houses in rural Vietnam
• Learning about the culture and traditions
• Having a local cooking class to make your own lunch
• Visit to two rural villages: Song Phoung and Dong Ngac
After breakfast, our destination would be the small village called Song Phoung in the west of Hanoi around 17 km away from Hanoi Old Quarters. We start our tour with a local host who would be waiting for us there. First visit will be to the local food market which is historic as it originally started in 16th century. It is famous for traditional items. Local people come to the market with all kind of trades and products. It is a colorful market which operates under the canopy of an old tree. Adjacent to the market are the vast vegetable farms. The vegetation includes cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn. It also include fruits like oranges, papaya and more. The tour allows you to experience the local farming along with farmers. The next stop would be a visit to a local family and learn about traditional cooking and taste the rich cuisine including a traditional Troi cake. The tour let you learn about the lifestyle by talking to people and exploring the surroundings over tea. After lunch, Dong Ngac village is our next destination which is 20 km away. There we see the ancient communal houses, historic architecture some of which are built in the shape of dragon. The 300 years old houses belong to the Do family or Nguyen family who were given house by the King.
Here our trip ends and we drive back.