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The heart and soul of Vietnam's culture, the capital of Hanoi is an alluring amalgamation of East and West, tradition and modernity. With our insider contacts, this Cultural Hanoi Vietnam tour goes beyond normal touring to bring you face-to-face with Hanoi natives to experience the authentic way of local life. Savor a traditional Vietnamese meal in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter in the home of a renowned culinary expert. Meet with respected local nobility for lunch in his family home and hear from him a personal account of Vietnamese history.
To show you Vietnam's rich traditions in performing arts, this Vietnam tour takes you to a local theatre to watch an enthralling show of tuong, ca tru or water puppetry. Tuong is a type of classical opera that combines singing, dancing and miming. Ca Tru is an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists, and water puppetry, a unique Vietnamese art-form with origins in local folk traditions. A fascinating tour of Hanoi's art spaces, from the quirky galleries to creative people, will show you what makes this city an emerging art capital.
At one of Hanoi's oldest temples, partake in a unique Tai Chi session under the tutelage of an acclaimed master. Meet with a local expert and practitioner of traditional Vietnamese medicine, and receive a diagnosis based on ancient Eastern techniques. A walk through Hanoi's traditional medicine street will unveil an incredible variety of herbs and spices on offer.
This Vietnam package tour features excursions to ancient villages, picturesque pagodas and famous relics in the countryside to show you the rural agricultural lifestyles. In Hanoi's outskirts, a trip to handicraft villages specializing in single-commodity production offers you a chance to witness how artisans make conical hats, bird cages and pottery with their skilful hands.
Discover the vibrancy of Vietnam's past and the dynamism of its present in this amazing tour. After this in-depth Hanoi cultural journey, complete your travel in Vietnam with an overnight cruise in Halong Bay or a tour of Ho Chi Minh City in the south.
Upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Check-in hotel ( officially check-in time is at 14:00) . Take a rest after a long flight. Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital is a city of wide tree-lined street with peaceful lakes and colonial villas and a more sedate pace than other Asian cities. Hanoi offers something for everyone and and make your stay memorable . As you leave it, you may want to return one more time for more exploring.
Depending on your arrival time, visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum ( Closed on Monday) The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a valuable centre for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam with 15,000 artefacts including clothing, jewellery, of agricultural tools, fishing instruments, weapons, household utensils and musical instruments. As an alternative to the Ethnology Museum, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum (closed on Mondays). The museum is located near Hoan Kiem Lake and offers wonderful insight into the lives of Vietnamese women. Displays highlight Vietnam’s vast cultural diversity and educate on the significant role Vietnamese women play in Vietnamese society. Learn historic and modern-day traditions centered around births, weddings, motherhood, spirituality and more. Then visit the Temple of Literature which is considered as Vietnam's first national university, built in 1070. Overnight in Hanoi.
This early morning, you will have a short time of 30 minute Tai Chi session includes deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements in the Hanoi Botanic Garden. It helps to reduce stress, improve balance and refresh your body to be ready for an enjoyable trip.
Then back to your hotel for breakfast . After, start your excursion to Duong Lam village, a place of ancient Vietnamese culture. Duong Lam is one of the country’s few remaining ancient villages where several hundred-year-old houses preserved . Wander the village narrow alley, visit houses over 400 years old, local temples,meet friendly local people and explore the very traditional life style. Come to Mong Phu hamlet whose original village entrance remains intact, visit Mong Phu temple then have lunch in a local house of 100 years old
After lunch, visit Mia Pagoda constructed in the 15th century with 287 statues of all sizes, then visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes. Last visit in your excursion is Tay Phuong Pagoda with its beautiful architecture and ancient, unique sculptures. It was one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and has magnificent dragons and demons carved into the wooden roof. Drive back to your hotel for dinner dress up.
Enjoy a dinner in a beautiful restaurant of the city .Overnight in Hanoi.
Ha Noi and its surrounding areas have the highest number of handicraft villages nationwide. If you do decide to skip the crowds, then going to a couple of craft villages id definitely enjoyable. This morning tour is designed for a unique look into the traditions and cultures of rural Vietnamese communities.
For centuries, the villages around Hanoi have specialized in single-commodity production, each family sharing their knowledge only within their relative. This specially-designed tour takes you to some of the best of these villages to see crafts such as conical hats, bird cage making and a lovely traditional wood village.
Return to Hanoi for lunch and in the afternoon reveal the mystic Oriental medicine with a traditional doctor. Based in Hanoi, Dr. Huong is an expert in the traditional eastern methods of acupuncture, acupressure and Cagut Implantation in Hanoi. She has been a practitioner of “Traditional Eastern Methods” for over 20 years worldwide including France, China, Italy, North Korea and Vietnam. After, visit ‘traditional medicine street’ where you can see and feel the herbs & spices aroma spreading in the air
(Note: Dr Huong visit is subject to availability & it can accommodate maximum 15 people.)
The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi today is becoming one of the most fashionable art centers in Asia.
This special tour is designed for you insight to Hanoi’s art world. Visit the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum and you may find some interesting point in Propaganda Art that can be seen everywhere during your travel to Vietnam . A visit to Apricot Gallery which represents over 40 local artists of great renown will offer you with the colorfull contemporary art . Your final stop will be Art Vietnam, run by a renowned American dealer. Along the way have a cup of Vietnam’s famous brew in one of the city’s original gallery coffee shops.
At leisure until you transfer to the airport for your onward flight
TOUR DURATION: 5 Days / 4 Nights
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
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