Vietnam Traditional Villages

VIETNAM TRADITIONAL VILLAGES ‐ 13 DAYS

The country side is the place to keep and preserve the thousands years tradition and culture of a rice agriculture civilization Country as Vietnam. Beside this lively country side under the pressure of globalization still there, the Tour also includes all main destinations in Vietnam as: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. The Tour specialized in Traditional Village Theme with these features:

Tour Attractions and Distinguishes:

  • An authentic Vietnam which often unseen by tourist in the main destinations.
  • An original Vietnam through traditional villages.
  • The distinguished of culture and life of different regions in Vietnam.
  • Beauty of Vietnam country land.

Considered subjects and Highlights of the tour:

  • The beauty of long tradition Vietnamese villages.
  • The beauty of culture and spiritual life in the countryside.
  • The beauty of works and creativeness in the countryside.
  • Vietnamese country people with the beautiful countryside and landscape.
  • Authentic of native destinations and the main destinations.

Exclusive Private Tour with Your Own Private Guide, Driver and Car during the tour at 1520 USD net per person for minimum 2 persons.

The Tour can be tailored-made to meet with your time frame and expectation.

Itinerary

Day 1: fly in
Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: Car.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Morning: Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Ethnology museum. Break for lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon: West lake area: Quan Thanh Temple, West Lake round trip and some site round the West Lake. The Center: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Old quarter, French quarter (walking or Cyclo tour).
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, cyclo.

Day 3: Duong Lam Ancient Village – Ha Thai Village
Morning 8am: Depart from Hanoi, drive to Duong Lam ancient village. Visit the village, local families, Mong Phu communal house, Mia Pagoda, Phu mother Queen temple, Phung Hung king temple, Ngo Quyen king temple and 1000 year old ‘Duoi’ tree road. Break for lunch.
Afternoon 1pm: Drive to Ha Thai lacquer ware villages. Walking in the Village to visit handicraft workshops to learn how to make lacquer ware and chose some souvenir products. Enjoy the village atmosphere. Drive back.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: Car.

Day 4: Dao Thuc – Diem Xa villages
Morning: Transfer to Xuan Non, Dong Anh. Visit Dao Thuc village, enjoy 1h countryside Water Puppet Show on the village pond and learn to perform the puppet. Visit center village complex and some artisan families. Continue drive 1h to Bac Ninh City. Lunch stop in town.
Afternoon: Short drive to Cau River dike, take the ferry pass Cau River visit Tho Ha village, then continue to Viem Xa village. Welcomed and Meeting with a “Quan Ho” group. Enjoy sessions of “Quan Ho” to know how they use the song in difference situations of life to express their emotion to other singer group (or Quan Ho). After farewell session drive back.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car. Performing: Water puppet, “Quan Ho” music.

Day 5: Hanoi – Tam Coc, Bich Dong – Khuoc Village
Early morning depart to Ninh Binh, get in Tam Coc boat station. Take the boat rowing trip for 2h on Ngo Dong River in Tam Coc, the land called “Ha Long on land”. Continue a short drive to visit Bich Dong mountain pagoda. After lunch drive to Khuoc Village, in Dong Hung Distric, Thai Binh Province. Visiting some Cheo artist families to study basic understand of this Traditional Art. Enjoy the show of different extractions of Cheo Theater in the Village Pagoda. Late afternoon arrived in Hai Phong City.
Overnight: Hai Phong. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat. Performing: “Cheo” popular opera.

Day 6: Ha Long
Morning: visit the center garden and Nghe temple, Hang Kenh pagoda in Hai Phong City. Drive to Ha Long City.
Afternoon 12 pm: Boarding wooden junk, seafood lunch on boat, and cruise for 4h on the Bay passing Dinh Huong, Litter Duck, Fighting Cocks Islands and some floating villages. Visit Thien Cung, Dau Go caves on an Island. Return the wharf and drive 3h back to Hanoi.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue fly
Morning: pick up to Noi Bai Airport fly to Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam of Nguyen Dynasty. Check in the Hotel.
Afternoon: after lunch visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, Temples build in 1802. Continue to Tu Duc King’s Tomb.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.

Day 8: Hue. Ca Hue
Morning: boat trip on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, further boat cruise and walking through a village to Gia Long King’s Tomb. Back to the city for lunch. Afternoon: Drive to visit Royal Arena, Thanh Toan covered Bridge and Phu Mong Kim Long village. Night show royal music.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L, D. Transportation: car, boat. Performing: royal music.

Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
Drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An, check in Hotel and Lunch break.
Afternoon: Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum. Free for night walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 10: Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City by fly
Morning: Boat cruise on Hoai River visit Kim Bong carpenter village, walk to Cam Kim village visit mat weaving families, rice paper family workshop. Continue by boat visit Thanh Ha ceramic village.
Afternoon: Pick up to Da Nang Air port for fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car, boat.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Morning: Tours in district 1, visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around Ben Thanh market. Lunch break.
Afternoon: Visit Giac Vien Pagoda, China Town in district 5 and Binh Tay market.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre
Drive to Ben Tre on the way visit Caodaism Church in Ben Luc. Arrived Ben Tre and take the boat trip on canals with busy boats, passing though the forest of coconut plants, mangrove along canals visit some villages. Stop to visit local families, kindergarten, communal house, candy workshop and walk in the garden of coconuts and arroyos. Lunch in the town. On the way back stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.

Day 13: Fly out
Transportation: car.

Prices:

  • USD 1520 net per person for minimum 2 persons, 10% discount from our normal selling price 1690 USD net per person for minimum 2 persons.
  • Supplement for 4 stars hotel accommodation: 320 USD p/p.
  • Supplement for 5 stars hotel accommodation: 590 USD p/p.

Price Includes:

  • Enjoy Traditional Vietnamese Performance including Cheo Opera, Water Puppet Show, Hue Royal Music which is considered World Heritage
  • Double/Twin share accommodation in 3 stars hotel
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Air-condition Car during the trip
  • One way air-ticket from Hanoi to Hue and from Da Nang to Saigon
  • Boat Trip in Ha Long Bay, Huong River in Hue, Hoai River in Hoi An and in Ben Tre – Saigon
  • Half Board: breakfast, lunch
  • Ticket and Insurance during the trip in Vietnam.

Price Excludes:

  • International Flight to and from Vietnam
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Personal Expense
  • Services not include in the Tour Itinerary