Ha Tay Tour brings you to a countryside which might be the last remaining Vietnamese village not affected by the world outside: bamboo scenes, hilly rice terraces, silent, melancholical life, simple, natural and hospitable local farmers. Ha Tay also has some of the most impressive pagodas in Vietnam.
Bac Ninh Tour takes you to the wealthiest province in North Vietnam. You will see there busy field working scenes and meet hardworking farmers. A ferry trip brings you to the riverside with great mulberry fields like nowhere else in Vietnam. Bac Ninh is the home of Buddhism, some of the oldest and largest pagodas are in the province.
Two trips have similar time-table, the total distance to be covered on bike is about 16km.
7:30 : Leave Hanoi by minibus ,enjoy landscape and guide story on the way
8:00 : 20 minutes stop at a special place on the way
8:30 : Arrive at the village, greeting the host family and bikes. Start to ride on bike with our guide through wonderful scenes: rice fields, pagodas, village assembly hall, riverside etc. You can make a stop at your request, everywhere we help you talk with people, learn about their life, let you take memorable pictures.
11:30 : a noon break at the host home, where you can relax and go around in Vietnamese style.
12:30 : start again to explore the countryside
Several short stops for guide stories, riding through exciting countryside places: river dike, mulberry fields, brickfields, temple, war memorial, sightseeing, taking pictures.
15:30 : Visit a nation-famous pagoda on the way.
16:45 : End of tour
17:30 : Arrive in Hanoi
The bikes are absolutely safe and up to Western standard. Our guides are students, young and talkative. We prepare conical and rattan hats for you as presents.
Included: Private car, lunch, English speaking guide.
Excluded: Personal expenses (telephone, drinks...)