• Itinerary

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DAY 1: HANOI – KY SON VILLAGE - MOON GARDEN HOMESTAY  (-/L/D)

08.00    Transfer to Ky Son village
10.00    Arrive at Moon Garden Home stay . Welcome drink with local fresh green tea. Free time for discovering Moon garden Home stay and Ky Son village by yourself (local market, kindergarten)
11.00:   Cooking class
12.30    Lunch
13.30   Hand Spa: enjoy having your fingers dipped in a fragrant lime bowl and the traditional herbal hand massage
Then, free time for relaxing or further conversation with the host family about local snacks, sharing cultures and learning about traditional customs. If you want to learn Vietnamese, one of the family members can teach you.
15.00    You can have choice of a short ride of 6 km or a long ride of 12 km round trip:

Short ride:

Take a bicycle ride to discover the Ky Son village to and stop at any home you like for a cup of tea. Visit the kindergarten (if open). Chat with local people about their daily life and farming. You can help with plowing or making rice beds, transplanting seedlings and harvesting rice (or cassava, corn, sweet potatoes…) depending on the harvest season.

Long ride:

Take a bicycle ride with local guide to discover the Ky Son village. Continue to Duong Lam ancient village. Stop to visit Mia Pagoda and Mong Phu Communal House. Then bike ride back along the ritual paths of Thang thac village to discover the Ngo Quyen tomb and Phung Hung temple.

18.00    Return to the Moon Garden for relaxing.  While waiting for your steam bath to be prepared, you can enjoy our local drink and taste some of the local products or some traditional desserts.
18.30    Traditional refreshing steam bath with fragrant herbs (Lemon grass, pomelo leaves, holy basil leaves).
19.30    Dinner.  Then, enjoy your foot bath in warm water with ginger, salt and mugwort medicinal herbs before bedtime, which brings you a deeper sleep.

DAY 2: MOON GARDEN HOMESTAY – NEXT DESTINATION (B/-/-))

7.30      Breakfast
8.30      Free time: You can make yourself at home relaxing, taking pictures with Vietnamese traditional clothes, chatting with people. Then further discovery of the Ky Son village and the surrounding area or leave Ky Son for the next destination.