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Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Duong Lam Ancient Village - Hanoi Tour
You worry about a plan for an unforgettable tour to Hanoi but you do not get any idea where to go when all the sites of the city you have visited. Your wanderlust urges you to stay away from the dust and also the noise of Hanoi center to revel in the tranquil moments, so Hanoi countryside & village tours are absolutely the new experiences in Hanoi. Hanoi Tour would be glad to suggest a countryside village tour to go through the fullest of Hanoi.

The countryside in Hanoi is special in the eyes of tourists because of its ancient colors, peace, and fresh air away from the city. In Hanoi Countryside Tours, visitors can experience the ancient architecture in Vietnam, along with the life and customs of the Vietnamese people. You also enjoin some activities like cycling, planting vegetables, watering plants, feeding chickens… Besides, there are many traditional meals in Vietnam, which will give you a different experience. Feel free to contact us then we will together customize the finest Hanoi tours for you to join in.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Artisanal Trails Through Craft Villages – 1 Day

Tour Route: Hanoi – Canh Hoach Bird Cage Making Village – Quang Phu Cau Insence Village – Ha Thai Lacquer Village – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Canh Hoach Village's intricate hand-weaving, witnessing artisans create exquisite textiles.
  • Mold your own pottery piece at Quang Phu Cau, immersing yourself in the timeless art of pottery-making.
  • Craft a wooden item at Ha Thai Lacquer Village under skilled artisans' guidance.
  • Experience Vietnam's cultural heritage firsthand, from weaving to woodworking.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Handicraft Villages Discovery – 1 Day

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the age-old art of rice paper production in Tho Ha Rice Paper Village
  • Explore Xuan Lai Burnt Bamboo Furniture Village, where bamboo is transformed into exquisite dark brown furniture.
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of traditional Vietnamese architecture.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Thu Sy Bamboo Fish Trap Village- Ban Yen Nhan Soy Sauce Village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the age-old craft of fish trap making, handed down through generations.
  • Capture the intricate designs of bamboo traps against the backdrop of traditional old houses.
  • Continue to Ban Yen Nhan Soy Sauce Village and delve into the rich heritage of soy sauce production.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Tho Ha Traditional Village – Half Day

Tour Route: Hanoi – Tho Ha Village - Co Loa Ancient Capital - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Journey through scenic Vietnamese countryside to Tho Ha village.
  • Explore Tho Ha's ancient alleys and cultural heritage.
  • Learn about local traditions and specialties like rice paper cakes.
  • Try your hand at crafting rice paper cakes under expert guidance.
  • Discover the historical significance of Co Loa citadel.
  • Engage in cross-cultural dialogue with locals.

Tour Route: Hanoi –  Nua Market  - Cooking Class - Tay Phuong Pagoda – Bamboo Dragonfly Village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a traditional market tour led by a local expert, where you'll gather unique ingredients for authentic Vietnamese dishes.
  • Immerse in Vietnamese culinary arts with a market visit, hands-on cooking session, and insights from local chefs.
  • Explore Tay Phuong Pagoda's serene ambiance and ancient architecture with a scenic ascent up 239 steps.
  • Participate in a historical crafting session, creating vibrant bamboo dragonflies alongside skilled artisans.

Tour Route: Hotel - Long Bien Bridge - Le Mat Snake Village - Le Mat Communal House - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the rich tradition of conical hat-making, a centuries-old craft that defines the charm of Chuong village.
  • Witness the intricate process of crafting conical hats, gaining insights into the detailed techniques that have been passed down for generations.
  • Experience the warmth of local hospitality as you visit ancient houses.
  • Get the chance to purchase handcrafted conical hats, each unique in its design and shape.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Van Phuc Silk Village Trip – Half-Day

Tour Route: Hanoi - Van Phuc Village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the world of silk at Van Phuc, an ancient village known for its silk heritage.
  • Witness the intricate process of creating premium silk products by skilled artisans.
  • Explore a village that has upheld its long-established cultural values and traditions for generations.
  • Learn about the village's reputation for producing high-quality silk products.
  • Engage with local families, shop for silk souvenirs, and enjoy a green tea chat about the village's history.

Tours & Day Trips Out-Around Hanoi

Hanoi Countryside Cycling Tour – Half Day

Tour Route: Hanoi - Long Bien Bridge - Nhat Tan Flower Garden - Dong Ngac Village - The Heaven of Lotus - Phu Tay Ho - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle away from Hanoi's city center into serene countryside landscapes.
  • Witness local daily life as you bike through villages along the Red River.
  • Visit Dong Ngac Village with its historic houses and temples.
  • Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Heaven of Lotus near West Lake.
  • Cook and savor authentic Vietnamese lunch with a local family.

Tours & Day Trips Out-Around Hanoi

Chuong Conical Hat Village – Half Day

Tour Route: Hanoi - Chuong conical hat village - Chuong Pagoda - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the renowned Chuong Conical Hat Village, famous for crafting the iconic "Non la" – traditional Vietnamese conical hats.
  • Discover the symbolic significance of the conical hat in Vietnamese culture.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of Chuong Village.
  • Visit Chuong Pagoda and the communal house, gaining insights into the area's ancient history.
  • Witness the meticulous crafting process of conical hats and have the chance to purchase unique souvenirs.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Quang Phu Cau Incense Village – Half Day

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the traditional incense-making process in Quang Phu Cau village.
  • Capture stunning images of workers and the vibrant surroundings.
  • Interact with friendly locals and learn about their heritage.
  • Enjoy a local lunch during the tour.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Lang Vong Sticky Rice Village – Half Day

Tour Highlights

  • Your personal guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel.
  • Transfer to Vong Village, about 5-6 km from central Hanoi.
  • Explore the village, visit locals' homes, and witness daily life.
  • Discover the manual sticky rice manufacturing process in traditional houses.
  • Return to Hanoi and enjoy a delightful local lunch at a restaurant.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Dinh Cong Jewelry Craft Village – Half Day

Tour Route: To Lich River - Dinh Cong Jewelry Handicraft Village - Old Thang Long Capital

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the 1500-year-old Dinh Cong Jewelry Handicraft Village.
  • Discover the village's rich history as a hub for fine art jewelry trading and manufacturing.
  • Witness skilled silversmiths practicing the intricate craft at the local temple, a living testament to Vietnam's cultural beauty.
  • Engage with passionate local artisans and gain insights into their craftsmanship, appreciating the cultural significance of silver products.

Tour Route: Red River Dyke - Bat Trang Ceramic Village - Dong Ho Village - Dong Ky Village

Tour Highlights

  • Your personal guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Ceramic Village of Bat Trang.
  • Discover the villagers' daily lives, ceramic production, and design your own bowl or teacup.
  • Visit Dong Ho Village for unique Vietnamese art and Dong Ky Village for traditional Vietnamese furniture.

Hanoi 1-Day Tours & Day Trips

Duong Lam Ancient Village Hanoi – Half Day

Tour Route: Duong Lam Ancient Village - Mong Phu Temple - Mia Pagoda

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Duong Lam Ancient Village, a 1,200-year-old national relic with historic houses dating back centuries.
  • Engage with friendly villagers, walk through narrow alleys, and enjoy green tea in traditional houses.
  • Visit a lacquer painting workshop and witness the preservation of traditional Vietnamese art.
  • Explore Mong Phu Temple, Mia Pagoda (built in the 15th century), and temples honoring national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Phu Lang village - Dai Bai village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of Northern Vietnam's countryside.
  • Pedal along tranquil rural village lanes, engaging in an active exploration that brings you close to local life.
  • Learn the traditional art of pottery-making in Phu Lang village, witnessing the creation of exquisite ceramic products.
  • Discover the time-honored bronze casting tradition in Dai Bai village.
  • Engage with artisans and families, gaining insights into their daily lives, enjoying Vietnamese green tea.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Bat Trang Village - Dong Ho Village - Dong Ky Village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the charm of three unique villages - Bat Trang, Dong Ho, and Dong Ky - each renowned for its specialized trade.
  • Witness the age-old craft of pottery-making in Bat Trang, famous for its ceramics and earthenware pottery.
  • Explore Dong Ho Village, home to colorful and iconic folk paintings and engravings that tell traditional stories.
  • Experience the art of wooden furniture adorned with intricate mother-of-pearl inlays in Dong Ky Village.
  • Get hands-on as you try your hand at pottery-making and bring home your creations as souvenirs.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Ky Son & Duong Lam Village Tour – 1 Day

Tour Route: Ky Son Village - Moon Garden Homestay - Duong Lam Village

Tour Highlights

  • Experience genuine Vietnamese countryside life by strolling and cycling through Ky Son Village.
  • Stay at Moon Garden Homestay for a peaceful day surrounded by nature.
  • Explore Duong Lam Ancient Village with its rich 1200-year history and antique houses.
  • Discover key village elements like ancient gates, banyan trees, wells, and communal houses.
  • Knowledgeable local guides provide insights into culture and history in Ky Son and Duong Lam.

Tours & Day Trips Out-Around Hanoi

Explore Countryside Day Tour in Giao Thuy – 2 Days

Tour Route: Hanoi – Vi Khe Bonsai Village – Countryside Museum – Salt Village – Xuan Thuy National Park – Clam Hut Lunch – Phu Nhai Church - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore one of Vietnam's largest bonsai villages, witnessing unique and intricate bonsai tree creations.
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of Vietnamese farmers through the exhibits at the Countryside Museum.
  • Participate in salt harvesting activities or try your hand at fishing with the square dipping-net in the local salt village.
  • Discover the beauty of Xuan Thuy National Park and engage in bird watching.

Tours & Day Trips Out-Around Hanoi

Fascinating Countryside Tour in Hai Hau – 2 Days

Tour Route: Hanoi – Hai Hau – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the renowned Vi Khe bonsai village, witnessing intricate bonsai tree creations that carry stories and symbols.
  • Discover an antique collection spanning centuries and immerse yourself in local village life.
  • Exploring the Pham Phao Cathedral, and observing traditional brass trumpet making.
  • Experience traditional music performances by skilled artisans, gaining insight into local culture and traditions.
  • Visit Hai Ly beach and admire the hauntingly beautiful Hai Ly Ruined Church.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Son Tay - Son Dong

Tour Highlights

  • Delve into the heart of Vietnamese tradition at Duong Lam Ancient Village and Ky Son Village.
  • Cycle through narrow roads, capturing the serene beauty of villages, rice fields, and historic temples.
  • Explore the former royal capital of Hoa Lu, where temples dedicated to Kings Dinh and Le stand as testaments to the nation's history.
  • Glide on a sampan through Tam Coc-Bich Dong, known as "Halong Bay on land".
  • Discover Van Phuc Village, the birthplace of deluxe silk weaving.

Tour Route: Canon Emplacement – Helicopter Airport – Commander Tunnel – Ladies’ Camp - Duong Lam Ancient Village - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Ba Vi mountainous areas, known for the mix of Kinh, Muong, and Dao ethnic groups.
  • Discover the ancient town of Duong Lam with visits to communal houses, ancient houses, and local markets.
  • Enjoy a trekking tour in Ba Vi Mountain.
  • Experience local products and specialties in Duong Lam Village.
  • Take time for relaxation at the resort or explore Ba Vi's Lord Mountain area.

Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Immersive Cultural Hanoi Tour – 3 Days

Tour Route: Hanoi Water Puppet Show – Nguyen Art Gallery – Calligraphy Class – Da Si Forging Village – Knife Making Class

Tour Highlights

  • Begin with an enchanting traditional Water Puppet Show, a captivating performance unique to Vietnam.
  • Explore the renowned Nguyen Art Gallery, engaging with local artist Henry Le and appreciating a diverse range of artworks.
  • Discover the ancient art of Vietnamese calligraphy in a hands-on class, guided by a skilled master artist.
  • Visit historical landmarks including the Temple of Literature and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.
  • Immerse yourself in the blacksmithing heritage of Da Sy.

Hanoi 4-Day Trips & Tour Itineraries

Hanoi Natural & Cultural Combined Tour – 4 Days

Tour Route: Canon Emplacement - Helicopter Airport - Commander Tunnel - Ladies' Camp - Fern Road - Bamboo Forest - Orchid Nest Rows - Herbology Forest - Duong Lam Village - Windy Mountain

Tour Highlights

  • Experience premium relaxation at Melia Ba Vi Mountain Retreat amidst stunning landscapes.
  • Explore historic French ruins in Ba Vi, uncovering their stories.
  • Enjoy buggy, biking, and trekking tours through Ba Vi's untouched beauty.
  • Immerse in the cultural charm of Duong Lam ancient village.
  • Conclude with a scenic walk on Windy Mountain before departure.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Van Phuc – Tram Pagoda – Tran Gian Pagoda – Thay Pagoda – Tay Phuong Pagoda – Bat Trang – Co Loa – Dong Ho – Dong Ky – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a captivating Water Puppet Show and a charming cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • Visit the Temple of Literature and Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
  • Immerse yourself in silk-making traditions and create your own silk masterpiece.
  • Explore spiritual places like Tram Pagoda, Thay Pagoda, and Tay Phuong Pagoda.
  • Experience traditional craftsmanship in Bat Trang Ceramic Village, But Thap Temple, Dong Ho Painting Village,...

Things to Do for Wonderful Hanoi Countryside & Village Tours

Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam, is known as one of the most ancient capitals in the world. Being famous for the ancient beauty blending with modern development, it is the best choice for tourists looking for destinations that are rich in the unique culture and profound history. When you travel to Hanoi, if you want to have a more new and interesting experience, getting away from dust, noise and chaos of busy Hanoi’s city center to visit several handicraft villages is a good idea. They will leave an unforgettable impression in the hearts of visitors. The following is the guide to explore the most attractive sights and best recommended activities for your Hanoi countryside village tour.

Bat Trang – Spirit of Pottery Art in Hanoi Countryside trip

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

You should start your Hanoi countryside village tour in Bat Trang ceramic village. Being a small village located on the bank of Red River and about 13 km from Hanoi to the East, Bat Trang is the most famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality in Vietnam.

Bat Trang ceramic village in countryside village photos
Choose Bat Trang village for your Hanoi countryside tour will be an ideal option
Watching craftman is doing the pottery making process in countryside tour

Bat Trang ceramics are produced for daily household use such as bowls, cup, dishes, pot, bottle, vases, etc; worshipping, building, or decoration purposes. They are favorite products not only in the domestic market but also in many foreign countries in the world because of high quality, various designs, and types. This amazing village is an ideal place for those who want to get bored with the crowds and chaos in the bustle city life.

Best things to do in Bat Trang pottery village

Visiting this village will give you a great chance to test your skills and creativeness by taking part in a class to make ceramic products as a gift for your friend or beloved one. When arriving, you should be excited about this ancient land with an amazing view of pottery and ceramic products scattering the alleyways all over the special village. Enjoying the peace of Vietnamese traditional villages, visitors can stroll around and go deeply into the village, stop at a small family factory to discover the process of making pottery. Visitors can witness talented craftsmen forming, painting and glazing their products in traditional ways.

The hardest step of making ceramic will appeared in local village trip in Vietnam
Making ceramic products by yourself
Bat Trang ceramic museum in Hanoi countryside
Bat Trang Ceramic Museum

After learning about the basic process of making a pottery product, you will have a chance to practice with large moist clay, turntable, mold, and tools to make for yourself a masterpiece. After that, visitors can join the drawing class to decorate their products like other Bat Trang products then take the achievement home. Visitors should not forget to go to the pottery market where you can buy or just have a look of colorful and high-quality ceramic items. Bat Trang pottery is a meaningful souvenir of great significance for relatives and friends. Tourist can also visit Bat Trang Ceramic Museum, a new place with unique architecture, was built to showcase the quintessence things of craftsman here.

How to get Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang pottery village is in Gia Lam, a district in Hanoi. You can catch the bus 47 (Long Bien- Bat Trang) which runs every 20 minutes. If you ride a motorbike to Bat Trang, it takes about 20 minutes to get there.

Van Phuc Silk Village – Wonderful cradle of Vietnamese Silk

Introduction of Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc silk village, which is situated on the banks of Nhue Thi River, Nguyen Trai Road, near Ha Dong city, 15 km southwest of Ha Noi, is famous over centuries for its traditional weaving techniques and high-quality silk products, making it the most ancient silk village in Vietnam.

Countryside villgae photo in Van Phuc Silk Village festival
Van Phuc Silk village that located in countryside Hanoi
Van Phuc silk village for day trips from Hanoi

The special feature of Van Phuc silk is that when people wear it, they will feel soft and gentle, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Ha Dong silk, as well as traditional crafts of Van Phuc, often referred to in many Vietnamese poems, songs, and movies.

Things to do in Van Phuc silk village

When visiting Van Phuc Silk Village, tourists are offered a good chance to explore how the traditional silk be woven from the natural silk, giving the smooth and lightweight. Visiting Van Phuc Silk Village, visitors will feel like stepping back in time when being impressed by some typical things of an ancient with banyan tree, well, communal house, and the sound of power-looms everywhere. Walk along with the silk shop town, it is easy to buy some great silk products & souvenirs for those at home. Travelers can also visit the Exhibition house of traditional silk products to see an old wooden loom from the 19th century.

Silk products for tours in Hanoi, Vietnam
Want to visit Hanoi countryside and local village in Vietnam, your ideal option is defintely Van Phuc Silk Village

How to Get the Silk Village of Van Phuc

To visit Van Phuc Village, visitors should travel southwest out of Hanoi center on Nguyen Trai street. This ancient village is about 10 km far from Hanoi center. When reaching the border of Ha Dong district, you should turn right and drive about 3km to arrive in the village. Another choice is catching the local bus 02 or 21 then walk 500m to reach Van Phuc village.

Dong Ho Painting Village – Best Countryside village for Flawless Poonah Paper Paintings

Introduction of Dong Ho Painting Village

Located on the southern bank of the Red River, Dong Ho painting village is the cradle of wood carving and Poonah paper paintings for 300 years of history. Being famous for making unique artwork, Dong Ho Village, as well as its famous paintings, is considered as an aesthetic symbol of traditional value in Vietnamese culture.

craftsman is doing one of the most difficult step of making Dong Ho picture in countryside trip tour from Hanoi
Dong Ho Painting village of Hanoi, which in Hanoi countryside

Dong Ho folk paintings are printed on Do or Poonah paper. These artworks are lively descriptions of the countryside’s beauty, traditional customs, festivals; colorful scenes of daily life, mythical and historical aspects, symbols of prosperity, etc. They also reflect people’s feelings, dreams as well as wishes for lucks. Dong Ho folk paintings are well-known both domestics and foreign markets.

Best things to do in Dong Ho Painting village

When visitors arrive in Dong Ho, you will have a good chance to enjoy beautiful paintings and learn the process of making Dong Ho pictures. Artisans living here have an impressive printing technique to create unique paintings. Visitors can take part in a drawing class to make a simple picture under the guidance of professional artisans.

In day trips from Hanoi, many visitors choose to visit Dong Ho village, a local village in Vietnam
Visitor can watch Dong Ho picture after many making steps in Hanoi countryside tour
Young people try to make Dong Ho picture in countryside trip from Hanoi

In the past, Dong Ho paintings only hang to decorate houses on traditional Tet holiday. Therefore, when you walk around Dong Ho painting village, travelers will feel like the scene and atmosphere of the traditional New Year.

How to get Dong Ho Painting Village

If visitors want to go to Dong Ho village from Hanoi, follow National Highway 5 toward Hai Phong (about 15km) to Phu Thuy station, then turn left, keep going about 18 km to Ho Street - the district of Thuan Thanh district. From here turn left and go about 2km to Ho village. The simpler way is to take the bus 204 (22,000 VND) to Thuan Thanh - Bac Ninh then catches a taxi or a motorbike to Dong Ho painting village.

Da Sy Forging Village – The time-honored Hanoi village

Da Sy Forging Village Information

As the most famous blacksmith craft villages in Vietnam, Da Sy village is located in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town. Throughout the ups and downs, this small but famous village still retains its popular crafts with a wide range of knives, rakes, scissors, sickles, hoes, spades, machinery parts, garden tools, or other different kitchen implements.

Da Sy Forging Village in Hanoi Countryside trip
Da Sy village, countryside village photos in Hanoi, Vietnam
Searching for a day trips from Hanoi, Da Sy village is a must-visit destination

Having a long history of forging, Da Sy gains its reputation because of the skillful steel tempering and the great technique for making a knife-edge, which is handed down from generation to generation. In the past, the biggest markets of Da Sy village were Laos and Cambodia, but now, this ancient village also exports various products to other countries such as Germany, France, and the US.

Best things to do in Da Sy Forging village

Visitors come to this Vietnam’s typical traditional craft village will be excited to take part in a class of making knives. Under the guidance and supervision of local blacksmith residents, visitors will learn to make a unique one-of-a-kind knife that can be brought back home. Travelers will be surprised to experience the sophisticated process of forging hand-made crafts using traditional methods. Moreover, head to the village, visitors can see the metal being beaten into knives, scissors, rakes, sickles, and other farms, kitchen or garden tools.

Knife making class in Da Sy village, which is involved in Hanoi countryside tour
Tours in Hanoi Vietnam to Hanoi countryside - Da Sy village

How to get Da Sy Forging Village

Da Sy Village, which is situated in Ha Dong, is quite close to the Hanoi center. Thus, it is easy to reach this forging village. Visitors can take a taxi (about $5), or catch a local bus to get there.