-> Explore the most impressive temple and pagoda complex at Bai Dinh -> Take a wonderful 2-hour boat ride in Trang An Eco System -> Cycle to the hidden gem Bich Dong Pagoda and Thai Vi Temple -> Climb Hang Mua for breathtaking views from the top -> Visit l... View more
Destinations: Trang An, Bich Dong, Thai Vi, Hang Mua, Tam Coc, Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park
Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night
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Day 1 : Hanoi - Trang An – Bich Dong – Thai Vi - Hang Mua - Tam Coc (Lunch)

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Day 1: Trang An – Bich Dong – Thai Vi - Hang Mua 

At 7:30am your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Hanoi to drive you to the meeting point. Your guide will welcome you there and after a brief instruction we take the bikes to towards the area of Trang An Eco System. The area is also called Ha Long Bay on land and is considered as the best second stunning karst limestone mountain panorama after Ha Long bay in Quang Ninh province. We take a leisurely boat ride for around 2 hours through this stunning area before we continue by bike along the river to our next stop, Bich Dong Pagoda.

Bich Dong means Peal Cave and if you’re lucky on the way we can see a group of monkeys hanging on the green limestone mountains around here or mountain goats playing in the fields. A visit to Bich Dong Pagoda makes you feel free and relax as Buddhism spiritual was founded here hundred years ago.

At around 12.30 a lovely lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch we continuing biking through the countryside and arrive at Thai Vi Temple, located in a big valley of Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune. The temple was built to worship 4 kings of the Tran Dynasty and Queen Thuan Thien. It’s hidden in a limestone mountain in the middle of the river, with its unique architecture, entirely out of stone.

We continue our trip towards Hang Mua (Mua Cave Mountain), visit the secret hospital that Vietnamese used in the days of thunder (Vietnam War) inside the cave before we challenge ourselves with 500 steps to the top of the mountain. The reward is there with breathtaking views of the valley and River below.

This place is also called the “Rooftop of Ninh Binh”.

At around 4:30pm we finish the trip at your accommodation where the further day and evening will be at your own interpretation.


Transportation: Private car, cycling and boat ride

Meals: Lunch

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Bungalow at the River

Day 2 : Tam Coc - Van Long NR – Cuc Phuong NP - Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Tam Coc - Van Long NR – Cuc Phuong NP - Hanoi

Day 2: Tam Coc - Van Long NR – Cuc Phuong NP - Hanoi

08h00 After breakfast (and check-out) we start our motorbike tour with a 1-hour drive to Van Long NR where we take a leisurely 1-hour boat trip. 

10h00 We head on and take country side roads towards Cuc Phuong National Park. There are plenty opportunities for photo stops. 

11h00 Arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park where we will have an early lunch before trekking to the 1000-year-old tree.

14h00 We return to the gate of the National Park to visit the endangered primate rescue center for about 30 minutes.

16h00 We finish our trip and bring you to the pick-up point for the limousine bus back to Hanoi where we will drop you off at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. Estimated arrival time in Hanoi at 6.30pm.


Transportation: Motorbike, boat ride and private car

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

What’s included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in the old quarter, Hanoi
  • Private transfers by car
  • Cycling and boat trips
  • English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Private motorbike trip
  • Lunch on arrival on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • Overnight in a bungalow at a wondeful location at the River
  • 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 voucher 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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