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Van Long Nature Reserve Day Trip with Rural Hanoi Excursion

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day with a 7.30am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel. After meeting your guide and small group of up to 10 people, hop aboard a minivan and soak up the scenery on the around 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh province.

    On arrival, set out on a scenic 4.5-mile (7km) bike ride around the countryside, pedaling past lush rice paddies and farmlands, and enjoying a glimpse of local life in the rural villages. Stop along the way to admire beautiful temples, churches, and communal houses; browse the stalls at the local market; and chat with the locals.

    Next, get hands-on as you help the villagers with daily farm chores, such as fishing, watering plants, or catching crabs, then head to a local family home for lunch. Discover the secrets of traditional Vietnamese cuisine as you help prepare an array of local dishes, then sit down with your hosts to enjoy lunch.

    In the afternoon, set out to explore the idyllic landscapes of the Van Long Nature Reserve. Enjoy a boat cruise through the serene reserve, looking out for wildlife such as the endangered Delacour Langur, and admiring views of the green valleys and distant mountains.

    After a full day in the countryside, return to Hanoi, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels in Ha Noi City Center
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Boat trip, bike
    • Lunch
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Travel insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Van Long Nature Reserve
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Hoi An Express
    560 Reviews
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    Hoboken, New Jersey
    Enjoyable half day trip to My Son Sanctuary
    Really enjoyed our half day trip to My Son Sanctuary. Recommend if you’re looking for a unique, historical trek while in Da Nang. The organization didn’t provide much information until they called the night before to confirm the pickup time. However, everything ended up going smoothly. Our guide, Snow, was very informative and did a great job explaining the history to us.
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    Long Beach, Washington
    Lovely guide, very informative
    Our afternoon tour started with the Lady Buddha. Our guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. She provided water as we needed it on this very warm day. Marble Mountain was our next stop. The shrines and caves were amazing. Again, our guide was very gracious and gave us the time we wanted at each place. Alas, the heat and our ages slowed us down to the point that we needed to rest. The guide worried she had done something wrong but that was not the case. She was very wonderful. And I highly recommend her. Oh, and the driver stopped at a convenience store on the way back to the hotel so we could get supplies. This was a lovely tour.
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    Amazing experience
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide spoke English fairly well. Had a few jokes to tell as well as keeping us very well informed both at My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An.. Lunch was delicious and plentiful We enjoyed this trip very much and did shopping for some suvenir and amazing scarf in a visit to a local factory. We recommend to everyone who wants to see Vietnam like a local.
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    Perth, Australia
    Couple from Australia
    Great service.. I would definitely recommend and use again..modern air conditioned car .. very comfortable..
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    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Great Tour to Marble Mountain and Lady Buddha
    Our tour guide Eric arrived early at our hotel and he gave us a very informative tour of both venues. He had great knowledge and spoke in excellent English and was able to answer the many questions we posed. All in all a great half day tour to 2 of Da Nangs Must See Attractions
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    Amazing tour
    Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and had good english. He took numerous photos To be uploaded later of us and was very obligeing. The time at the lady Buddha and Marble Mountain sites was sufficient and left us the afternoon for relaxing in our resort
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    Duncan G
    Brisbane, Australia
    Superb from start to finish
    My wife and I ( both in our late 60s) did the 10 day Indo China tour booked through Tour Radar. Our experience was five star all the way. We were the only Two on the tour so we felt very privileged and rather special. The itinerary was just what we wanted and the pace of it all perfect. We were a little concerned as to how we would stand up to the pace of the tour, but there was absolutely no problem. We even added other tours within the tour such as a dinner cruise on the Mekong in Luang Prabang and 2 days in Vientiane after the tour. Our guides and drivers were absolutely amazing, top class in every way. The hotels we stayed in were amazing and always well located to central areas but at the same time nice and quiet for excellent nights sleep. In our opinion if you want an amazing overview of Indo China this is an incredible trip to do. We are so grateful for the amazing experience. We will definitely be doing more tours with this great company.
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    Wellington, New Zealand
    Fantastic experience!
    Fantastic company to deal with.. our trip to Vietnam & Cambodia was organised through them.. very punctual, great communication most of the time. Drivers & tour guides were very good. Would like to single out “Bou”, our guide, good English & very knowledgeable. The majority of the hotels they booked were good, with the exception of the Eastin Grand hotel in Ho Chi Minh.. Highly recommended. Well done!
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    Steve T
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    On time with good English speaking guides.
    I spent 2 weeks in 3 cities with 3 guides and enjoyed every moment. Al connections went well. Da Nang, Hoi An and Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
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    Steve T
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    2 days relaxation on Ha Long Bay.
    Had a great 2 days on Ha Long Bay and the attractions there were well worth visiting. Guide was amazing and on time.
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    Arnaldo B
    Singapore, Singapore
    The tour did not show up
    The tour did not show up at pick up point in Municipal Theater nor contact us. We trying to contact number but no one pick up, +8469876994
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    Stephen B
    Singapore, Singapore
    Fair trip made great by the tour guide.
    It is the people you meet that make a holiday memorable as well as the incidents you survive. Our guide, Fa, was informative, interesting, interested and very entertaining. He made the tour worthwhile. He MC’d with wit and charm and created an atmosphere where his guests were able to establish relationships. Lunch was also very good. If you go on the Mekong Delta trip with Vietnam Adventure Tour I hope you go Fa.
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    Las Pinas, Philippines
    Entertaining and Funny
    I watched the show with the kids. They seem to love the puppets dancing in the water! The language of course is in Vietnamese, kids and the family just tried to figure out what is it about. The kids started to feel a bit sleepy though when the story started to slow down and the music sounds like a lullaby for them. hahaha The venue is nice, clean and cool. And, just a little FYI for tourists who are so used to swiping everything (like me!), the ticket office doesn't accept credit cards or USD. better prepare you VND ;)
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    Houston, Texas
    Great Service!
    Nothing to complain about - great service! A representative was waiting for us upon arrival - they took care of our luggage and provided us with water and a moist towelette. the minibus was comfortable and the driver was very helpful and courteous. Will definitely recommend this company.
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    Kuching, Malaysia
    Fantastic experience, great tour
    Well organised, value for money adventure. Very professional operation. Ideal for those who want to see Vietnam. Communication via email was very quickly responded to. All the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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