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Van Long Nature Reserve

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“boat trip”(38 reviews)
“tam coc”(66 reviews)
“bird life”(5 reviews)
Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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All reviews boat trip tam coc bird life reed beds late afternoon nice tip lotus flowers small cave rainy day beautiful landscape less touristy peaceful place the river vietnamese lady limestone hills bamboo boat off the beaten track
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Reviewed today via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this quiet peaceful tour. It was about 1 1/2 hrs in a small bamboo boat. We were lucky to see 4 or 5 monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Very relaxing!

Thank Lou F
Reviewed today

Van Long is a renowned land, a gorgeous place as well as the largest natural reserve of wetlands. You will find has mountain ranges creates an all natural wall surrounded a great expanse of water. In case you fortunate you are able to envision the...More

Thank Journoud P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I got Van Long by a scooter we took from the hotel. Just 30 mins from the center, through the highway 1. Van Long seem a rare beautiful place was forgotten by the commercialize of the city. We took a boat trip in 1 hour...More

Thank Arcadycruise1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The reserve is 30min by taxi from Ninh Binh train station. It is very peaceful and not so crowded compared to Tam Coc and Trang An. During the boat trip we saw some animals (blue birds, some fish, insects...). There was a cave which was...More

Thank tsvyatko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nevertheless, the wonderful experience of ours on the Van Long preserve was totally different. We got right into a boat near the conclusion of the day, and also for the following hour were rowed by a pleasing female through this incredibly scenic mountain and marsh...More

Thank Настенька Б
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful experience, such a peaceful and quiet surrounding, and our guide James, always there to make us feel safe and well, made it an unforgettable trip!!!

Thank CarlR1661
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s about a 1 hour tour on a Vietnamese rowing boat through a calm and well-preserved swamp (1.30m deep max) where you can see a myriad of birds, insects, fishes, monkeys (on the Ridge of the mountain) - inexpensive - friendly service- great experience

Thank liefie73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not far from Hanoi which takes us 1.5 hours only to go to here from Hanoi!This place is less touristic and the boat men or boat women are more friendly!The boat trip lasts around 1 hour so that we could go around...More

Thank Phamcong D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful! relaxing. Enjoy natural and landscape, limestone , mountain, lake and river, all wonderfull!

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great landscapes with open atmosphere, quiet and pure atmosphere. Felt quite organically and superbly with the incredible landscape, The journey was really worth of value which created by Customized Tour, Mr Tin that was very valuable by organizing us the fantastic drive to Van Long...More

Thank Son D
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Gavin C | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Tam Coc. At the Tam Coc Ecohouse. We rented a motorbike to get around on the day we wanted to go to further out places. Best time to go to Van Long is as late as possible 4.30 or 5.00 pm as the wildlife is more... More
Maya G
9 July 2018|
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Response from Jan-OlofO | Reviewed this property |
They closes at 05:00pm every day! The boat tour takes about 30 minutes! There is one entrance fee to pay 40 000 VD per person and a fee for the boat 60 000 VD. The Delacour langur can bee seen in the mountains to the right... More
24 April 2018|
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Response from john2146 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of food and drink available at stands in Van Long. Restaurants close by too.