Visit one of Vietnam's must see destinations in Ninh Binh and its world renowned Tam Coc Valley. Sail though rice paddies and karst cliffs and experience some of the country's most sacred sanctuaries. Then, explore Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s first and largest natural reserve. Visit the Primate Rescue Center to learn how endangered species are rescued from poachers or rehabilitated after injuries. There is a chance to see langurs and gibbons up close.
An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Christmas, New Year & Tet (Lunar New Year).
Depart from Hanoi on a 2hrs drive to Ninh Binh. Located on the Red River Delta of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is loved by travelers for its natural beauty and rustic charm. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, which was also the country’s first centralized feudal state from the end of the 10th century. Its location in between limestone mountains made it a naturally fortified construction. Over one thousand years later, several edifices, pagodas, walls, and relics still remain in this abandoned fortification. Arrive next in Tam Coc, which means 3 Caves in Vietnamese. There we will have bicycles ready to explore this beautiful valley of the Ngo Dong river. Its breathtaking scenery of water, green rice fields and karst mountains has earned it the name of Halong Bay on land. Our bike route will takes us to the peculiar Bich Dong pagoda, one of the most stunning temples in the country. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive to the Van long Nature Reserve to explore its tranquil surroundings in a traditional rowing boat. In the late afternoon transfer to your hotel in Ninh Binh.
In the early morning, transfer to the Cuc Phuong National park. The oldest national park in Vietnam, consisting of more than 200 square kilometers of tropical forest and many grottoes. The reserve is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and possesses historical significance, as prehistoric tools and ancient tombs have been discovered in some of the caves. Upon arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Turtle Conservation Center. After a light lunch, start trekking through the national park. This 6Km trek will take you through the lush jungle, passing through many landmarks that include a 1000-year-old tree and an ancient cave. Upon arrival to the pick-up point we will begin our return to Hanoi.