Discover breathtaking Hoa Lu, these famous sites are located in Ninh Binh province, 95km south of Hanoi. Historical Sao Khe River mountains resemble the topography at Halong Bay. Biggest difference is that is situated on land and contains rice paddies around. The area supports farmers with stray goats on the karsts hillsides and fishermen.
This trip is unlike any other tours you’ve ever been on in Ninh Binh. We will take you to the most remote rural villages, give you the best opportunity to experience the local life. You will be able to become a local, by learning how to catch fish and learn how to paddle a floating bamboo raft. You’ll be sure to leave with a day of unforgettable memories.
07:45 – 08:15: Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh – The first Vietnamese’s Capital.
09:30: Short break along the way.
10:30: Arrive in Hoa Lu (The First Vietnamese’s capital) Visit 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10th Century.)
Hoa Lư was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. Together with Phát Diệm Cathedral, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, Bái Đính Temple, Tràng An, and Cúc Phương, Hoa Lư is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ninh Bình Province.
11:30: Get on the sampan boat to explore Historical Sao Khe River and cave in the ancient Capital.
12:00: Lunch in Trang An. (Vegetarian is available).
13:30 – 16:00: Cycling through the local villages, and visit a local family to learn about their daily live and culture. Afterward visit a Secret Cave opening into a paradise valley where you can learn about farming and using floating rafts.
16:00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi.
18:00: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter, drop you off at your Hotel.
- Fun activities, bicycles
- Friendly and passionate local guides
- Meals mentioned in the tour itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
What do I need to bring?
Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)
What do I need to know?
During the period November to March it is advisable to pack rainwear and warm clothing, your camera and lots of batteries.
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