Biking Tam Coc Cruising and Kayaking Halong Bay 4 days

The 4-day tour includes such highlights as Tam Coc river boat trip, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Halong bay cruise and kayaking tour. Both standard budget and luxury options are offered by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel. Spending two nights in Hanoi and one night on board junk in Halong bay. There is also the opportunity to spend one night in Tam Coc instead of Hanoi for a better experience. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Biking Tam Coc Cruising and Kayaking Halong Bay 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi.

We leave Hanoi at 08:00 and head south for the three-hour drive along Highway One.

Arrive in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh around 11:00, we then take a two-hour boat trip along the Boi River. This area is rightly often referred to as the “Ha Long Bay on land” due to the similar topography.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Tam Coc.

After lunch, we move on to Hoa Lu enjoying one hour countryside cycling through peaceful countryside villages.

We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty.

Return back to Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay. Cruise. Kayaking.

Transfer from your hotel to our departure point will be arranged on your own.

At 8:00: get on our sharing shuttle bus & depart for Halong bay (without guide). Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk).

Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Round over Thien Cung cave (palace of heaven), Dau Go ( grotto of wood ), Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island. Visit Sung Sot cave and enjoy one-hour kayaking trip or have a swim at Titop beach or Soi Sim beach.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 3: Halong bay cruise with kayaking.

Breakfast on board junk.

Continue visiting Halong bay while the boat cruise through Man’s head island, Tortoise island. Visit Luon cave by a small bamboo rowing boat.

Lunch will be provided on board.

In the afternoon, enjoy one more hour kayaking tour while the boat goes through Ba Ham lake, fishery village,Cua Van, swimming at Ba Trai Dao beach.

Having dinner and overnight on the junk.

Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi.

Breakfast on board.

Then we continue our cruise while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and join our vehicle again for journey back to Hanoi (sharing shuttle bus; no guide).

Arrive in Hanoi about 15:00. End.

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Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Cycling Tam Coc 4 days

The 4-day tour takes you to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh province, Pu Luong nature reserve, Thanh Hoa province and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh province in the north-west Vietnam. You trek through rice fields, local Thai villages. Spending two nights at local home (homestay) also offers a real life experience. The opportunity to enjoy a river boat trip and to cycle the rural Tam Coc. The best time to do this itinerary is May and October. Duriing this period, the temperature is cool, sunny, with little rain. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Cycling Tam Coc 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Maichau – Puluong Nature Reserve.Trekking to Hang village (L,D)

8:00: You will be met up by Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi (Please advise your hotel name upon confirmation).

Depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.

Lunch will be provided in a stilt house in Poom Coong village, Mai Chau.

Following lunch, we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.

We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.

Day 2: Trekking from Hang village to Kho Muong village (B,L,D)

Today we will walk for about six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.

Day 3: Trekking to Pho Doan. Travel to Tamcoc (B,L,D)

This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.

After breakfast, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey to Tam Coc (“Halong bay in-land”).

Dinner & overnight in Tamcoc.

Day 4: River boat trip. Countryside cycle. Return to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, we will have a two-hour boat trip along the Boi river.

The river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.

Then enjoy one-hour bicycle trip through rural villages before arriving Hoalu ancient capital.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Hoa Lu.

Return to Hanoi.

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Vietnam multi activity tour: Hiking Mai Chau and Cycling Tam Coc 3 days

The 3-day tour takes you to the north western Vietnam where you enjoy hiking through rice fields, Thai hamlets, cycling rural Tam Coc. You also have the opportunity to spend one night at local home, a stilt house of the Thai, eat local Thai food, sleep on bamboo floor. The river boat trip in Tam Coc is also provided on the 2nd day. The Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel customizes this 3-day tour especially for small groups, friends, family holidays and those look for the real life experience. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Hiking Mai Chau and Cycling Tam Coc 3 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Half day walking.

Depart for Hoa Binh province and up then to Mai Chau valley. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.

Arrive Mai Chau around noon. Check into a local stilt-house where your lunch will also be provided.

Leave the village for a half day hiking mai chau. We will pass many different Thai hamlets, through rice fields, hill sides…We will stop by some local houses to talk with local people to understand their customs and culture.

In the evening, assist to the traditional music and dance show which is performed by The Thai young girls and boys. They all come from this village. Try also some rice alcohol made of traditional plants and local sticky rice.

Homestay in Mai Chau.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Tam Coc. River boat trip & easy countryside cycling.

After breakfast, enjoy a four hour drive to Tam Coc, also called “Ha Long Bay on land”, or the “Vietnam’s second nicest grotto” (to Huong Tich) for its poetic and inspirational natural scenery.

Arrive in Tam Coc around noon then have lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, take a 2-hour boat trip along the Boi river. The river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.

Cycle around Tam Coc visiting either Bich Dong pagoda or Thai Vy temple.

Dinner & overnight in Tam Coc.

Day 3: Tam Coc – Hanoi. Free afternoon.

Cycle along the village roads with beautiful sightseeing and friendly local people. Arriving in Hoa Lu, we will visit Hoa Lu – The Acient Capital and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King.

Have lunch in a local restaurant then travel back to Hanoi.

Free afternoon for your personal discovery.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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