Explore Tam Coc holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. It is famous for its scenic ocean karts landscapes and pristine natural beauty. Enjoy the peaceful countryside, panorama views along rivers. Tam Coc, a mystical scenic area that is the perfect place for a boat trip. Discover the best attractions in Cuc Phuong National Park, including Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Turtle Conservation Center. Ha Long Bay situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. Its great biological interest complements the site's outstanding scenic beauty.
Be ready to go at 7:30 am after breakfast in the hotel. The vehicle transfers us to Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi. Unload all bikes and adjusting saddles before today' ride starts. Ride on the back road, passing many peaceful villages, local markets, temples and pagodas, rice paddy fields, beautiful countryside of Huong Son. After lunch, we continue riding across the bridge and cycle on paved road, passing rice paddy and countryside village to Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Enjoy beautiful limestone mountainous scenery and quaint villages before transferring to Cuc Phuong National Park in the late afternoon.
A great day ride and fantastic scenery along with the ways with many highlights; Cuc Phuong national park, pineapple plantations and a loop ride to explore the scenic beauty of Tam Coc, visit many caves, Bich Dong Temple. Enjoy one hour and a half on a small rowing boat (as usual – many stops for photos could take 2 hours) to admire beautiful through rice fields and limestone karsts, caves of Tam Coc. After breakfast, we ride through the rainforest to the heart of the national park so we will discover nature life, a fantastic variety of wildlife. We are stopping at Endangered primates Resued Center, many species of animals. Then we continue cycling on the paths to Tam Diep and transfer to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch, we will explore mountainous villages to admire the magnificent limestone of Tam Coc before one hour and a half of relaxing on a rowing boat. Then we carry on our cycling adventure on tracks to Ninh Binh city.
Phat Dien Cathedral, Keo pagoda and the Red River Delta region are the highlights of your ride of today. After a short transfer takes you to the outskirts of Ninh Binh town and all will get back to bicycle again. Lovely paths and single trails through beautuful villages allow us to enjoy green ride paddy fields and beautiful landscapes along the way. There will be many stops at some pagodas, local markets. The architecture of Phat Diem church, built in stone in 1892, is a blend of Vietnamese and European architectural styles called the "eclectic architectural style". Although a church, it was made with pagoda type roofs in traditional Vietnamese temple architecture. The delta has the smallest area but the highest population and population density of all regions. A network of dikes well protects the part measuring some 15,000 square km. It is an agriculturally rich area and densely populated. Most of the land is devoted to rice cultivation. Stay a night in Thai Binh, the capital of the Red River Delta.
The Red River Delta region is small in comparison with Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. Soils are very fertile, so most countryside we ride through are farmlands. First, we ride through rice paddies, vegetable fields, ferry crossings the river, and then follow the country road along the river. We ride across through the rich fertile soil farmlands, tobacco fields to Vinh Bao. We'll visit the oldest water Pupet Theatre and enjoy lunch in town before cycling to Tien Lang. We'll finally get on the vehicle to transfer to Hai Phong.
There is only a half-day ride in the morning. After your breakfast at the hotel, our private vehicle takes us to the riverside. A publish ferry takes us to further side to enjoy a leisurely ride on country back roads and villages, passing vegetable fields. It depends on our cycling ability and how fast we are! The tour leader will figure out a transfer to Ha Long, on arrival at the harbour at noon.
12.30: Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Get on the boat and check in cabin
13.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. We start sailing among the famous Islets of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.15 - 15.40: Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave and do Kayaking.
18.00: Sunset party
19.00: Having dinner and overnight on the boat.
20.30: Join Squid fishing with the crew or relax or enjoy some drinks on Sundeck with Happy Hour.
Overnight on Oriental Sails
06.00: Starting your day with Tai Chi while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00: Enjoy the breakfast
07.45 - 09.00: Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown.
10.00: Check out the cabin, then return to the dining room for Vietnamese cooking class.
10.30: Have lunch.
11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Get on the bus or private car to get back to Hanoi.
16.30: You will arrive at your hotel. The trip ends.. Tour End!