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Vietnam Countryside Tours Recommendations
With 63 cities and provinces from the North to the South of Vietnam in the length of 1650KM - flying and 1811KM - on land, there are so many amazing Nature and countryside destinations.
These places are unique not only to foreigners but also to Vietnamese people. Some of them are full of tourists because the provincial leaders are good at marketing. However, Some destinations are so stunning, but there are very few tourists because of poor marketing. Our target is to show you these destinations in the Red River Delta from Hanoi and Mekong River Delta from Saigon.
The Red River Delta around Hanoi - There are so many things to do and see in the villages: From farming activities, walking, biking, cooking with local people... to homestay - eat with local people, work with them on their farms and overnight in their home or luxury hotels nearby the villages. You will learn alot with amazing experience.
The Mekong River Delta from Saigon with Can Tho city - central of Mekong River Delta. The famous activities in this area are visits to some famous floating markets - Cai Rang, Phong Dien, Cai Be... and join sampan boat trip rowed by local people in small canels. In Vietnam, you can join from 1 day to 3 weeks countryside tour Hanoi to Mekong river delta. Customise your Vietnam countryside tours with us.
Day 1: Hanoi Arriving
Day 2: Hanoi - Ben Trong & Ben Ngoai villages - Ninhbinh - Overnight in the countryside resort
Day 3: Explore charming villages by easy biking - boat rowwing in Natural Heritage Site of Trangan - More for strong travelers with mountain climbing - Overnight in Ninh Binh
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Peaceful & charming Mai Chau Valley - Walking to discover local Thai minority villages - Overnight in Mai Chau valley
Day 5: Mai Chau local market or hard trekking for strong visitors - Ancient Duong Lam village
Day 6: Duong Lam village - Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 8: Halong bay
Day 9: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi - Sapa
Day 11: Sapa
Day 13: Sapa - Hanoi
Day 14: Hanoi departure
After clearing the customs, you will be welcomed by our professional tour guide and transfered to Hanoi city centre for overnight. The only one city in your Vietnam countryside tours.
Say good bye to Hanoi busy city to charming villages in the Red River Delta - Ben Trong and Ben Ngoai. Here, detour the villages - one of the best countryside tour Hanoi. Your Hanoi countryside tour activities may be included:
Located 20km in the outskirt of Hanoi, Bentrong and Benngoai communities are farming-based village. Coming here with us, you have chances to join your hands with daily farm activities from cultivating the land, plowing rice land, planting vegetables, watering the fields, transplanting rice by hand, cuting rice, harvesting vegetable. Detour the village to meet and talk with local people.
Then, visit some families and see how they are making paper deities, animals, US dollar, Euro, Vietnamese money, dragon boats, horses, elephant, cars. moto-bikes, suites, TV, Karaoke set and other votive products which are similar to our things. Vietnamese people buy and burn them, believing that these goods will be transferred to their deceased ancestors in the afterlife. Continue your visit to a family making tofu for the whole village. You have eaten tofu many times, but how it is made. Maybe, you do not know. Here, you can learn how tofu is being made.
Your countryside tour Hanoi also includes a visit to some families making Lacquer procduts since 1910. More than that, you can join cooking class with local host to learn the real local cooking art. The taste is really different from what you try in the restaurants in the city.
After lunch, drive to Ninhbinh province for overnight. There are 2 options: Hotel and Resort in or nearby villages.
100km or 2 hours drive from Hanoi, Ninh Binh province is the southern peak of the Red river delta and the end of the North Vietnam. Ninh Binh has evolved into a major tourism centre in recent years. However, there are many sleepy rural villages for you to explore the real local life on Vietnam countryside tours. We always combine the walking, biking tours to these villages with the world famous Culture and Natural Heritage Site of Trang An - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Bai Dinh pagoda.
Scenic Ninh Binh province can offer 1,2 or 3day countryside tours from Hanoi including following activities
Best 1day countryside tours to Ninh Binh from Hanoi
Explore the ancient capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu where you see the foundation of the capital and the 2 temples for the 2 kings of Dinh and Le dynasties.
Then, explore Trangan - Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. along Trang An stunning river through 8 water limestone caves in the Natural Heritage Site - walk around the village nearby to see afternoon life in the Red River delta. Visit some local families, meet and talk with them - Homestay or hotel in the village.
Enjoy biking through many villages on the countryside roads, meet and talk with local people working on their rice fields to Tam Coc.
Tamcoc is one of famous tourist stops on Hanoi holiday offering chances to sit on bamboo boat rowed by local people along the peaceful river. Here you have chances to take thousands beautiful photos of amazing karst limestone mountains coming out from the green rice paddies. Howerver, most tourists miss a chance to explore Van Lam village. The farming village is located under beautiful limestone cliffs. The village is famous for its embroidery. Walk around the village, see the local artisans make napkins, tablecloths, pillow-cases, T-shirts... Visit local families, meet and talk with them. We also operate biking trips around Van Lam, Hoa Khanh, Tam nong, Ninh Hai... villages. Biking on village route and seeing local daily life offering unforgetable experience on Vietnam countryside travel. Visit Thai Vi temple and enjoy some mountain-climbing to Bich Dong pagoda(not on rainy day)
Mai Chau is the closest place to Hanoi where you can visit ethnic villages. Maichau is a rural centre of no town with a collection of farms, villages and stilt houses on a large beautiful lush valley. The majority of peoples here are White Thai who are related to the tribes in Laos, Thailand and China.
Get down the mountain from Mai Chau of Hoa Binh provice to ancient farming village of Duong Lam. Check in the village and visit some of the very old houses. Enjoy the biking around the village to see the big and old communal house and Mia pagoda. Then, bike though the lush rice fields to see the local working. Have lunch at a family and enjoy the journey back to Hanoi - a bustling city in Vietnam.
3day tours Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay to the most beautiful area. If charter a cruise from 1 cabin to 40 cabin, you have chances to get off the beaten track and see no tourist.
Leaving the bustling city of Hanoi to the peaceful mountainous scenery of Sapa where terraced rice fields from the top mountains to the stream. Beside the stunning landscape, you have chances to discover multi-cultures of 7 ethnic groups in different villages. This is another world in our world.
Say good bye to charming Vietnam and its beautiful countrysides and friendly people
This countryside tour from Hanoi could be half or one day. We often arrange 1day tour or combine this trip with the famous UNESCO Cultural & Natural Heritage Site - Trang An to make a 2 or 3 day trip. From Hanoi to this village, you can go by our private car, taxi and public city bus.
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