1 Day Cycle Hanoi Duong Lam Village

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The day tour Cycle Hanoi takes you to Duong Lam, a small village that has somehow managed to escape the winds of change sweeping through the country.

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

The day tour Cycle Hanoi takes you to Duong Lam, a small village that has somehow managed to escape the winds of change sweeping through the country. The bike tour to Duong Lam village will bring you lots of knowledge of Vietnam’s culture and traditions. The day trip also offers the opportunity to explore architecture of ancient houses while wandering along its narrow alleyways.

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Itinerary

8.00 AM: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide, driver at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses.

Arriving in Duong Lam village after for about two hours, visit Mong Phu temple, the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys. Have some talks with the locals in their ancient houses where your lunch will be provided.

After lunch, enjoy a short bicycle tour to visit the two temples of Ngo Quyen and Phu Hung.

You firstly cycle to the Mia Pagoda, located in another hamlet in Duong Lam village. The pagoda is built in 15th century containing 287 statues of different sizes. You will visit the pagoda before continue cycling to Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temples. These are two places are dedicated to Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung, two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam. Both men led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built temples in their honour.

Cycle back to Duong Lam village where your vehicle is ready to take you back to Hanoi.

Arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:00, you will be dropped off at your hotel (own arrangements). Trips ends.

Additional Information

Primary Activity

Cycling

Duration

1 day

Tour Starts

Hanoi

Tour Ends

Hanoi

Adventure Level

Easy

Minimum Age

12

Other Activities

Local Food, Photography, Real Life, Traditional Architecture

Places to Visit

Duong Lam Village, Mia Pagoda

Type of tour

Private tour

Itinerary Disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

Inclusions

Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind LOTUSSIA Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Local porter(s).
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation pre/post trip.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip Routes

Principally, LOTUSSIA Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.

Accommodation

LOTUSSIA Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or homestays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.

Meals

LOTUSSIA Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, LOTUSSIA Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.

Drinks

As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, LOTUSSIA Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. LOTUSSIA Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, LOTUSSIA Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).

Vehicle

In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

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    John

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    We are a family of 5 traveling to Hanoi for late Dec and early Jan 2017 and are interested in 1 or 2 day cycling trips out of Hanoi during our time in Vietnam-what would you suggest and what price is your service per person?
    Thanks

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