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.