Enjoy an evening at the theatre and see a traditional Vietnamese water puppet. This traditional performing art has been around for centuries and is a highlight amongst many when visiting Hanoi.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the water puppet theatre. The show itself normally lasts 1 hour and is set to traditional Vietnamese music.
Perfume Pagoda is a popular tourist destinations and Buddhist pilgrimage site located South of Hanoi. To get here involves a 2 hour drive, a 45 minute boat ride from Ben Yen pier to Thien Tru harbour, followed by a 2km cable car ride to Huong Tich Cave.
The journey itself, as well as the pagoda complex, is simply beautiful.
Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Meals included: Lunch
Please Note: Visiting the Pagoda during the months of February – March is not recommended as it can be extremely crowded due to festivals.
Overnight Adventure to Mai Chau
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley - Buoc Village
Today your guide will collect you from your hotel (around 7am) for the 4 hour drive to Mai Chau. Stop along the way to take in the views, visit the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority and enjoy the scenery of Thung Khe Pass.
Around 12pm you will arrive in Mai Chau valley for lunch where you can sample the local specialities.
After lunch, visit the local Thai traditional stilt house before cycling to visit the villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority to learn all about their daily lives and customs. Stop by the handicraft village to learn all about traditional weaving.
Continue your journey to Buoc Village and check-in to La Maison de Buoc Lodge where you can explore and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps take a swim in the pool, take a bike or simply walk around the village.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Explore the villages, return to Hanoi
After breakfast, enjoy an easy trek with a local guide and discover the beauty of this region, surrounded by splendid mountains, streams and fields.
Enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure. After lunch your driver will collect you and take you back to Hanoi where you will be taken back to your hotel.