Tho Ha Village Private Tour: Local Market, Rice Paper Making, Folk Music

The village is geographically isolated, and a result, it offers a unique glimpse into rural life in northern part of Vietnam.

Once, it was famous with Gom Sanh (pottery without glaze fired with dry grass). Then the products here faced with compettion by products from other places in Vietnam and China as well.

Villagers of Tho Ha turned into making rice paper and raising pigs, and thus pottery job was gradually abandoned, coming to an end of traditional pottery produce.

A trip is a great chance to feel the peace out of bustling cities, to visit traditional Communal House, wooden old houses, learn of making of rice paper to how see rice paper is created.

You experience the daily life of people here by tasting a very normal, but unique local food here that you can find nowhere else in Vietnam.

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Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Entrance fee and ferry fee.
    • Lunch in local restaurant
    • Folk music performance
    • Entry/Admission - Tho Ha Village
    What's excluded :
    • Tax and travel insurance.
    • Drinks
    • Tips/Gratitutes
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien - Phan Chu Trinh Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    8:00 am Tour guide and car from Paradise Indochina Travel come to pick you up at your hotels (or at Noi Bai Airport) then go to Tho Ha village. On the way, the bus cross by rice fields, vegetable farms and it will be a good chance shot countryside pictures, farmers with water buffalo

    Stop At: Tho Ha Village, Vietnam

    09:00 Arrive the local ferry, board on to cross the river to reach Tho Ha village.

    You walk around to visit a small, but very typical market of Northern Vietnam. You soon have an overview of the culture after a short time here, seeing people, tasting some local special foods.

    09:30 Visit families and learn more about their culture, with their daily works such as rice making paper, rice wine,… Especially, when strolling through narrow and zigzag alleys, you can see many old houses constructed from broken part of terracotta dated back long time ago.

    10:30 A glimpse at Tho Ha Communal House (once familiar with Banian tree, a well, a communal yard). Our tour guide will give brief introduction of the village culture and what the life was in the past.

    11:00 Visit a very nice, ancient house of a local which dated back more than 100 years old. Most outside part was refurbished, but the ceiling and decorated wall pictures remain original of nearly 100 years old. This family still keep the original job of rice paper making by hand (most families in the area now making rice paper in an industrial way by using electric machine).

    A very interesting part is a traditional folk music performance of different types will be offered and played by the house owner e).

    12:30 Enjoy lunch in the local family with finest Vietnamese food which you find it difficult somewhere else better than here.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien - Phan Chu Trinh Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    After lunch enjoy Vietnamese tea from the host. you get back Hanoi. We will drop you off the same your hotels or morning places. End of the trip.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tour guide and car will pick you up at your hotel or airport. Please note1. If you request hotel pickup, then give us information about hotel name, hotel address.2. If you request airport pickup then go straight to Tho Ha for the tour, then give us information about flight number, arrival time.Airports
    • Noibai Airport, Hanoi Vietnam
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Paradise indochina Travel

Activity ID: V-117035P9

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