Half-day Cycling to Local Villages along the Red River (or to rural Hanoi)

5 hr

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● Great way for travelers to discover a fascinating mix of rice paddy fields and local homestead of rural Hanoians, who have inhabited and earned a living in the Red river delta for life.

● Set apart by bringing the real Vietnamese culture that is not commonly shown in a classic day tour of Hanoi.

● Local life: tourists shall get a good grasp of how local people’s lives unfold – from farmers working on...
● Great way for travelers to discover a fascinating mix of rice paddy fields and local homestead of rural Hanoians, who have inhabited and earned a living in the Red river delta for life.

● Set apart by bringing the real Vietnamese culture that is not commonly shown in a classic day tour of Hanoi.

● Local life: tourists shall get a good grasp of how local people’s lives unfold – from farmers working on their fields and gardens (wet rice cultivation) to children riding a bicycle to school (education system) and even daily chores such as shopping for grocery or communal gathering

● Local history, culture, believes, relationship is well reflected by passing by pagodas, temples and shrines

● Architecture: visit 2 types of houses of local people: Traditional style house, and popular narrow house or Tube shaped house. This is a unique opportunity as most tourists, especially those do not have long time in Vietnam, are not able to see a typical house of Vietnamese people.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Red River, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

● Depart from hotel by car/taxi/motorbike. Leave behind the hustle & bustle of the city to the outskirt where a small village locates, on the left bank of the Red river- Bac Bien Village

● After 15 minutes. Arrive in bike garage. Welcomed tea and snacks. Tour guide gives a briefing session and self-introduction and about his village, tour, bikes.

● Then, Start pedaling through small alleys of Bac Bien village to the Duong river’s bank. Take a local boat ferry to cross the river to its left bank. We see the big difference after 30 minutes from the down town

● Ride a bike along the quite dike, from villages to villages, where we can see many water buffalos, traditional typical houses; pagodas, temples, local market and be caught in the beautiful rice...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Red River, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

● Depart from hotel by car/taxi/motorbike. Leave behind the hustle & bustle of the city to the outskirt where a small village locates, on the left bank of the Red river- Bac Bien Village

● After 15 minutes. Arrive in bike garage. Welcomed tea and snacks. Tour guide gives a briefing session and self-introduction and about his village, tour, bikes.

● Then, Start pedaling through small alleys of Bac Bien village to the Duong river’s bank. Take a local boat ferry to cross the river to its left bank. We see the big difference after 30 minutes from the down town

● Ride a bike along the quite dike, from villages to villages, where we can see many water buffalos, traditional typical houses; pagodas, temples, local market and be caught in the beautiful rice paddy fields, gardens of vegetables and corns.

● Welcomed by local people to their old house with tea, snacks. Hear from them about their lives, traditional custom, changes from old days to present. Learn how the bonsai trees have been planted and formed and their stories, meanings …

● Say goodbye to the hospitable host by some photos with them, continue cycling on the quiet roads with rice fields… up to the beautiful dike, then head back to Dan’s village by the boat again or cross a new bridge.

● Have a light lunch at a local restaurant with “Bun cha” (grilled pork with noodles) or Pho (noodle soup)

● If time permits: Have a drink with a family in the village to know more about their life, and the changes of the village & surrounding area.

● At around 12.30: take a taxi or car back to hotel

● Cycling distance: 15km – 30 km (can be adjusted to suit the clients).

● Biking level: Easy (most are paved roads, flat.)

Duration: 4 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Bottled water
  • Mountain bike with helmet
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Boat ferry
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Red River
  • Returned transfer from/to hotel
  • Snacks
Not Included
  • Insurance and personal expense
  • Tipping for local guide (recommend $15 for couple)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at Hanoi hotels in Hoan Kiem district or Ba Dinh district where clients stay, please advise your hotel
Surcharge might applied for hotels in other districts or other suburb area

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.