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Yen Duc village tour, a unique cultural experience with only short drive from Halong Bay and Hanoi. Yen Duc village tour offers homestay trip, short break to enjoy water puppet show, folk songs performance, meals and other cultural experience...more
Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 96 434 33 22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Yen Duc village for 2 days/1 night and had a great experience! The weather was fantastic and we enjoyed experiencing local life (e.g., making rice, fishing, making brooms), and we loved cycling through the village and rice paddies. Our guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pam L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I added the overnight stay to my Halong Bay cruise at the recommendation of the sales person at Indochina Junk. I decided to join partially out of my curiosity wanting to see how community-based tourism is being executed at the village. I am happy with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HK1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place being very skeptical. How touristic would that be? I read the reviews and they all look great, but... I am very happy to report that I really enjoyed my stay over there. This is a real vietnamese village with only a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like the title suggests, we thoroughly enjoyed the overnight stay and tour in Yen Duc. We stayed in the Viet House which is like a 4 BR B&B decorated in historic style. The rooms are basic but nice. Perfect for us traveling with our two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank explore2live
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a cruise ship and didn't want to do the typical shore excursion with large groups. I saw this trip on tripadvisor and the great ratings so decided to give it a try. So glad we did! We were picked up right at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank raftingbuff
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

An excellent experience that provided a village experience but yet at hotel-level comfort. Particular praise for our guide Thuy, who was thoroughly excellent throughout. She was really bubbly and a total hit with our six-year old, who insisted on looking for her during our return...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lincolnc729
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We got this tour recommended from the indochina junk organisation combined with to Halong Bay Dragon Legend Cruise. It was definitely worth it because we had very special moments in the village. The tour offers an authentic experience about the rural life in Vietnam. Gi...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reisegourmetforscher
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Gi - what a fantastic guide! She is a real asset to the Indochina Junk team and was exceptional. Friendly, informative and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with! The tour itself was great and put together with the aim of enabling us to experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank loubow66
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and i booked a 2 days 1 night in Yen Duk village through Indochina Junk. And wow, we love the time here. Gi and the team did a great job. We would love to stay longer ( at least 1 week) if we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AzamiSu
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from Halong Bay. Like other guests I was sceptical but it was a very well delivered show which only lasted 20-25 mins. The puppet skills were fantastic. There are complimentary snacks ( fresh fruit & tea) plus a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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IndochinaJunk_HL, Manager at Yen Duc Village Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hi 558DavidF, Yen Duc village tour thanks you for sharing reviews about our service. Your comments about water puppet show have been well received. By offering water puppet show in Yen Duc village as a stop for visitor getting back from Halong Bay, we really...More

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May 13, 2018|
Response from IndochinaJunk_HL | Property representative |
Hello Aliona, The Yen Duc village tour is under the management of Indochina Junk Company. If you booked a tour package with our company, you can contact directly with your sale representative to book a tour at Yen Duc. If... More
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Response from IndochinaJunk_HL | Property representative |
Hi colettezeman Thank you so much for your kind interest in our service. If you're not able to ride a bicycle, we do have electric car to take you around the village so don't worry! Look forward to welcome you soon, For... More
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Thank you! Yesterday I booked my stay at Yen Duc and on the Dragon Pearl. We are staying in the Viet House. I am counting the days! I cannot wait!
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Yen Duc Village Tour - IndoChina Junk (0 Replies)
Hi guys, My partner and I just got back from Hanoi and did the 3D2N Bai Tu Long Bay – Yen Duc Village tour. We had a great time and an experience of a lifetime! The village tour is very new and not known to many travellers. Since March, Indo China Junk has added an overnight stay at Yen Duc Village providing travelers a chance to experience a glimpse of rural live in Vietnam. We learned a lot from just spending 24 hours in this village. We got to learn the history of the village,...More
April 22, 2013|
Singapore, Singapore
Halong Bay cruise - Red Dragon or Prince (5 Replies)
For those who've experienced Indochina Cruises, between Red Dragon and Prince, which would you advise for a family of 5 adults 2 young kids of 1-3? Are prices the same between the two for the same itinerary? How much would it set me back for a 4D3N Bai Tu long bay- Yen Duc village tour?
August 18, 2015|
Response fromHalong_Legend_Agency|
I think the best cruise option for you is chartering Prince 3 cabin boat. In Yen Duc village, you could join tour with other people. Happy travels!