OVERVIEW

Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital (in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District now) was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet's political, economic and cultural centre with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved it from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (Hanoi now), opening a new era for Vietnamese people.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

See Cuc Phuong’s remarkable wildlife

Visit a primate rescue centre and turtle conservation area, then trek through the National Park to see more exotic animals.

Explore Vietnam’s first capital

Take a guided tour of Hoa Lu, the 10th century capital city, and discover ancient temples and citadel ruins.

Admire Van Long Nature Reserve

Travel by boat through Vietnam’s largest wetland reserve to see an incredible array of flora, fauna and bird species.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi City tour

Morning:

Meet your guide and you will visit the iconic sites of the city.

Explore Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature & Vietnam’s first university). Constructed in the 11th century, Van Mieu- Quoc Tu Giam, with its colorful gardens and well-preserved buildings, offers a historical glimpse into Vietnam's past. Continue to visit Hoa Lo Prison museum or the Museum of Vietnamese Women (choose one of them)

Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon:

Next up, we walk slowly through the narrow and busy Hanoi Old Quarter. It is where each street is named after the specific goods it once sold. Then, we stop to visit a local wet market before enjoying a Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from the rural life and episodes of national history.

Overnight in Ha Noi

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Day 3: Ninh Binh – Van Long floating village – Hanoi


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Includes:

+ Accommodation with daily breakfast

+ Transfer services in air conditioned vehicle

+ Meals as program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

+ English speaking tour guide. Other languages on request

+ Boat trip in Tam Coc, Van Long village

+ Bike in Ninh Binh

+ All entrance and sightseeing fees

+ Domestic insurance

 

Excludes:

Single room supplement

Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.

Travel Insurance

Personal expenses

Tipping/ Gratuities

Government taxes & services charge

Other expense not mentioned in the program

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.