GROUP TOUR – TOUR CODE: CHN01
This is an exclusive discovery feature of Vietnam Cheap Packages. Together with visiting Tay Phuong, one of the ten best pagodas in Vietnam, you will enjoy a great cycling in Hanoi through villages and rice fields in the rural area around the Pagoda. Then visit Duong Lam – the most ancient village in the Red River Delta – the place so called as Hoian of Red River Delta. Enjoy a home hosted lunch in the most ancient house in the village.
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This PRIVATE tour offers you cycling around Tay Phuong pagoda, Duong Lam ancient village and Son Tay old military citadel.
TIME: 9:00 am – 18:00 pm, including ~ 2 hours cycling time.
- Private bicycles for you (1 bike / 1 person).
- Private transportation with air-condition, experience driver & pick-up & see off at your hotel.
- Private English speaking tour guide along the tour. He/she wil cycle with you.
- Private lunch in an old house in Duong Lam village with the host.
- Admission fees to all sightseeing places.
- Bottled waters during transfer.
- Hotels, drinks, souvenirs, other personal expenses
- Tipping for tour guide.
CYCLING IN HANOI TOUR PROGRAM
At 9:00 am, our private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel or your destination, driving to Tay Phuong pagoda, 50 km West of Hanoi.
At 10:00 am, you arrive at Tay Phuong, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of 18 Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. Then take short cycling in the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area.
After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, which still preserve over 300-year-old houses. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in one of ancient houses in the village of Mr.Hung date back to 1600s
After lunchtime, take another cycling inside the village with tour guide. On the way cycling, you will visit Mong Phu communal house, old well, village gate, Giang Van Minh house, King Phung Hung tomb and King Ngo Quyen tomb.
At around 15:00, start driving back to Hanoi and stop to visit Son Tay old citadel, military rampart with special architect since 1822. Old citadel of Son Tay is a military court was built of laterite (a type of building material characteristics of the Son Tay), with overall square shape, each about long 400m, high 5m, built by Vauban style – types of works taken by the military get name Vauban engineer of French.
Back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 18:00. End of services.
Please remember to take with you: cap, camera. The tour will start rather late at 9:00 morning for your preparation before cycling.
The bicycles will be transferred on car/van/bus with us from Hanoi.
Don’t forget to taste the soya paste made by Duong Lam villagers. Soya paste is a typical sauce of North Vietnam rural villages used with “rau muong” vegetable and “nem” spring-rolls.