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  • Cycling Hanoi – Ninh Binh (4D)

    Head out the city of Hanoi to commence your cycling tour in Vietnam along the Red River Delta. Head to the village of Bat Trang and into the heart of the Delta where traditional villages can be found. Take lunch in a pagoda and visit a number of revered temples as you spend 4 days crossing small rivers and pedaling toward the sea. Explore dramatic limestone karst formations, traverse dens forests and ride through ancient capitals from former dynasties.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Cycle through the paddy fields surrounding Red River Delta.
    • Explore dramatic limestone karst formations, traverse dens forests and ride through ancient capitals from former dynasties in Ninh Binh.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Hanoi - Ninh Binh

    This morning you will start with a short transfer out of the city to avoid the busy streets. Once out of the city, start cycling on a dyke road along the Red River toward the ceramic making village of Bat Trang. After a brief tour, continue heading south into the heart of the Delta; passing through many traditional villages, rice fields, pagoda, and temples. Enjoy lunch at a local pagoda and continue cycling to the town of Thai Binh to visit one of the most revered temples in the Red River Delta. From here, transfer a 45 minutes to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Tam Coc.

    Recommended Hotels in Ninh Binh:

    - Cuc Phuong Resort & Villas
    - Ninh Binh Legend Hotel


    Day 2

    Tam Coc - Ride To The Coast

    Depart for a full day of cycling. Once out of the town, the route follows numerous all rivers as they finger out toward the coast. You will pass very rural communities as you pedal toward the sea. After a local lunch of traditional seafood, loop back to Ninh Binh with a stop to visit Phat Diem Church and Mai An Tiem Temple. You will notice the scenery changes as you pedal from the flat plains of the delta to the Limestone Mountains of Tam Coc, also known as Halong Bay on Land. Overnight in Tam Coc.


    Day 3

    Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong National Park

    After breakfast, board a sampan for a leisurely cruise to explore the dramatic limestone-karst mountains that dominate the region. As the boat gently slices through the water, you will explore caves cut from the mountains and enjoy the beautiful scenery of 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.

    After lunch, hop back on the bikes and ride to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. The route is stunning as you pass green rice fields amongst forest covered mountains. From here continue cycling to the temple complex of Bai Dinh, soon to be the largest temple in Vietnam. Following a short visit it’s on to Cuc Phuong National Park and a chance to experience a thick tropical rain forest. Overnight in Cuc Phuong.

    Bai Dinh Temple Complex, Cuc Phuong National Park


    Day 4

    Cuc Phuong - Hanoi

    This morning you will have the opportunity to ride into the center of the park and take some short treks into the forest. Visit the animal rescue center when a wide variety of native monkeys and gibbons are being rehabilitated to return to the wild. Continue cycling from the park to Chi Ne and small town on the banks of the Boi River. After lunch, transfer one and a half hours back to Hanoi.

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Vietnam Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Vietnam Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    HANOI
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    Oriental Suites Hotel

    • Excellent location.
    • The property boasts service levels that you would expect in a higher category of hotel and stylish, contemporary guest rooms.
    • Most of the rooms feature windows with city views and the Suites additionally have a balcony.
    • The restaurant offers a menu of western and authentic Vietnamese dishes.

    NINH BINH
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    Cuc Phuong Resort & Villas

    • Located 2 km from Cuc Phuong National Park, Cuc Phuong Resort & Spa is nestled in between natural surroundings. The resort offers air-conditioned rooms with mineral springs bath and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy mineral mud baths or relax in the indoor and outdoor hot springs pools.
    • The resort is located within a 2 hr drive from the south of Hanoi. There are many famous caves located in that area such as Tam Coc- Bich Dong, Dich and Hoa Son.
    • Rooms at Cuc Phuong Resort & Spa are simple yet stylish. Combining natural-made materials with modern decor, each room is fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. An en suite bathroom features a wooden bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
    • Guests can unwind at the spa or work up a sweat at the gym. Staff at the concierge service can assist guests with travel arrangements, car rentals and currency exchange. Other facilities include a tennis court, a golf course and a business centre.
    • Surrounded by greenery, Dabiru Restaurant serves a wide variety of Western and Asian dishes with Cuc Phuong specialities. The restaurant opens from 06:00 until 22:00.