Enjoy a half-day Hanoi private easy-cycling tour to Hanoi vicinity. A memorable day with your tour guide and local villagers whom you meet on this excursion. Tasting some dishes made from snake meat.
What to Expect
This Hanoi private tour is an excursion to the 2 nearest traditional villages from Hanoi Old quarter. Start from your hotel either at 8:00 am or 13:00, the tour offers you Bat Trang ceramics village on the dyke of Red river and Le Mat snake village to see how villagers feed snakes and make meals from snakes.
Bat Trang village, since the 14th century, is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Viet Nam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide. Under instructions, try kneading clay into animals and cartoon characters and making pottery has become a fun activity to let loose after long weeks travelling from Saigon to Hanoi, especially for your children.
Le Mat village, since the 18th century, is an purely agricultural one but it is famous for its snake - catching vocation. 20% villagers are living on the vocation of raising and catching snake with new services generated around this job. Le Mat people owns a treasure of knowledge and experience about snake catching techniques, making tonic medicine from snakes or medicine for treating injury bitten by snakes etc. Along village paths or big roads in Le Mat, you still see quite a lot of restaurants of snake specialties. Either lunch or dinner is arranged. You will enjoy snake meals in Le Mat with local snake wine – it’s a strange feeling.
- Private bikes with helmets
- Pick-up & see off at your hotel
- Private English or French speaking tour guide
- Visit of pottery market
- Visit of Le Mat snake farm
- Lunch or dinner
- Admission fees to all sightseeing places
- Bottled waters during transfer
What's Not Included
- Tip & other personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• If you’re not familiar to biking, you can ask to arrange a motorbike or car instead (a surcharge is applied).