Cycling around Ninh Binh: Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Trang An (2D1N)

Hoa Lu is a district of Ninh Binh Province located in the Red River Delta region of Viet Nam, approximately 100km southwest of Ha Noi. Hoa Lu is surrounded by lush green forest and breathtaking limestone mountains, provides travellers and locals gorgeous sceneries that are unlikely to be seen anywhere else.

Tam Coc is often referred to as Ha Long Bay on land because of its exquisite, magnificent charm and beauty. Sitting on a boat en route Tam Coc, you can relax and enjoy the stunning sceneries of the limestone karsts along the river and scattered rice fields to create a charming peaceful getaway.

Destinations

  • The beautiful Trang An – Hoa Lu District
  • Tam Coc + Bich Dong and its Ha Long – like scenery

Highlights 

  • Fun and relaxing cycling to visit the beautiful Hoa Lu and Tam Coc + Bich Dong
  • Experience the amazing feeling of interacting with the massive rocks and natural beauty of the countryside
  • Dancing Cave
  • Easy hike on the top of Ngu Hanh Son Mountain in Bich Dong
  • Accommodation in Bich Dong
  • Gorgeous and peaceful boat rides on Tam Coc passing 3 caves

Tour Style: Private tour, breathtaking landscape, local life style, easy fun cycle.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi- Tam Coc- Trang An and about 25km cycling

 Meals: Lunch, and dinner (local traditional Vietnamese food)

Depart from Hanoi by a private van at a meeting point at 7am. Arrive in Tam Coc around 9:30am.  Here, we will start our bicycle ride on a very quiet and peaceful trail without any tourist.  The trail provides gorgeous views of the surrounding beautiful limestone mountains.  Cycling there gives you the amazing experience of the awesome natural wonder of what the area offers you. You will feel like you’re right there interacting and soaking in the magnificent beauty.  Stop at Dancing Cave, have a short hike to the top of Hang Mua where you can see the whole view of Tam Coc and Trang An.  We will stop at a local house in a peaceful village with amazingly beautiful setting.  Enjoy your time chatting, learning how the local here live their daily life.  Have our lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, we walk around visit the area.  Then, cycle to Trang An.  You’ll then cycle for an hour (about 8km) on a quiet, picturesque road passing through village, and rocky outcrops to our final destination of Bich Dong where we will stay in a hotel located in a quiet part of Bich Dong town with great view of the rice paddies and karsts. After dinner, we will meander around Bich Dong and /or relax and rest up after an awesome fun filled day.

Overnight in a front view hotel in Bich Dong

Day 2: Tam Coc + Bich Dong – Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch (local traditional Vietnamese food)

After breakfast, we will ride our bikes to hike up NguHanhSonMountain to view the breathtaking sceneries of the karsts, rivers, and rice paddies. After our hike we will ride our bikes to Thung Nham where we go on a boat ride on the beautiful Ngo Dong River and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the scattered rice paddies and karsts. Passing through three wonderful caves. The boat ride is approximately 1hr. Come back to the harbor, continue cycling to small trail back to the hotel.  Have lunch in Tam Coc and relax before we head to Hanoi around 2:00pm and arrives in Hanoi around 6:00 or 7pm depending on traffic.

PRICES

Please, kindly be informed all Zoom Zoom trips are private/personalized trips and they are first come first served.

  • Group of 2 people:  $210/person

INCLUDED

  • 2 days private car
  • Standard hotel
  • 2 full day Zoom Zoom private experienced English speaking guide
  • Good condition bicycle
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary +  bottled water during the trip + snacks stop on the way and coffee breaks
  • Tickets for 1.5 hours boat ride on Tam Coc
  • All entrance fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance