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Small-Group Citadels, Cycles & Karsts in Ninh Binh Tour

by Urban Adventures
per traveller Price is CA $105
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Duration: 11h Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • A guided walk among ancient citadels & temples of Hoa Lu

  • Cave exploration & breathtaking river views from a row boat

  • Bike ride through lush & rural Vietnamese countryside

  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a local family

  • Limited capacity - Maximum 12 people per group

Highlights

  • A guided walk among ancient citadels & temples of Hoa Lu

  • Cave exploration & breathtaking river views from a row boat

  • Bike ride through lush & rural Vietnamese countryside

  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a local family

  • Limited capacity - Maximum 12 people per group

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $104.35, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Small-Group Citadels, Cycles & Karsts in Ninh Binh Tour

Activity Location

Hao Lu

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Front entrance of the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

    1 Tràng Tiền

    Hanoi


Description

Gaze in wonder at the historic temples of Hoa Lu, feel your pulse quicken as you cycle through the rural Vietnamese countryside and then breathe in the cool air of ancient caves, on the Red River Delta. On foot, by bike or by boat, this full-day tour gives you a truly immersive exploration of Vietnam.

Leaving Hanoi, enjoy the 2-hour ride to the serene Ninh Binh province; catch a glimpse into Vietnam's past at Hoa Lu, the capital of the country in the 11th and 12th centuries. You're led by your guide to the scattered stone ruins of the city’s ancient citadel, as well as the restored Dinh and Le Temples.

Next, strap on a helmet and hop onto a bike for a 7.5 mile (12 km) ride through the lush green Vietnamese countryside. Take a break from pedalling to take in the spectacular limestone karsts that tower above the trail. On the way, we also stop for a drink to cool off from the heat and get more energy to cycle.

Following the bike ride, we'll stop and visit a local family for a homecooked lunch. This is the great opportunity to meet some locals and learn about their daily life in the region.

After lunch, we will visit Trang An, a new addition to UNESCO’s list of heritage sites, before boarding a waiting row boat. A guide expertly steers your boat along the rivers making up Tam Coc, or Three Caves, while passing local villages and lush rice paddies. Feel the cool air against your skin, as the boat drifts down the calm river and enters the darkness of the caves.

After navigating the river for more than 3 hours, your boat is guided towards the grassy shore. Before you head back to the bustling streets of Hanoi, close your eyes and reflect on a day spent experiencing a different side of Vietnam.


Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Hoa Lu entrance fees as indicated

  • Return transport

  • Bike and helmet rental

  • Homecooked lunch

  • Boat trip

  • Green tea and local drink


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 11 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • A Tam Coc boat trip will be offered as an alternative to Trang An on selected days when the place is too crowded or during peak season.