It is always worthwhile to take a day trip to Hanoi’s surroundings for refreshment away from the city noise. Ninh Binh is an outstanding destination that has many attractions and stunning landscapes. First, tour the area by rowboat, a perfect venue for you to relax and let your mind wander amongst the diverse limestone features of Van Long nature reserve. Then make a journey to the 10th century and visit the ancient capital.
Day 1: Hanoi – Van Long – Hoa Lu
[Hanoi – Van Long – Hoa Lu]
8:00 am to leave your hotel for our day trip to Ninh Binh, we arrive at the Nature Reserve of Van Long after two hours drive (110km), we board the bamboo rowboat as soon as we arrive for our 2 hours row along this beautiful nature area, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. After lunch served at a local riverside restaurant we make a short transfer (4 km) down a peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital eleven centuries ago. Here, there are two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century. We will then return to Hanoi late in the afternoon.
transfer, guide, entrances fee, lunch, local boat,