Homestay EcoTour to Duong Lam Village and Ba Vi National Park (2 days)

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duonglamecotourism - ba vi national park

We would like to invite you to spend 2 days join our tour to Duong Lam Village and Ba Vi National Park to immerse in the traditional Vietnam far from the hustle and bustle of big cities and regular tourist itineraries. 

  • Do you recommend this tour for travelers who love nature?        100% Yess
  • Do you recommend this tour for foodies?                                     Absolutely Yes
  • Do you recommend this tour for trendsettlers?                             A Huge YES
  • Do you recommend this tour for travelers on a budget?               Sure
  • Do you recommend this tour for travelers who want to get off the beaten tracks and touristy things?  1000% YES

“You want to see the countryside of Vietnam? You love the outdoors and nature? You love trekking? This 2 day tour is well-suited for you. It will provide more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people and give the tourists chance to see the how the traditional lifestyle in the Vietnam countryside, to cycle across magnificent countryside, to visit one of Vietnam’s most famous areas of outstanding natural beauty, Ba Vi National Park (also named as Vietnam’s PARADISE”

Day 1 – The Real Vietnamese Countryside

For Day 1, you will have chance to experience the rhythm of the rural Vietnamese lifestyle, learn about local traditions and culture, join Duong Lam specialty cooking class and partake in some farming activities with locals at Duong Lam Ancient Village, the first ancient village in Vietnam to be regarded as a national relic. It also won the UNESCO Conservation Heritage in 2013 after the recognition of Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoi An. 

8:00 am Set out for Duong Lam  Ancient Village Pick up at your hotel with an air-conditioned car and transfer to Duonglam village
9:15 am Explore Art & Architecture Visit Mong Phu Communal House and 400-year-old houses (national heritages)
10:15 am Children Lover Visit Duong Lam kinder garden and let your children partake in some traditional games
10:30 am History & Heritage Visit Mia temple, one of the 10 oldest temples in Vietnam with 287 Buddha statues
Visit 2 temples dedicated to 2 national kings born at Duong Lam Village
11:15 am For Nature Lover Go sightseeing: more than 1200 year-old trees, Breastmilk and go to the highest hill in Duong Lam to visit Vien Son pagoda (by car or bike)
12:15 pm For Foodie Lover Have lunch at a local family with authentic local food/specialties and the food you cooked
13:30 pm Choose either For Children Lover

or For Do-It-Yourself Lover

For Children Lover: Visit Duong Lam primary and secondary school and play with Duong Lam children (Can teach them English – optional)

For Do-It-Yourself Lover: Learn to make Handicraft things taught by Duong Lam locals (Wicker handicraft, bamboo handicraft, Vietnamese style handicraft with coconut leaf, Wattle, Handicraft Ceramic )

14:15 pm Be a MasterChef in Duong Lam Learn to make 2-3 Duong Lam traditional food, namely crystal rice cake, Mung Bean Pudding (che kho) and Che lam ( Glutinous Rice Cake with Ginger and Peanut)
15:30 pm Like a Local Go to paddy field to join some farming activities
16:30 pm Peace and Quiet Lover and Sunset Hunter Visit the longest bridge in Vietnam across the Vietnam’s second longest river – Red river and take the nice scenery of sunset
17:30 pm Rest and dinner Come back to homestay house and prepare for dinner at 18:00 pm. After meal, you can learn Vietnamese with locals or teach English for children there (optional)

Day 2 – A Beautiful and Quiet Getaway

For Day 2, we will have chance to visit Ba Vi National Park, one of Vietnam’s most famous areas of outstanding natural beauty, well-known as Paradise in Vietnam. It is centered around a three-peaked mountain jutting steeply out of the landscape. The national park offers a great escape from the city with cool fresh mountain air in a mystical atmospheric backdrop of clouds, jungle and tropical rainforest.

7:30 am Breakfast Have breakfast at Duong Lam local market with Duong Lam traditional food (banh te, banh cuon, baby jackfruit sticky rice)
8:00 am For Trend-settler Come to Ba Vi National Park (20 km from Duong Lam) and have a clear view down to Red River Valley and Hanoi in the distance and tripled-peaked Ba Vi Mountain

Walking in the lush tropical foliage with plenty of forest trails and mountain slopes

Visit bird garden and orchid garden and Cactus Nation (known as the biggest cactus garden in South East Asia)

Visit Ngoc Hoa cave

Visit Ancient French Church and Political Prison

12:00 am Lunch Time Enjoy lunch in a restaurant in Ba Vi National Park which has a view from the old and rare pine forest

Try some Ba Vi specialties (Ba Vi Milk, Ba Vi Yogurt,etc)

13:30 pm For trend-settler Visit Bao Thien Temple and the temple dedicated to Ho Chi Minh at the mountain’s summit (1276m) – 30-minute walk
15:00 pm Ba Vi Resort Visit Ba Vi Resort – which is located in Ba Vi National Park – 400m from the sea level
16:00 pm Back to Hanoi Say goodbye and come back to Hanoi city

 

Price (private tour)

Number of person 1 person 2 – 3 persons 4 – 6 persons 7 – 9 persons
Price/ person (USD) 155 105 95 82

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel by modern car with air-conditioner
  • Homestay 
  • A French/English/Korean/Japanese language guide (please indicate your preference when making your reservations)
  • Lunch, Dinner at a local family
  • Entrance fees
  • Souvenir
  • Breakfast Vietnamese style
  • Bicycle rent

 

 
Exlusions:

  • Drinks
  •  Tips and Gratuities
  •  Personal expenses

Note:

Don’t forget to bring along:
  • Suntan lotion.
  • Hat or cap.
  • A pair of socks for the evening.
  • Rainwear in case of rain.
  • Anti-mosquito spray.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Sun glasses.

 

Homestay EcoTour to Duong Lam Village and Ba Vi National Park (2 days)
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Summary

We booked a day tour to Duong Lam ancient village with Duong Lam Tours. Miss Julie took us around just where we wanted to go for a long day, and she was tirelessly fun, informative, upbeat, and helpful. She organised everything and made it look effortless – the occasional transportation, food/drink breaks, entry into places that required it. We can’t recommend her enough. Honestly, this is a great company to book with. They’re locals there ,flexible and will make sure that you see and do what you want to do in the time that you have. They are honest and thorough. Thanks Julie and your team and wish you guys the best of luck!

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  • “A world within a world”

    The village is the most excellent place to walk around, and to take in the sights and pace of traditional village life – so different from the fast pace of any city, anywhere. The restored buildings are fantastic, and congrats to the Vietnamese Govt for having the wisdom to keep and protect them for future generations. This is a world class heritage, and a reminder of the amazing building skills of the past villages who lived here. Big thanks to Mr.Hugo for your kindness and information about Vietnamese history and culture.

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