Only 2 days to visit Ninh Binh from Hanoi, this trip bring you to visit the most of tourist attractions in Ninh Binh as Bai Dinh pagoda; Trang An grottoes, Mua Caves; Hoa Lu area; Tam Coc boat trip; Bich Dong pagoda...and specially, you also have chances to know more about Vietnam history of 10th century and nice to living with local people; learn about Vietnamese foods; stay in typical farm house of North of Vietnam farmer and enjoy warming up of family harmony of them...
Tour Itinerary for 2 day trip:
Day 1: Hanoi - Trang An Grottoes - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Homestay (-/L/D)
8h00: Our tour guide and car pick up at your address to depart to Ninh Binh province with 2.5 hour bus ride (120 Kms). Upon arrival Trang An grottoes, take sampan boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. Finish boat trip, we have lunch with local foods restaurant.
After lunch, transfer to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel...
Afternoon: Drive to Local homestay, check in homestay for relax (during this time, you can enjoy reading or follow group to take the cycling around village for taking sun set on rice field or fishing at local fish farm). Later, you return our homestay for shower and take the time to learn cooking Vietnamese food while the owner cook our dinner. Overnight in beautiful garden bungalow at homestay.
Day 2: Hoa lu ancient capital - Mua Caves - Tam Coc - Bich Dong pagoda - Hanoi (B/L/-)
Wake up, enjoy morning in Ninh Binh farm, then have coffee breakfast; leave homestay to visit Hoa Lu -the ancient capital of Vietnam where you can see back in time of Dinh & Le king temple, the unique building with vintage architectures and learn about Vietnam meaningful history at one time of 1000 year ago. After Hoa Lu area, drive to Mua Caves for hiking466 steps up to the top of mountain where you can take panorama view pictures on view point. After Mua caves, drive to enjoy 1.5 hours boat trip to visit the most of beautiful landscape of Ninh Binh, during boat trip, visiting 3 different cafe, (hang ca, Hang hai and Hang ba. Means 1, 2, 3). After boat trip, Have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit Bich Dong pagoda - the unique women pagoda with beautiful building and mountain.
After Bich Dong pagoda drive back to Hanoi.
17h30: Arrival Hanoi, drop you at your hotel and finish our trip.
Further actives & homestay condition (Private room for 2 persons; Nice room with air-conditional; nice view)
Plus in tour: Cycling; Cooking; Fishing
Tour Cost: 125 USD/person (Group max 6 PAX- Departure daily):
- Bus Transfer
- All entrance fee as mentioned
- Accommodation (share room at bungalow in homestay; if you book for 2 pax or family, no need to share)
- All Meals as mentioned in program (B= Breakfast; L = lunch; D= Dinner)
- English speaking guide