Explore Vietnam’s northern jewels. Take an in-depth look at Hanoi, stepping back in time at the Temple of Literature and wandering the vibrant maze of streets in the Old Quarter. Then Discover a corner of Vietnam where ancient history and stunning landscapes collide. Travel from the modern capital to the first capital city, Hoa Lu and admire ancient relics.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Tho Ha Village – Galaxy Grotto
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met by our car driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on the arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with small surcharge).
Enjoy a 2 hour drive to Ninh Binh province. It is a spectacular landscape of limestone karts peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by vertical cliffs. Upon arrival Ninh Binh, enjoy a short drive to Tho Ha village in Nho Quan for a leisurely biking trip ranging from 5 km to 15 km (depending on your wish) passing by sleepy villages and picturesque countryside sceneries. Then head to Dong Tam hamlet to take part in some fun agricultural activities such as catching crab, fishing, transplanting and watering plants and more. After an hour or so, return back to the hamlet to join a cooking class and lunch with a local family where you learn how to prepare some local treats such as sweet potato cake and toasted fish. After lunch, keep riding to Nha Le boat pier and enjoy a rowing boat to Galaxy Grotto. The cave appears with curling line under thousands of sparkling stalactites with various shapes which suddenly on the right above curl of the cave ceiling. Transfer to your hotel in the late afternoon for check-in
Overnight in Van Long
Availability: Every day except Vietnamese new year
Suggested time: 08:00
Durations: 9 hours
Capacity: 1- 15 pax
Start the lazy morning in quiet atmosphere, then late morning, tour guide will take you to visit to the complex of Dich Long Cave & pagoda. You will be amazed by a series of temples and communal houses with unique architecture dating back hundreds years. Walk up 105 steps to reach the most spectacular cave where the array of light and stalactites evoke a magical feeling. Head to a local restaurant for lunch before transferring back to Hanoi.
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Availability: Every day
Suggested time: 10:00
Durations: 5 hours
Capacity: 1 – 15 pax
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Tour price includes:
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- All private transportation.
- Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets.
- Tissues and water on the coach.
- Services charges and government tax.
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes:
- International flights & Departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
- Vietnam visa
- Other services not mentioned above.