Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh (35 km)
We leave Hanoi at 07.00 and head south for a 2-hour drive along Highway One to Ninh Binh town. After checking in, we are introduced to our bicycles, each designated bike being then adjusted and fitted with our own equipment as required. We then start cycling along the big easy road to Tam Coc (5 km). Here we have a 2-hour boat trip on the river through the green rice paddy surrounded by ranges of green limestone mountains. Lunch.
After lunch, we drive 2 km to Bich dong pagodas, which, built on Ngu Nhac Mountain, is divided into three levels: Ha Pagoda (lower pagoda), Trung Pagoda (middle pagoda), and Thuong Pagoda (upper pagoda). On the mountain peak stands the statue of a scholar Mandarin looking at the horizon in hope of viewing the spectacular landscapes of Hoa Lu.
Getting back to the bikes, we continue cycling 12 km through the country road to Hoa Lu. After visiting Hoa Lu we loop back on our bikes to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh (Hoa lu or Van Xuan hotel) (Dinner incl)
Day 2: Ninh Binh – Phat Diem – Van Long – Kenh Ga – Cuc Phuong National Park (45 km)
Following breakfast we cycle through the beautiful countryside en route to Phat Diem. Visit Phat Diem Cathedral. We then take the support vehicle to Gian town, where we continue cycling to Van Long. Here we will enjoy a row boat trip. Afterwards we continue cycling to Kenh Ga. Here we will enjoy a picnic lunch before taking a boat trip to visit villages along the Hoang Long river. From Kenh Ga, we part-cycle to Cuc Phuong National Park. Overnight at National Park Guest House. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Day 3: Cuc Phuong – Hanoi
Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us, we do a short warm-up climb to the Observation Tower where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the region. After that we will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue centre and learn a little of the work that is being done to preserve the endangered native primates.
Getting back in the saddles, we cycle to the centre of the Park with a couple of stops along the ways for visiting the Old tree, Cave of Ancient Men, and for pictures. We will arrive in the Park centre at around noon when we will have lunch. Afterwards we commence our 1 ½ hour trek through the lush rainforest to see more of the biological diversity of Cuc Phuong. We then are transferred back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 06 00 pm. Tour ends. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Note : The itinerary above may be changed at the time of booking
+Permit , admission fees.
+Accommodation home stay , hotel
+Transport : Aircondition car / bus, bike
+Guide: English /French speaking guide
+Meals as specified (B-bf, L-lunch, D-dinner).
Excluded : Insurance, porters, drinks, personal expenses.
What to bring: Passport, towels, swimsuits, toiletries, change of clothes, sun-block, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, flash lights.
The Long Hotel
Thuy Anh Hotel