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Handicraft Village Tour Hanoi

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Tour Information

Price: US$65.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Bat Trang - Le Mat (Hanoi) - Dong Ky (Bac Ninh) - Hanoi.
Duration: Daily.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Hanoi.

Description

Highlights: Walking and cultural experience.
 
Summary: Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội, pronunciation (help info)) is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its official name is Thủ đô Hà Nội ("Hanoi the Capital"). It has an estimated population nearly 6.5 million (2009), (but only 2.6 million (2009) in urban areas). From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế during the Nguyễn dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam.
 
The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City.
 
October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city. On this occasion, Hanoi was named by Frommer's travel guide as one of the world's "Top Destinations 2010".
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

This excursion from Hanoi taking you to some of the fascinating handicraft villages dotted the lush countryside surrounding the capital. We leave Hanoi to Bat Trang where we can see firsthand the ancient art of ceramic making at a workshop. Many of the families producing these fine works of art have been doing so for at least 400 year. Continue to Dong Ky, the carpenter village. Originally, carpentry was a side hobby for inhabitants of Dong Ky, however poverty forced the villagers concentrate their skills on this occupation. The wood carving here is also famous for its meticulously inlaid mother of pearl. Located a few kilometers over the Red River from central Hanoi is Le Mat snake village, the residence of Le Mat have been catching and breeding snakes, making snake wines and tonics, and cooking tasty snake dishes for some 900 years. Turn back to Hanoi for lunch at restaurant before visiting Van Phuc silk village to learn how people here make silks. The local silk is known for its smooth and lightweight appearance, qualities that enable it to be dyed more colors to suit a variety of skin tones.
 

Note: You will be collected from your hotel. Pick up time will be advised upon confirmation of booking.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 - 5 Pax

6 - 9 Pax

10 Pax Up

Cost/pax

$65

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • All transportation and transfers
  • Picnic lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable

Trip excludes:

  • Pre & Post trip accommodation in Hanoi
  • Travel insurance
  • Food & drink not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities