Duration: 3 - 8 hours
- Half day: 6:00 - 10:00AM & 14:00 - 17:00
- Full day: 9:00 - 17:00
Meeting Point: at your hotel/address in Hanoi
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Tour 01: Early Morning Ride Around the Lakes.
Do you want to see the morning activities of Hanoi people in the early morning? Taking a bike tour around the lakes in Hanoi is the best way. On this half day, we will see 02 different lakes including Hoan Kiem Lake and West Lake. Hanoi is a city full of character – and there's no better time to experience it than in the early morning. As dawn breaks, be prepared to get swept up in the buzz of activities during the morning rush hours. Catch a glimpse of Hanoi's residents performing their morning exercise routines on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake and, perhaps, join a tai chi class to stretch your tired limbs.
6:00 AM, meet up at your hotel, the guide will give a short briefing about the bikes such as how to change the speed drivetrain and locations to go. We bike around Hoan Kiem Lake to see the early morning activities of local people. Then, we head to the biggest lake of Hanoi, West Lake. On the way, we stop at Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and the Presidential Palace for photo taking. Arrive the West Lake, we bike around the lake in approximately 1,5 hours. A lot of local people choose the place for the morning exercise and jogging. After circling the lake, we have a short visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda.
9:00 AM. The trip ends with a bowl of Pho (beef noodle) or café at lake view place. We bike back hotelTour 02: Hanoi Half Day Tour to Historic Sites
We will visit Thang Long ancient Citadel, a cultural complex that comprises Thang Long Imperial City during the dynasties of King Ly, King Tran and King Le and Hanoi Citadel during the Nguyen Dynasty.
Through the ups and downs of Vietnamese history, the remains of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long are roughly where the Hanoi Citadel lies today. We will bike on the most beautiful street in Hanoi named Phan Dinh Phung with hundreds of big trees.
One place you should not miss that is Huu Tiep Lake. Located in an area of Hanoi called Ngoc Ha (Flower Village), an American B-52 that was shot down during the Christmas bombing in 1968 (1972) sits rusting in a small pond surrounded by a busy market. And, the last place to go was Hanoi Botanical Garden. Here, you can see local people jogging, doing exercise and couple taking wedding photo.
Meet up at your hotel. After a short brief information about the traffic and how to ride the bike in Hanoi, we start to cycle to Thang Long ancient Citadel located in Hoang Dieu st. We will visit Doan Mon gate, Kinh Thien Palace, Hau Lau and The Northern Gate. Keep walking north, we will see the house D67, an underground tunnel enabled the military to flee to other parts in case of a raid. There, you can understand how Vietnamese military fought to protect the capital and that’s the place where General Vo Nguyen Giap used to work and live.
After visiting Thang Long Citadel, we continue cycling to Huu Tiep Lake and see the B-52 Memorial. A B52 was shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2 Surface to Air Missiles during the Christmas Offensive of December 1972. Visiting Ngoc Ha Market is also available.
It takes very short distance from Huu Tiep Lake to Hanoi Botanical Garden where we will take a stroll around the central lake and enjoy fresh air. This was known as the lung of Hanoi and was created in 1890 by French landscape architects. The park is not only a haven of tranquility for nature lovers in the noisy and hectic city, but serves the inhabitants especially in the morning and evening hours as a place for sportive activities.
We go back your hotel by bike, tour ends around 5:00PM.Tour 03: Biking to Bat Trang Ceramic Village full day
Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 kilometers southeast of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong Bridge. Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever-famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality.
If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide.
Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand, just come here! What’s more, you can also try it yourself! On a cycling tour to Bat Trang, you can see not only the works of ceramic artisian but also the small alleys of an ancient village and understand the rich culture area located on the bank of the Red River.
Meet up with Hanoi Bike Tour guide at your hotel. A short briefing about the bikes such as how to change the speed drivetrain (there are 24-speed drivetrain)
Begin your day tour by cycling along the Red River dyke, taking the Long Bien Bridge, formerly known as the Paul Doumer Bridge – was one of the greatest engineering accomplishments of the French colony and a showpiece of colonial infrastructure.
After crossing the Red River, you continue riding along the dyke for some kilometers before joining a small biking trail that furrows among pop corn, vegetable, and fruit gardens. You mostly cycle on the back roads amidst the wild nature. Passing the villages, you can see a lush green rice fields, cornfields, vegetable and fruit plantation areas. This is the biggest vegetable and herbs area of Hanoi. Visitors also see kumquat fruits, grape fruits and peach flower blossom here. We will ride through banana farm, guava farm and “Vietnamese apple” fruit farm. You may be surprised of a green forest surrounding busy Capital.
After about two hour cycling, you arrive in Bat Trang village, a small village in the north of Việt Nam, is about 13 kilometers southeast of Hanoi center, on the other side of the Red River. The village is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality.12:30 PM:
Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.
After lunch, you will have a short walk to visit the village, discovering the village ceramic market, the Bat Trang temple, Bat Trang communal house. Discover the real life as you walk through tiny alleys that furrow continuously right and left.
Before taking the ride back, you stop by a local workshop where you learn all the steps of making a pottery. You have the opportunity to make your own pottery before saying good-bye your “teacher” and enjoy two more hour cycling back to Hanoi.Tour 04: Biking to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho Folk painting Village.
We will visit the Red River Delta with green paddy fields of Bac Ninh, historical But Thap pagoda – the most typical pagoda in Vietnam and Dong Ho folk painting village. Being recognized as the country’s cultural historic relic, But Thap Pagoda is not only an important place for pilgrims but also a tourist attraction.
The pagoda was built under the dynasty of King Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1278) and rebuilt in 1647 in the Le Dynasty by Chinese Zen Buddhist priest Zhus Zhus, known as Chuyet Chuyet in Vietnamese. Legend has it that when leaving his former pagoda on the northern bank of the Duong River, priest Chuyet Chuyet saw a flock of flying swallows suddenly swooping down and perching on the ground on the southern bank, he decided to rebuild the pagoda there, named it Ninh Phuc Tu, which means peace, and bless. We also visit Dong Ho village where people making a very special kind of Painting, Dong Ho folk woodcut painting.
They all use natural material to make the woodcut painting. For example, Diep paper was made from bark of do tree then mixed with powders of seashells; colors from tree leaves, flower, coal….But today, just 3 family still keep that traditional product because of modern printed painting. The village now is more famous for the “paper things” that burnt for the death. It should not be missed because, this place, you can see Iphone, Ipad, washing machine, cars…..from paper.
Meet our tour guide at your hotel. A short briefing about the gears, roads… will be given. Then we get on the car to the dike of the Duong River. We start cycling from there to But Thap pagoda. We ride along the Duong riverbank throughout the quiet villages and have talks with local people.
Arrive But Thap Pagoda, we visit 100 compartments and 10 buildings spread over 100 meters from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house. Inside the temple are more than 50 statues in different sizes and the most remarkable is "thousand-hands, thousand-eyes" Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin in Chinese) made in 1656 and took several years for completion. Behind the backyard garden stand two stone stupas of the monk Zhus Zhus and Minh Hanh. Once visiting in 1876, the King Tu Duc saw the stone stupa's shape like a pen and named this pagoda But Thap.
12:30 PM Lunch will be served in a local restaurant or family.
14:00PM We continue our ride to Dong Ho handicraft village, which was known for its traditional wooden block printing. Today though, just 3 family are engaged in this painstaking craft while the rest of the village has turned to a more lucrative pursuit, turning out paper votive offerings. Once in the village a visit will be made at craftsman Nguyen Dang Che's house who is renowned for his traditional paintings and to learn how to make wooden block paintings. We keep riding around the village and see villagers making “paper things” it’s not difficult to see the Iphone 5 or the new ipad from paper here! Included:
- English speaking tour guide
- Good Bicycle with helmet
- Breakast (Beef Noodle) Or Lunch
- 1 bottle of water/1pax
- Entrance and sightseeing fee
- Other services
- Tips to tour guide
- Visa on arrivalBooking office
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