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Hanoi Countryside: 1 Day Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Vietnam  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 128 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 128 US Dollar (USD)

Our day tour of rural Hanoi will lead you into the heart of Bac Ninh Province, distinctive for being the wealthiest province in north Vietnam. In other provinces, most fields are empty in the time between the second rice season and the first planting of the following year. Here in Bac Ninh, farmers plant other crops or vegetables such as maize, bean, peanut and more to make ends meet.

Aside from the beautiful expanse of emerald green rice fields, life along the canals, this trips ends up at one of the most magnificent temples near Hanoi, Bu Thap Pagoda, which according to academics, was the first Buddhist center in Vietnam. For extended adventure, we also have overnight trips and consider combining this trip with two World Heritage Sites, one the prize of Southeast Asia: the grand Khmer temples at Angkor in neighboring Cambodia, and our kayak trip in the nearby karst wonderland of Halong Bay. In the far south, we offer a 3-day cycling trip in the vibrant Mekong Delta.

This cycling day trip cuts through the richest farmland in the north of Vietnam, crisscrossed by the many canals of the Red River Delta. The rich scenery rolls by as you bicycle between the fields of rice, maize, tomatoes, cabbages, and mulberry. Traditional rice villages abound and we'll stop to park our bikes and meet families of the area. We'll also visit a village where they grow mulberry worms, which are fed with mulberry leafs. After twenty days the worms transform into silk moths which build cocoons. It is from these cocoons that villagers produce silk. The footpaths are tranquil and provide scenic cycling.

Bach Ninh is unique in Vietnam as it is here that Buddhism came to Vietnam, even earlier than to China. Over two thousand years ago, the first monks from Tibet came to Vietnam to preach Buddhism, which took center in Bac Ninh region. At the beginning of the trip, your guide will lead you through ancient villages and visit its pagodas, temples, and communal houses that existed form this period. In the late afternoon, return to Hanoi fro dinner.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2009

M19590 organized the first cycling trips to Vietnam in 1992. We continue to organize the most cycling trips to Vietnam than any other company. Since then, we've expanded our trips into Thailand and Myanmar. What sets us apart? Over 90% of our tours are custom-tailored private journeys for couples, families, and...

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