Discover the hidden charm of two ancient Villages

Very few tourists visit the village nowadays, and those who do are usually art students and journalists. Though a mere 30 kilometers away from Hanoi, Cuu Village today seems to be a forgotten city. Cuu village belongs to Van Tu commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi. Many people call it a “Western village” as it has preserved dozens of villas that were built in a typically European architectural style.
The village has been known for many years as a tailoring hub. Thanks to the industry, residents have become rich. Their prosperity is shown in the architecture of houses built in the first decades of the 20th century. The houses that bring western ancient architecture only add to the beauty and unique characteristics of the village by sitting alongside typically Vietnamese constructions.

3+ Age
  • Departure

    128 Yen Hoa St, Yen Phu, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi
  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 6:45 AM for a departure at 7 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 5 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Bottles of drinking water
    English Speaking Cycling Tour Guide
    Meals as Mentioned
  • Not Included

    Boat or Ferry Transfer
    Car/ Taxi Transport
    Entrance Fees
    Fruit & Snacks
    Gratuities (optional)
    Hotel Homestay Room, Double Base
    Hotel pick up and drop-off
    Mountain Bike Trek Marlin 5/6 and Helmet
    Personal Expense

7:00 AM: Departure and Historical Tour

We gather at your hotel for a brief introduction to the biking equipment and route. Our journey begins with a car ride to Phu Xuyen district, west of Hanoi. En route, we'll traverse picturesque rice fields and vibrant flower gardens, offering opportunities for memorable photos with local farmers. Upon reaching Cuu Village, we embark on a guided tour through its charming alleys, immersing ourselves in a serene atmosphere far removed from the city's hustle and bustle. Surrounded by quaint residences, characterized by three-chambered houses and spacious front yards, the village exudes a tranquil ambiance. Amidst these traditional dwellings, stand stately Vietnamese-French architectural marvels, adorned with intricate carvings of flowers, cranes, and phoenixes.

12:00 AM: Time for lunch

Our lunch will be served in the cozy setting of a local family's home or at a nearby restaurant.

2:00 PM:

We pedal onwards to the nearby village of Chanh, where the enchanting melodies of Ca Tru have resonated for centuries. Ca Tru, a revered musical tradition in Vietnam, traces its origins back to the 11th-century Ly dynasty, known as "A Dao singing" by the Vietnamese people. Legend has it that in ancient times in Hung Yen province, a woman named Thi Hue Dao possessed an exquisite voice, using her singing to lure and vanquish Ming invaders who had besieged Vietnam. In honor of her valor, a temple was erected in her name, where she is still revered today. At Chanh village, we'll visit the Ca Tru Club and can arrange for a captivating performance upon request.

5:00 PM: Return

Bid farewell to these "farmer artists" as we journey back to Hanoi by car.

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History Of The City

Hanoi, the capital and cultural hub of Vietnam, boasts a rich and ancient history. Dating back thousands of years, it was known as Thang Long during the Middle Ages. Under French colonial rule in the 19th century, it became a pivotal center. Hanoi endured tumult during the Vietnam War, including pivotal events like the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Since reunification in 1976, it has thrived as the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, blending rapid economic growth with the preservation of its rich cultural heritage. Today, Hanoi stands as a top cultural and tourist destination in Southeast Asia, drawing millions with its historic sites, ancient architecture, and unique cultural traditions.

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