Full Cycling & Farming Day In Van Long Nature Reserve

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A short trip to Van Long Nature Reserve (Ninh Binh province) from Hanoi has long been an attractive tour for nature beauty lover, who want to have interesting experience of Vietnam countryside’s daily life. Joining this day tour, you will cycle on small roads among peaceful villages and the rice field; take part in farming activities to be a real farmer before having a boat trip on the reservoir of Van Long Nature Reserve, the largest wetland of Northern Vietnam. You will have chance to be closed to nature with thousands of plants and hundreds of world-red-book animals. Don’t miss this chance to explore Ninh Binh land – an ancient capital with picturesque landscape!

  •  Cycling to visit the villages, temples, communal house and local market;
  •  Being a real farmer when joining local daily life working with farming activities;
  •  Visiting a local ancient house and learning how to cook traditional northern dishes;
  •  Discovering and enjoying the beauty of Van Long Nature Reserve.
Full Cycling & Farming Day In Van Long Nature Reserve (-/L/-)

Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:00 in the morning and depart to Ninh Binh Province. After a two-hour drive, you will reach stilt houses at Gia Van (Gia Vien District). There you will get your bike at around 10:00 to start your 7 kilometer cycling on a small road to visit local village, temples, pagodas and local market. Stop at Cau Vang Hamlet you will spend about one hour joining farming activities and experiencing the local daily life such as catching crab, fishing, transplanting rice, seeding or scooping water or harvesting. You may find it confused and clumsy at first but the feeling of becoming a real farmer in rice fields will make you relaxed and interested.

After that you’ll come to a local ancient house. Here, keep your soul in a cooking demonstration with traditional dishes. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy your food and the simplicity of furniture which bring you back to peaceful atmosphere in Vietnam farmer family hundreds years ago. In the afternoon, you will visit “Cat Scratch” mountain – the home of delacour’s langurs (in Vietnamese, called Voọc) - the precious animal in the World Red Book and then reach Van Long Wharf where you will have a boat trip along  the reservoir of Van Long Nature Reserve - the largest wetland of Northern Vietnam. The green poetic landscape with many kinds of animals will provide you with wonderful opportunities for nice photos. After the boat trip, you’ll get on the car to come back to Hanoi. The short tour is expected to be ended at 17:30 at your hotel in Hanoi.

Note: "Surcharge 30% will be applied for: 30 April, 1 May, 24 Dec 2016, 31 Dec 2016, 01 Jan 2017”

Distance biking is varied & depended on the durability of the biker (3 Options):
  •  Option 1: 25-35 km
  •  Option 2: 35-55 km
  •  Option 3: 55-85 km


  •  Air-con car/van picks up and drops off.
  •  Bike, helmet, boat trip to Van Long Nature Reserve
  •  Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  •  Including all entrance fees.
  •  English-speaking guide (other languages available depending on availability. A small surcharge may apply to some languages)
  •  Mineral water and snacks (4 bottles/pax/day)


  •  Beverages and other meals are not mentioned in the program.
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Visa fees to Vietnam
  •  Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  •  Personal Expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  •  Tipping/Gratuities
  •  Single supplement
  •  Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

NOTE: If you want an independent tour and private tour, please email us at: booking@vietnamcyclingtours.vn to get more information and assistance.

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