Biking Mai Chau – Ninh Binh 7 days

Ninh Binh province is located in northern Vietnam, about 100km south of Hanoi. With its hundreds of limestone cliffs emerging from the ground scattered across the rice fields, this region is appropriately nicknamed the “Halong Bay in land”.

Apart from this stunning scenery, Ninh Binh is a great opportunity to peek into the rural way of living. It’s all very laid-back and serene, just how the Vietnam experience should be.

>>Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)

Itinerary

Biking Mai Chau – Ninh Binh 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Chi Ne – Kenh Ga – Ninh Binh 140km   
Drive to the outskirts of Hanoi before beginning your cycle ride from Chi Ne town to Van Long village. On this journey we use small back roads off the main highways and away from the traffic. This also affords you the maximum people contact and views of the rural countryside and farming.

After lunch, we continue riding on small roads and water canal trails to cycle to Ninh Binh. Often described as the Halong Bay on the land, Ninh Binh is a peaceful settlement with long waterways rich with paddy fields stretching through the mountains. It is superb landscape for cycling exploring by boat. Includes a 2 hours boat trip in Kenh Ga floating village. With it’s limestone mountains soaring out of verdant rice fields, Kenh Ga’s natural beauty creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. (L,D)

 Day 2: Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park 50km

In the morning we leave Ninh Binh for Cuc Phuong National Park. Cycle along small road off the heavy traffic from village to 
villages. Offers more chances to see and know more of the Vietnamese traditional way of living basing on wet rice cultivation in self-sufficient style. Upon arrival in the National Park we visit the Primate Rescue Centre, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of the Endangered Primates of Vietnam. Dinner and overnight in guest house

Day 3: Cuc Phuong National Park 40km
From the gate of Cuc Phuong National Park we drive further to the Park center (20km) include visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man, in the Park center we start our real jungle trek 6km to see the big tree “ Thousand years old” then we riding back to the gate of the park for dinner and overnight in guest house. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Cuc Phuong National Park – Cam Thuy 80 km
Leave Cuc Phuong at 8 am. We ride southwest to Cam Thuy village, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The way is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms, pineapple and rice paddies. Visit the former fortress of the Ho-Dynasty. We will stop along the way for a lunch of Vietnamese food before continuing on to arrive Cam Thuy village. Overnight in guest house (The best in town) (B,L,D)

 Day 5: Cam Thuy – Mai Chau 115km
In the morning we ride from Cam Thuy to Cam Luong village where we have a stop to see Fish Ferry Stream which is a great mystery of nature. It is a stream with thousand of big fish peacefully swimming in shallow water. Offer spectacular sceneries of a different world that’s like no others: bamboo forests, secret valleys with criss-crossing pipes bringing drinking water to different households and all encircled by evergreen mountains. Also we stop to see local people making chopstick near by Ma river. Riding along Ma river to Mai Chau, a Thai ethnic minority village. Settle in to one of the traditional homestays on stilts, shower-up, then you have free-time to wonder around the villages taking photos and meeting the locals. Dinner and enjoy Thai ethnic show. Overnight on the Thai’s house. Clean and comfortable matress, blanket and pillow are provided. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Mai Chau – Xa Linh – Mai Chau 70 km

In the morning we going by van to Xa Linh where we can walking around to visit Blue H’mong and Red H’mong minority people, then we riding down hill to Mai Chau for lunch. In the afternoon we riding to Na Phon – Nhot – Van – Poom Coong villages. Visitors will have a chance to discover the real life of white Thai people with many daily activities such as weaving, farming, house work… experience the local people’s life can be arranged by our outstanding guides. Over-night in Lac village – Homestay (B,L,D)

Day 7: Mai Chau – Hanoi 150km
After breakfast, we leave Mai Chau on our support vehicle to Thung Khe pass, unload the bicycles from van to start cycling 50km to Hoa Binh town where we will have a lunch in local restaurant. After lunch we transfer to your hotel in Hanoi by AC vehicle. (B,L)

Biking Mai Chau – Ninh Binh 7 days

Tour includes

  • Private transfers round trip.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Extra meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

Tour does not includes

  • Pre & post trip arrangements.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Full-Day Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Tour with Entrance Fees & Lunch

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc and learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day tour. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital, and Tam Coc, which means “3 caves,” features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat.

>>Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)

What You’ll Do

  • Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Visit the King Dinh and King Le temples
  • Explore caves on a sampan boat
  • Bike around countryside villages
Full-Day Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Tour with Entrance Fees & Lunch

What to Expect

You’ll depart Hanoi in the early morning and head to Ninh Binh province where you’ll visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Later, on arrival at the Tam Coc wharf you’ll explore the caves by sampan boat. Cycle to Bich Dong before returning to Hanoi. A Vietnamese buffet is included

Detailed Itinerary

07:45: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
08:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
10:00: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
10:15: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le
11:30: Arrive at Tam Coc wharf
11:45: Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
13:00: Sampan boat trip through the caves
15:00: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
15:15: Bike around countryside villages
16:00: Shuttle leaves for Hanoi
18:30: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Be sure to bring sunglasses, sun cream, and your camera. You’ll also need shoes and short trousers for the cycling part of the tour.

Please note that you will be sitting in a bamboo sampan boat for around 90 minutes, with a local rower, on the visit to Tam Coc Cave.

 
Full-Day Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Tour with Entrance Fees & Lunch

What’s Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Round-trip transport between Hanoi and Hoa Lu/Tam Coc
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in the description
  • Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
  • Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • English-speaking tour guide during the trip
  • Biking from Tam Coc to Bich Dong

What’s Not Included

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included
  • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Da Nang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue – Quang Binh group tour 4 days

The special trip will give you a forgettable experience with interesting place sites in the centre of Vietnam in 4 days. Highlights of this trip are Hoi An city tour, My Son Holy Land visit, Phong Nha cave discovery and Hue city full day trip. Join us for a lifetime experience.

>>Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)

Highlights

  • Explore the stalagmites, stalactites system with sparkling, mysterious beauty of Phong Nha cave system
  • Have a chance to understand Cham culture and discover over 70 towers and temples of different architectures
  • Visit the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation
  • Take a full day to discover Hue with old historical constructions such as Emperor Mausoleums, the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum..

Itinerary

 
Pick up at Da Nang Railway Station or Da Nang Airport transfer to Hoian. Check in.
PM: Walking to visit the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, shopping at the silk streets of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoian.

Breakfast. 7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel and leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy Land. Arriving in My Son – the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat before stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village. 14:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station.
15.00 The bus transfer to Hue, on the way visiting Marble Mountains, Lang Co beach. Arrive Hue city. Check in and overnight in Hue city.
AM: 6:30 Pick you up at your hotel in Hue and leave for Phong Nha in Quang Binh Province, stop on the way to visit Lavang – Holly land. Have lunch.
Option 01: Visit Phong Nha Cave: Take a boat cruise on the Son River to visit Phong Nha Cave with its grottos: Bi Ky, Cung Dinh, Tien…
Option 02: The Paradise Cave : we will travel to The Paradise Cave, is like “ The Pavillivion on the earth “.The especially stalagmites, stalactites system with sparkling, mysterious beauty, out of Human beings imagination. Its spectacular and magical beauty is welcome visitors come and enjoy…
PM: Return to Hue. Arrive in Hue at about 06:00 PM. Overnight in Hue city

AM: Breakfast. Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Cungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River.
Free until transfer to Hue airport (or Railway station).

What’s Included

  • Join tour ticket
  • Boat trip on Perfume river
  • Entrance fees
  • Bana Cable ticket
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and transfer as program
  • Half board meals (Breakfasts at hotels & set menus)
  • Twin sharing standard room basic at 2 star hotels: in Hue (Carnary hotel, Sport hotel…); in Hoian (An Phu hotel, Vinh Hung 3 hotel…)

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses: laundry, telephone,…
  • Air/train/bus tickets: Saigon/Hanoi – Hue – Saigon/Hanoi

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Da Nang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue 3 days group tour

A special trip will give you a memorable visit of three famous destinations in the center of Vietnam including Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An. Highlights of this trip are visit to the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, excursion of Marble Mountains, Lang Co beach, discovery My Son holly land and full day Hue city tour.

>>Mai Chau & Pu Luong 3 days group tour

Highlights

  • Join an interesting itinerary : Hoi An ancient town, Hue city, Da Nang, My Son holly land
  • Discover old architectures in Hoi An such as Tan Ky old house, the Japanese – covered bridge
  • Understand the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom
  • Visit royal constructures like Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum, the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: Da Nang arrival

Pick up at Da Nang Railway Station or Da Nang Airport transfer to Hoi An. Check in.
PM: Walking to visit the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, shopping at the silk streets of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoian.

Day 2: Hoi An – My Son holy land – Hue (B, L)

Breakfast. 7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel and leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy Land. Arriving in My Son – the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat before stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station.
15.00 The bus transfer to Hue, on the way visiting Marble Mountains, Lang Co beach. Arrive Hue city. Check in and overnight in Hue city.

Day 3: Hue city tour (B, L)

AM: Breakfast. Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Cungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River. Free until transfer to Hue airport (or Railway station).

What’s Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Join tour ticket
  • Hue Folksong ticket
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trip on Perfume river
  • Pick up and transfer as program
  • Half board meals (Breakfasts at hotels & set menus)
  • Twin sharing standard room basic at 2 star hotels: in Hue (Carnary hotel, Sport hotel…); in Hoian (An Phu hotel, Vinh Hung 3 hotel…)

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses: laundry, telephone,…
  • Air/train/bus tickets: Saigon/Hanoi – Hue – Saigon/Hanoi

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue 4 days group tour

A special trip will give you a memorable visit of three world cultural heritages in the center of Vietnam including Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An. Highlights of this trip are visit to the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, excursion of Marble Mountains, Lang Co beach and full day Hue city tour.

>>Cu Lao Cham Half day

Highlights

  • Join an interesting itinerary: Hoi An ancient town, Hue city, Da Nang
  • Discover old architectures in Hoi An such as Tan Ky old house, the Japanese – covered bridge
  • Visit royal constructures like Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum, the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum

Itinerary

Pick up at Da Nang Railway Station or Da Nang Airport transfer to Hoi An. Check in and overnight in Hoi An

AM: Breakfast. Walking to visit the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, shopping at the silk streets of Hoi An. Have lunch.
PM: 15.00The bus transfer to Hue, on the way visiting Marble Mountains, Lang Co beach. Arrive Hue city. Check in and overnight in Hue city.

AM: Breakfast. Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Cungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River.

Breakfast. Free until transfer to Hue airport (or Railway station).

What’s Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Join tour ticket
  • Hue Folksong ticket
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trip on Perfume river
  • Twin sharing standard room
  • Pick up and transfer as program
  • Half board meals (Breakfasts at hotels & set menus)

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses: laundry, telephone,…
  • Air/train/bus tickets: Saigon/Hanoi – Hue – Saigon/Hanoi

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is one of the most important commercial and tourist centers in Vietnam. It is 1,730km by land from Hanoi capital and 50 km from the East-Sea. Saigon was once praised as the “Pearl of the Far East“.

>>Hue full day group tour

Highlights

  • Daily departure tour from Saigon
  • Visit the most famous beauty spots of the city
  • Water puppet show for superior tour
  • Dinner cruise ticket for deluxe tour

Tour information

  • Departure: Daily tour
  • Pick up time: 08.00 – 08.30
  • Departure time: 08.30
  • Finish time: 17.00
  • Transport: Shuttle bus
  • Free pick up area: De Tham St, Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao St, Le Lai St, Le Loi St, Le Thanh Ton St, Bui Thi Xuan St, Dong Khoi St, Pham Hong Thai St, Thu Khoa Huan, Nguyen An Ninh St, Cong Quynh St, Ly Tu Trong St…Dist 1, from 08.00 – 08.30AM
  • Meeting point and time: 28/13 Bui Vien at 08.00AM
Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)
Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

Itinerary

08.30am – 09.00 am we will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).
Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).
China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh city bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city’s daily business). Then we have a lunch at restaurant.
Ho Chi Minh day tour in the afternoon
Afternoon: We visit Reunification hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s – Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level.
This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. We have guide who speaks your language (English speaking tour guide) to tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side).
General Post Office ( Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).
City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh city. Constructed in the early 1900s, city hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture).
Finish Ho Chi Minh city day tour at 04.30 pm.
Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)
Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

What’s Included

  • Standard Type: Air conditioner tourist bus, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, 01 water bottle/pax.
  • Superior Type: Air conditioner tourist bus in tour, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, water puppet ticket, lunch, 01 water bottle/pax.
  • Deluxe Type:
    • Transport: HCMC city tour (pick-up & transfer to hotel), two ways for water puppet show and dinner on cruise without guide (in free pickup area only)
    • English Speaking Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees and water puppet ticket
    • Lunch at local restaurant and Cruise Dinner on Indochina Junk or similar at Saigon river
    • 02 water bottles/pax/day

What’s Not Included

  • Standard Type: Drop off at hotel, tips and personnel expenses
  • Superior Type: Drop off at hotel and transport to water puppet theater, tips and personnel expenses
  • Deluxe Type: Tips and personnel expenses
  • Drop off-hotel Request: 1=>3 pax: 2usd/way / From 04 pax to up: 1usd/pax/way

Product ID:

T30SEG02

Hue full day group tour

Hue – Former Citadel during Nguyen Dynasty is regarded as must stopover of every tourist once choosing Vietnam as the destination.

Joining a full day tour around this charming historical city, guests would pass by almost every notable spot to understand the feudal times, enjoy wonderful natural beauties and meet up sincere Central residents.

>>Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

Hue full day group tour

  • Daily departure
  • Pickup at hotels in the center
  • Small group: 08-12 pax/tour
  • English speaking guide
Hue full day group tour
Hue full day group tour

Itinerary of Hue full day group tour

Pick up at hotel: 08:00 – 8:15 am

Morning:

  • Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people
  • Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue city
  • Imperial Citadel – The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945)
  • Hue Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Incense stick and Conical hat village
  • Khai Dinh Tomb
  • Minh Mang Tomb

17:00 – 17:30 pm: Back to Tourist Information Center 45-47 Le Loi Street. Tour ends.

Hue full day group tour
Hue full day group tour

Inclusion:

  • Minivan with A/C,
  • Dragon boat trip,
  • English speaking guide,
  • 1 Bottle of mineral water/pax,
  • Lunch,  
  • Entrance fees for the Citadel and Hue Royal Antiques Museum, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb.

Exclusion:

  • Drinks and personal expensive 
  • Tips and gratitues 

Product ID:

T06HUG02

Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)

You want to explore Hanoi in a different way other than a paid tours with arranged service? Join us with our free tour guide service. They are volunteer tour guides from English clubs, willing to show you the best of Hanoi in a very different way. This trip takes you to Bat Trang ceramic village.

>>Hue full day group tour

Highlights

  • Free half day tour with volunteer guide
  • Visit Bat Trang ceramic village
  • Private tour, departure date upon request

Tour information:

  • Tour code: T88HNF05
  • Tour duration: Half day
  • Group size: From 01 pax
  • Tour type: Free & easy private tour
  • Availabe language: English
  • Destinations: Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)
Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)

Itinerary

08.30AM or 13.30PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then heading to Bat Trang Ceramic Village – 13km from Hanoi center (Optional to take the public bus No.47 or taxi to get there).

Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong bridge. Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide.

Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand, just come here! What’s more, you can also try it yourself! Take 1-2 hours to discover the village before travel back on the same way.

Tour ends around 12.00 or 05.00PM.

Note: Travel by public bus take more time than taxi.

Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)
Bat Trang Ceramic Village tour (half day)

What’s Included

  • Pickup at hotel
  • English speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included

  • Transfer fees (if any)
  • Entrance fees (if any)
  • Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).

Product ID:

T88HNF05

Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)

You want to explore Hanoi in a different way other than a paid tours with arranged service? Join us with our free tour guide service. They are volunteer tour guides from English clubs, willing to show you the best of Hanoi in a very different way. This trip takes you to discover the unique features and charming of Hanoi Old quater

>>Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

Highlights of Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)

  • Free half day tour with volunteer guide
  • Private tour, departure date upon request
  • Discover the unique features and charming of Hanoi Old quarters

Tour information:

  • Tour code: T88HNF01
  • Tour duration: Half day
  • Group size: From 01 pax
  • Tour type: Free & easy private tour
  • Available language: English
  • Destinations: Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)
Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)

Itinerary

09.00AM or 02.00PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then start the walking tour to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter which is famous with “36 guild streets” in the past time.

Nowaday, the villages were turned to streets and many of them didn’t feature the business as it names anymore. But take your time to wander along the old streets and you surely gain many exciting experience.

Tip for you – Names of some streets with typical products: Bat Su (China Bowls), Cha Ca (roasted fish), Hang Bac (jewelries), Hang Dau (shoes & sandals), Hang Gai (silk), To Tich (mixed fruits), Hang Luoc (comb), Hang Duong (candies & dry apricot), Hang Buom (banboo product). In addition, 4 walking streets Hang Dao – Hang Ngang – Hang Duong – Dong Xuan which formed “Night market” in the evening from Friiday to Sunday is also a nice place to explore.

After walking around and enjoy some local specialties (exclued), continue to Hoan Kiem Lake area where you can pay a visit Ngoc Son temple or enjoy a drink at Fany Ice Cream, Thuy Ta Ice Cream or some famous café shop/restaurants nearby.

Tour ends around 12.00 or 05.00PM.

What’s Included

  • Pickup at hotel
  • English speaking tour guide
Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)
Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)

What’s Not Included

  • Transfer fees (if any)
  • Entrance fees (if any)
  • personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).

Product ID:

T88HNF01

Quoc Hoc Hue

Founded on October 23, 1896 according to an imperial decree issued by the Thanh Thai King’s reign, Quoc Hoc Hue is known as the century old high school. It’s also the first and the oldest high school in Vietnam. In the past, the school was for children from royal and noble families.

Known as the first and also the oldest high school in Vietnam, originally Quoc Hoc (National high school) was the school for children from royal and noble families. On the site that used to be former squadron headquarter – a royal navy headquarters, French colonialists built this school to train those who would serve the feudal colonial government. Therefore, at that time, French was the main subject for students and the school’s gate was titled “Phap tu Quoc Hoc truong mon” (French National High School’s Gate). Now it’s named Hue National High School and is a high-profile school that all students must pass a competitive entrance exam to get the admission.

Quoc Hoc Hue

Founded in 1896, after more than 100-year history, Quoc Hoc today is still a well-maintained French colonial-style construction. The school is a complex of five blocks of classrooms, big football field, basketball court, five badminton courts, a swimming pool, a medium stadium and also a block of dormitory. It’s considered the largest and also the most beautiful high school campus in Vietnam. This surrounding makes a great picture of red French designed building in harmony with green background of a lot of large shady trees and stone benches. Especially in spring, when “diep anh dao” (a kind of cherry blossoms) is in bloom, the whole picture is filled with pinky dots above red thatched tile. Students often call that period of time “Pinky cloud season” and regard it as the most special moments of a year. These are the reasons why Quoc Hoc is also called “Pinky school beside Perfume River Bank” in the song with the same name. Lucky if one has a chance to drop by the school during that season.

Quoc Hoc is not only famous for its charming scene; but it also gains prominence for tradition of patriotism, industriousness, academic achievements and respect for the time-honored values of teacher-student relationships. Several Vietnam political leaders have been learning here, including: Nguyen Tat Thanh (President Ho Chi Minh), General Vo Nguyen Giap, Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, etc. In addtion, the school is famed for its students who are well-known poets (Xuan Dieu, Huy Can, To Huu, Luu Trong Lu etc.), scientists (Ta Quang Buu, Ton That Tung, Dang Van Ngu, etc.), musicians (Tran Hoan, Chau Ky, , Nguyen Van Thuong, etc.) or sculptor Diem Phung Thi and so on. The school also has students getting high prize in many International Competitions.

Tourists in Vietnam travel visiting Quoc Hoc High School should remember that the school doesn’t allow entrances during class’s time, which ends at 5.15 pm everyday (though it might be easier to go through the two side gates, in fact). What’s more, the students are very eager to talk to foreigners, especially English speakers and French speakers. That’s the place for those who want to take photos of natural background, understand more about French colonial architecture and watch female students in white long traditional dress “Ao dai”, sparkling in the nice background.travel to vietnam