There is no better way to explore the captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life of Vietnam than on bicycle. Our adventure starts in the capital city, Hanoi, and travels through the quaint countryside to But Thap Pagoda and Dong Ho Village, passing smiling faces and great views.
Depart from Hanoi this morning at 08:00. Transfer by vehicle across the river to start the cycling adventure. Travel along the Duong riverside to But Thap pagoda. The name of the Duong River sounds intimately in the heart of every Vietnamese because of the charming and peaceful countryside the river meanders through. The numerous pagodas bordering the Duong River through history have added a major attraction to the Kinh Bac (northern) region.
Cross through some small villages before arriving at But Thap Pagoda in time for lunch at a delicious local restaurant. Visit the But Thap pagoda before continuing on to Dong Ho.
You can choose to either cycle or drive the 8km to Dong Ho village, which is known for its traditional wooden block printing. Today though, just two families 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. Late this afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi by vehicle. Drop off at your hotel.
This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur.