Your English-speaking tour guide for the day will warmly welcome you at your hotel before we begin our fantastic cultural and nature adventure! Located east of the Ninh Binh province and covering almost 2000 hectares, the Trang An eco-tourism complex is div... View more
Destinations: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh, Trang An
Duration: 1 Day

7:45–8:30am Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay in the old quarter of Hanoi to start the 100km modern bus journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short break en route.

11am Arrive at the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain, surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away. This pagoda complex stunner boasts an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition, refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:

- 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)

- 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons and another 36 tones

- Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)

With sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story, which presented by your insider guide, you cannot fail to enchant. The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with Limestone Mountains.

1pm Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant, with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….

2pm Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of a majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out of rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meters long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meters long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meters long…  Every passages bring new surprises of the mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.

4pm Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with a back drop of a maze of Limestone Mountains.

5.30pm  We take the return shuttle bus to Hanoi.

8pm Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation's door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. End of our service and see you again!

Itinerary times may vary a little due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.

What’s included?

  • A/C comfortable minivan
  • Water on the go, 1 bottle per day
  • Meals: Vietnamese lunch
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Electric car in Bai Dinh
  • Other beverages, taxes or service charges
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Travel insurance

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Wide brimmed hat or umbrella
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses

Dietary or special food requests

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

What do I need to know?

During the period November to March it is advisable to pack rainwear and some warm clothing, your camera and lots of batteries.

During the period April to November it is advisable to a pack light rainwear.

Furthermore bring your camera and lots of batteries. A wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and other sun protection are advisable.

A daypack to bring on your tour is a good idea.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one.
Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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