One Day Cycling and Rowing Tour at Star Eco-resort and Galaxy Grotto

About the Tour

This short trip gives you chance to cycle and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful countryside as well as take back to the past to be a true farmer by taking part in locals’ daily activities. Besides, the alluring beauty of Galaxy Grotto will capture your hearts at first sight. This one day tour from Hanoi will provide a great and new experience for those who wish to be closed to nature and explore the intact landscape.

Detailed Itinerary

Our car and guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi at 7:30am and then transfer you to Ninh Binh Province. After arriving in Tho Ha Village, you will get your bike and then cycle (about 10-15km) around the village passing the village church, village schools; lakes and houses of local villagers …

Reaching the Eco-Tourism of Tho Ha, you will get off your bike and participate in local activities like catching fish, scooping water by using the traditional tools of production. There, you will experience how to be a true farmer when joining these activities.

Lunch will be served at a local stilt house. After that, you will get on the sampan and row downstream the small canal of Ben Dang River, which is a floating habitat for variety of floras and faunas. Next, you continue walking on the 500-meter-stone road to reach the entrance gate of Galaxy Grotto. Being recently explored and invested to be a tourist attraction in 2012, Galaxy Grotto is still kept intact with the limestone area abound with variety of floras and faunas and thousands of bats and pythons. Continuing your rowing trip; tourists can eye-witness the alluring beauty of colourful stalactites, which can be compared to the image of the Galaxy, that’s why this grotto is called Galaxy. Remember not to make noise in the grotto because thousands of bats are sleeping there.

Rowing the sampan back to stilt house in Tho Ha Village, you will take a short rest before returning to Hanoi. The tour ends here. 


  • Private car
  • Lunch and Mineral Water
  • Bike rental
  • Sampans and local boatmen
  • Entrance Tickets
  • English speaking and local tour guides


  • Drink and beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Other transportations not mentioned
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Special Notes

  • Minimum group of 2 pax is required
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge

1 day


Cycling, Walking, Farming

  • Cycling to the countryside; joining the agricultural activities of locals and rowing boat in the primary eco-tourism area of Trang An Eco-tourism Complex
  • Visiting Galaxy Grotto in Trang An Eco-tourism Complex

Start from: US$51 /person

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