3 Days
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Hanoi , Duong Lam village, Ba Vi National Park , Hoa Binh
Location
Year-round
Dates

Hanoi Bicycle and Home Stay Tour 3Days

Itinerary: Hanoi – Duong Lam village – Ba Vi National Park – Hoa Binh – Hanoi

Duong Lam Village: The ancient village of Duong Lam on the outskirts of Hanoi, being home to around 300 houses built three and four centuries ago with lateritic bricks, is also known as “The museum of laterite” . The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam. A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and Vietnam’s traditions. This is also a wonderful chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wandering along its narrow alleyways, visiting beautiful and exotic temples dedicated to the two kings born there and, most interesting of all, chatting with locals in their ancient ancestral homes.Ba Vi: Ba Vi is located on a scenic hill comfortably nestled between the Ba Vi Mountains. The Homestead is situated to the west of suburban Ha Noi in a traditional and diverse agricultural landscape (with ponds, streams, lakes and rivers), among some of the most ancient wet rice civilisations in the world. Hoa Binh: Hoa Binh has great potential of tourism that is endowed with many famous landscapes and scenic beauties with gigantic chains of mountains stretching to the horizon, fanciful grottoes, tortuous and rocky stream and impressive waterfalls that look like a fairly land on earth. One day riding to Hoa Binh, you will be impressed.

Tour Cost included:
* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunches, D = Dinners)
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Mountain bicycle 24 or 27Speed (LA bike or Trek bike. etc..)
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Cold water box, small fresh towel.
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.

* Snacks.

Tour Cost Non Included:
* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Optional excursions
* Accommodation in Hanoi
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding.

Additional information

DestinationVietnam

Day 1: Hanoi – Duong Lam village (Cycling Distant: 40 – 55km) (L, D)

Option01: Duong Lam Homestay
Our tour starts at 08.00am, we travel west of Hanoi to visit Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys; visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Have some talks with the locals in their ancient houses by visiting the ancient houses of Mr Lam, Mr Ha and Mr Huyen. Enjoy your special lunch with Vietnamese foods in an ancient house.

After resting, we continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Then visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Homestay

Option02: Moon Garden Homestay

You start the day from your hotel at 08.00am and travel west of Hanoi to visit Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where there are, still preserved and in use as family homes, houses – some over 400 years old.. It is a unique experience to walk along tiny ancient alleys and visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Have a talk with the locals in their ancient houses by visiting the ancient houses of Mr Lam, Mr Ha and Mr Huyen. Enjoy your special lunch of the most authentic Vietnamese food in an ancient house.

After resting, we continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculptures such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Then visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
Continue to Ky Son village (4 km). Welcome to the old mandarin house.
– Take shower with fresh herbs perfumed leaves (lemon grass, pommelo, huong nhu, etc.. that you can chose and pick yourself in the garden)
– Dinner and talk with the owner of the house about Vietnamese culture
– Traditional “Foot spa” before sleeping (put your foot in the warm water with traditional medicinal leaves)

Day 2: Duong Lam village – Ba Vi National Park (Cycling Distant: 40 – 55km) (B, L, D)

We leave from Duong Lam Village at 7.00am, bikes packed in the minibus. After a 2-hour highway drive out of the bustling capital, we reach a small tea village bordering Ba Vi National Park. Time for a cold drink if you like while your guide preps the bikes.

The tea village lies within a woven network of surrounding various plantations connected by a web of small roads and trails that make up our biking route. We start our ride around the lush green of the tea plantations. Tea is everywhere in these surroundings with various other farms scattered across the emerald landscape. We then cycle through other areas where lychee, cassava, corn, rice and pineapples are grown, stop by the big old tree standing like a lighthouse alongside the Da river, and finally end the loop on a small road that winds between corn fields along the river. Ba Vi Homestead or Tan Da Resort

Day 3: Ba Vi National Park – Hoa Binh – Hanoi (Cycling Distant: 15 – 30km) (L, D)

Option01: Ba Trai Tea Village

There are nine villages within an area of 500 hectares specialising in growing and making traditional dried tea from fresh, tender tea leaves. You are welcome to pick and help process the tea in a typical northern house. After enjoying the tea experience, you may like to ride by bicycle through the tea villages to see the laterite houses and take pleasure in seeing the Da River with its gigantic red silk cotton trees (Bombax Ceiba) and corn fields on the sandbanks.

In any season, you can witness the wet rice cultivation that has been going on for here thousands of years thanks to the Red, Lo, Thao and Da Rivers.

Option02: Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park features three prominent mountains: Hung King, Son Tinh Mountain God and Ngoc Hoa Princess. Legend has it that Son Tinh Saint’s family lived here after defeating Thuy Tinh to marry the youngest princess of Hung King. Son Tinh preserved Ba Vi Mountain for the everlasting life of the nation and is one of four immortal saints of Viet Nam.
Sightseeing locations include:
– Son Tinh Saint Temple (Thuong Temple) at the height of 1,200m
– Ancient French church at a height of 800m
– Visit the primeval forest and take pictures of Da and Red Rivers from 700m
– All see the Cactus Garden at 200m.

Option03: Herbs village of Dzao Minority

Ba Vi Mountain was settled by the migrating Dzao Minority people over 800 years ago. Originally from Tibet they followed their ancestor’s skills and earned their living by growing herbs for popular Vietnamese traditional medicines which are plentiful in the forest of Ba Vi Mountain. The Ba Vi commune has 450 households and 2,000 people who specialised in collecting, planting, trading and processing natural herbs which are successful in treating many kinds of disease such as, rheumatism, calcification of the vertebra, haemorrhoids, hepatitis, nephritis. They also produce, bath herbs for lactating woman in order for them to have good health.
Sightseeing locations: Visit the herb gardens and Chinese transcribed Dzao bibliographies, and see hand-made embroidery products. You have the opportunity to purchase popular herbs (Vietnamese traditional medicine) for the treatment of ailments and diseases

Option04: Lotus Lake

Take a ferry boat across the lyrical Da River to take in the view and aromas of the vast lotus lake. With an area of more than 89 hectares, this is the biggest lake in the region. Visitors could try to use a local coracle to collect lotus flowers during the blooming season (April to July), or fish, or just relax on the thatched watchtower houses during other seasons. No matter what time of year, visitors will still enjoy the sweet aroma of the lotus flowers.
Sightseeing opportunities include:
Lotus Lake.
– Hoang Xa church – most ancient wooden church of Vietnamese pagoda architecture.
– Thanh Thuy Hot Spring Spa: Its temperature ranges from 50°C to 60°C. This rare and valuable hot spring is considered among the top 200 hot spring spas in the world, and helps in the treatment of skin-disease, bones, digestion, and stress

Option05: Ba Vi – Da River – Hoa Binh

we continue cycling to Military K9 – Da Chong to ferry boat where we will cross Da River after riding along the highland of HoaBinh, discover the beautiful landscape such as rocks, river and rice fiels after arrival Hoa Binh we finish cycling. Driving back Hanoi.

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