Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve - Tuyet Tinh Coc - Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel - Mua Cave Tour 1 Day 1+ From: 1.100,000 VND equals 48 USD
Referring to Ninh Binh, tourists tend to imagine about well-known sites such as Trang An Eco-tourism complex or Bai Dinh Pagoda. These places’ information is much uploaded on the Internet and it is easy to collect. However, a venue that may be strange to travelers, especially foreigners is Tuyet Tinh Coc (also called Am Tien Cave). Owning a pristine appearance and an extraordinary beauty like a masterpiece, it has recently captivated numerous tourists to admire.
The site is called “Tuyet Tinh Coc” because the surrounding landscape is the high and upright limestone karst along with a cool and fresh lake in the middle. It generates a wonderful vista of sublime mountains and clear water. Entering Tuyet Tinh Coc, you would feel as if you are in the fairy realm. Also, tourists can witness the scene of swordplay movie along with the love of Duong Qua and Co Co, a blockbuster of China drama in the last 10 years. Perhaps, most of us are familiar with this film attaching to our childhoods.
+ Duration : 1 Day
+ Destinations : Hanoi and Ninh Binh
+ Travel style : Luxury Tour
+ From : 1.100,000 VND equals 48 USD
07.30 AM – 08.30AM - Departure
Begin your day with a 7.30am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel. After meeting your guide and small group of up to 16 people, hop aboard a minivan and soak up the scenery on the around 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh province.
10.30 - Van Long Nature Reserve cruise
Experience rural Vietnamese life on this full-day tour from Hanoi to Van Long in the Red River Delta. Van Long Nature Reserve is more glorious limestone pinnacles, this tranquil reserve comprises a reedy wetland that`s popular with bird-watchers. Among the bird species that have been spotted here are the rare black-faced spoonbill, cotton pygmy goose and white-browed crake.
Take a cruise around the Van Long Nature Reserve, You’ll be treated to a magnificent landscape filled with limestone peaks rising from emerald green fields. Witness daily scenes during a riverboat trip to several villages, grottoes and some lotus farm plus seeing the endangered Delacour Langur on mountain.
11.45 - Tuyet Tinh Coc (Passionless valley) (The Pagoda & Cave inside the Valley)
Then we moving to visit Tuyet Tinh Coc (the on top pagoda inside the cave) from there you can see the romantic lake surrounded by Karsts and jungles. This will recall you to the childhood.
It was so nice place must to visit. There was so green lake in the middle of the mountainous valley. After taking pictures of the beautiful lake, You climb up to see Am Tien cave and pagoda, Then take overview pictures of the lake. May see there are some couples who took wedding picture there. It was so romantic place for love.
Finish the Valley tour in time for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
11.45 – Biking along the Hoang Long river
Optional biking: Those who love to experience real images of Vietnam countryside can take a 60 minute cycling tour from Van Long to Lunch restaurant around 10 km along country lanes with the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and farmlands, and enjoying a glimpse of local life in the rural villages. . Finish the cycling tour in time for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
12.45 : Buffet lunch
13.45 - Hoa Lu the ancient capital
After having lunch, We then move on to Hoa Lu the ancient capital , a former imperial city that ruled Vietnam during the 10th and 11th centuries. The two surviving imperial temples have a dramatic mountain backdrop and a fascinating history:
Visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le with unique architecture in the old time. After that, you will be off to visit the excavation area beside Le Dai Hanh temple. Here you can witness the vestiges of Royal Palaces dating back to the10th Century.
14.45 - Mua Cave & Dragon Mountain
From here at Hoa Lu the ancient capital, you will transfer to Mua Cave (dancing cave), where you can learn more about its interesting stories told by your informative tour guide. After climbing 500 stone steps, you are on the top of the mountain where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city far from the standing in front of, Tam Coc in back, the limestone mountain along to the south of Vietnam and majestic Ngo Dong River-small stream running through magicient limestone mountains and paddy fields.
16.45 to 18.45 - Drive back to Hanoi– End trip
After a full day in the countryside, return to Hanoi, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
- Seat in coach tour: 48USD/ Person
- Small group with maximum of 16 people.
- Luxury transportation (with free wifi, movie on bus), pick up and drop off at hotel.
- Bicycle ride.
- Van Long Nature Reserve cruise.
- Entrance fees.
- Vietnamese set lunch at restaurant.
- English speaking guide.
- 02 bottles of water daily.
- Drinks on lunch.
- Personal Expense
- Travel insurance
- What not mentioned clearly
- Free of charge for infant (below 5 year old) , other expense pay by parents
- Children from 1m to under 1,2m are charged 50%
- Children over 1,2m (1,2 metre) are charged as adults
- Two adults bring 2 children, The 2nd child will be charged 100% adult ticket
- Children 50% have one private seat and 1 mineral water as adults
- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date. Food will be prepar by local Restaurant with local food.
- After boat trip on the river, the boat rower always expect the guests tip about 1$ or 2$
- Surcharge 5usd/pax if travel date fall on Lunar New Year (30 Dec, 1 - 3 Jan according to Lunar Calendar)
- Should bring: Hat, Umbrella, Rain-Coat, Good shoes for trekking, Light bags