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Do you know that besides a stunning view of mountains and rice fields, Ninh Binh province is also famous as one of the center areas of religion, especially Buddhism, in the north of Vietnam? Join this two days tour, you will not only have the opportunity to admire stunning landcapes of Ninh Binh's nature as Am Tien Cave, Tam Coc, Trang An but also can learn more about the history as well as religion like Hoa Lu, Bai Dinh pagoda which keeps many records of Vietnam and the world. Let’s book this tour and experience!
Day 1: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - King Dinh temple - Am Tien Cave - Tam Coc (L/D)
Day 2: Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An - Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 01: HANOI - HOA LU - KING DINH TEMPLE - AM TIEN CAVE - TAM COC (L/D)
7.30 - 8.00: Tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby and head to Ninh Binh province by Limousine car.
After 2.5 hours, you arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. You will have a deeper side about Vietnamese history as well as culture through visiting Hoa Lu ancient capital and King Ding temple. Then, you will go to Am Tien Cave which owns a stunning landsceps.
12.30: Have buffet lunch at the local restaurant with Vietnamese dishes.
In the afternoon, you will have special experience with a sampan boat trip on Tam Coc. Your boat will follow Ngo Dong’s river and lead to three emerald water caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba. You can be overwhelmed by the landscape of beautiful caves were filled up many shimmering stalactites which formed in thousands of years by nature.
The, you will cycle to go to Bich Dong pagoda. The pagoda has another name is Bach Ngoc Thach Son Dong, means the stone pagoda is beautiful like gem. It is located at Truong Yen mountain. It has 3 pagodas: Bottom pagoda, Middle pagoda and Top pagoda. Walking slowly around the pagodas, in peaceful and quite atmosphere, you can forget all of stress and burden in your busy life. It also has many meaningful advises about lifestyle, behavior to lead people to the good things in life.
Check-in your homestay.
19.00: Enjoy the first dinner in Ninh Binh.
Free time at night. You can spend time to swim in the pool of homestay, walk around the village or just chat to people.
DAY 02: BAI DINH – TRANG AN – HANOI (B/L)
After breakfast, you will go to Bai Dinh pagoda to explore another side about religion in Ninh Binh province, besides nature landscapes.
Bai Dinh pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in Vietnam. Before Tam Chuc pagoda’s appearance, Bai Dinh pagoda used to be the largest pagoda in Vietnam and Southest Asia. The pagoda is quite big so be sure that you have a good pair of shoes to without interruption. The pagoda has the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. The pagoda also has 500 Arhan statues. You will be overwhelmed as standing in front of statues.
In springtime, the temple has a huge amount of tourists because of Lunar new year period. If you don’t like crowded place, you should pay attention this. Walking around the pagoda while listening tour guide’s introduction, you can have better understanding about the pagoda as well as the importance of Buddhism in Vietnam’s religion. Don’t forget to pray best wishes for yourself, your family and friends, the Buddha can hear them and help you!
12.30: You will enjoy the lunch with traditional food to get more energy for continuing the tour.
In the afternoon, you will take sampan boat to follow the river’s flow to discover Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex. You will see the picture of a lot of mountain shadows on the water, everything has green color, from color of trees to water. The boat will lead you to caves in Trang An which are formed million years ago. Just let your mind free and enjoy amazing views in front of your eyes before leaving Ninh Binh.
Return to Hanoi around 18.30.
121.00 (per person)