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HANOI - HOA LU – TAM COC – VAN LONG NATURE RESERVE – CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - HANOI 2D1N

This first day of the tour will take you to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. We’ll explore the countryside and learn about the history of two royal dynasties while visiting two temples. We continue our way to the Tam Coc river where ... View more
Travel Style: Adventure Tours
Destinations: Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park
Duration: 2 Days & 1 Night
$149.00
$123.00

Day 1 : HANOI - HOA LU – TAM COC (Lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 1 (group tour): 

7.45 – 8.30 Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi.

8.30 Depart from Hanoi on the way to Ninh Binh Province (on the way there will be a stop of about 20 minutes).

10.00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

10.15 Visit the temples of the two kings of the Dinh and Le dynasties.

11.40 Arriving at Tam Coc Wharf at around lunchtime.

12.00 Great lunch at a local restaurant over looking the Ngo Dong river. You’ll have the chance to enjoy Ninh Binh’s specialty of goat meat and elderberry. You can check into your hotel!

13.00 Board the sampan boats, rowed by locals as you gently make your way along the Ngo Dong river. Take in the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, villages and seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves, Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba.

15.00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.

15.15 Enjoy a cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong along the countryside rivers and paddy fields.

16.00 Your tour guide will show you your hotel to check-in if you didn’t do it yet around lunchtime. The further evening is at your own interpretation.

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

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Itinerary Details Day 2 (private motorbike tour): 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.

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

8.20 We start the 1 hour boat ride in Van Long NR

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

11.00 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.

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

15.10 We end our visit and start driving back to Ninh Binh. Your driver will drop you off at the train station for your journey back to Hanoi. The train is scheduled for 5.30pm and will arrive in Hanoi at around 8pm.

Price per person in USD 

1 Pax 2 Pax
$180 $123

What’s included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in the old quarter, Hanoi
  • Transfer by A/C modern bus to Ninh Binh
  • Transfer by A/C soft seat train from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
  • 2* Hotel in Tam Coc
  • English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Hoa Lu - Tam Coc tour on day 1
  • Private motorbike tour on day 2
  • Lunch on arrival on day 1, 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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