DAY 1: HANOI – CUC PHUONG
Pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi city center at 7.00 Am.
After 2.5 hour driving, you will arrive in Cuc Phuong, the oldest National Park in Vietnam. Stop and visit the renowned Endangered Primate Rescue Centre to see some of the rarest apes and monkeys in the world and learn about the conservation efforts to save them. Then you’ll visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man. After picnic lunch or lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll wander through a subtropical forest, rich in flora and fauna with thousand-year-old trees draped in vines.Drive to Ninh Binh city center, check in hotel and free time at your leisure
Trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park Visiting Site/Activity
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh Province, in Vietnam's Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong was Vietnam's first national park and is the country's largest nature reserve.
DAY 2: PHAT DIEM CHURCH – THIEN HA CAVE
Have breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the fresh atmosphere, get ready at 08.00 Am to visit Phat Diem church, one of the most famous and beautiful churches in Vietnam with special architecture: an elegant combination between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings. It took 24 years to build this church from 1875 to 1898. And as its name suggests, it was completely built of stone and wood that are readily available in the mountain area of Ninh Binh. The preparation phase, mainly extracting materials from lime-stone mountains, took the local as many as 10 years to finish. After visiting the church, we can have a gentle walk around to enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of the countryside and discover the local life.
12.00 pm: Have lunch at a local restaurant.
13.30 pm: Start visiting the Thien Ha cave. We would float on the underneath river which is named Galaxy which appears with curling line under thousands of sparkling stalactites which suddenly on the right above curl of the cave ceiling. There are also many stalactites under various shapes, which need to be named. In the peaceful place, visitors would feel the sound of the oar striking clearly, the sound of the water drop and thousands of bats inside the grotto. Overnight in hotel in Ninh Binh
Phat Diem church Visiting Site/Activity
Phat Diem Church is one of the most famous and beautiful churches in Vietnam with special architecture: an elegant combination between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings
Thien Ha (Galaxy) cave Visiting Site/Activity
Tourists will join in small boat to discover the underneath river which is named Galaxy which appears with curling line under thousands of sparkling stalactites which suddenly on the right above curl of the cave ceiling.
DAY 3: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY
07.30 – 08.00: After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Ha Long. After nearly 4 hour drive, there comes the harbor. Our local guide will see you for the check-in and cruise briefing. Lunch is served while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating limestone karsts on the way. In the afternoon, you spend the time to visit the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave, relax on a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island and go kayaking or swimming. Dinner and overnight on board.
Thien Canh Son cave Visiting Site/Activity
Thien Canh Son cave belogns to Bai Tu Long bay area, Halong bay. Inside the cave, it is an ethereal wonderland with naturally carved images resembling a lotus, and a baby elephant. The ceiling of the cave is covered with a shiny ‘gem carpet’, and numerous sparkling stalactites appear like ’hanging lamps’. Stone statues of seals and flowers create an imaginary dream world
Kayaking in Cong Do Visiting Site/Activity
Kayaking in Halong Bay is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Paddle through islets; visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages…Kayaks go where other big boats cannot.
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI
Start a day with a glorious view of the Bay with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the breakfast in the fresh air. Later, you have a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and visit fish farms. More swimming is available. Around 10.00 – 11.30, we cruise towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
After checking out of the junk, we drive back to Hanoi, on the back to Hanoi we will stop at Yen Duc village for the authentic water puppet show, a unique performance in Vietnam countryside. The trip ends at 5:00 in Hanoi.
Vung Vieng fishing village Visiting Site/Activity
Vung Vieng is located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, 24 km from the mainland. You will not only be immersed by the quiet and peaceful landscape, but also be instructed in the fine arts of sailing and casting fish nets.
Water puppet show Visiting Site/Activity
The perfect representative of Vietnam’s rural life because it brings many beloved folk stories to life in an attractive and fun manner
- Private car transfer with an experienced driver Hanoi – Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh & joining transfer Ha Long – Hanoi
- English speaking tour guide.
- Meals as mentioned
- All entrances fees
- VAT and other taxes
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Camera fees (if any)
- Surcharge for peak season (Christmas and New Year)
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