SHOPPING AROUND HANOI

4 DAY CITY BREAKS

Hanoi - Bat Trang - Dong Ky - Van Phuc - Hanoi

Highlight

Experience Hanoi cultural trail through our shopping tour, where you get to know the handicraft-making villages.

  • Intermingle with the Hanoians in their hectic daily life
  • Visit Bat Trang Village well-knowned for refined crackle pottery,  celadon and terra-cotta
  • Visit Van Phuc Silk village and families feeding worms for silk production as well as Chuyen My lacqueware village
  • Wander around the bustle and hustle Old Quarter of Hanoi

 

Itineary in Brief

  • Day 01: ARRIVAL IN HANOI - VISIT HANOI (D)
  • Day 02 : COTTAGE INDUSTRY VILLAGES NEARBY HANOI (B/L)
  • Day 03 : HANOI AT LEISURE (B)
  • Day 04 : DEPART FROM HANOI (B)

 

SHOPPING AROUND HANOI

Include

  • English-speaking tourguide.
  • Land transfer by air-con vehicle.
  • Twin-shared room.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks).
  • Boat trips and admission, Show ticket.

Exclude

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa arrangement
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  • Other meals
  • Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program   

Arrive in Hanoi. Greeted by your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Let’s start our visiting the Sword Lake of Hanoi, with charming Ngoc Son temple on a small islet. From here, have a walking tour with our guide to the Old Quarter, starting from the St. Joseph Cathedral to the streets of Hang Bong, Hang Gai and To Tich alley. Go on to Hang Quat Street to intermingle with the Hanoians in their hectic daily life before back to your car again to visit Dong xuan Market, then the Ethnology Museum where we can learn much about the culture and traditions of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam, amongst whom so many groups are skillful in making sophisticated fhandicraft. Evening enjoy a show of Water Puppetry at Thang Long or Truong Chinh Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note! Dong Xuan Market will be replaced by the Old Quarter night market during 3-day weekend.

Morning head to Bat Trang Ceramic village, the home of pottery artisans who have been well-known since 15thcentury for their superb products. Thanks to a white clay resource found near the location of Bat Trang today and to the setting on the eastern bank of the Red River, Bat Trang have become a popular place for whom looking for refined crackle pottery,  celadon, terra-cotta and other types of good porcelain. The products now are famous for both Vietnam and for export. From Bat Trang, back to Hanoi to enjoy a tour in the Old Quarter of cyclo, a kind of three-wheel small pedicab used in Hanoi since one century ago. After lunch in Hanoi, we will go on to the west to Van Phuc Silk village and visit some families feeding worms and making famous traditional silk. Visit Chuyen My lacqueware village before return to Hanoi late afternoon for overnight.

You are at your leisure today.

If you look for places to go, the galleries in Hanoi, featured by lacquerware and lacquered pictures, oil paintings, silk paintings and traditional paintings drawn or woodblock-printed on “giay do”, a special kind of paper made traditionally from rice powder or other crafts made of shell, straw and other ingredients, and different kinds of clothes of silk, linen, cotton, raw thread made by minority ethnic people etc. will surely attract you! Overnight in Hanoi.

At your leisure till your guide arrive and accompany you to Noi Bai airport for the onward flight.

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