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Van Long Nature Reserve

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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+84-303-658-333
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Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.

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$108.00*
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Day Trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi Including Local Lunch Experience
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$149.00*
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Van Long Nature Reserve Day Trip with Rural Hanoi Excursion

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Serene and beautiful

This place is a bit further away from Tam coc than the other boat tour places. Which makes it much better in my opinion since there won't be hundreds of tourists waiting in line... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bart N
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Waalre, The Netherlands
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Dublin Ireland
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By far too many boats on the water. Cheesy touristy. There must be at least 200 boats on the waterway.

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Waalre, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a bit further away from Tam coc than the other boat tour places. Which makes it much better in my opinion since there won't be hundreds of tourists waiting in line to get into a boat. Its about a 17 km drive on a motorbike using the highway (really boring) The entrance fee is much lower. We... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful! Such a break from the craziness of Vietnam. Amazing boat ride into nature. Many birds, a chance to see some VERY rare monkeys, lots of water life. I recommend a bike along the dyke for many views before or after. We rented bikes at the Emeralda resort (we were guests). Really nice.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second boat trip we did in the Ninh Binh area. It is difficult to decide which one was the best they were quite different and both spectacular. There were just the two of us in the boat on this trip. It is a much quieter trip than the Trang An trip. The scenery is again breathtaking. Highlight... More 

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Thank Shirley M
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is 1 of 2 place where the movie "Skull" filmed in Vietnam! Van Long Reserve possede a stunningly beautiful sight that it seems unreal! Less tourist, cheap fee, friendly people, I would love to come back here.

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Laval
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Enjoyed teh hour spend riding and taking pictures. I would reccomend and nice cave to travel trought.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a great tour of two hours in which you go through various caves and come out in various water gardens. Try and go when there are no tourists to experience it the most.

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Thank OSAFDIE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Large limestone karsts jutting out of the calm murky waters. You can pay a small fee to be takes through the karsts on a small raft paddled by a local woman. If the water level is good you will pass through a cave in the karts, and if you are extremely luck, you may even spot a group of one... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

we were also very lucky to see close up family of 9 monkeys the lady rower is very kind and helpful. do not forget to tip them after

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This was a very peaceful boat trip in a more remote area that doesn't receive quite so many tourists. You can park and simply buy a ticket. The boat men and women play cards while waiting for passengers and all seem to be in very high spirits. My girlfriend and I had a very talkative boat woman which was fortunate... More 

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