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Sleepy Vietnam: A Village Cycling Tour

From US$ 38 per person
Based on 2 Reviews
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highlights
  • Cross a 100-year-old bridge for breathtaking sights
  • Explore banana, corn and bean farms
  • Learn how ceramics are made in a pottery making village
  • Enjoy stunning sunset views at West Lake.
Hanoi's chaotic pace often tends to leave you feeling weary and jaded, as you try to come to grips with the culture shock that you're bound to experience once you step foot in Vietnam. Perhaps, the perfect way to acclimitize to the country is to first see it the way your predecessors used to. A cycle ride through the countryside lets you explore timeless villages and experience the slow-paced life outside Hanoi. Time is of no essence here. In fact, you tend to lose a complete track of time, as you immerse yourself into the beautiful culture, the scenic beauty along the banks of the Red River and the area's historic architecture.

Leave the busy streets of Hanoi via a scenic road winding through the city’s Old Quarter, through the urban outskirts, and into the countryside. We’ll pass Hanoi’s oldest bridge – The Long Bien  - which was built by the famous Eiffel Construction company in 1902.

Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s countryside as you cycle through back roads and along the banks of the Red River on our Hanoi village tour. See local villagers at work as your guide points out traditional rural activities and sights.  We’ll  stop by a famous local artist’s house to study some popular trends of Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, including installation, body, and performance art. You will have chance to view them all here at his 2000 square meter estate.

We’ll continue our bike tour by cycling through the tranquil banana and vegetable farming area of Red River Island. There will be lots of opportunities to stop and take photos of the beautiful surroundings and the locals working on their farms.

We then head off to the pottery village of Quang Ba where ceramics are stacked waiting to be taken into Hanoi by bicycle.  Thisroute takes us past the Red River’s floating houses and fields of colorful flowers.  Depending on the season, you may get to see locals picking the flowers to be taken to market.

We continue cycling along the river to the famous West Lake for a cup of coffee or green tea while enjoying the magnificent sunset. Back on our bikes, we’ll return to the meeting point in Hanoi where your guide will be able to assist you in getting a taxi to your hotel.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Transportation as indicated
  •  snack (coffee/tea/fruits on the way)
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3.5-4 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Hanoi, Vietnam
customer reviews
4.6 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Very Good
Mrs. Angela J. At
4 - Very Good
“Overall experience was as expected, At times it was a little hard to hear our tour guide due to time of day and peak hour traffic but otherwise communications were good. Our guide was excellent in providing us local knowledge. Being on bikes gave us a good perspective of the area, enabling us to see areas we would not otherwise travel. We were well looked after as far as safety. We booked this tour as we had used this company three times prior and knew the service we would recieve would be excellent.”
Excellent
Mrs. Jessica H. At
5 - Excellent
“So much fun! Our guide was great! Unfortunately I can't remember his name. He was so much fun and so knowledgeable. He stopped and bought us some fresh guava to try too. Great tour!”
Good to know Dress standard: Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for a 20km bike ride.

Child Policy: Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour.

Closure: We apologise, but the family who makes lacquerware next to Dinh Bang in VUD closed their business without any notification in advance and we are therefore unable to visit this experience in 2014.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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