Best of Vietnam
Best of Vietnam
Tonkin Travel would like to welcome you to Vietnam with a special offer for a free night staying at a stylish homestay with breakfast while taking a 2-day tour visiting the out-skirt villages of Hanoi with a free accommodation with breakfast for any weekday stay in 2022 – 2023.
DAY 1: HANOI – BAT TRANG VILLAGES – HOMESTAY AT ECOPARK (L)
Departure to the ancient ceramic village Bat Trang, about 12 km to the north-west from Hanoi, on the edge of Red river, renowned for centuries for its products in traditional porcelain with blue decoration.
Visit a local market where you can shop to make offerings to the temple (flowers, fruits, incense sticks, votive papers, betel …) or to buy the ingredients to make nem (rice papers, transparent vermicelli, black mushrooms, fragrant mushrooms …). You will also have the opportunity to get to know the Vietnamese language by meeting the locals at the market.
Then you will visit a ceramics factory specialized in antique reproduction where you can learn the ceramic
production process and know the life and work of young workers.
Continue discovering the ancient village of Bat Trang by traveling through narrow lanes, with many workshops and family temples. Visit the temple dedicated to the Mother Protector of the village where you can practice offerings and burn the votive paper as the Vietnamese do. Stop in a small workshop of young painters who decorate vases by hand and meet a family that produces small paintings on ceramics. You will also go to greet a family where you will have the opportunity to admire a beautiful courtyard decorated in
an original way by the broken ceramics gathered in the village. Then visit the old town hall dedicated to the Genius Protector of the village and the centennial oven “Lo Bau”. At last, you can watch the demonstration of a craftsman who can turn a piece of clay into many different products with his very capable hands. You can, if you wish, try crafting something of your very own.
You will be welcomed by a local family for lunch in their old house in the village.
After lunch, free time for shopping at Bat Trang ceramic market. Then transfer to Ecopark – a new urban town surrounded by green areas with green trees, flowers, rivers and lakes. Check-in your stylish
Free on your own to take a relaxed walk along the avenues shared by beautiful trees to discover about the beautiful corner, known as the best place to live in Hanoi.
DAY 2: XUAN QUAN FLOWER VILLAGE – NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After enjoying your breakfast, visit Xuan Quan Flower Village, which is very close by. The village is colorful
and beautiful with different kinds of flowers and trees, becoming the largest flower hub in Hanoi.
(The visit to Xuan Quan can be in the afternoon of Day 1 if you have early departure on Day 2).
Continue to your next destination.
Inclusive: Private transfer, tour guide, entrance fee, meals as indicated
Special offer: free stylish accommodation at Eco-park with breakfast for weekday staying