Welcome to your cultural and experiential trip to Vietnam! On arrival in Hanoi, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will embark on a cyclo city tour of the Old Quarter, where you will witness the bustling streets, colonial architecture, and street vendors selling everything from souvenirs to street food. You will also get to enjoy a delicious dinner featuring popular food in Hanoi, while your guide briefs you on the trip and its focus on culture and experience.
Visiting Dau Pagoda (chùa Đậu), which is known for its two unique Zen burial statues that are unlike any other in the world. You will also have the opportunity to have a feng shui session from Master Phung Phuong (or another expert), and discover the fascinating culture of the Orient.
Begining with a breakfast tour, where you will sample the famous Pho Hanoi and traditional coffee at the oldest shop in the Old Quarter. You will then visit the Literature Temple and the Vietnam Museum of Ethology, where you will learn about the country’s rich history and diverse ethnic groups. Later in the day, you will visit Bat Trang Pottery Making Village and experience pottery making for yourself.
You will have some free time to relax before heading to Bac Ha Town, where you will admire the stunning mountain landscape.
Visiting the Bac Ha Market in early morning, where you can witness the vibrant colors, bustling energy and cultural characteristics of Ethnic Minorities in Northern Highland. You will then join a “Hau Dong” ritual at the Mother Goddess Temple in Lao Cai, which is a fascinating and unique cultural experience. You will spend the night in Sa Pa.
Spent trekking to Lao Chai Ta Van Village and Sa Pa (or Fansipan Peak), where you will witness the stunning natural beauty of the region and learn about the local culture.
You will trek to Cat Cat Village, where you can learn about the local customs and way of life. After returning to Hanoi, you will take part in a cooking class and enjoy a water puppet show.
It will be time to say goodbye to Vietnam as you depart from Hanoi. We hope you have enjoyed your cultural and experiential trip and take home many wonderful memories!