HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO BAT TRANG, DONG HO AND THO HA HANDICRAFT VILLAGES
updated: September 27, 2017
Our exclusive motorbike tour to visit traditional handicraft villages offer you the typical view and insight on the typical traditional handicrafts in the rural area of the Northern Vietnam, which is both a source of cultural pride and a source of income for the local people.
Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Handicraft Villages of Bat Trang, Dong Ho, Tho Ha – Brief itinerary:
Full day Hanoi Motorbike tour to Handicraft villages: Bat Trang pottery village, Dong Ho painting village, Tho Ha traditional village.
At around 08:30, we will start our motorbike tour along the dike of Red River to experience the poetic and peaceful countrysides before reaching Bat Trang Pottery Village that is located in the south east of Hanoi, passing Chuong Duong Bridge turns right. Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Bat Trang Pottery Village and go about 10 km along the dike of Red River. We have time to visit the local work. On the basic of tradition pottery technique, Bat Trang pottery workers have taken – abused-propagated greatly the progress of science technology into every stage in making pottery.
It has made many types of top class pottery, that is useful and beautiful and it upgrades the sense of pottery art. You have time for shopping before keeping on rolling to the painting village of Dong Ho to visit the home of traditional folk paintings in Vietnam. These artisans have been producing fine woodblock prints for centuries. We conclude our morning trip with a visit to Thap But pagoda before having lunch at Bac Ninh town.
In the afternoon, We will keep on our motorbike tour from Bac Ninh to Tho Ha Village (in Bac Giang Province at about 34km/1 hour from Hanoi). Upon arrival, we have a short ferry ride (10′) to Tho Ha Center village. It is great time for a walk to visit Traditional Communal House, Wooden Old Houses, discover the traditional Vietnamese life with local work: making of rice paper, pigs farming…
After visiting a local family to see how rice paper is created, we’ll walk through the village and have a chance to mingle with the locals. It’s a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Vietnam. We will come back to Hanoi and finish the tour.
End of Tour – Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Handicraft Villages of Bat Trang, Dong Ho, Tho Ha
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbikes (Minsk-125cc or similar): 01 bike/ person
+ All petrol (gasoline),helmet
+ Rain gear
+ Motorbike jacket
+ Ferry tickets
+ Meals as mention in the itinerary: 1 Lunch (L)
+ All entrance fees
+ Local English Speaking guide
+ Visa to Vietnam
+ Any other transportations are not mentioned in the itinerary