08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours’ driving, you will arrive your Mr Duoc’s house with a welcome drink.
10:00 – Then visiting the 30-year-old tea plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place that to enjoy beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation is play important for providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help local family to harvest tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam traditional tea.
Mr Duoc is a veteran in Vietnam War and the owner of a large tea farm. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and he will introduce you how to make a good green tea before selling.
You will have great time listening to the host’s stories and his life in Vietnam war, besides, enjoying great tea with green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.
11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village to give you a cooking class by Mrs. Chin – a host family. She will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you have great time to enjoy lunch with food you done.
13:45 – After lunch, you have time to walk (or bicycle) around the village to explore local culture and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice and may be see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years and makes and fixes all the farming tools in the village.
15:00 – You have a cycling tour for 1 hour will through beautiful rice fields and villages. You can find out daily life of local people and interact with them.
Mr Chau is the next host, who will welcome you with fresh mint lemon juice, which all ingredients freshly picked from his own garden. Besides that, have soak your foot in warm water with herbs following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority. This will give your feet relaxing time after cycling sessions around the village.
Your afternoon will end with a boat trip about 30 minutes down the Da River on which you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and explore the local life along the riverside.
This is great time say goodbye host family to drive back to Ha Noi center. End your tour at the hotel around 18:30