Immerse in ancient Vietnamese culture with an excursion to Duong Lam, one of the country’s few remaining ancient villages. Situated northwest of Hanoi, a tour through Duong Lam is a great way to explore the area’s twelve-hundred year history. Explore houses over 400 years old, wander the village’s narrow alleyways, visit local temples, and most interestingly of all, chat with friendly locals. Last stop will be at Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and home to beautiful architecture, as well as ancient unique sculptures.
Hidden 60-km Southwest of Hanoi among lush paddy fields, limestone karsts and picturesque villages, the Perfume Pagoda is the perfect one-day trip from Hanoi for nature lovers. Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour sampan boat cruise through rice fields and ‘Halong Bay’ style rock formations before heading up to the Perfume Pagoda. The Perfume Pagoda is not just one pagoda but many shrines and temples built into a limestone hillside.
Hanoi is recognized as a rising destination for foodies. More and more international tour operators organize culinary trips to Vietnam with cooking classes in key cities like Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. In particularly Hanoi best caters for this kind of service. Take part in a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a neighborhood ‘wet’ market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients before proceeding to the home of a true Hanoian who learned her culinary skills from her grandmother, a former chef who once served the French elite, in the 1930’s. After visiting a local market to buy the day’s ingredients, learn how to prepare and cook true northern Vietnamese cuisine before sitting down to enjoy a delectable meal.
Sapa is located in the north of Vietnam and in the middle of the break taking landscapes. It’s one of the most beautiful places not only in Vietnam but in Asia as well. With ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air, it’s a magical combination of landscapes. This trip will bring you though the excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone, the paddy fields of H’mong village, and give you an opportunity to explore daily activities of the local ethnic peoples.
Hanoi and Hochiminh City, the two largest cities of Vietnam, together with the World Heritage Halong Bay and the Worldwide famous Cuchi Underground Tunnels, these highlights create a nice tour in just short time, which give you a general view of the mysterious Vietnam and offer you the experience of the two different regions of the North and the South.
This trip covers almost the striking sceneries of the North Vietnam, leads you the beautiful way from the plain to the mountainous region, especially Sapa, where you find hundreds of minority peoples living. You will feel the obvious differences between cultures, customs, weather, foods, etc between these regions, while enjoy the picturesque views of the area such as endless mountain, evergreen rice terrace, colorful minority market, etc.
Halong and Catba always form a nice trip together. Relax on a comfortable boat, the breathtaking view of Halong Bay give you a passionate feeling until you reach Cat Ba, the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a primeval forest. The tour is specially made for people who loves nature.
With the limited time this tour gives you the chance to explore Hanoi peaceful capital and the most famous landscape of Vietnam in the Tonkin Gulf, that is Halong Bay, the land of descend Dragon. This trip can also be combined with our Southern tour SS01 to form a beautiful itinerary from North to South.