Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park Cycling Tour – 2 Days

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Cúc Phương National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Cúc Phương) is located in Ninh Bình Province, in Vietnam’s Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong was Vietnam’s first national park and is the country’s largest nature reserve. The park is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. In 1960 Cúc Phương was made into a forest reserve and in 1962 Cúc Phương National Park was consecrated by President Ho Chi Minh. Human habitation in Cúc Phương dates back long before the park’s creation, 7,000-12,000 years ago. Artifacts from that time have been found in numerous caves within the park, including human graves, stone axes, pointed bone spears, oyster shell knives, and tools for grinding.

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Thung Nang (L,D) – 30 km cycling

Leave Hanoi at 07.30 and head south for a 2-hours drive along Highway One. Once we reach Hoa Lu, we are introduced to our bicycles. We then start cycling to visit the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. Our morning continues with a 1 hour cycle to Tam Coc (12km), just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. Arrive at Tam Coc by lunch, we check in Hotel for a break and have lunch. After that we cycle for 20 minutes from Tam Coc to Thung Nang wharf where we will have an hour boat trip to visit Thung Nang. This new boat route takes us off the tourist trail and along an undiscovered route. The boats are waiting for you to head back for another exciting cycle in the afternoon to Ninh Van – a stone handicraft village. On the way you will experience a wooden boat ride – using local transportation. Ninh Van located 5km from Tam Coc, here you have a chance to see many sculptures shaping up under artist’s hands and visit to an old stone villa. Cycling to visit Thai Vi Temple . Around 17:00 we say goodbye with the village and cycle back to our Hotel .

Summary
Biking:   30km
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Long Hotel 2*

Day 2: Ninh Binh  – Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi  (B,L) – 70 km cycling
Following breakfast , Transfer to Hoa Lu again and we start cycle from here to the the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to recharge your energy for 19km cycling to the centre of the park. We will start again and make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. Transfer back to Cuc Phuong gate to visit the rescue central before transfer back to Hanoi . End The Tours.

Summary
Biking:   70km
Meals:   Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation: None

 

Departure : Daily  at 7:30 from your hotel in Hanoi

Tour prices are in USD per person and based on group size .

US$ 406 per person (1 persons)

US$ 248 per person (2 persons)

US$ 196 per person (3 persons)

US$ 170 per person (4 persons)

US$ 154 per person (5 persons)

US$ 248 per person (6 -12 persons)

US$  15 a single room supplement

Useful information :

1 – Group size for 1- Solo traveler ( Prices slightly higher will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )

2 – Group size for 2 traveler ( Will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )

3 – Group size from 3 -5 travelers ( will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together ) You will have a special offer price.

4 – Group size from 6 -12 travelers will include bus and one more truck to carrying travelers and bicycles separately ( One more bike mechanic will be available on the whole trip , more spare bikes , more equipment to be used. Other hands, one more bike guide and servants ) will be fixed as the same as a party of 2

 

Trip includes
*  English Speaking Guide.
*  Accommodation in hotel
*  Bicycle and water provided ( TREK ) and Helmet
*  Meals as indicated ( B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
*  Support car or bus for group
*  Boat cruise
*  Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
*  Service charge & Government taxes

 Trip excludes
*  Accommodation in Hanoi
*  International ,flight tickets & departure tax
*  Meals not indicated
*  Visas and visa arrangement
*  Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
*  Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
*  Tips and gratuities

 

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