The tour starts with a visit to the botanical garden, which features many typical local trees and plants. You walk around the small lake in the garden under the shady trees and enjoy the fresh air. Small paths criss-crossing the garden lead you to another little lake surrounded by small buildings. You can also still see the wreckage of the American B-52 bomber shot down right here in 1972.
You continue to Hoang Hoa Tham Street also known as Bonsai Street due to all the shops selling Bonsai trees and flowers. The scent of flowers fills the air, and you will find Bonsai trees in all shapes and sizes. Further down the small streets, you will visit a local market before ending up at a cosy little tea house. Here, Nguyen Viet Hung, the former winner of the Tea Master Cup competition, and his wife introduce you to the world of tea. The couple travel around Vietnam to select the very best tea leaves for white tea, green tea and oolong tea. They tell fascinating stories about tea and demonstrate how to brew the best cup of tea. Naturally, you are allowed to taste the different kinds of tea along the way.
After this unique experience and saying goodbye to the tea-loving couple, you head back to the hotel.
We recommend that you book the excursion from home, either when booking the tour or at least 3 weeks before departure. The excursion can also be booked by the guide at the destination, subject to availability.
|Per person: £70|
|Per child: £56|