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Van Long Nature Reserve

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

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$149*
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Van Long Nature Reserve Day Trip with Rural Hanoi Excursion
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$108*
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Day Trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi Including Local Lunch Experience

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I took a motorcycle from my hotel near Ninh Bihn rode to Van Loong Viewpoint with my phone GPS. Arrived around 4:30pm. On motorcycle you can stop anywhere you want, take photos of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
collin l
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a motorcycle from my hotel near Ninh Bihn rode to Van Loong Viewpoint with my phone GPS. Arrived around 4:30pm. On motorcycle you can stop anywhere you want, take photos of farmers, fishermen, and of course the sceneries. Around 5:30pm the birds (storks) rested on the trees by the river before flying back to their nests. Need good... More 

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Thank collin l
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: the boat trip itself was very nice. The scenery was beautiful. Price was cheap (50k per person and we gave a 50k tip). This was the opposite of touristy which was nice. Boat ride was about an hour. Cons: to get here on your own from tam coc is a 40 minute motor bike ride on busy highway. You... More 

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Punakaiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cycled from Ninh Binh to try and get a trip around 4pm (so I could cycle back before dark). I arrived around 4:20 and paid 80k for a single person trip, which took about a hour 20. At this time I didnt see any other boats on the water (At least not with tourists). I didnt see a large... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read great things about Van Long on trip adviser, but were suprised to see how far away from Ninh Binh town it was (compared to the other attractions). Travellers be wary, this is more than 30 mins by scooter from Ninh Binh on a busy highway. When we arrived, we had no idea where to go, as there are... More 

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Thank Julia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful nature reserve - We were lucky to spot Delacour langurs as well. Not commercial unlike Tam Coc. Recommend going here vs. Tamcoc

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Thank Rekha R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have preferred to visit Van Long late in the afternoon as suggested by previous reviewers to take in the wildlife. We didn't time it very well though and got there around midday. It was hot but oh my, it was stunning. Didn't see the wildlife I wanted to see but did see a bride and groom. A Japanese... More 

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Thank Barbara0213
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done boat rides of Van Long, Trang An and Tam Coc and I'd rank Van Long as Number one! It is not expensive. VND 50,000 per person. There are no vendors on the way. The area is peaceful and quiet. Recommended time to go is approx one and half hour before sunset as at birds fly back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is so peaceful espescially in the late afternoon when less guest and quite around. This place still rare of visitors so we can enjoy the most pure nature here without the touch of people effect as in Trang an or Tam coc. This place is the most enjoyable moment in my ninh binh trip. You can see crystal... More 

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Thank Hanh B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a place not to be missed...After being on all sorts of boat trips we were skeptical about another boat trip but this isn't another boat trip...This is sheer bliss and the beauty all around is enchanting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

To say it clear, I didn't do this ride because I didn't know that it existed. Besides, I already had done the boat ride in Trang An. The reason why I'm sending this review is just to inform you that this one might be interesting also because in the late afternoon, 4 or 5 I think, you will be able... More 

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