At around 8am your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi for the 2.5 hour drive to Ninh Binh. After picking up your local guide we will first visit Trang An grottoes where we take a 2-hour boat trip to visit a complex of caves such as: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the karst mountains surrounding you. This area is also called Ha Long on land and it is also the latest Natural UNESCO heritage in Vietnam. We’ll make a short break to visit the Taoist temple, in a Limestone mountain in the middle of the river. With its unique architecture it is made entirely of wood. We’’ll have lunch at a local restaurant for some local special dishes, such as soups, goat meat with elderberry. After lunch and some time to relax we continue for Mua Cave, visit the secret hospital that Vietnamese used in the days of thunder (Vietnam War). Inside the cave you can challenge yourself with 500 steps to the top of the mountain. Enjoy the fresh air at the “rooftop of Ninh Binh ” with some breathtaking views. At the end of the afternoon we will drop you off at your overnight stay.
Transportation: Private A/C car
Accommodation: Bungalow at the Tam Coc River
Guide: English-speaking tour guide