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Discover Hoa Lu, which was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1009 CE. Then you travel to Tam Coc, which is complimented as “Ha Long among the rice paddies”. Spend the second day visiting Cuc Phuong National Park, which is famous for its variety of animals, plants and the dozens of ancient caves that can be found within the forest.
Get a comfort pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and head to Hoa Lu Ninh Binh. Enjoy beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way before exploring Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. Visit Dinh king temple which built in the 10th century and finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. Then, go to Mua Cave where you can have a panorama view of city from the Mua mountain's peak. After that, we move to Tam Coc to get lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, get on bamboo boat rowed by the local people in Hoang Long River to visit Tam Coc. You will pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way. Witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations. If you are fan for cycling, you will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle. After the ride, check in the two-star hotel and have dinner at Tam Coc. You will spend your first night here.
After breakfast, we start departing to Cuc Phuong National Park - one of the most popular nature tourist destinations in Vietnam. The primate center was established in 1993 with the support of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. It has grown to 100 animals in 30 cages, 4 houses, two semi-wild enclosures.
After lunch, depart to the Park Centre to visit the Cave of Early Man (had over 7000 year). Return to your hotel in Hanoi.
Tour ends. Our guide will say good bye and see you again!
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
7.30 – 8.30: Pick up at the hotel in Old Quarter area then depart for ancient of Hoa Lu (90km south of Hanoi).
10.10: Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient captial. Spend time to discover the capital of Dai Co Viet in 10th and 11th Century.
Visit temples dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang (923 – 979).
11.15: Move to Mua Cave, one of "spotlight" of Ninh Binh. Try to climb to the peak the moutain and enjoy the panorama view of city.
12.30: Time is for lunch! You will have lunch at local bungalow with delicious Vietnamese set menu.
13.40: Board on sampans to visit Tam Coc (Three caves): Hang Ca- first cave, Hang Hai – the second cave and Hang Ba- third Cave.
15.10: Cycle through the rice fields and villages as observing beautiful landscapes of this land.
16.00: Have a small sunset pary. Enjoy drinks and fruits and swim in cool water to be relaxed after a long day.
17.00: Check in Tam Coc Wonderland Bungalow with swimming pool.
19.00: Have the dinner (set menu). Free time at night.
7.30: Enjoy morning drinks then have breakfast at your bungalow.
8.45: Depart for Cuc Phuong National Park, which was Vietnam's first national park and is the country's largest nature reserve.
10.10: Arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park.
Start with first destination in park, the Endangered Primate Rescue Center - one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world.
12.00: Enjoy a local style Vietnamese lunch
In the afternoon, experience thrilling moments when exploring Cave of Prehistoric man dates back 7000 years old.
15.30: Get a bus transfer back to Tam Coc and back to Hanoi.
18.30: Come back to your departure point in Hanoi. Tour ends.
146.00 (per person)