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Ninh Binh 2 day exploration: Trang An, Mua Cave, Cuc Phuong national park & pagoda’s

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What to expect

In this two day trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, you explore the best highlights of Ninh Binh’s countryside and nature. Bike along rice fields, a boat trip through hidden valleys and a trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park.

Highlights

  • Make a trekking through in Cuc Phuong National park
  • Visit the best viewpoint of Ninh Binh
  • Make a boat trip through the impressive mountains of Trang An
  • Stay in a nice bungalow with cooking class and dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Trang An & Mua Cave – Cooking class, overnight at Bungalow (L/D)

From 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM your guide and bus will pick you up from your hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh.

First stop is in Trang An, were you will take a boat trip over the river and explore caves, impressive high mountains and hidden temples.

Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh

Then you have buffet lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant.

In the afternoon you go biking through the countryside of Ninh Binh, with stunning rice fields and buffalo’s and goats along the road.

You bike to Mua Cave, were you are going to climb the stairs up the mountain, to behold the most impressive viewpoint in Ninh Binh. Enjoy a panoramic view over rice fields, mountains and rivers.

Mua Cave viewpoint in Ninh Binh

After this you cycle back to Trang An through villages were you can see the daily life. In the area of Trang An you visit Tuyet Tinh Coc. This place is hidden and can only be reached by tunnel. On the end of the tunnel you arrive to a hidden peaceful lake between the mountains with a pagoda on the end. You can walk around the lake and visit the pagoda, from which you have a great view over the lake.

You cycle to your bungalow were you can check in. After check in there is a cooking class of how to make local cakes. There is also time for swimming before dinner.

cooking class in Ninh Binh

At around 7:00 Pm dinner starts. The bar will be open till around midnight.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B/L)

At 6:30 AM there is a sunrise Tai Chi session before breakfast.

After breakfast a van will bring you to Cuc Phuong National Park.

In the morning you will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. This unique place has some very rare animals that are almost extinct and luckily rescues from poachers. Some animals you can find are the langur, loris and gibbons, with shelters kept as close to their natural environment as possible.

Cuc Phuong National Park

Afterwards it is time for lunch at the jungle restaurant.

Next you go trekking into the heart of the jungle. During your trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park you visit a one-thousand year old tree, a prehistoric cave and trying to spot monkeys, birds, insects and reptiles.

Cuc Phuong National Park

A van will bring you back to Hanoi, arriving around 7:00 PM at your hotel.

Schedule

  • Activity start: 8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM – Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter
  • Activity end: 7:00 PM (next day) – Drop off at your hotel

Include

  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/ accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfer by A/C modern bu
  • English speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 2 bottles of water per person on bus
  • All entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • 1 night stay at Tam Coc Bungalow (twin/double room)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cooking class

Exclude

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • All not indicated in the itinerary

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money for own expenses
  • Protection against the sun (hat/sunscreen) or rain (raincoat) – check weather forecast.
  • Bag/suitcase with clothes and toiletries for one night stay

Conformation

  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.

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