Ninh Binh by Bike and Boat
Hoa Lu served as one of Vietnam’s first, ancient capitals. Your guides know the terrain well, making it easy for you to spot the terrain’s highlights. Choose from 18-mile (30-km) or 31-mile (50-km) routes along a flat, easy trail through breathtaking scenery. Take a break from busy city life in Hanoi to see one of the most beautiful swaths of Vietnamese countryside, among the rich greenery and limestone cliffs of the Red River Delta.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Vietnamese
7:00 AM - This tour begins with an early-morning pickup from your hotel.
8:45 AM - Arrive in the eco-reserve of Van Long. This is where you’ll begin your bike ride, through a landscape characterized by karst formations – if you’ve ever seen the Skull Island King Kong movie, you may recognize your surroundings.
11:00 AM - Ride to Hoa Lu, the first capital of the ancient kingdom that became Vietnam. It dates back to the 10th and 11th centuries, and you’ll see temples and fortresses that date back to the country’s earliest days.
12:00 PM - Eat lunch at a local restaurant.
1:00 PM - Continue your bike ride through Trang An, a World Heritage Site known for its steep cliffs and lush, green river banks. Rainforests cover the slopes of the karst formations.
2:00 PM - Once you arrive at Thung Nang, where you can take a rowboat down the river, surrounded by rice paddies.
5:00 PM - Depart from Thung Nang and return to Hanoi.
6:45 - Arrive back at your hotel.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, hat, closed toed shoes, a poncho during the rainy season, camera, and money for tips.
Round trip transfer from Hanoi by van, snacks and water during the tour, sightseeing tickets, rowing-boat trip in Van Long, lunch in a restaurant, Mountain bike: Bianchi, and a guide.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
08.00: Our car and guide pick you up at your hotel. Have a short break about 15 minutes on the half way.
10.30: Departure for Tam Coc. There is the beautiful roadside scenery on the way. You’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant after boarding a small boat to visit Tam Coc which means literally: “Three Caves”. With HaLong Bay Tours type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious inviting caves, Grotto as well as countryside sights like peaceful - Suger Corn - streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really a best destination match with all of above
14.00: You take bike from Tam Coc Port to Bich Dong pagoda, visit and take photos for memories.
16.00: Upon you arrival the Thung Nham resort, you will surprise with a myriad of flowers blooming from the gates of the Valley. You visit the Bird Valley, will find really amazing how the heart of the city of Hoa Lu Town has 1 so peaceful valley like this, with numerous species of birds, egret, cranes, stocks and other species
18.00: Get-in bus to go the restaurant for dinner before taking your night train to Hue
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