Duong Lam Ecotourism
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Duration: 2 days 1 night
Location: Duong Lam Village & Ba Vi National Park
Price: $80
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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?  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 


Overview: While Old quarter and Hoi An are relics of an ancient urban lifestyle, Duong Lam village is a valuable heritage of rural life. Up to now, Duong Lam ancient village has a history of more than 1,200 years and is famous for its more than 400-year-old ancient houses made of lateritic bricks. It is also well-known as the birthplace of two national kings who are Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Besides, it has maintained a treasure of intangible cultural relics such as cuisine culture and traditional festivals as well as tangible cultural relics, namely communal houses, wells, ancient houses, temples and pagodas, ponds, etc. A trip to Duong Lam village will help you trace back to the origin of Vietnam’s culture, to explore the unique architecture of ancient houses and to escape from the bustle of city life.

Ba Vi National Park, a Vietnam’s Paradise, formerly a French hill station with the triple-peaked Ba Vi Mountain (Nui Ba Vi) has been attracting visitors for decades and remains a popular weekend escape for tourists. The limestone mountain is now part of the Ba Vi National Park, which has several rare and endangered plants in its protected forest, as well as mammals, including two species of rare ‘flying’ squirrel and bountiful bird life. It is also well-known for Cactus garden (more than 1200 different types) considered as the Cactus Nation and the largest garden in South East Asia. A temple dedicated to Ho Chi Minh sits at the mountain’s summit (1276m) – a beautiful 30-minute climb up 1229 steps through the trees.

Tour Highlights

  • Biking and sightseeing more than 400 year-old ancient houses, Mia Pagoda (one of the oldest temple in Vietnam), ancient communal house, gate, wells
  • Live like a local at Duong Lam ancient village, join farming activities, cooking class
  • Immerse in the fresh air at Duong Lam and the Vietnam’s paradise: Ba Vi National Park
  • Homestay in a high quality house

Itinerary

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 kingsborn 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 MountainWalking 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 forestTry 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 Tour to Duong Lam Village and Ba Vi National Park (2 days)
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