DAY TOUR – HANOI – BAI DINH PAGODA & TRANG AN BOAT RIDE & CYCLING – HANOI
Visit the glimmering massive pagoda complex of Bai Dinh, one of the most magnificent architectures ever built and combine it with a 2-hour boat ride in Trang An Eco System to explore outstanding natural sceneries of limestone karst landscapes. To top it off we’ll take you for a short but scenic cycle ride through the countryside.
07:45 – 08:30 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.
11:00 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.
13:00 Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant, with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….
14:00 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.
16:00 Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with a back drop of a maze of Limestone Mountains.
17:30 We take the return shuttle bus to Hanoi.
20:00 Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. End of our service and see you again!
- A/C comfortable transfers
- Water on the go, 2 bottles per person
- A lavish buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
- All entry fees and other fares like boat trips and cycling
- English speaking guide
- Other beverages, taxes or service charges
- Personal expenses
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
- Travel insurance
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expense
- Wide brimmed hat or umbrella, a thin rain coat or poncho
- Sunscreen, sunglasses
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!