Red River Delta Tour on Bike
Red River Delta Tour on Bike
from / to Hanoi
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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