Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat

Tours Type / Small group tours
  • Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat
  • Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat
  • Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat
  • Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat
  • Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat
from $80 88
Duration

10 hours (approx.)

Depart from

Centrally located Hanoi hotels. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return to

Returns to original departure point

Time of departure

8am

Group size

Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

Transportation

Bike and Boat

Important note

Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour of the Ninh Binh countryside from Hanoi
  • Step back in time to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Cruise the waterways of Tam Coc by rowboat and admire breathtaking landscapes dotted with limestone karsts 
  • Cycle along back roads and through rice fields on an easy, enjoyable bike ride
  • Enjoy a traditional local lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the exquisite Vietnamese countryside by bike and by boat on this small-group tour from Hanoi. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, home to the first emperor of Vietnam, Dinh Bo Linh. Following your guide, enjoy a leisurely bike ride along gorgeous back roads and through picturesque rice fields. After lunch at a local restaurant (included), cruise the waterways of Tam Coc in a traditional wooden rowboat and take in the spectacular scenery dotted with limestone karsts.

What You Can Expect

Leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi behind and embark on a 2-hour drive to the province of Ninh Binh and the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. This city, built in the 10th century, was once the economic and cultural hub of Vietnam and is home to a temple honoring Dinh Bo Linh -- the first emperor of Vietnam

When you arrive, jump on your bike for a 7.5-mile (12- km) leisurely ride through some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. Cycle on picturesque back roads, through rice fields and along streams before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant (included).

Afterward, board a traditional wooden rowboat and travel down the labyrinth of waterways of Tam Coc. Known locally as the ‘Halong Bay of the land,’ this winding riverway is dotted with gorgeous limestone karsts (rocky outcrops). Enjoy endless photo opportunities of the breathtaking scenery as you cruise for two hours and pass quaint local villages.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be transferred back to Hanoi.

Details

Inclusions

  • Bike tour
  • Use of all necessary equipment
  • River cruise
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people per tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle and helmet provided
  • Easy paced cycling suitable for all fitness levels

Please note: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

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Departure point

  • Centrally located Hanoi hotels
  • Departure time
  • 8am
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration

10 hours (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point