Half-Day Explore Van Giang Village

  • DepartingDaily
  • Days10
  • StyleBasic
  • From$10USD

Half-Day Explore Van Giang Village

Glimpse into authentic country lifestyles with a fabulous excursion to Van Giang village. Travel to an area cradled in the Red River Delta to mingle with the locals at the market, visit ancient temples and dine with a family in their 150-year old home.

Start Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish Hanoi, Vietnam
Destination Vietnam
Style Basic

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 10 paxs

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

Responsible travel

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This tour begins at 08:00. Leave the busy capital behind and venture off into the countryside for a fabulous half-day excursion. Cross the Red River and watch Hanoi’s skyline fade in the distance as rural villages and rice paddies come into view.

After 45 minutes, arrive in Van Giang. Delve right into village life with a visit to the morning market where the sounds and sights of the city seem far away. Explore the endless stalls where vendors sell rice noodle soup, grilled meats, fresh vegetables and more.

Continue through the village to a temple dedicated to one of four immortal Vietnamese spirits. Pass through the peaceful gardens and enter the main altar house where incense can be seen burning as it has for hundreds of years. Admire the rare wood engravings on its roof and two bach tho vases engraved with ancient script.

Take a stroll through Van Giang to the 150-year old home of Mr. An, a Bonsai collector. Admire the house’s large wooden beams and learn how its open plan conforms to Vietnam’s feng shui beliefs. Over a cup of green tea, get acquainted with the hosts and hear the villages’ history.

The family will then demonstrate how to prepare spring rolls and cut chung cake, a special northern Vietnam tradition. At the end of the morning, sit down to an authentic Vietnamese family-style lunch.

Bid farewell to the hosts and drive back to Hanoi have had a true taste of rural Vietnamese life.

Meal Included: Lunch


Our services include

  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services mentioned
  • International and domestic FlightsLaundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and expenditures of a personal nature

Important notes

  • Time: 08:00 –14:30
  • Departure: Daily
Supplement guides other languages
Language Supplement per group per day
German 10 USD/ group
Italian/ Spanish 13 USD/ group

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