NINH BINH – TAM COC & TRANG AN GROTTOES

Code
SBHN05
Tour route
Ha Noi - Ninh Binh
Duration
2 days / 1 night
Start/End
Ha Noi / Ninh Binh
Tour type
City Breaks

Ninh Bình 9

If you fancy a change and are interested in seeing an old area of ancient earth then this is the stopping point for you. Ninh Binh is picture-perfect Vietnam – lush green fields, towering limestone mountains, tranquil waterways, charming historic sites and friendly locals. Called “The Halong Bay of the Rice Fields” after the UNESCO World Heritage Site north of Hanoi, the stunning limestone karst towers hearken to the famed landscape of the bay as well as Guilin in southern China – a landscape that has inspired poets for centuries.

Day 1 HANOI – NINH BINH – TAM COC (Lunch/Dinner)

Bích Động 1

In the morning, drive to Ninh Binh to visit unspoiled villages, immense rice fields in the center of the Red River Delta, visit Bich Dong Temple and relics of Hoa Lu (Ancient Capital) (Dinh dynasty in the 10th century). Get on a small boat to row along the small canal in the rice field to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) considered as “Halong Bay on land”. Go visit Kenh Ga. Get on a small boat to travel along Kenh Ga (Chicken Canal) to enjoy the beautiful landscape surround dings, and visit fish floating village. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 2 NINH BINH – TRANG AN – HANOI (Breakfast/Lunch)

Tràng An 18After breakfast, we enjoy the visit to Phat Diem Cathedral, a giant building entirely made of stone with numerous stone sculptures on the inside and outside walls and a large bell cast in the 1890s weighing nearly 2 tons is found in the bell tower. Have a lunch at local restaurant. Take the amazing boat trip to visit Trang An Grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. Have lunch then drive back to Hanoi. End of the tour.

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