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Ninh Binh province is an ideal eco-spot of tourism and convergence of classical, historical values and captivating natural landscape. The province stretches from the Northwest mountainous area to the delta, thus being called a half mountain half plain area. Besides limestone caves and grottos, Ninh Binh is also popular for the first imperial capital of Vietnam. Join this 2 days tour in Ninh Binh, you will have the opportunity to explore a hidden gem in Northern Vietnam.
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: Mua Cave – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)
08.00: Breakfast at hotel/bungalow before starting your day.
09.00: Cycle around the village while observing the landsacpe.
Discover Mua cave, a hot spot of Ninh Binh.
11.00: Cycle back to bungalow. Have lunch with Vietnamese dishes.
12.00: Check out & free at your own leisure.
17.00: Get bus to return to Hanoi.
19.00 - 20.00: 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 through some spiritual spots like Dia Linh Mountain in the middle of the river, etc. 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 2: Mua Cave – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, we will cycle around village to discovery the local life in the morning and go to Mua cave. You also need to pass nearly 500 steps up to set your footprints on the top of Mua Mountain. It is worth your conquering efforts as you will have an impressive panoramic view of Tam Coc, Trang An & Ninh Binh city from there.
Cycling back to bungalow. It is time for lunch at local restaurant.
Check out & free at your own leisure.
Return to Hanoi and drop you off at your hotel. Our guide will say goodbye to you. Tour ends.
114.00 (per person)