Excursion To The Charming Wetland In Northern Vietnam – 2 Days 1 Night

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Ninh Binh is blessed with diverse topography of both mountainous and coastal areas. It can be said that the province contains all the scenic quintessence of whole Vietnam within its relatively small size. With this 2 days 1 night tour, you will not only visit famous destinations such as Hoa Lu ancient capital Trang An, Bich Dong pagoda but also arrive at Van Long natural reserve is proudly to be listed in top attractions of Vietnam for its beautiful landscape and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. If you are a nature lover, don’t hesitate to book this tour for enjoying chill vibes!



  • Spend 2 days to be relaxed with nature and live slower in fast paced life 
  • Discover the Vietnamese history through historical sites such as ancient capital and King Temple 
  • Explore remarkable caves at Trang An, the World Natural Heritage Site 
  • Cycle around the village and observe local people’s life 
  • Reach to the pagoda to learn more about the importance of Buddhism in Vietnam religion  as well as take time to be pray best wishes for yourself and loved ones 
  • Get boat trip to admire Van Long Nature Reserve’s stunning landscapes 


Day 01: Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Trang An - Bich Dong pagoda (Lunch/Dinner) 

07.30 - 08.00: Pick up at the hotel in Old Quarter area and then depart for Ninh Binh province. 

10.00: Arrive Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Have time to admire temples of King Dinh and King Le.  

11.20: Cycle to Bich Dong pagoda. Enjoy the beauty of its architecture and peaceful atmosphere. 

12.30: Have lunch at local restaurant wit Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy the localities goat meat. 

13.30: Depart to the Trang An Grottoes (the Wolrd Natural Heritage site).  

16.00: Come back to the local house and enjoy Vietnamese folk music while enjoying fruits and tea. 

17.00: Transfer to homestay for check in. 

Take break time and have dinner at the homestay. 

Overnight in Ninh Binh. 

Day 2: Van Long Wetland Reserve – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch) 

08.00: Breakfast at hotel/bungalow before starting your day. 

09.00: Cycle around the village while observing the landscape.  

Discover Van Long Nature Reserve on a bamboo boat. 

11.30: Come back to homestay. Have lunch with Vietnamese dishes.  

Have free time to explore how to make handicraft in local house.  

12.00: Check out & free at your own leisure. 

16.00: Get bus to return to Hanoi. 

18.00 - 19.00: Drop you off at your departure point in Old Quarter area. 


Day 01: Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Trang An - Bich Dong pagoda (Lunch/Dinner) 

Welcome at your hotel lobby in Hanoi Old Quarter. After one hour sitting in bus to Ninh Binh province. 

The very first meaningful stop-over in our itinerary is Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam from 968 until 1010.  Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is specially the national-level important cultural-historical relics. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital used to be a firm military stronghold of 3 consecutive dynasties in Vietnam history: Dinh Dynasty, Early Le Dynasty, and Ly Dynasty. The Imperial place lays under the ground for 3m and now become a very interesting place to visit. You will have the chance to see the old items used by the royal family in ancient time. 

Bike to Bich Dong pagoda which located in the Truong Yen range, looks on a valley of fertile rice fields, crossed by the Truong Giang River and leans on Bich Dong Mountain of Ngu Nhac Son Mountains. Bich Dong pagoda includes three temples: Ha temple, Trung temple and Thuong temple. Bich Dong pagoda's architecture was based on Oriental style with main materials are wood and tiles. Bich Dong is surrounded by Hoang Long River, in which the surface is covered by green and unique pink of lotus. That sight makes you feel peaceful and relaxed.  

Have lunch with Vietnamese dishes at local restaurant to recharge your energy. 

In the afternoon, you will arrive at another popular attraction, Trang An Grottoes (the World Natural Heritage site).  You will pass through 4 caves: Sang Cave,  Toi  Cave,  Ba  Giot  Cave,  Nau  Ruou  in  mystery and  wildness,  see  scenery  of  mountain  and  rivers  Halong  Bay  on  land  of  Ninh Binh. On the way, you also pass though some spiritual spots like Dia Linh Mountain in the middle of the river and learn more about Vietnamese history. 

The grottoes consist of a handful of caves and rocks towering out from a large network of canals and lakes.

Back to Hotel for check in. Have dinner at hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh. 

Day 02: Van Long Nature Reserve – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch) 

After waking up, enjoy breakfast at hotel. Then depart to begin the second day. Cycle around the village to explore the life in the morning. Afterward, you will discover Van Long with amazing views by getting on bamboo boat trip. It has received 2 records of Vietnam, which are home to the biggest community of Delacour's langur and the largest natural painting. The fauna and flora in Van Long typify the ecosystems of limestone mountains and Red River Delta wetlands. This is an ideal destination that help you find peace and forget all of stress in life.  

Get back to homestay and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will have free time to explore how to make handicraft in local house. 

Check out and free at your own leisure. Return to Hanoi. Drop you off and hope to see you around. Tour ends. 



  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter;
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus;
  • Professional English speaking guide;
  • Bottle of water;
  • Lunch at local restaurant;
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees;
  • Cycling to visit Bich Dong pagoda, Van Long Wetland Reserve;
  • Accommodation at hotel or homestay.
  • Travel insurance;


  • SIngle suplement for solo traveler: 15 USD/night/pax;
  • Drinks and other meals;
  • Personal expenses, Tips.

Please Note

  • To locate your hotel, please visit Booking.com or Agoda.com\ Filter by Neighborhood\ Old Quarter;
  • If you stay outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, additional transfer fee will be charged (fee depends on hotel location and will be directly informed you) or our guide will meet you at Hanoi Opera House - 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi;
  • Hotel pick up time will be varied from 7:30 – 8:00. We will inform you the exact time as receiving your hotel address. The pickup time depends on traffic jam, weather and other customers in group tour. Therefore, the driver and tour guide take time to collect all customers. If they come late, we hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience and patiently wait them;
  • You can choose to stay in a single room at hotel instead of a sharing room with supplement of 15 USD
  • The price is not applied in holidays.

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