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BAVI ECO TOUR

    Ba Vi is a rural, mountainous area west of the bustling city of Hanoi. The stunning natural scenery combined with friendly locals makes Ba Vi a truly authentic experience. Escape the noise and crowds of the city, and allow yourself to explore natural Vietnam.

ITINERARY

  • Duration: 01 day
  • Location:  Moc village, Ba Vi district, Ha Noi (About 68km from centre Hanoi city, about 1.5 hours by car)

Highlight:

  • Harvesting tea leaves on a traditional, 30-year-old Tea Plantation
  • Cooking with a friendly local host
  • Visiting local workshops in the village
  • Cycling across the rice field and villages
  • Traditional Foot Soak with herbs following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority
  • Boating on the Da River

08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours driving, you will arrive at Mr Duoc’s house, where you will enjoy a welcome drink.

10:00 –  Visit the Tea Plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place, where you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation plays an important role in providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help a local family harvest tea leaves, and you be shown how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam traditional tea.
Mr Duoc is a veteran from the Vietnam War and is the owner of a large tea farm. He is also an expert on handling raw tea leaves and he will show you the process required to provide an exceptional tea product. You will have a great time listening to the Mr. Duoc’s stories about his life, his experiences during the war. Then, you will enjoy some great tea along with green lentils or lotus seeds, also grown by his family.

11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village where you will enjoy a fun cooking class by Mrs. Chin. She will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you will have some time to enjoy lunch with food you helped cook!

13:45 – After lunch, you have time to walk (or bicycle) around the village to explore the local culture and visit the local workshops. You can learn how to make tofu, make the traditional conical hat in Vietnam, unshell rice, and maybe see the workshop of a local worker who, for 70 years has made and fixes all the farming tools in the village.

15:00 – You have enjoy a 1-hour cycling tour through the beautiful rice fields and the villages. You can witness daily life of local people and interact with them. Mr Chau is your next host, who will welcome you with fresh mint lemon juice, with all ingredients freshly picked from his own garden. After, you can enjoy a traditional foot soak in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority. This will relay you (and your feet!) after cycling around the village.
Your afternoon will end with a boat trip down the Da River on which you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and explore the local life along the riverside.

Time to bid farewell to your host family and drive back to Hanoi center. End your tour at your hotel
around 18:30.

Price in USD/pax:

Group size01 pax2-5 pax6-10 pax>10 pax
Price/1 pax175$110$82$68$
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Private Tour 

  • Local guide
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup & drop off from/to centre Hanoi city
  • Welcome drink and local fruit
  • All activities
  • All entrance fees
  • Vietnamese lunch and a bottle of water/pax
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Child under 2 years old is free of charge
  • Child from 2-under 5 years old: 50% of adult price
  • Child from 5-under 12 years old: 75% of adult price
  • Child above 12 years old: count as adult
  • Total length of cycling: 50 minutes
  • Total length of boat trip: 30 minutes
  • Road conditions: Rural trails
  • Difficulty: Normal/Easy
  • Transportation by private car

    –  What you should bring?

  • Sunglasses
  • Comfy & casual clothes
  • Camera
  • Sun protection/sun cream
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