Hanoi day tour: Experience the authentic beyond center of Hanoi

by TAA on March 11, 2023

Hanoi is a city that is full of fascinating history, delicious food, and vibrant culture, but there is so much more to explore beyond the city limits. In this blog post, we will introduce you to a Hanoi day tour that will take you on a journey to the beautiful countryside of Bavi, where you will experience a different side of Vietnam and participate in some exciting activities.

The Bavi Ecotourism offers a range of day tours that take you to some of the most picturesque locations in Bavi, just a short drive from Hanoi. The tours are designed to give you an authentic experience of rural life in Vietnam and to showcase the region's stunning natural beauty.

hanoi day tour Bavi, Vietnam
Bavi, Vietnam

As you approach the charming Ri village, your excitement builds for the adventure that lies ahead. Your journey begins at the welcoming home of your gracious host, where you'll be greeted with a refreshing drink to quench your thirst after your travels.

Your host is none other than Mr. Duoc, a proud Vietnam War veteran and a respected owner of a tea farm. As you settle in, Mr. Duoc will share with you his own personal experiences and insights into the rich and storied history. His stories will transport you back in time, and you'll gain a deep appreciation for the culture and heritage of the area.

 Hanoi day tour Welcome drink - Bavi, Vietnam
Welcome drink - Bavi, Vietnam

As you sip on your drink and listen intently to Mr. Duoc's captivating tales, you'll start to feel a sense of connection to the people and places of Vietnam. With his wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Mr. Duoc will inspire you to embark on a journey of discovery and exploration, ready to uncover the hidden gems and wonders of this enchanting land.

 Hanoi day tour Bavi tea farm, Vietnam
Bavi tea farm, Vietnam

After your refreshing welcome drink, you'll follow Mr. Duoc to his expansive tea farm, where you'll be immersed in the lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere of the countryside. As you walk through the verdant landscape, you'll have the opportunity to admire the natural beauty of the village, taking in the stunning views and breathing in the fresh air.

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As you arrive at the tea farm, Mr. Duoc will teach you how to properly harvest tea leaves, showing you the delicate techniques and intricate processes involved in this ancient art. You'll be amazed at the precision and skill required to select the best tea leaves, and you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes into producing this beloved beverage.

 Hanoi day tour Harvesting tea leaves in Bavi, Vietnam
Harvesting tea leaves in Bavi, Vietnam

While helping Mr. Duoc pick the tea leaves, he'll show you how to collect the very best parts of the tea tree, ensuring that you produce the most delicious and authentic traditional tea possible. You'll learn about the different types of tea and the unique flavor profiles that each one has to offer, discovering the subtle nuances and complexities that make Vietnamese tea so special.

As you bid farewell to Mr. Duoc and the tea farm, you'll embark on a short ten-minute drive to the charming village of Moc. Here, you'll be welcomed into another warm and inviting host family, ready to share with you their love of food and cooking.

 Hanoi day tour Clients in Bavi, Vietnam
Clients in Bavi, Vietnam

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by Mrs. Chin, a skilled and experienced cook who will guide you through a fun and interactive cooking class. You'll learn how to prepare some of the most delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes, using fresh ingredients and traditional techniques to create dishes that are bursting with flavor and aroma.

 Hanoi day tour Joining class cooking in Bavi, Vietnam
Joining class cooking in Bavi, Vietnam

Under Mrs. Chin's expert guidance, you'll discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine, from the delicate balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors to the use of aromatic herbs and spices to enhance the taste of each dish. You'll learn how to prepare some classic dishes  of Vietnam and learn about the diversity and richness of Vietnamese cuisine.

 Hanoi day tour Class cooking in Bavi, Vietnam
Class cooking in Bavi, Vietnam

After the cooking class, it's time to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You'll savor a delicious lunch of the dishes you've helped prepare, enjoying the flavors and textures of each bite as you chat and connect with your hosts and fellow travelers.

 Hanoi day tour Enjoy lunch in Bavi, Vietnam
Enjoy lunch in Bavi, Vietnam

As you wander through the village, you'll have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage and unique way of life of the local community. You'll visit local families and learn about their daily routines, gaining insights into the traditions and customs that have been passed down through generations.

 Hanoi day tour Wander through village in Bavi, Vietnam
Wander through village in Bavi, Vietnam

One of the highlights of your visit will be the chance to see how tofu, conical hats, and other local products are made. You'll be fascinated by the intricate and time-honored techniques used to create these everyday items, gaining a newfound appreciation for the skill and dedication of the local craftsmen and artisans. You'll see firsthand how each product is made from start to finish, from the selection of raw materials to the final finishing touches. As you observe and learn, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the importance of these products in the daily lives of the villagers, and you'll leave with a sense of admiration for the resilience and ingenuity of the local community.

 Hanoi day tour Learn how to make tofu in Bavi, Vietnam
Learn how to make tofu in Bavi, Vietnam

As you set out on your cycling adventure, you'll be surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the paddy fields, with their lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere. The gentle rhythm of pedaling will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the surroundings, taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of the countryside.

 Hanoi day tour Cycling in Bavi, Vietnam
Cycling in Bavi, Vietnam

As you cycle through the fields, you may have the opportunity to interact with local farmers, who will greet you with a warm smile and welcome you into their world. You'll learn about their way of life, gaining insights into the daily routines and customs that have been passed down through generations. You may even have the chance to lend a helping hand with their work, gaining a deeper appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes into farming.

 Hanoi day tour Foot bathing in Bavi, Vietnam
Foot bathing in Bavi, Vietnam

As you near the end of your countryside tour, it's time to indulge in a bit of relaxation and pampering. You'll be treated to a traditional foot bathing experience, using warm water infused with fragrant herbs and spices, following the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority.

As you soak your feet in the soothing water, you'll feel the tension and fatigue of your cycling adventure melt away. The warm water and aromatic herbs will invigorate and revitalize your tired feet, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And as you enjoy this traditional ritual, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the healing power of nature and the ancient wisdom of the local culture.

 Hanoi day tour Hanoi day tour, Bavi, Vietnam
Hanoi day tour, Bavi, Vietnam

In conclusion, the authentic Hanoi day trip is truly an unforgettable experience. From the moment I arrived in the charming village, I was greeted with warmth and hospitality by the local community. The hands-on experiences of harvesting tea leaves, cooking traditional dishes, and exploring the local village were filled with wonder and delight. It was fascinating to connect with local farmers and artisans, and to learn about their way of life and cultural heritage. The traditional foot bathing experience was a relaxing and rejuvenating way to wrap up the day. I left with a deep appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of rural life, and with memories that will last a lifetime. This authentic Hanoi day trip was a reminder of the power of travel to enrich our lives, connect us with others, and broaden our horizons.

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