Hanoi Homestay Experience

Hanoi Homestay Experience

Our Hanoi Homestay Experience is an interesting opportunity for cross-culture exchange with local people. This authentic travel experience guarantees fascinating discoveries - be it on a street food lunch, learning new Vietnamese phrases, tasting Vietnamese coffee in a local shop or when preparing a traditional Vietnamese dish together with your hosts.
06 days
Price from


  1. Free dinner with the cooking lesson (Value up to $15)
  2. Free Vietnam Visa (Valued at $50/Person)


Day 1

Arrive Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, your driver will welcome you and take you to the Moon Suite Hanoi Homestay. Settle into your room and the rest of the day is put aside for you to explore or acclimatize to Vietnam, ready for your journey ahead.
Tour guide: Nil
Meals: Dinner
Transfer distance: 40 km (24.8 mi.)
Day 2

Hanoi Highlights

Join a comprehensive tour of Hanoi’s spectacular highlights. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the national leader whose memory is honoured here, and go inside to view the former president’s preserved remains. You can also see his impressive but humble stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Later, travel back in time as you explore the ancient Temple of Literature, a classic example of Vietnamese architecture and the first national university. 
Explore the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where you have a complete overview of the lives, cultural activities, and identities of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. Transfer to the Old Quarter and walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialised craft-making guilds. The streets are named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays. Round off your tour with a traditional water puppet performance, a unique Vietnamese art.
Please note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed every Monday and Friday, and in October and November for renovation and preservation. At these times, you can visit the outside of the Mausoleum and the rest of the complex.
Accommodation:   Moon Suite Hanoi Homestay 
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer distance: 50 km (31 mi.)
Day 3

Bat Trang Ceramic Cycling Tour

You are picked up at the Moon Suite Hanoi Homestay by the local guide with a short transfer by taxi, to the bicycle warehouse. The cycling day begins with a ride on the Historic Hanoi bridge, Long Bien, the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi, built by the French (1899-1902) and named Doumer Bridge (Paul Doumer was the Governor-General of French Indochina at the time)
After crossing the bridge, you will arrive at the other side of the Red River. From here, you will cycle along the dyke and soon get off the main roads. It is a bit over an hour and half cycling along the Red River on a small path, through local villages and farms to reach the Bat Trang traditional ceramic village. This ride allows you an opportunity to see the beautiful landscapes of the Red River and its delta bordered by vegetable farms, corn fields and orchards.
Set on the dyke of the Red River, Bat Trang is an ancient ceramic and pottery village. You will ride along the narrow alleys and lanes of the village, stop and visit a couple of workshops where you have a chance to learn some about the traditional way of making ceramics. Traditional craftsmanship dates back 700 years.
After exploring the village, you will continue your ride to the quaint village of Xuan Quan. Here, cycling along the charming village roads offers a great opportunity to experience the smiling faces of the locals in their rural environment.
You will enjoy lunch at a local café before cycling along the village road through lush orchards and vegetable plantations back towards the Hanoi city centre. Again, we cross the charming Long Bien bridge and cycle to the bike shop where you started before returning to the hotel.
Accommodation: Moon Suite Hanoi Homestay
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transfer distance: Nil
Day 4

Halong Bay Cruise

Today you will discover one of the world’s greatest sights, her photos of the incredible panoramas fill the pages of coffee table books and National Geographic magazines: Halong Bay, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is easy to see why. Enjoy an interesting road journey through the rural countryside of the Red River Delta on the way to Halong City. On arrival, board your boat for a delightful overnight cruise on Halong Bay, the serenely beautiful setting used in the award-winning film, Indochine. Enjoy the magnificent views of the limestone karsts in turquoise waters, deserted beaches, amazing caves, lively floating fishing villages and hidden lagoons.
Accommodation: Indochina Sails
Tour guide: English-speaking guide on the boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer distance: 160 km (99.4 mi.)
Day 5

Halong Bay Cruise & Return to Hanoi

Soak in the dramatic sunrise over the bay and enjoy a Tai Chi demonstration on the sun deck. If Tai Chi is not your interest, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea as you view the fishermen of Halong Bay. Explore the splendid Sung Sot cave where stalactites take on numerous shapes and forms. A wholesome breakfast is served before cruising back to Halong City. You will arrive at the pier in the late morning to disembark and return to Hanoi.
Accommodation: Moon Suite Hanoi Homestay
Tour guide: Nil
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 160 km (99.4 mi.)
Day 6

Depart Hanoi

Enjoy the morning at your leisure. You may like to take a short walk through the Old Quarter for some last-minute shopping. The Old Quarter has an excellent selection of crafts, silks, lacquerware, lanterns and much more. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Accommodation: Check-out time is 12:00
Tour guide: Nil
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 40 km (24.8 mi.)

Tour RATES & details

A rough idea of the price and what is included in this tour program. The exact price depends on season, accommodation and activities, it will be provided on your personalised quote.

2 persons580
  • Rates are quoted in USD per person, based on double-sharing occupancy.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted prices.
  • Rates do not apply over Christmas and New Year.
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation
  • One night of cruise accommodation (non-private boat)
  • Transportation and transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Local English/French speaking guide
  • Breakfast daily, four lunches and three dinners
  • Government tax and service charges
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnamese visa
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary

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