Ba Vi Eco Tour - in Hanoi - LikeALocal Guide

Ba Vi Eco Tour

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135 USD

Ba Vi is a rural, mountainous area west of the bustling city of Hanoi. The stunning natural scenery combined with friendly locals makes Ba Vi a truly authentic experience. Escape the noise and crowds of the city, and allow yourself to explore natural Vietnam.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
This 1-day-trip is amazing. Our guide Trung is one of the best tour guides you can have. His English was exzellent. They picked us at our hotel and after one and a half hour we arrived at Mr Duoc tea plantage and had some tea with him and his wife. After discussing Mr Duoc life and mail tray service via Trung translating we were shown how to pick tea and the process it goes through. After that we drove to Mrs Chin’s house where we had a Vietnamese cookery lesson. The lunch was great. We also met a lot of nice people in the village and saw how they make Tofu. Before we went back to Hanoi we had a relaxing foot-bath. We had an amazing day and highly reccommend this bavi tour as a must seen.
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Highlights

  • Harvesting tea leaves on a traditional, 30-year-old Tea Plantation
  • Cooking with a friendly local host
  • Visiting local workshops in the village
  • Cycling across the rice field and villages
  • Traditional Foot Soak with herbs following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority

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Description

08:00 – Private guide and car pick you up at your hotel/residence.

09:30 – Arrive to Ri village where you will start the trip at your host’s house with a welcome drink. Meet Duoc (Mr.) – a Vietnam War veteran and tea-farm owner who tells historical stories with his own experience.

10:00 – Follow Duoc to his vast tea-farm and learn how to harvest tea leaves. This is a green and peaceful place where you can enjoy beautiful scenery of the village. You may then help him pick tea leaves, and be shown how to collect the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage of Vietnam – the traditional tea. Carry on with the process of producing tea at his small workshop, most of the works there are manual.

11:15 – Have a ten-minute drive to visit another host family in Moc village where you will enjoy a fun cooking class with Chin (Mrs.). She will show you how to cook some Vietnamese dishes and you will then enjoy lunch with food you helped cook.

13:30 – Stroll around the village and visit some local families to understand rural lifestyle and learn how tofu, conical hat and other local products are made.

14:45 – Enjoy a cycling trip through beautiful paddy fields and interact with local farmers by chance.

15:30 – Wrap up your countryside tour by a traditional foot bathing in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority. This will relay you (and your feet!) after cycling around the village.

16:00 – Drive back to your hotel/residence in Hanoi.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup & drop off from/to center of Hanoi city
  • Welcome drink and local fruits, lunch
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Meeting point

guest's hotel

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

M
Amazing Day Trip
This 1-day-trip is amazing. Our guide Trung is one of the best tour guides you can have. His English was exzellent. They picked us at our hotel and after one and a half hour we arrived at Mr Duoc tea plantage and had some tea with him and his wife. After discussing Mr Duoc life and mail tray service via Trung translating we were shown how to pick tea and the process it goes through. After that we drove to Mrs Chin’s house where we had a Vietnamese cookery lesson. The lunch was great. We also met a lot of nice people in the village and saw how they make Tofu. Before we went back to Hanoi we had a relaxing foot-bath. We had an amazing day and highly reccommend this bavi tour as a must seen.
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135 USD
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Realistic Asia