Day 1: Hanoi Ninh Binh Cuc Phuong national park
trip kicks off from Hanoi, a 2.5 hour drive will take
you to the rural town of Ninh Binh, which is located in
one of the most beautiful parts of Vietnam, with its
dramatic scenery, historical intrigues, religious
pilgrimage sites and endangered animal sanctuaries. The
town of Ninh Binh is an ideal base to venture out on
short small day trips.
Our first destination is Cuc Phuong national park, from
Highway No 1 we drive further into the middle of the
park. You are free to explore the Cuc Phuong national
park, Just spend your walking into the forest, you can
start from the Bong Station, then follow a circular
route viewing a variety of endangered bird species. The
6-km trail passes through a wood of giant trees, some of
which are over 1000 years old, take a walk around the
Centre of Endangered Rescue. In here, precious animals,
such as white short monkeys, snakes, foxes, etc.can
still be encountered, go trekking through the variety of
fauna and flora of the forest in a fresh atmosphere to
see the 1000 year old Cho trees; the huge ones would
take ten arms length to contain their circumference and
the primitive man cave.
Day 2: Hoa Lu Tam Coc
Today we are going to visit some beautiful sites in Ninh
Binh, our first stop is Hoa Lu ,the ancient capital of
Vietnam (968-1009) with two temples of two Kings. The
trip offers spectacular scenery with opportunity to meet
a host of smiling children a long the way.
Arriving in Tam Coc, we take a rowing boat trip for 2
hours on Ngo Dong river, crossing beautiful rice paddy
and through mountain tunnels of Tam Coc. This is an
ideal place for natural lovers.
In the late afternoon we take a bicycle tour to Bich
Dong Pagoda, located on top of the mountain, the cave
pagoda offers a spectacular view of the countryside.
We spend the night at hotel in Tam Coc.
Day 3: Tam Coc Halong bay
We continue our trip with a 3.5 hour journey through
the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta opens the
scenery of rice fields, water buffaloes and Vietnamese
villages daily life. We arrive in Ha Long around noon
The remainder of your day is free at leisure, just take
a walk along the beach up to Bai Chay bridge for a
panorama view of the bay.
Day 4: Halong bay cruise Hanoi
This morning we board our private junk for a 4 hour
cruise on the emerald green water of Ha Long bay among
the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands. We start our
cruise to Thien Cung (Heavenly) and Dau Go caves, the
most beautiful cave and famous for its stunning
stalactites and stalacimites. We are going to visit Van
Gia Fishing Village. You have chance to learn more about
the daily life of fishermen there.
A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board before we
keep cruising among spectacular rock formations to Titov
island where we we can swim among mystical rock
formations, hidden caves as well as many secluded
lagoons. You have plenty of time for you own
pleasure...After lunch we head back to Ha Long harbour
and our waiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi approximately around 16.30.