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Van Long Nature Reserve

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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$40*
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Day Trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi Including Local Lunch Experience

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Very nice nature, excellent views. Make sure you arrive around 7 am. Still nobody there and your trip will be magical!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Muiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Muiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice nature, excellent views. Make sure you arrive around 7 am. Still nobody there and your trip will be magical!

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Jan Juc, Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did a boat trip in Van Long Nature Reserve and Tam Coc. Personally we enjoyed Van Long as it was less touristy and just as spectacular. A must do in Ninh Binh.

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Launceston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very peaceful being rowed around this area of natural beauty. The lady rowing had very limited English but was enthusiastic about pointing out things of interest. We spent about an hour and a half on the water but neither heard nor saw any monkeys. The rowing lady seemed to be struggling to get the job done so we tried to... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is huge beautiful swamp, the beauty features are build up by limestone, villages and rice filed surround specially the dike is bearing typical picture of vietnam culture. located next to it is really nice resort, from here you can access to Cuc Phuong national park, Bai Dinh pagoda, then back to Hanoi easily. if any travelers would like... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We really enjoyed riding bikes along the dike bordering the reserve and later taking a boat through the wetlands and up to the cave. It was very relaxing being rowed through the channels in a small bamboo boat. We were able to see the family of Delacour's Langurs at the top of the hill - it was quite a treat... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We rented bicycles at our hotel and cycled here from Tam Coc. The ride to the reserve is wonderfully quiet once you turn in the last village before the reserve. It goes past rice paddies and the karst formations and is truly spectacular. The reserve itself charges 100.000 Dong to enter but then you can bicycle around the peaceful setting.... More 

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Highton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was lucky enough to take two boat tours through Van Long Nature Reserve during my stay in Vietnam - we went back for more at the end of our trip to enjoy the serenity again! Beautiful scenery and very peaceful ride - would recommend taking binoculars in order to spot the wildlife, which the lovely rowers should help you... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This boat visit was really nice and relaxing. The driver was very cheerful and much nicer than the one we had in Tam Coc. I have to say the scenery was less impressive than Tam Coc but looked more preserved and authentic. Also, we thought we would see the famous birds and monkeys there but were unfortunately unlucky...apparently, you should... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

very romantic rowing tour. Recommend the time before sunset. We where lucky to see some rare monkey's in the surrounding hills.

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Lombok, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's litle bit tricky going here if you use local transportation, better use trip operator. no shop and just a few restaurant and hotel, be carefull also for the hot temperature in this area, don't forget bring your hat or even umbrella, also couple bottle of water

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ninh Binh Province  >  Ninh Binh

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