TV2-1D: Traditional village & pagodas along Red river 1 day
(by boat)


The Red River is the second largest river of Vietnam after Mekong. It descends from Yunnan, a mountainous region south of China. It is known as the "six-head river" that enters Vietnam definitively at Lao Cai. It curves on more than 1000km (over 600 miles) before dying in the somptuous bay of Ha Long.


The Red River delta is the hub of all economic activity in the north of Vietnam, where the majority of the region's population is concentrated. The delta, which supports nearly half the country's rice production, is under threat due to its strategic position and unchecked population growth that is putting an increasing strain on resources. Food production is endangered by periodic flooding and environmental degradation caused by intensive farming methods designed to increase crop yields. Vietnamese planners are using satellite imagery to model and monitor change in an effort to solve the delta's problems.

Deforestation in the hills surrounding the Red River delta is leading to increased erosion, which in turn is causing more solid matter to be washed down to the delta. Alluvium that would otherwise provide rich nutrients for delta soils is blocked by levees built in the 18th century. And tectonic activity is causing basins barely four to five metres above sea level but as far as 60 kilometres inland to become permanently water-logged.

The rice harvest during the second half of the year is vital to food production in the delta. This period is invariably preceded by flooding that poses a serious threat not only to agriculture but also to the economy in general. One of the effects of new free-market policies has been to increase crop yields through intensive farming practices, which only degrade the environment further. Population densities exceed 1 000 inhabitants per square kilometre in the major cities of Hanoi and Haiphong in the north of the country.


Option 1

Hanoi - Dam Temple - Dai Lo Temple - Chu Dong Tu Temple - Bat Trang Village


07h30: Embark on boat at the no.42 Chuong Duong Do Whaft.
09h30: Disembark to visit Dam & Dai Lo temple (HaTay province)
10h45: Back to the boat then continue to down the Red River.
11h15: Upon arrival to visit Chu Dong Tu temple praise for love (Hung Yen province).
12h00: Back to the boat then up the Red River, lunch on board.
14h20: Arrive Bat Trang Village and visit the village.
15h30: Back to Hanoi.
16h30: Saying good bye to the captain.

Option 2

Hanoi - Hung Yen Historical Palace (Van Mieu - Chuong Pagoda - Mau Temple - Thien Hau Temple) - Hanoi


07h00: Our boat will leave port to take you to Yen Lenh Ferry boat.
11h30: Our cars will take you to visit Chuong Pagoda, Mau Temple, Thien Hau one and Van Mieu.
14h30: Back to the boat then up steam Red River
18h30: Return to 42 Chuong Duong Do Berth

Option 3

Hanoi - Kinh Duong Vuong Imperial Tomb, But Thap Pagoda - Dau Pagoda or Dong Ho Village


07h30: Our boat will leave port to take you to visit King Duong Vuong Imperial Tomb
10h30: Our cars will take you to visit But Thap Pagoda, Dau one or Dong Ho Painting Village
12h30: Back to the boat, lunch on boat
16h30: Return to 42 Chuong Duong Do Whaft

Option 4

Hanoi - Giong Temple - Kien So Pagoda - Do Temple - Hanoi


07h30: Our boat will leave port to take you to Dong Vien wharf
09h40: Our cars will take you to visit Thanh Giong Temple, Kien So Pagoda and Do Temple
12h30: Have lunch at Do Temple
13h30: Back to the boat then up the Red River
16h30: Return to 42 Chuong Duong Do Berth

Option 5

Hanoi - Van Phuc Temple and Pagoda - Bat Trang Village - Hanoi


07h30: Our boat will leave port to take you to visit Van Phuc Temple, Van Phuc Pagoda
09h00: Visiting Van Phuc Temple và Van Phuc Pagoda
11h00: To have lunch on boat then visit to Bat Trang Trade Village
15h00: Back to the boat and up steam to Ha Noi
16h00: Return to 42 Chuong Duong Do Berth

Price included:

  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (Vietnamese lunch)

  • Ship/ Boat on Red river

  • English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request).

  • Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees

Description of service in details

Price not included:

  • Visa fee - visa to Vietnam (details...)

  • Optional tours

  • Tips for tour guide, driver

  • Travel insurance

  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc

  • International airfare to/ from Vietnam & International airport tax in Vietnam

  • Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion


  • Rates are subjected to changed without prior notice.

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road condition and room availability

  • As indicated: A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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