Experience the Culture Ky Son Village, North Vietnam (Three nights)
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  Duration: 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS STYLE: Special Interests

Experience the Culture Ky Son Village, North Vietnam (Three nights)

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Located near Hanoi, yet in the heart of the Vietnamese countryside,  Ky Son Village offers the traveler numerous opportunities to experience the old traditions and culture of Vietnam while staying in the comfortable Moon Garden Home-stay in Ky Son Village, North Vietnam. 

Whether your stay is for 1, 2, 3 or more nights, you will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful pastoral scenery of the area and enjoy the hospitality and community life of the local people of Ky Son and surrounding villages. You can choose between the many cultural and sporting activities that are on offer including biking, cooking, participating in agricultural activities with local farmers and joining in with the traditions and culture of the village. You can also visit local Pagodas and enjoy the ample photographic opportunities that the area offers. All this plus the relaxing steam baths and traditional herbal hand massage treatments that are built into the programe. 

Moon Garden Home-stay provides three ancient wooden houses for your comfort: Frangipani House (2 king size beds, 1 full private bathroom, and 1 full guest bathroom), Pomelo House (2 private bedrooms, 2 full private bathrooms, and 1 guest bathroom), Mango House (2 private bedrooms, 2 full private bathrooms).

However long your stay, whatever you choose to experience, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a happy stay at the Moon Garden Home- stay, Ky Son Village, northern Vietnam. 

Tour code: HAN 04 Moon Garden Homestay, Ky Son Village  (3nights)

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  • 24 hour support available during the tour
  • Enjoy the degree of historical and cultural information throughout your tour from our local and knowledgeable tour hosts to the degree that you and your group are interested.
  • We focus on sustainable tourism by creating the very best experience for you as the tourist while supporting our local environment and local people
Itinerary Highlights
Day 1: Hanoi – Ky Son

Upon your arrival at Moon Garden Homestay in Ky Son Village, you will be welcomed with a cup of local fresh green tea. Afterwards, you can explore the Moon Garden Homestay and Ky Son Village at your own leisure. You can go to the local market, visit the kindergarten or simply wander around the village. Join us for the cooking class to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine around noon. Lunch will be served at a local house.

After lunch, have your fingers dipped in a fragrant lime bowl and enjoy the traditional herbal hand massage. You can then choose to use the time relaxing or interacting with members of the family to share the culture and learn about the manners and customs of Vietnam, especially traditional marriage. If you want to learn some Vietnamese, one of the family members will be delighted to teach you.

In the afternoon, you take a leisurely bike ride to Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh and Cham farming village communities where you will get to experience the local life and learn about agricultural activities. You can stop at any house for a cup of tea while having a conversation with the locals about their daily life. If you want to better understand the life of a farmer, you can also participate in agricultural activities such as plowing or making rice beds, transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice (or cassava, corn, sweet potatoes…) depending on the harvest season. You will also get to collect tea and fragrant medicinal herbs necessary for your steam bath later in the afternoon and the foot “spa” in the late evening.

We return to the Moon Garden for happy hour. While waiting for your steam bath to be prepared, you can enjoy your drink and taste some of the local products such as maize, sweet potato, cassava, peanuts, etc, depending on season. The refreshing steam bath itself has fragrant herbs (lemon grass, pomelo leaves, holy basil leaves) that emit a soothing aroma. After your steam bath, your delicious dinner will be served at the Homestay for you to enjoy.

After dinner, you can witness the local worship as well enjoy a footbath in warm water with ginger, salt and mugwort medicinal herbs. You can then retire in your own time to enjoy a deep, refreshing sleep.

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Day 2: Ky Son – Duong Lam – Ky Son

Take in a deep breath as you enjoy the clean atmosphere while joining in the Yijinjing traditional exercise. After breakfast, embark on an adventure down the ritual paths through the Thang Thac Village with a guide to explore Ngo Quyen Tomb, Phung Hung Temple and Duong Lam Ancient Village. Lunch will be served at Duong Lam Ancient Village after which you will continue your trip by visiting the Mia Pagoda. Back at Moon Garden, you have the option to go fishing or just relax before your meal. You will have dinner and spend the rest of the night at the Homestay.

Day 3: Ky Son – Farmer’s Daily Life Or Charity Activities

Take in a moment of silence while joining in with the praying to Buddha (this praying style would be considered as exercises). After breakfast, participate in ancient custom of burning votive money and gold for the deceased ancestors of Vietnam.

To learn more about the local daily life, you can participate to the daily work at home or on the fields with the farmers or you can go with the guide to the Thuy Phieu communal house, one of the oldest communal house of Vietnam, more than 500 years old. Or you can ride a bike to Thuy An Village to visit the disabled, homeless children living at the orphanage.  Lunch is served at one of the families in the village.

In the afternoon, you will get the chance to learn how to make a bamboo basket or Vietnamese traditional hat as well the local cake “Banh nep” with the local people. You will have dinner and spend the rest of the night at the Homestay.

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Day 4: Ky Son – Son Tay – Ky Son

After breakfast, you are free to relax and do whatever you would like at your own leisure until you are transferred to the next destination.

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