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Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

From US$ 79 per person

Explore Trang An from Hanoi and learn about its history. Ride a bike through rice fields and take a boat trip past temples and limestone mountains.

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Duration 1 day
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Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter
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Limited to 9 participants


  • Discover Trang An on a small boat rowed by a local
  • Ride a bike among the rice fields and limestone mountains
  • Experience a small group tour with maximum personal experience
  • Enjoy high quality transfer service
  • Visit a local family and learn the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities
  • Widen your knowledge of Vietnam history and understand the origin of Buddhism
  • Discover Trang An – the “Halong Bay on land - World Natural Heritage site”
  • Experience unique and unforgettable biking routes passing through villages, rice fields and karst mountains on a high quality sports bike
Full description
This full-day tour departs Hanoi on a drive to Trang An, with a short break en route. Spend a couple of hours exploring Trang An in a small boat, rowed by a local. See the many limestone caves along the Sao Khe River and the temples along the way. Stop for lunch that features local Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese green tea or coffee before cycling to Ninh Binh. Explore the area for around an hour, taking in the rice fields and limestone mountains. Next, visit the Bich Dong pagoda and learn about Vietnam’s history and its Buddhist culture. Later see the temple of King Dinh in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Itinerary 07:15 AM – 07.45 AM Pick-up from your hotel or private address and departure to Ninh Binh. 10:00 AM Arrive at Trang An, spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An - the core of natural heritage in a small boat, rowed by local people. Visit many limestone water caves along Sao Khe river, King Kong film set and temples along the way. 12:30 PM Come to a local restaurant, refresh with a welcome drink then enjoy a special lunch with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. 02:30 PM Visiting a local family in Van Lam village, Tam Coc area. Spend time to interact and learn their tradition and lifestyle. Here, see their house architecture and decor, as well as their daily life and handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. 03:30 PM Leave the family, take a bike and start riding around the village to explore the gorgeous rice fields surrounded by limestone mountains with a unique route. 04:00 PM Visit Bich Dong Pagoda under the introduction of your local guide, get to know more about the Vietnam history and understand the origin of Buddhism. 04:30 PM Leave Ninh Binh and drive straight back to Hanoi. 06:30 PM Arrive in Hanoi, get dropped back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi. Trip ends.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • All transportation as mentioned in the description
  • 3 bottles of water per person
  • Bike rental
  • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi's Old Quarter (available at $10 per group)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Other optional activities or tours
  • Personal expenses
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  • People with heart problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Best tour in Vietnam

We have been in Vietnam from north to south and we have had many good tour guides. However, one was the very best. His name is Ben. He was the most intelligent, engaging, interesting and informative guide. We were told about customs, proper and improper ways of respecting the Vietnamese beliefs. We saw gorgeous landscape, Ben rode a bicycle with us and hiked with us to the beautiful pagoda temple. He gave us so much valuable information and taught us history and Buddhist beliefs. His English is excellent so we could converse and ask questions. I give this the highest recommendation possible. Thank you Ben. The only negative was on behalf of the company. We were told to be ready at 7:15am we were not picked up until 9:15am. The company did not have the courtesy to tell us they changed the start time. We had to call twice to find out why we were not being picked up. So the guide was excellent but company is not recommended. Deborah (& Doug) H.

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May 1, 2018

Fantastic guide

Alex, our guide, was fantastic. Great English, rich understanding of Vietnamese history and a friendly demeanor. The tour itself was also great. The bike ride was a particular highlight.

October 4, 2018

Mooie tocht fietsen was heel leuk eten goed varen een leuke ervaring , en de gits was super vriendelijk en spreekt goed Engels

February 19, 2020

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