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.
Day 1: Hanoi – Duong Lam village (Cycling Distant: 40 – 55km) (L, D)
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.
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
Option03: Herbs village of Dzao Minority
Option04: Lotus Lake
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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