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HANOI - BAI DINH - TRANG AN - VAN LONG NR - CUC PHUONG NP - HANOI

Located east of the Ninh Binh province and covering almost 2000 hectares, the Trang An Eco-tourism complex is divided into 5 sections: a specially preserved area – Hoa Lu ancient citadel, a central area of grottoes and caves, a tourist service area and the hol... View more
Travel Style: Adventure Tours
Destinations: Bai Dinh, Trang An Eco System, Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park
Duration: 2 Days & 1 Night
2.967.000,00 ₫

Day 1 : HANOI - BAI DINH - TRANG AN (Lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 1 (group tour):

7:45–8:30 Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay in the old quarter of Hanoi to start the 100km modern bus journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short break en route.

11am Arrive at the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain, surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away. This pagoda complex stunner boasts an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition, refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:

- 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)

- 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons and another 36 tones

- Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each). With sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story, which presented by your insider guide, you cannot fail to enchant. The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with Limestone Mountains.

1pm Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant, with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….

2pm Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of a majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out of rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meters long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meters long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meters long…  Every passages bring new surprises of the mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.

4pm Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with a back drop of a maze of Limestone Mountains.

5.30pm You will be transferred to your hotel in Tam Coc!

Day 2 : VAN LONG NATURE RESERVE - CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - HANOI (Breakfast and lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 2: Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve – Cuc Phuong National Park – Ha Noi

This second day is a private motorbike and boat trip which first takes you to Van Long Nature Reserve. It’s not only a natural reserve of wetlands but also of cultural relics. Van Long is legendary, a beautiful area and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. Relax, sit back and enjoy, when sitting on your local rowing boat and take in the natural beauty of spectacular mountain ranges that create a natural wall surrounded the vast expanse of water.

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest National Park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species.

8.30am After breakfast (and check-out) we start our motorbike tour with a 1-hour drive to Van Long NR.

9.20am We start the 1 hour boat ride in Van Long NR

10.30am We head on and take country side roads towards Cuc Phuong National Park. There are plenty opportunities for photo stops.

12am We arrive at the parks center (Bong) to enjoy an early lunch at 11.30am before we start trekking to the 1000-year-old tree.

3pm We return to the gate of the National Park to visit the endangered primate rescue center for about 30 minutes.

4.10pm We end our visit and start driving back to Ninh Binh City.  Your driver will drop you off at the Ninh Binh Train. Estimated arrival time around 20.00 at Hanoi Train Station. Tour ends

Price per person in USD 

1 Pax 2 Pax
$189 $129

What’s included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in the old quarter, Hanoi
  • Pick up at your hotel in Tam Coc
  • Transfer by A/C modern (mini) bus from Hanoi to to Ninh Binh
  • Transfer by A/C soft seat train from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
  • English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Boat ride & biking trip on day 1, Private motorbike tour on day 2
  • Lunch on arrival on day 1 (buffet style), breakfast & lunch on day 2
  • All entree fees
  • All indicated in our itinerary

What’s excluded?

  • All other beverages and travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us, valid passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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