Van Long Nature Reserve
Van Long Nature Reserve
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Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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  • Geraint L
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let your troubles drift away....
    A great way to spend an hour in the peace & quiet of gently being rowed through the dramatic scenary. We were lucky enough to see a monkey, climbing uo one of the sheer cliffs & then a real treat, a kingfisher, we saw a flash of blue as it flew away & then were lucky that it landed close by to give us a photo to treasure. Be sure to tip your boat capt well, they earn their money thats for sure
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • kenny.
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful boat ride away from tourists
    Brought here by Ninh bình private day trip from Ha Noi as alternative boat ride in Trang an. Very calm, peaceful wetland surrounded by huge mountain range. On the ride we saw varieties of birds. We only met 2 other boats on the way back. Our guide said as it located a bit far from all the main sights in Ninh Binh so no tourist buses around. We didn’t see the langurs here but we heard the sound of them. So if you have time, recommend do this boat tour.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Bodil M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Peaceful paddle- boat tour through this rare and wonderful nature. Was lucky to see a monkey sitting anong the trees and also a little snake. But more than that was the peacefulnes gliding through the nature this way the best. We only met a few other tourists here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Guide53752047682
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time
    We went here instead of Tam coc and Trang An as wildlife is more for us and we were not disappointed. Took a private car from Tam Coc. Our lady boat rower was lovely and when she knew we loved wildlife and were not there for Instagram selfies she slowed down and stopped at all the little animals and birds that we could see this included Langurs, we had them right next to the boat for about half an hour, we could not believe how lucky we were. She never rushed us to move on. She even got excited at seeing them so close.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2024
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Guide53752047682
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We went here instead of Tam coc and Trang An as wildlife is more for us and we were not disappointed.
Took a private car from Tam Coc.
Our lady boat rower was lovely and when she knew we loved wildlife and were not there for Instagram selfies she slowed down and stopped at all the little animals and birds that we could see this included Langurs, we had them right next to the boat for about half an hour, we could not believe how lucky we were. She never rushed us to move on. She even got excited at seeing them so close.
Written February 19, 2024
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Bodil M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Peaceful paddle- boat tour through this rare and wonderful nature. Was lucky to see a monkey sitting anong the trees and also a little snake. But more than that was the peacefulnes gliding through the nature this way the best. We only met a few other tourists here.
Written November 29, 2023
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kenny.
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Brought here by Ninh bình private day trip from Ha Noi as alternative boat ride in Trang an. Very calm, peaceful wetland surrounded by huge mountain range. On the ride we saw varieties of birds. We only met 2 other boats on the way back. Our guide said as it located a bit far from all the main sights in Ninh Binh so no tourist buses around. We didn’t see the langurs here but we heard the sound of them. So if you have time, recommend do this boat tour.
Written October 12, 2023
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sensable
Philadelphia, PA18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
This is a very unique place in the world. The boat trip to find the delacour langur is peaceful and very nice. The accommodations and food are limited but you can make the most of it.
Written October 8, 2023
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Rahul K
Mumbai, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were lucky to stay near this place and we could simply go near the reserve in the morning for a walk and it’s breathtakingly beautiful…

Whole road goes along the reserve for almost 16 kms and it’s sheer cliff side looks beautiful…

It’s amazing how calms and beautiful it is…

There are birds around and this is an ideal self space for anyone…

Enjoy riding your cycle or have a good walk when you are here
Written September 17, 2023
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Geraint L
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A great way to spend an hour in the peace & quiet of gently being rowed through the dramatic scenary.

We were lucky enough to see a monkey, climbing uo one of the sheer cliffs & then a real treat, a kingfisher, we saw a flash of blue as it flew away & then were lucky that it landed close by to give us a photo to treasure.

Be sure to tip your boat capt well, they earn their money thats for sure
Written March 15, 2023
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Linda Khanh
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Such a beautiful place! Thank Vietnam Escape Tours helping me get here. River is very clean and fresh air
Written February 3, 2023
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lorenzocaratti
Siem Reap, Cambodia11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Looking up lonely island, we thought it would be a great place to visit. The price is ok but the experience left us bored. The boat lady asked us money at the end (no added stuff). We gave her a tip and she continued to ask for more. Lost its spirit... honestly, we've seen much more beautiful with identical landscapes in the northern-eastern parts of vietnam.
Written September 20, 2022
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Alu-Poo
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We mainly went here to see birds. There were a few, but not many. The boat ride is very nice, ending in a cave. Beautiful landscape and once in a while a bird taking off (they are very shy). We haven't seen the monkeys. There are not many tourists here, making it a quiet experience. We were a couple and had our own boat. Tam Coc and Trang An are much busier. We spent three days in Ninh Binh and had the time to visit this. However, if you have only time for one boat ride, I would recommend Trang An or Tam Coc. On the Trang An boat ride we have seen about the same number of species of birds as here in Van Long.
Written August 27, 2022
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aurelieche2016
Hanoi, Vietnam4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Definitely one of our highlights of the trip. I visited this place with my husband and during our visit to Van Long Nature Reserve we got to see beautiful reflections in the waters and the prettiest water lilies. Definitely a must for lovers of flowers :)
Written August 26, 2020
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