A Day Biking in Ninh Binh & Tam Coc


Tour description: Spend a day cycling to discover North Vietnam's cultural heritage and natural beauty! This adventure starts south of Hanoi in the former capital of Hoa Lu and takes you to beautiful Tam Coc. En-route, you will cover more than 45 kilometers as you cycle past ancient temples and the 'Halong- Bay-on-Land', an area where limestone karsts rise dramatically from the rice fields.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

Tour Begin / Tour End: Hanoi / Hanoi

Tour Code: DYT - 03

Tour Duration: 1 Days

Dates: Upon your request

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Tours Category : North Vietnam Tours

Vietnam is a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life and what better way to explore the wonderful scenery than on two-wheels. Although motorbikes and cars are increasingly popular in the big cities, bicycles still rule the roads in the rural areas, so join the locals as you saddle up for this fantastic journey! This cycling adventure starts south of Hanoi in Hoa Lu and takes you to 'Halong- Bay-on-Land' Tam Coc. En-route, you will cover more than 45kms as you visit the limestone karts region of Northern Vietnam.

Depart your hotel this morning at 0800 for the 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam's first capital, Hoa Lu. Ready the bikes and start the trail route cycling to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers. Continue cycling for 1-hour to Tam Coc through stunning limestone karst valleys surrounded by picturesque fields and villages, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs. On arrival in Tam Coc have a Vietnamese lunch. After your meal board your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to Hoa Lu's other name, 'Halong on Land'. Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Following its back by sampan to Tam Coc town before returning to Hanoi by vehicle where you arrive in the late afternoon.

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Trip Include:

-           Lunch

-           English speaking guide

-           Quality Trek mountain bikes with helmets

-           Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles

-           All entrance fees as mentioned in the program

Trip Exclude:

-           International and domestic flights

-           Visas

-           Travel insurance

-           Drinks and meals not mentioned in program

-           Tips and personal Expenses

-           Airport taxes

-           Any other service not mentioned