Vietnam Red River Delta Discovery on Bicycle

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Tour Information

Price: $ 840.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Duong Lam - Son Tay - Perfume Pagoda - Tam Coc - Phat Diem - Thai Binh - Hai Duong - Bac Ninh.
Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Hanoi.

Description

2015 Guided Tour Dates: Jan 15-21, Feb 2-7, Mar 10-15, Mar 20-25, Mar 23-28, Apr 2-7, Apr 6-11, Apr 10-15, Apr 20-25, May 2-7, Sep 6-11, Sep 12-17, Sep 20-25, Oct 4-9, Oct 8-13, Oct 15-19, Oct 25-30, Nov 6-11, Nov 15-21, Nov 20-25, Dec 2-7.
 
Highlights: - Green biking lines.
- Culture aspect of Red River Delta: Traditional Music, Water puppet, religions, famous traditional Architectures, Ancient houses, village structure, spiritual life, cuisines.
- Daily life aspect: rice agriculture, handicraft villages, country life, home life style, agriculture, markets. - Nature beauty and landscape: different landscapes of surrounding Red River and other rivers, rice fields, limestone mountain areas, bird island, lakes, remote untouched villages, gardens, farms.
- Authentic of native destinations.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Duong Lam - Son Tay (B/L)

Start cycling from Hanoi along Red River Dike, through countryside, villages to Duong Lam village (40km). Visit the village, local families, Mong Phu communal house, Mia Pagoda, Phu mother Queen temple on the way. Continue biking to upper commune to visit Phung Hung king temple, Ngo Quyen king temple and 1000 year old ‘Duoi’ tree road. Lunch in the family ancient house. Cycling to Son Tay town. Stay overnight.

Day 2: Son Tay - Tay Phuong - Tram Gian - Perfume Pagoda (B/L)

Morning leave the town for Tay Phuong pagoda, a special architecture from XVIII century and the best collection of Buddha statues built on the top of bamboo hill. Continue biking passing Quoc Oai town to Tram Gian Pagoda, a pagoda on the pine hill. Lunch break. Start again through villages, rice fields to Perfume Pagoda (45km).

Day 3: Perfume Pagoda - Ngu Dong Thi Son - Chine - Me - Tam Coc (B/L)

Early morning visit Perfume Pagoda. Start cycling to Que town to visit Ngu Dong Thi Son cave. Lunch break. Continue cycling through Chi Ne town, the beautiful mountain landscape area, turn to Me town and then to Tam Coc (50km). Overnight in Tam Coc.

Day 4: Tam Coc - Phat Diem - Co Le - Keo - Thai Binh (B/L)

Morning boat trip in Tam Coc, means Three passed grottoes on the Ngo Dong small river way. The river run through caves, rice fields and surrounded by the blue limestone mountains. Start cycling to Phat Diem cathedral, in Kim Son village - the sanctuary of catholic region in Vietnam, the unique ancient stone, wooden churches complex built in 1875. Continue (45km) to Co Le, pass Thai Binh River by the ferry to Keo pagoda, the masterpiece of architecture from 17 century with famous wooden bell tower, the biggest ancient pagoda in the North. Overnight in Thai Binh city.

Day 5: Thai Binh - Dong Hung - Ninh Giang - Hai Duong (B/L)

Leave the city, cycle to Khuoc village in Dong Hung district visit some Cheo artist families to study basic understand of this Traditional Art. Enjoy the show of different extractions of Cheo Theater in the Village Pagoda. Cycle again to Bo Duong Village, enjoy Water Puppet Show and break for lunch. Continue cycle to Thanh Mien Birds Island, take the boat and watch the natural land of tens thousands birds in late afternoon when they return home.

Day 6: Hai Duong - Cam Giang - Dong Ho - But Thap - Hanoi (B/L)

But Thap - Hanoi. Morning: cycle long way through Cam Giang town to Dong Ho painting village, a famous wood block printing on rice paper. Then cycle along Duong River dike to But Thap pagoda, a gem of Vietnam ancient architecture, contemplating stone carving collection in the banisters, bridge, towers and admire the architecture space arrangement of the site. Cross the highway 5 to Bat Trang ceramic village and then Long Bien bridge, the steel French bridge back to Hanoi.

Tour Prices

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9 - 10 Pax

Single Supplemental

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Double/Twin share accommodation in 3 stars hotel in Hanoi and home-stay or standard accommodation in the countryside of Red River Delta provinces
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Mechanic Support during the trip
  • Support Air-condition Car during the trip
  • Full Board: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Ticket
  • Insurance during the trip in Vietnam.

Trip excludes:

  • International Flight to and from Vietnam
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Personal Expense
  • Services not include in the Tour Itinerary.