Sampan rowing class

Once arrived at Ninh Binh, the travellers are often impressed by not only the majestic beauty of “Terrestrial Halong Bay”, but also its friendly local sampan rowers.

If you wonder how they manage to use their feet to row these traditional boats through the narrow caves, let us help you discover it.

The local inhabitants, with their traditional sampans and their oars swaying under the shade of the eucalyptus, will always be ready to welcome you.

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Place: Linh Coc Pier (about 300m from Tam Coc Garden).

Instructor: Local villagers

Materials: 

  • Sampan.
  • Oars.
  • Life jacket.

Steps:

Option 1: Learning the rowing techniques with two hour session

  • Walk to Linh Coc Pier.
  • Wear your life jacket before descending into the sampan.
  • Discover the techniques of rowing movement under the instruction of the local people.
  • Practice rowing

Option 2: Learning rowing techniques and discover enchanting beauty inside Thung Nham valley with three hour session

  • Walk to Linh Coc Pier.
  • Wear your life jacket before descending into the sampan.
  • Learn the basic techniques and practice rowing in one hour.
  • Together with local sampan rowers, sailing to Buddha cave through the reeds and karst mountains. During the visit, chance to practice the acquired techniques.

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