3 days, 2 nights
This three-day extension sees us take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and head into the stunning natural landscapes of Ninh Binh’s mountains to view dramatic limestone formations, winding rivers and sprawling rice paddies. We take a step back in time with a snapshot tour of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and enjoy an ox-cart ride through sprawling countryside, plus a scenic ride in a sampan. We also explore Cuc Phuong National Park’s breath-taking natural beauty and wealth of rare flora and fauna with a series of treks.
In the morning, we pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and set off on a scenic drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Upon arrival, we visit the temple of King Dinh, or King Le, in Hoa Lu valley. This spot served as the ancient capital of Vietnam before King Ly relocated it to Thang Long-Hanoi. Lunch is at a local restaurant before we tour through the village and surrounding lush valleys and tropical greenery to Thung Nang. From here, we board a sampan to take a scenic paddle down waterways that meander through the dramatic limestone formations that are signature to Ninh Binh province. We finish the day with a visit to ancient Bich Dong Pagoda, a quaint tiered temple nestled into a mountainside. We then head to Ninh Binh town for dinner at our overnight accommodation.
After breakfast at the hotel, we set off from Ninh Binh for Cuc Phuong National Park (45 km). Established in 1962, the sprawling park is home to over 300 bird species, 133 types of mammal, 122 species of reptile and more than 2,000 types of plant. This makes it one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. Here, we will have the chance to learn about some of the endangered species that inhabit the park and admire the giant trees that dot the area during a leisurely trek. We have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, the Turtle Conservation Centre and the Botanical Gardens to learn more about conservation efforts in the park. Dinner and accommodation is in Cuc Phuong. Please note: Guests can stay at a guesthouse inside the park (basic cabin) or at a local resort and spa. If staying at the resort, some changes in sightseeing on days two and three may be necessary.
After breakfast at the hotel, we have the morning to spend some finals moments soaking up our sublime setting. We start the day with a leisurely trek through the lush vegetation, surrounded by the call of nature, to visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man. The cave was excavated in 1966 when the earliest discoveries of human habitation in the country were discovered in the form of human graves, bone spears, stone axes and oyster shell knives dating back over 7,500 years. While these artefacts have been removed, visitors can still explore the cave, which is home to thousands of bats. We also stop at the famous 1,000-year-old ancient tree to stand in its shadow. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to the bustling capital city of Hanoi (3 to 3.5 hours).
3 days, 2 nights
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