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Ninh Binh 2 day journey: Cuc Phuong national park, Trang An & Bai Dinh pagoda

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What to expect

This Ninh Binh two day tour is a great combination of culture and nature. Visit the biggest Buddhist complex in Vietnam and discover hidden temples in an impressive landscape of mountains and rivers in a boat trip. Make a trekking the Vietnam’s first National Park.

Highlights

  • Explore Cuc Phuong National Park
  • Visit the largest Buddhist complex in Southeast Asia
  • Enjoy a boat trip through impressive karts mountains
  • Short cooking class in Trang An bungalow

Itinerary

Day 1: Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An boating – Cooking Class (L/D)

Between 8:00 – 8:30 your guide and van will pick you up from your hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh. On the way there is a short stop for a break and stretching the legs.

First visit is the Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, which is the largest Buddhist complex in Southeast Asia. Explore the complex with many statues, temples in an impressive mountain setting.

Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh

At noon there is lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you take a boat trip at Trang An. This is the most exciting boating trip in Ninh Binh were a traditional sampan brings you through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone karsts with rich of flora and fauna.

Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh

After this you check in to your bungalow and go to the restaurant for an interesting cooking class in how to make local cake.

There is also time to relax, read books or swim before the dinner starts at 7:00 PM. There is also a bar opposite of the pool.

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

Start your morning at 6:30 AM with sunrise Tai Chi. After this you can enjoy breakfast in the restaurant.

After breakfast a bus brings you to Cuc Phuong National Park. First you will visit the langurs and gibbons in the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. Professional staff protects these endangers animals from becoming extinct and can tell you more about what they do and about the animals.

Cuc Phuong National Park

Afterwards, you enjoy a typical lunch at the jungle restaurant.

Take a trekking trip into the heart of the jungle in the afternoon. You will trek inside the jungle and visit the one-thousand-year-old tree and then The prehistoric man’s cave.

Cuc Phuong National Park

In the afternoon, the bus takes you on the highway to go back to Hanoi.

You arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi around 7:00 PM.

 

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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.