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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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Beautiful reserve for the views and birds

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Agoura Hills, California
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Agoura Hills, California
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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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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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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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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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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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adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We went late afternoon on a weekday and it was very quiet with few boats out. We saw some waterbirds, but what made it truely memorable was seeing a troop of endangered langurs. We saw about 8, including some young ones. We were able to watch them for 10 minutes leaping across rocks and descending from trees. The boatman was... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our guide knew the local routes so we went off road on to a gravel path through traditional farms. That gave way to a bumpy dirt track for which our standard bikes were no match but the breath-taking scenery and tranquility made up for it. Our teens also got to go right up to rural life and animals, as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I loved this trip it was so chilled and relaxing. We were lucky and had the place pretty much to ourselves - so it felt like it was just me and nature. For 45k VND for each person it was much cheaper than tam coc or trang an! The trip lasts around 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how fast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The day we visited Van Long was pretty cold and rainy. Therefore we were not really in the mood for a boat ride but after having done it, we don't regret it at all. First of all it's probably one of the cheapest attractions around Ninh Binh with just about 45.000 VND admission fee per person and a little tip... More 

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