This morning we go visit Van Long Nature Reserve. Get ready to enjoy a spectacular and special beauty when taking a boat row through flooded rice fields surrounded by Limestone Mountains, having the same type of rock as that of the peaks in Halong Bay and Ninh Binh. Sitting on the sampans (small wooden boats) and surfing through the reserve, you will be extremely impressed by the paddler manoeuvring your boat aptly with his… feet. Such an amazing experience !
Adventuring through every meanders of the river, you will see yourself lost in an mystery world with ancient mountains and rain forests reflected in the water. As Van Long is also the natural habitat of various species of exotic birds, you will also have a good chance to discover their habits and take really nice pictures of them.
After that, take a cycling tour on the dike passing through the lovely Hoang Long River bordering one side and immense rice fields lying in the opposite side. Upon arrival at a local house, you will enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by the host.
This will absolutely provide you an unique and rewarding experience, as we have lunch amongst the karstic peaks, right at the heart of a small village in the region of Ninh Binh. Take this perfect chance to meet a traditional Vietnamese family and to chat with them to understand more about their lifestyle, their habitat, their pleasures and to see how important a family is to Vietnamese.
Take a short rest before returning to Hanoi by private vehicle (150 km – 2 hour driving). Arrive at the Hanoi in the late afternoon and our services also end here.