Farming in Vietnam – a trip to Van Long Nature Reserve

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  • Tour code: ST03
  • Tour Style: Travel Styles
  • Duration: 1 day,


  • Cycle through traditional settlements
  • Take boat tour
  • Photograph local flora and fauna
  • Partake in farming activities
  • Dine on delicious food





Seek a peaceful refuge from the noise and bustle of Hanoi with a trip to the beautiful and relaxing Van Long Nature Reserve. This tour is a favourite amongst those who want to get in touch with nature after a few days in the big smoke. Cycle through rolling farmland, fish with the locals and dine on traditional food in this short day trip.

You will meet and greet your experienced English speaking guide at your comfortable Hanoi hotel early in the day for the escorted drive out of the city towards the Van Long Nature Reserve. Following the 2 hour journey you will arrive at your first destination at Gia Van, where we will collect your mode of transport for the day – a modern bike – plus your safety equipment. Here we begin a leisurely cycle on a quiet country land on our way past local settlements, markets and places of worship.

Next you are in for a treat as we stop at the small village of Cau Vang where we have the opportunity to try our hands at some agricultural activities. Learn how to fish like the locals or collect water with the women. After a few tries you will soon feel like a pro as you get to work with the friendly locals.

Following this enriching experience we head into the village where you will be taught how to cook some of the most delicious Vietnamese cuisine that you will have come to know and love during your time in Vietnam. Of course, there will be ample time to refuel on these delicious culinary masterpieces whilst enjoying the beautiful simplicity of a local farmhouse.

Well rested following your lunch break your guide will lead you to the famous Cat Scratch Mountains before we embark on the highlight of the afternoon – a lovely journey on the Van Long waterways and wetlands. Here you will have plenty of opportunity to take pictures of the flora and fauna of the area as well as learn about the interesting facts and figures of this region. Unfortunately, the tour comes to an end after this lovely experience, but you will have plenty of memories to take with you!

What’s included in the tour?

Experienced tour guide for the duration, local guide where applicable

Transport to destination from our Hanoi hotel

Bicycle hire

Admission charges

Farm ‘lesson’

Meal and water

Boat journey

Not included

Sundries and additional purchases



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