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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Ideal choice for families
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day 1: HANOI – KY SON MOON GARDEN (L/D)
8am: Pick-up by private car at your hotel in Hanoi & transfer to Moon Garden home stay. 10am: Arrive at Moon Garden home stay in Ky Son village. Welcome drink with local fresh green tea.
Free time for discovering Moon garden home stay and Ky Son village by yourself (local market, kinder garten)
11am: Cooking class 12:30pm: Lunch 1:30pm: Hand Spa - Enjoy having your fingers dipped in a fragrant lime bowl and the traditional herbal hand massage. Then, free time for relaxing or further conversation with the host family about local snacks, haring cultures, and learning about traditional customs. If you want to learn Vietnamese, one of the family members can teach you. 3pm: You can have choice of a short ride of 6 km or a long ride of 12 km round trip:
Short ride: Take a bicycle ride to discover the Ky Son,Tam Son,Van Minh, and Cham farming communities to and stop at any home you like for a cup of tea. Visit the kinder garten (if open).
Chat with local people about their daily life and farming. Or (if required) you can help with plowing or transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice (or cassava, corn, sweet potatoes, cucumber) depending on the harvest season.
Long ride: Take a bicycle ride with local guide to discover the Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh and Cham farming communities, Duong Lam ancient village and visit Mia Pagoda, Mong Phu Communal House. Then bike ride back along the ritual paths of Thang Thac village to discover the Ngo Quyen tomb & Phung Hung temple.
6pm: Return to the Moon Garden for happy hour. While waiting for your steam bath to be prepared, you can enjoy our local drink and taste some of the local products such as maize, sweet potato, cassava, peanuts etc depending on season) or some traditional desserts. 6:30pm: Traditional, refreshing steam bath with fragrant herbs (lemon grass, pomelo leaves & holy basil leaves). 7:15pm: Observe the evening Buddha worship. 7:30pm: Dinner; then enjoy your foot bath in warm water with ginger, salt and mug wort medicinal herbs before bedtime, which brings you a deeper sleep Overnight at home stay, stilt house (share house with other passengers)
Day 2: KY SON – HANOI (B) 7am: Joining Yijin Jing traditional exercises 7:30am: Breakfast. 8:30am: Free time: You can make yourself at home relaxing on the hammock in our garden, taking pictures with Vietnamese traditional clothes, chatting with people, or further discovery of the Ky Son village and the surrounding area. 10am: Leave Ky Son back to Hanoi by private car. End of service.
Overnight home stay with twin share at stilt house, shared house
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Local English speaking guide
Private transfer as per itinerary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking