Private tour

Hanoi: Overnight Stay with Local Family

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

Hanoi: Overnight Stay with Local Family

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 130 per person

Immerse yourself in the authentic Vietnamese way of life on this overnight stay with a local family in Hanoi. Experience life as a local, learn how to cook traditional dishes, explore the Vietnamese countryside, and visit ancient villages.

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Duration 2 days
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Experience the authentic Vietnamese way of life with an overnight stay at a locals' house
  • Learn about traditional Vietnamese cuisine with two cooking classes
  • Visit a Vietnamese countryside market and an ancient village
  • Enjoy a private tour of Hanoi city by car
Full description
The trip begins with pickup from your accommodation or the airport in Hanoi followed by a private tour of the city’s highlights. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the One-Pillar Pagoda, then explore the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. Before lunch enjoy a Green Car tour are the city’s Old Quarter, and then travel to your host-family for the night. Upon arrival at your local family’s home, enjoy a cooking class and learn about authentic Vietnamese delicacies and cooking techniques. Spend the evening with the family, eating the food you prepared, listening to stories, and playing games. On the second day, wake up early and travel into the Vietnamese countryside to visit a market and eat breakfast. Wander around the market and mingle with the locals, before visiting a nearby ancient trade village known for pottery and noodle making. Admire the traditional houses in the village and immerse yourself in the daily life of the people who live here. Learn about the locals’ lifestyle, traditions and culture and then enjoy another cooking class with different recipes from the day before. After lunch with your host family it's time to say your goodbyes before returning to Hanoi city.
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Private city tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private car
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • Foods and drinks are included in the tour
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Wonderful trip with local family

It was so lucky for me to find this tour "Overnight Stay with local family" on internet. I felt satisfied 100% the trip. All were great ! On the first day, visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, one pillar pagoda , Temple of Literature, Old Quarter by electric car. Our guide, Lucy , is very informative and friendly. She always made people around her feel comfortable. After city tour, we moved to the local house which is outside of Hanoi Center. It was so peaceful ! The host welcome me friendly and warmly. I joined cooking classes and learnt more Vietnamese cuisine. Members in the local family treats us as close friends. On the second, Lucy and the host took me to village market. Foods at the market was very fresh, also visited ancient houses and soy bean and noodles making house. It was so convenient that they take me directly to the airport after the tour by Private car. Highly recommend this tour and Crossing Vietnam company to my friends !!!

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May 27, 2019

Unforgettable experiences with Overnight stay with local family

This is my most memorable tour during 2 weeks in Vietnam. I had chance to experience Overnight stay with local family which I have never had when traveling. Everything was so perfect! Jenny was my guide - very knowledgeable and kind. The host was also very friendly. I learned to make many Vietnamese foods, explored daily life of local people by visiting village market and ancient houses with traditional making. In addition, I visited Hanoi City which guided by Jenny and very skillful driver. I had Private car during 2 Days and picked up at the airport which was so wonderful. Thank you so much Jenny and Crossing Vietnam tour for great tour !

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May 20, 2019

Product ID: 220935