One day cycling and rowing tour at Eco-resort and Galaxy Grotto

An off the beaten path from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
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One day cycling and rowing tour at Eco-resort and Galaxy Grotto



per person

Day trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, visit traditional Tho Ha Village on bike and explore the fascinating Galaxy Grotto by walking and boating inside.

Joining our one-day ecotourism itinerary in Ninh Binh Province will be a great and new experience for those who wish to be closed to nature and to explore the intact landscape. This short trip gives tourists the chance to cycle and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful countryside as well as being a true farmer by taking part in locals’ daily activities. Besides, the alluring beauty of Galaxy Grotto will capture your hearts at first sight. This one day tour from Hanoi will surely satisfy you!

  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready for the tour at 7:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 6:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat.
  • Include
    English speaking tour guide
    Meal(s) as indicated
    Entry Fees (if any)
    Private land transfer
  • Not Included
    Shuttle bus transfer
    Travel Insurance
    Domestic & International flight (if any)
    Vietnam visa arrangement
    Tips and Gratuities
    Personal expenses

In the morning

Our car and guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi at 7:30 and then transfer you to Ninh Binh Province. After arriving in Tho Ha Village, you will get your bike and then cycle (about 10-15km) around the village passing the village church, village schools; lakes and houses of local villagers, etc.
Reaching the Eco-Tourism in Tho Ha, you will get off your bike and participate in local activities like catching fish, scooping water by using the traditional tools of production. There, you will experience how to be a true farmer when joining these activities.
Lunch will be served at the stilt house.

In the afternoon

After lunch and short break, you will get on the sampan and row downstream the small canal of Ben Dang River, which is a floating habitat for variety of floras and faunas.
Next, you continue walking on the 500-meter-stone road to reach the entrance gate of Galaxy (Thien Ha) Grotto. Being recently explored and invested to be a tourist attraction in 2012, Galaxy Grotto is still kept intact with the limestone area abound with variety of floras and faunas and thousands of bats and pythons.
Continuing your rowing trip, you can eye-witness the alluring beauty of colorful stalactites, which can be compared to the image of the Galaxy, that’s why this grotto is called Galaxy. Remember not to make noise in the grotto because thousands of bats are sleeping there. Rowing the sampan back to a stilt house in Tho Ha Village, you will take a short rest before returning to Hanoi. Tour ends here.