Cycling at Van Long Wetland Reserve

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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 ‘Dry Halong Bay’ on this cycling tour. After arriving at the stilt house, start cycling through local hamlets, visiting temples, pagodas, communal houses and markets (approx. 7 Km). Upon arrival at Cau Vang hamlet (Golden Bridge), you can (depending on the season) join local farmers in their daily working routines of tending to their rice fields, transplanting young rice, catching crabs or fishing (approx. 1 hour). At noon, visit a family and prepare your lunch with the help of the chef of the Van Long stilt house. In the afternoon, continue biking to Van Long wetland biological reserve to take a 2-hour leisurely sampan ride and enjoy the spectacular landscape often compared to Halong Bay. In the late afternoon, head back to the Van Long pier for the return transfer to Hanoi.

tour description

08:00 hrs. Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Ninh Binh. Situated 92 km south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is famous for the breathtaking landscape often dubbed as "Halong Bay on Land". Arrive at the house on stilt at Van Long around 09:30 hrs, take a biking tour through local hamlets with visit to places of interest along the routes like village temples, pagodas, communal house and countryside market (approx. 7 Km).

Arrive at Cau Vang hamlet (Golden Bridge) in Gia Hoa commune, subject to seasons, you can join local farmers in their daily working routines like tendering to rice field or transplanting young rice or catching crabs or fishing'85 (approx. 01 hour)

At noontime, visit a local family and join preparing your lunch with help of the chef of Van Long stilt house. Lunch at local family.

In the afternoon, continue biking to Van Long wetland biological reserve. Have a 2-hour leisurely sampan ride and enjoy the spectacular landscape often referred to as Halong Bay's counterpart.

Late afternoon, back to the Van Long pier for return transfer to Hanoi

includes

Cooking and lunch at local family
Transportation in A/C vehicles
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
    Tour code: HANDHVLC

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