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Red River Delta Tour on Bike

Red River Delta Tour on Bike

3 Days / 2 Nights

from / to Hanoi

Tour Highlights
• 3 days and 2 nights
• Check the most revered temple at Thai Binh
• Visit Tam Cuc and witness the 500 year old pagodas
• Take a tour at the ancient Cuc Phuong National Park
• Pay a visit to the amazing Phat Diem Church
• Stopover and see the sacred Mai An Tiem Temple
• Enjoy a tropical rain forest experience at Cuc Phoung National Park
• Ride a sampan to see magnificent limestone-karst mountains
• Hike up to Bich Dong Pagoda
• Visit the animal rescue center
Cycle along the Red River bank, past ancient pagodas, medieval hamlets, limestone karsts. Then take a local boat through Tam Cuc, to visit 500 year old pagodas, the ancient capital and Cuc Phuong National Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh (L, D)

Early morning our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy a couple of hours transfer out of the teeming traffic. Our cycle starts from Xuan Mai, where we pick up our bicycles and enjoy our full day. cycling through the dramatic mountainous region and starting of Ho Chi Minh trails to Cuc Phuong national Park. On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Cuc Phuong.

Cycling distance: Approx 75-80km

Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh (B, L)

After breakfast, we begin cycling from the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to the park’s centre. Visit the Cave of Ancient Man. Then, we continue another 10km cycle to Nho Quan before getting to Hoa Lu, which was the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. As the capital of the country for 41 years, Hoa Lu has many palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. One of the most popular pieces of architecture is the Bao Thien Tue Palace, which was plated with gold and silver. However many vestiges have been destroyed due to time and weather. The remainders of the site are Dinh & Le Temple. After lunch, cycling through the the beautiful countryside to Tam Coc. Overnight in Tam Coc/ Ninh Binh.

Cycling distance: Approx 65-70km

Day 3: Tam Coc cave – PhatDiem – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, take a sampan on a river through the rice paddies to the grottos of the sacred Tam Coc Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place’s other name, ‘Halong on Land’. We will stop at Hang Mua (Dancing cave), enjoy climbing up over 500 steps to the summit. From the top of mountain, we can enjoy the dramatic panorama of Tem Coc rivers, canals and mountains. Extend the trip to explore the nearby beautiful Bich Dong Pagoda. The afternoon we pedal south to visit Phat Diem church complex (40 km). Transfer by bus back to Hanoi by highway 1. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2015 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 539 883 31
Hotel Category Superior 625 1.046 108
Hotel Category First Class 662 1.122 144
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (February 2016). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• touring bikes (please tell us your height and weight at the time of booking)
• helmets
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Cuc Phuong National Park: Cuc Phuong National Park Guest House ** (Standard Room)
Ninh Binh: Tam Coc Ecolodge *** (Standard Room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Cuc Phuong National Park: Cuc Phuong Resort & Spa ***(*) (Deluxe Room)
Ninh Binh: Tam Coc Garden **** (Standard Room)
Hotel Category First Class:
Cuc Phuong National Park: Cuc Phuong Resort & Spa ***(*) (Villa)
Ninh Binh: Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort ***** (Deluxe Room)

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