Discover handicraft villages around Hanoi!

If you are looking for some cool places off-the-beaten track nearby Hanoi with great local experiences, then this tour could be a perfect choice!

We’ll visit Quang Phu Cau Incense Village, Chuong Conical Hat Village and Ha Thai Lacquer Painter Local Village.

HANOI LOCAL HANDICRAFT VILLAGES (incense, conical hat, lacquer village)


Discover handicraft villages around Hanoi!

If you are looking for some cool places off-the-beaten track nearby Hanoi with great local experiences, then this tour could be a perfect choice …

Hanoi – Quang Phu Cau – Chuong – Ha Thai – Local Villages

7:45 ~ 8:15: Get picked up by your tour guide in the Old Quarter.

9:30: Visit Quang Phu Cau village. We are going to stop at an incense factory to learn more about how incense is made from the past to present, how it is important in our life and culture. Later, we are going to stop at a dying yard to take some awesome photos with the colorful incense bundles.

11:00: Visit Chuong village, which has been well-known for the craft of conical hat for over 300 years. We will be hosted at home of a local artisan after a short walk through a local market selling variety of things. We are going to express our creativity and artistic talent by painting on our own conical hat Nón Lá while waiting for the artisan to cook for our lunch. Of course, there will be a small cooking class if you insist to help her out! Home-cooking could be a great chance to feel the real vibes of the countryside.

13:00: Say goodbye to the lady, let’s make up your day by visiting Ha Thai village, which has been producing lacquer for more than 400 years. We are going to meet another lacquer painting artisan who is going to host us at his creative space.

Immerse yourself as a lacquer artisan by crafting your own lacquer product following his guidance. Later, your tour guide will let you go wandering around the village. We may stop at some family workshop to interact with other villagers and see the craft of lacquer in mass production.

15:30: Time to go back to the city center. On the way going back, we are going to stop at a well-known export surplus clothing store which is selling stuffs from factories doing outsourcing for big brands all over the world.

17:00: Get drop off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. Tour finished.

  • Comfortable A/C transfers
  • Small groups, maximum 15 people
  • 1 bottle of water and lunch
  • 1 Conical hat per person
  • English speaking cycling guide
  • Tips and personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Cash for personal expense  

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

Normally, taking your luggage on to tours is no problem. For some (day) tours, especially when you return to your hotel, it is more convenient to pack lighter and just take a daypack with necessary things.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!