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Ninh Binh 2 Day Tour from Hanoi: Boat trip, Mountain, Caves, Biking, Bungalow

1. Visit rural life & less touristy destination from Hanoi, you can visit Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century with.
2. Learn about history & architecture of King Dinh & King Le temple and biking trip around villages.
3. Enjoy boat trip to visit Tam Coc & Trang An, called Halong bay onland.
4. Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the most famous & biggest Pagoda in the Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Buddha Statue.
5. Enjoy a peaceful night at a very nice bungalow, amazing local foods.
6. Friendly services, save time & money.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • English speaking guide during the trip
    • 02 bottles of water on bus and after cycling
    • Accommodation: Overnight at Bungalow
    • Air-conditioned transfer round trip and electric car in Bai Dinh
    • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
    • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
    • Entry/Admission - Trang An Landscape Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Bai Dinh Pagoda
    What's excluded :
    • Tips/gratitides; drinks during meals

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc- Cycling - Overnight at Bungalow (L/D)

    Pass By: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    8:00 am Tour guide and car from Paradise Indochina Travel come to pick you up at your hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter & Hanoi Opera House. We stop for a short break to stretch your legs.
    Enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rural areas on the way

    Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh 40000 Vietnam
    10:30 You will visit Hoa Lu Hoa Lu which was old capital and has a variety of historical places for visitors to pay a trip.

    First and foremost, attractions catching tourists ‘ eyes are temples, where people worship the Emperors and royal people that ruled here more than 1000 years ago: Dinh Tien Hoang Emperor temple, Le Dai Hanh Emperor temple, Phat Kim Princess temple (Phat Kim is a tragic fate daughter of DinhTien Hoang Emperor).

    Secondly, Hoa Lu still keeps the remaining of ancients fortress built by Dinh dynasty more than 1000 years ago. The Imperial place lays under the ground for 3m and now become a very interesting place to visit. Tourists will have the chance to see the old items used by the royal family in ancient time. The fortress outside is built based on the natural advantages: the mountain provides good background, the deep valley is a basement, and the rivers supply water for people inside the fortress and would become traps to fight against enemy in any case.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province
    13:00 Then you have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam
    14:30 You start an excursion on Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc. It’s hard not to be won over by the mystical, watery beauty of the Tam Coc "three caves" region, which is effectively a miniature landlocked version of Ha Long Bay. Tam Coc has become relentlessly commercial, with many travellers having a wonderful day spoiled by hard-sell antics at the end of their trip.

    Despite the over-zealous - occasionally aggressive - peddling of embroideries and soft drinks by the rowers, the two-hour sampan-ride is a definite highlight, especially as the men and women row with their feet and make it look easy.

    Boat rides on traditional sampans are the highlight in Tam Coc, meandering through dumpling-shaped karst hills in a flooded landscape where the river and rice paddies merge serenely into one; keep an eye open for mountain goats high on the cliffs, and bright, darting kingfishers. Journey’s end is Tam Coc, three long, dark tunnel-caves (Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi) eroded through the limestone hills with barely sufficient clearance for the sampan after heavy rains. On the way back, you can ask to stop at Thai Vi Temple, a short walk from the river. Dating from the thirteenth century and dedicated to the founder of the Tran Dynasty, it’s a peaceful, atmospheric spot. After boat trip, group will check in Bungalow and relax.

    19:00, then enjoy the night there with bar opposite to the pool.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Bungalow in Tam Coc

    Day 2: Tam Coc - Trang An Grottoes - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi (B/L)

    Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam
    6:30 Welcome a new day with sunrise exercise in Bungalow area. Then get ready for a breakfast.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Xuan 430000 Vietnam
    9:00 You arrive at Trang An boat dock and have the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora.

    The Trang An eco-tourism site is considered the "Ha Long Bay land". Here, space was so quiet that the only sounds were those of the trains. In the distance, visitors have the opportunity to perceive the white flowers of the reeds in the foothills. While enjoying fresh air and mountain scenery, which takes visitors into a magical world.

    The entire cave is home to 50 of Trang An caves connecting 30 small valleys which follow about 10 kilometers from North to South. This is the perfect destination for who loves nature and discover the magnificent caves of Ninh Binh. Crossing the caves, we find a forest paradise of stalactites and stalagmites which form, stimulating the imagination, gave their name to many of these caves: Ba Giot, Seo, Dia Linh, Nau Ruou, etc.

    Trang An is a primary forest of great diversity in flora and fauna. According to statistics, Trang An is home to about 577 plant species including 10 species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam. It has rare animals, such as precious primate branch panties, phoenix earth...
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam
    Then you come back to the bungalow restaurant in Tam Coc are for an interesting Cooking demonstration and learn how to make the local cakes then have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant. Check out and clear the bills.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Gia Vien District, Gia Sinh Vietnam
    After lunch, group will take electric car to main entrance of pagoda. You visit the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complex - the Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist area. It consists of several temples and over 500 intricately carved statues of Buddha, including one that’s made of bronze and is 10 metres in height. Set within the Gia Sinh Commune, it attracts a huge crowd of local devotees and travellers looking to pay their respects and have their fortunes told by the resident monks.
    The Pagoda cover a total of 7 million square metres. Built in 2003, it’s made with materials that are sourced from local handicraft villages within the Ninh Binh Province, including Bat Trang ceramic tiles, Y Yen bronze casts, and embroidery from Ninh Hai Village. The Bai Dinh pagoda possesses many parts such as Tam The Temple, Phap chu Temple, Quan Am temple( Bodhisattva Temple), Bao Thap, Bell Tower and dormitory area for Buddhist monks.
    The most important emphasizing point of these great religion works are Tam The Temple and Phap Chu Temple. Two temples cover a total area of 1,000 square meters. The height of Phap Chu Temple is up to 22m and it contains five partitions . In the centre of this temple is a bronze Buddha Sykamuni statue with 10 meters high and 100 tons heavy which is certificated as the biggest statue in Vietnam. This statue is casted by the pure bronze bought from Russian, casted and installed by the famous artisans of casting bronze statue in Y Yen, Nam Dinh.

    Another special feature in Bai Dinh pagoda is “Great Bell” with the weight of 36 tons was casted and located in Bell Tower. In addition, there is 70 -ton bronze drum on the floor of the Tower. What’s more, coming to Bai Dinh pagoda, visitors have a chance to see the biggest Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue in Bodhissattva Temple. This statue looks so marvellous with thousand hands and eyes to present the protection and universal salvation for common people.

    Furthermore, visitors will be astonished at the collection of 500 Arahat statues on the hill on the right - hand side of Phap Chu Temple. The 500 Arhat statues with the height of 2.3m, carved by Ninh Binh stone have different positions and gestures that create magic space and lively atmosphere.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Finish trip in Bai Dinh Pagoda, group will take electric car back to the vehicle waiting. Then you get on the bus back to Hanoi.

    19:00 You are in Hanoi, we drop you off at your hotel. End of the trip.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    7:50 - 8:00 Tour guide and bus pick you up from hotel in Hanoi old Quarter and start driving to Ninh Binh.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Paradise indochina Travel

Activity ID: V-117035P18

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