BAI DINH – TRANG AN – CUC PHUONG (2 DAYS 1 NIGHT)
Day 1: Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An boating – Cooking Class (B/L/D)
8:00 – 8:30: Our guide and bus pick you up from hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh, on the way, stop for a short break to stretch your legs, you will visit the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away. This pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national: 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones and Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each) then have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant.
In the afternoon, you arrive at Trang An Wharf – the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora. Then you come back to the bungalow restaurant for an interesting Cooking class how to make the local cake, time to relax, read books or swim before the dinner around 19:00, then enjoy the night there with bar opposite to the Pool.
Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B/L)
6:30: Welcome a new day with sunrise Tai Chi and a breakfast then bus pick up to visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Firstly, you will visit the langurs and the monkey, gibbons in the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, witnessing them in their natural environment. Here, professional staff protect monkeys and langurs from becoming extinct. The environment is kept as close to their natural habitat as possible. Afterwards, you enjoy a typical lunch at jungle restaurant, recommended by your guide.
Take a trekking trip into the heart of the jungle come the afternoon. You will trek inside the jungle to visit the One-Thousand-Year-Old Tree and then The Pre – Historic man’s cave if we have enough time. In the afternoon, the bus takes you back to the highway to get on our bus back to Hanoi.
From 19:00, you are in Hanoi, we drop you off at your hotel, trip ends.
Note: Your itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.
Bai Dinh Pagoda is Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist complex. It consists of several temples and over 500 intricately carved statues of Buddha, including one that’s made of bronze and is 10 metres in height. Set within the Gia Sinh Commune, it attracts a huge crowd of local devotees and travellers looking to pay their respects and have their fortunes told by the resident monks.
Trang An, the eco tourist attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha, is divided into 5 function parts: special protection area (Hoa Lu Ancient Capital), the centre, caves area, service and travel area, spirit area Bai Dinh Pagoda. It includes 47 historical vestiges with many mysterious things, with limestone mountains, valleys and underground river systems.
Cuc Phuong National Park is located 100km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. The park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning “silver cloud”, with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna.
All rates are US Dollar per person.
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+ Pick-up from hotel/ accommodation in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
+ Transfer by A/C modern bus, Bai Dinh – Trang An – Cuc Phuong.
+ English speaking guide during the trip.
+ A lavish buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes.
+ 2 bottles of water per person on bus.
+ All entrance fees indicated in our itinerary.
+ 01 night stay at Tam Coc Bungalow (twin/double room)
+ Meals as mentioned.
+ Cooking class.
– Beverages, travel insurance & tax.
– Tips for tour guide and personal expenses.
– Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi.
– All not indicated in our itinerary.
> Free of charge for children under 5 years
> 70% rate of adult for children (5-9 years)
> From 10 years is adult’s rate
* Special request (diet or vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.
* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.