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1 day Handicraft Villages

Hanoi, Ha Tay, Hanoi.

Located in the heart of Ha Tay province, about half an hour by car southwest of Hanoi, the villages of Duyen Thai, Cu Da and Chuong, which possess their own traditional handicrafts, are our base for just a one-day trip out of Hanoi.

These villages lie along the bank of the Red River. The main river winds its way through the marshy delta to the Gulf of Tonkin. It boasts an impressive landscape with endless rice fields, ancient pagodas and a labyrinth of markets.

We depart from Hanoi for a short drive to Ha Tay province in the neighbourhood of Hanoi (15 km away). Upon our arrival at Duyen Thai village, home to traditional lacquer ware.

Time here can be spent wandering around traditional villages and meeting the friendly local people.

Cycling is one of the best ways to really see the next villages of Cu Da and Tuc. We navigate along the river front, through enomous rice fields and beyond.

En route, we disembark to experience traditional methods of processing noodle vermicelli and soya sauce in local homes.

Those who appreciate the sheer delight of local cuisine can settle in with a local family making Spring Rolls and other dishes.

We never leave the area without visiting the village of Chuong, known for making traiditonal conical hat. After that, we make our way back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 5pm. (Lunch is included).

The facts…

Physical activities:

Easy walking and cycling on gentle terrain with:

- a 1-2 km walk.

- a 7-15 km bicycle ride.

From May to September, the climate is usually humid and hot. From October to April brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport:

- bicycle.

- vehicle.

Meals:

- 1 lunch.

We cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Tour Guides:

Our experienced and friendly Tour Guides speak excellent English or French.

They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Trip cost:

- $52USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people.

- $45USD per person for a group of 7 to 8 people.

The cost of the trip includes:

-
transportation.

- lunch.

- Tour Guides.

- entrance fees.

- permits where applicable

The cost of the trip does not include:

- travel insurance.

- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).

- other personal expenses.

What to take:

Small day pack for cycling, water, personal articles, camera, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.

Have a great journey!!!
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