Cycling at Van Long Wetland Reserve

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period:

10.5 hours       Hanoi - Ninh Binh

tour highlights

  • Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through 'Dry Halong Bay'
  • Meet a local family and share lunch with them
  • Work with farmers going about their daily routines
  • Enjoy a sampan ride in Van Long wetland reserve

tour details

Experience the exquisite arts and crafts produced by traditional Vietnamese handicraft villages.

Why choose this tour?

Stay active on holiday and go cycling for a real experience of rural life in the ancient land known as the “Dry Halong Bay”.

tour description

Experience the natural beauty of 'Dry Halong Bay' on this cycling tour. You start at the stilt house and cycle through local hamlets. This introduces you to rural life here. You will also visit temples, pagodas, communal houses and markets in the course of approximately 7km cycling. Upon arrival at Cau Vang hamlet (Golden Bridge) learn about the traditional farming practices and join the local farmers in their daily work routines. This might include tending to rice fields, transplanting young rice, catching crabs or fishing (approximately 1 hour). At noon, visit a local family, and try your hand at preparing your lunch. The chef of the Van Long stilt house will guide you and offer you tips and tricks. In the afternoon, continue biking to Van Long wetland and biological reserve to take a 2-hour leisurely sampan ride. Drift with nature as you explore the calm waters and take in the spectacular karst landscape. In the late afternoon, head back to the Van Long pier for the return transfer to Hanoi.


  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees and boat fee as mentioned in the programme
  • Local bike
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles
  • Service charges, Government taxes and 10% VAT


  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Optional tours
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditures of a personal nature (drinks, phone calls, mini bar consumptions, laundry etc.)
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Tips for guide and driver (at your discretion)

Tour code: EXHFVLCB

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