Nha Trang Daily Private Cultural Countryside Tour by bicyle  

Depart at 8 am. Return at 3 pm. This is specially tailor-made excursions. Exploring the country trails, village's life, town and farms, pagoda, the best way to experience the "true" Vietnamese countryside. Through countryside trails, villages towns and farms. This countryside tour offers you a fascinating insight into the "real lives" of everyday people who are the backbone of Vietnam. Stop for photos at the rice fields along the road within the hamlet. It depends on the seasons; you may see how local farmers plant or harvest the rice. Farming is the local peoples main job. Cycling through miles of flat rice fields to a rural village, enjoy the opportunity to interact with the local people as they go about their daily lives, with farming and cottage industries as their primary source of income.

The village path leads us to the home of one family who weave mats from rushes which grow abundantly in the surrounding area. The whole family live on mat weaving. Two people working together will weave just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded for food and other essentials.

Pagoda Orphanage: where it shelters and cares for over 130 abandoned, orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful mission - helping the orphans. You will learn about the Vietnamese educational system, and you can play and sing with the little children.

Rice paper making: One of the most typical food from rice steamed and processed into round piece dried in the sun on the bamboo brackets that are on sale in the inns or shops.

Conical hat making village:  Manual skill work by women, it's also your gift for your friends when toward home. 

Tourists can take photos of Amitabha Buddha statue at a height of 68 meters.  Have lunch at a riverside restaurant and enjoy river breeze from the countryside.

Including: local guide, bicyles, admission fees, Vietnamese lunch, fruit in season in the countryside & mineral waters.  

Promenade dans la campagne en velo

(guide francophone)

Loin des sentiers battus et des itinéraires touristiques, laissez vous guider à la découverte du vrai Viêtnam

Depart: 8h. Retour a 3h. Environ 30 kms dans la campagne. Nous vous ferons rencontrer les populations campagnardes pour vous montrer comment ils gagnent leur vie et vous pourrez admirer du haut de points culminants la vue des rizières, des vergers

À votre arrivée au village, vous visiterez tout d'abord sa partie centrale, autrefois occupée par des rizières et le cimetière. Vous y trouverez une pagoda orphelinat. La pagode de Loc Tho est devenue une véritable famille regroupant plus de 130 enfants malheureux. Comme des oiseaux sans nids, les enfants vivant dans la pagode ont connu un destin malheureux. Le plus petit qui dort d’un sommeil tranquille dans son berceau, a été apporté à la pagode lorsqu'il n'avait que quelques jours. La bonzesse Thich Nu Dieu Y et les moines de la pagode firent venir des enfants sans appuis à la pagode. Depuis, ils ont dû travailler beaucoup, jour et nuit, pour subvenir aux besoins de ces enfants. Comme tant d'autres mères, son bonheur est de voir les enfants grandir et réussir. Selon elle, la famille de la pagode orphelinage a été construit par des personnes de bon cœur.  

Vous pouvez prendre une photo de la statue de bouddha a 68 mettres de hauteur.

 Activités économiques rurales. Vous pourrez apprécier des activités typiques et traditionnelles des campagnes vietnamiennes telles que:

La confection de braseros, tressage de nattes en jonc (Vous pourrez essayer de tisser),
Les fabrications de chapeaux coniques et de galettes de riz à la vapeur.

Le dejeuner tres exotique vous sera servi au bord de la riviere puis vous rentrerez avec une belle vue sur la riviere et le coeur rempli de bons souvenirs d'une belle excursion.
- Y compris: Velo, dejeuner, guide francophone, fruits, billets d'entree.
- Non compris: boissons et autres services.

Hotline: 0914047406 or 84-914047406  Mr Dung Pham (English French speaking)  

Email: phamtoursvietnam@gmail.com

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Great cycle tour

We had a very lovely day cycling around the villages- we made lots of interesting stops (school, temple, Buddha statue, local hat making, local rug making, rice paper factory)... The cycle was sporty but very manageable and the bikes were very lovely. Pham was a great tour guide and knew a lot about nha trang and the surrounding villages. The lunch was also absolutely delicious! Would recommend!

Countryside Cycling great day with Dung Pham

Fantastic day spent cycling on well equipped BMX Hybrid bikes (suitable for terrain) with Dung Pham. While it is flat a reasonable level of fitness is required. Dung knows the place like the back of his hand, very attentive to requests and questions on local living and history. Excellent program included visits to the local orphanage that is growing with funding and teacher assistance, mat making, rice paper making, conical hat making, big Buddha statue and a memorable mud and mineral bath. Lunch is provided at a river restaurant with commanding views of the countryside and great Vietnamese food (including seafood). Would highly recommend for couples or larger groups of up to 5-6 people

Great day on the bikes

Took the bike ride into the country out of Nha Trang with Pham in the lead. We had a great day - visiting the local sights and 'industry' (hat making, rice paper manufacture, ...). Plenty of stops for refreshments. And a highlight was the lunch spot by the river, just before we rode back into town - one of those places that you need a local to find (given we were the only non-Vietnamese people at the restaurant).

The ride is a little challenging - around 35 km, but pretty flat (only the one real hill leading up to the Buddha). Cycling and navigating thru the Nha Trang traffic was interesting, but we never felt in any real danger.

A great day, and it was great to spend the day with Pham (and enjoy the hospitality of Pham and his wife in their home after we'd finished the ride). Thanks for a great day.