DISCOVER ANCIENT CAPITAL & PAGODA OF NINH BINH – 2D1N TOUR

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You will visit Hoa Lu, Tam Coc (or Trang An), Mua Cave, Thai Vi Temple, Bich Dong Pagoda and Thung Nham Bird Valley.

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7h30 – 8h00 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for transfer to Ninh Binh

9h15 You will have a short break of 15 – 20 minutes to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or have a quick snack.

10h30 Visiting Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam from years 968 to 1010. Then you will see the Temple of Dinh King and Le King to learn more about Vietnamese history under the Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasties.

11h15 – 11h45 It’s time to join our 30-minute cycling activity to discover the life of the local people. Or stay behind and relax in the restaurant for sightseeing and capture the views of the nearby lake, waterfall, and valleys.

12h00 You will have a buffet lunch with local specialties in the private area of our Trang An Heritage Garden.

13h15 – 13h30

Option 1: Tam Coc known as “Halong Bay on the land”, where you will spend 1.5 hours on the boat to explore this area. On this excursion down the Ngo Dong River, you will pass through the beautiful paddy fields, limestone karst formation, and a stunning cave system including Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba caves for a unique experience.

Option 2: Trang An, a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 2014. There, you can spend 1.5 hours on the boat ride to enjoy the beauty of this place, which owns a beautiful tunnel cave system and appears in the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”.

15h30 Our next destination is Mua Cave. There, you will climb 500 steps to reach the mountain’s peak, overlooking the beautiful view of the city and Tam Coc below.

17h00 The minivan will transfer you back to Trang An Heritage Garden.

17h30 Check in the room. Enjoy swimming at the pool in summertime.

19h00 – 19h30 Have dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at Trang An Heritage Garden.

7h30 – 8h00 Have a breakfast at restaurant.

8h15 Check out of room.

8h30 Get picked up by our friendly guide, the minivan transfer to visit the Thai Vi temple. The temple is a place to worship Kings and generals of Tran dynasty is one of the most powerful and prosperous dynasties of feudalism in Vietnam.
Bich Dong Pagoda is one of the most attractive landmarks in Ninh Binh. It is also known as the second most beautiful cave in Southern Vietnam. The pagoda was built in the style of “=” which means “three” in Chinese words. It includes 3 separate pagodas: Bottom pagoda, Middle pagoda, and Top pagoda, leaning on the mountain from the bottom to the top.

11h30 – 12h00 It is time to enjoy Ninh Binh specialties in the private area of our Trang An Heritage restaurant.

13h30 Continue to Thung Nham Bird Valley. Get on a small sampan to discover Hang But (Buddhist Cave), about 500m in length, a magical view of the stalactites and stalagmites, and see a big Buddha-shaped stalactite sitting beside an underground river, as well as visit an orchard of tropical fruits in this area.
The best time for the bird park is in the afternoon, sit quietly on a boat and slowly paddle through Thung Chim (Thung Nham), discover the most features of this area with more than a thousand birds of 40 species flying to inhabit every day. Your best chance to take nice photos and immerse yourself in the wild and nature.

16h00 – 16h15 Minivan transfer to Mua cave.

17h00 It is time to get transferred back to Hanoi.

19h30 – 19h45 Drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Inclusions/ Exclusions

  • 1 buffet lunch with local specialties; 1 dinner + 1 lunch set menu; 1 breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 night at Trang An Heritage Garden (2-3 pax/room)
  • Bicycle activity
  • Entrance fee & sharing boat at Tam Coc: 2-3 pax/boat; Trang An: 4 pax/boat
  • Sharing boat at Thung Nham Bird Park: 10-12 pax/boat
  • Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi limousine/shuttle bus round trip
  • Mua cave – Trang An Heritage Garden – Thai Vi Temple, Bich Dong pagoda – Thung Nham Bird park transfer: Minivan
  • English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi, 01 bottle of mineral water/way on the limousine/shuttle bus
  • Free usage of Vietnamese conical hat & rain-coat during the trip
  • Beverages
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Surcharge on Vietnam public holidays

Policy

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Notes

Programs & schedules are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions

On weekends, some roads will not allow vehicles to make room for the Walking street, therefore our limousine/shuttle bus will drop you off at the closest and most suitable point in the Old Quarter instead.

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