Ba Vì, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Tour Guide: Kristen Simmons
Are you looking for a day trip to the countryside and would like to see some nature and high mountains to have beautiful view nearby the city? Are you looking to see the parks or visit the rural villages and see rice paddies? Would you like to see the local people? Then this tour will be perfect for you to do a day trip to get out of the busy city.
The tour starts at 8 am, our team will come to pick you up at your hotel, then we ride to the western part of Hanoi city, and will drive through the new areas of Hanoi city. Then we ride ahead to the villages and national park along the Thang Long highway. On the way we will have the chance to see some great views and pass many farms, where you will have the chance to take pictures. We will also ride past rice paddies and stop to see and learn how people plant the rice and learn the history of farming in Vietnam. After this, we will stop to visit a pagoda called “Chua Thay”, which is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Here, the tour guide will tell the history of the pagoda. Continuing on, we visit “the villages Concentrate of 54 ethnic minorities”. These are villages built by the government of about 600 hectares which have 54 ethnic minorities living within them. The government gave them this land and some money to live here, in order to show the real local life of minorities in Vietnam. If you wanted to see all 54 ethnic minorities throughout Vietnam, you would need to spend about 6 months to see them all, but on our trip to the villages you will have chance to see all. After, we will drive to the Ba Vi national park, stopping for lunch at local restaurant near the park. After lunch we drive Vespas to explore the national park. On the way to the national park, you will see beautiful views and get to see some giant trees and possibly some wildlife. We will stop at some beautiful points so you can take pictures and learn about the park. Then we ride up too the top, to visit Thuong temple and the old church. After visiting all the park, we continue back to Hanoi, and the tour finishes between 4:30 and 5 pm.