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1 Day Private Hanoi Taste of the Vietnamese Countryside Tour

Take a relaxing, private trip away from the chaos of Hanoi and eat your way to spiritual enlightenment in the glorious Hanam and Ninh Binh provinces. Explore churches, markets, and sweeping vistas while enjoying some of the best food that Vietnam has to offer.

Itinerary

Take a private tour of the Vietnamese countryside with a local guide and experience peace and tranquillity, at your own pace.

From Hanoi we will drive to Kien Khe in Hanam province to try the famous local breakfast here: Banh Cuon this nuong (or succulent spiced pork rolled in rice paper and served with a killer dipping sauce). The restaurant we will visit has been run by a local family for almost 20 years and is known for serving the very best bang on this nuong in town.

Kien Khe is a pretty town by the riverside sprinkled with crumbling old buildings that are slowly being consumed by mother nature. A peaceful stroll around the village will lead us to the market for a spot of souvenir shopping. We will then visit the vast 19th-century church, a fading beauty with two impressive towers at the front.

After a short drive, we will arrive in Ninh Binh, the former capital of Vietnam and a province that has been blessed with rolling green valleys, magnificent mountains, and pretty temples. We will stop for a coffee at the most popular cafe shop in the area.

Next up is a delicious treat that you won’t forget in a hurry, yen mac or traditionally fermented pork spring roll. This dish is usually served with guava and fig leaves and is very hard to find elsewhere. Locals will reveal the secrets of how the dish is put together while you find out why it is so popular (hint: it tastes delicious!).

The beautiful, historic Phat Diem church is only a 20-minute drive away and that is where we head next. A special blend of Vietnamese and gothic architecture, the church was bombed in the ‘70s during the Vietnam conflict but the pagoda towers stand tall once again after a rebuilding program.

Close to the church, we will try our next local delicacy, goi which, a special sea eel salad featuring local herbs, which we will wash down with some refreshing coconut wine.

The pièce de resistance comes now with arguably the best vermicelli noodle soup ever, served with (or without) meatballs. The dish is called bun moc Quang then and it is a must-try on any worthy foodie’s bucket list. Back in Hanoi, we will drop you off at your hotel but not before giving you more tips on where and what to eat during your stay in the fragrant and frenetic city of Hanoi.

Highlights

  •  Enjoy the famous local breakfast of Banh Cuon this nuong in a picturesque little town in Hanam province
  •  Sample traditional fermented pork spring rolls in a local family's home
  •  See a special blend of Vietnamese and gothic architecture at Phat Diem church
  •  Experience in the gorgeous natural scenery of Hanoi's surrounding countryside close to the Red River Delta

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 06:30hrs / 07:00hrs / 07:30hrs / 08:00hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Breakfast, Lunch, water bottle, coffee and coconut rice wine
  •  Local English speaking guide

Excludes

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips or gratuities for driver or guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Wear your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate
  • Children under age 6 are not permitted to join this tour
  • Pick-Up/Drop-Off at centrally located hotels in Hanoi

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Per Person
$220.00
$205.00
Age: 6 & above

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