4. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour
Day 1: Ha Noi – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh (L, D)
7h40 – 8h10: The bus will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter departure for Ninh Binh. It’s take more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. You will have a short break on the half way about 20 minutes.
10h30 - 10h40: You will reach to Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam. You will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th centery, finding out the heroic histories of this two kings in Chinese Wars.
11h50 - 12h00: Have a lunch with Vietnamese cuisine.
13h00 - 13h05: Get on the tourist bus continue going to Tam Coc wharf for taking the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc (three different caves).
15h00 - 15h05: Biking tour around Tam Coc Area and enjoy Vietnamese tea break.
15h30 - 15h35: Keep going to visit Mua cave. The place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river.
16h40 – 16h50: Get on bus go to your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Check in your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Free time to relax or visit Ninh Binh city or Tam Coc town.
18h30 – 19h00: Dinner is service at the local restaurant. Free time to relax. Sleep at your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc.
Day 2: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay (B,L)
7h00 Breakfast is service at the hotel, then checking out your hotel
7h30 Get on bus or car leave Tam Coc – Ninh Binh to Halong habour. You will have some short break on the half way.
11:50 – 12:00: Arrive Halong harbor, get on the boat and enjoy Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through the the most beautiful Islets on Halong bay such as Dog Islet, Incense burner Islet, Fighting cock Islet..
13:20 – 12:30: You will visit Sung Sot Cave ( Surprising cave) – one of the most beautiful cave of Ha Long bay.
14:45: Keep cruising to Luon cave (water cave) Area with some options:
You can join to play Kayaking or bamboo rowing boat. If you don’t want to play these activities, you can relax on the big boat if you prefer to have more free time by yourself.
15:45: Visit Titop Island. From here, you can trek up to Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of Ha Long bay or swimming on the beach.
17:00: Tea break time on sundeck to enjoy sunset
17:30 – 17:40: Back to Ha Long harbor, get on the tourist bus back to Hanoi by new highway.
19:50 – 20:10: Arrival to Ha Noi. Drop you off at your hotel (around Hanoi Old quarter).
End of trip!