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Duong Lam village like a local tour

Prices starting from: US $55

Join this Duong Lam village tour like a local to get away from the bright lights and noises of old town Hanoi and experience rural village life in Duong Lam. Enjoy the traditional architecture, temple, homes and food as you get to know the local people during this trip. One for those wanting to get to know the culture of native people a bit better.

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Hanoi Countryside

Duong Lam village like a local tour

Price: US $55
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Visit an ancient Buddhist temple

Try your hand at farming with the locals

Taste delicious food prepared by your hosts

Discover how artisans make ornaments

Enjoy the architecture on display in this region

Get to know the culture and traditions of the Vietnamese

Discuss your experiences with local people and discover their thoughts on life in Vietnam

Learn about local villagers day to day lives

Explore the hamlets and villages by bike

Visit a communal house, church and old homes that are more than 400 years old

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the winding alleys of Duong Lam

Your tour guide meets you on the first morning in your hotel reception and will take you on a 2 hour journey to the old village of Duong Lam, passing spectacular scenery on the way. On arrival you will get to try your hand at local farming with a local farmer. Depending on the time of year you will be able to prepare the soil, sow crops, tidy the farm or collect the harvest.

You will learn about the standard fruit and vegetables used in traditional Vietnamese cooking, which will come in handy when you cook your lunch with a local cook.

There is the option to make the local dish – Che Lam and the special rice cake Keodoi. This is real traditional comfort food that can be prepared with your hosts. This will be sure to give you a unique oversight into local cooking as you talk to the family during the preparations.

This afternoon, choose from 2 options depending on your preference:

Option 1

Take a relaxing walk around Duong Lam village and into the back alleys to explore the ancient mud homes that make this settlement so interesting. A special treat is the Mong Phu communal building and the Mia Pagoda dating back to the 15th century. Here, snap photos of the many statues and learn a little about the history from your tour guide

Option 2

This option involves a bicycle ride in and around the back alleys of the village. We head over to visit the temples of the kings Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung for an amazing experience. As we cycle around we can relax and take in the sights, thinking about what you have seen and learnt during your tour. Appreciate the quiet air as you prepare to head back to Hanoi’s hustle and bustle this evening.

Option 3:

Visit the local church and the Giang Van Minh house of worship and learn about the history of the land and its feudal past. Next we stop at the milking well – claimed for many miracles including conception – before we stop at the old Catholic Church to learn about Catholicism in the region and the development of the church in the area. Then we have just enough time to stop and learn how to make a straw puppet with the locals!

We head back to Hanoi after you have completed your optional tour, where we arrive in the early evening.

Included

  • Private transfer by A/C car
  • English-speaking tour guide,
  • Lunch with a local host family
  • Entry ticket
  • Hands-on cooking class to make local specialities
  • A water bottle per person
  • Vietnamese push bike ride

Excluded

  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Other service not mentioned.
  • Travel insurance.

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed