This trip introduces you to the lush countryside, rice fields and the farming life, which has dominated Vietnam’s culture.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi in the morning and drive to the Song Phuong Vegetable Village where you will have the opportunity to do gardening with local farmers. This will allow you to get in touch with the Vietnamese farmer and learn more about wet-rice cultivation. This morning will end with lunch in a local house and you will enjoy local dishes, seasonal vegetable, fruits and Vietnamese green tea.
In the afternoon you will visit Thay Pagoda, a complex of temples, communal houses and a pagoda nestled at the foot of a large limestone cliff formation, characteristic of the area. It is said that traditional water puppet theatre originated here. You will then proceed to Tay Phuong Pagoda which is situated on the top of Buffalo Mountain. This pagoda may be the most beautiful pagoda in Northern Vietnam, with ancient architecture and impressive wooden statues of Buddha and Arhats.
You will then go back to your hotel in Hanoi.
- Private pick-up & drop-off services
- Private tour with English or French speaking guide
- Daily departure from Hanoi
- Private transportation
- Farm/Gardening tools
- Lunch in local house
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- Excellent English or French speaking guide
- Services charges and government taxes
- Pre & post accommodation
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance