Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Lu - Mua Cave (L/D)
Main activities: Tam Coc boat tour – Mua Cave light trekking - Biking tour - Cooking class
From 7:45 – 8:30, our guide and bus pick you up from the hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh, on the way, you experience the peaceful scenery along the Highway 1A, stop for a short break to stretch your legs then arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel to visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples. You arrive in Tam Coc Wharf – the most exciting boating port in the North at Noon and have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we cycle to Mua cave with stunning rice fields with buffalos, goats…along the road till approaching Mua cave. You walk up to the top of the mountain where Mua cave is located, visiting lovely stalactites and stalagmites inside, then take a spectacular view from the top to the valley. You relaxingly cycle back to Tam Coc through the villages with daily life, check-in Tam Coc Bungalow then you have your own time relaxing till Cooking Lesson of how to make the authentic cakes with simple available ingredients at home taken place. You may spend the time to relax, read books or swim before dinner around 19:00, then enjoy the night there.
Day 2: Tam Coc - Hanoi (B/L)
Main activities: Visit morning local market – Exciting boat trip in Tam Coc – Afternoon Tea
From 6:30, welcome a new day with sunrise Tai Chi and breakfast then a visit to the morning local market to see how local people sell and shop with authentic goods that you never see in the tourist places then enjoy the exciting boat trip on Ngo Dong River with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora. You finish the boat trip and savor the authentic lunch made by our chef, then check out and clear your bills.
In the afternoon, you have a chance to cycle through the peaceful village with rice fields to visit Bich Dong Pagoda surrounded by the lotus pond. You walk up to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of dramatic limestone ridges and dotted hamlets and a particularly refreshing moment, then have Afternoon Tea to highlight a lovely day and get on the bus to go back to Hanoi.
(if you go to Phong Nha cave in Quang Binh or Hue, the bus can pick you up in our restaurant in Tam Coc, please contact us).
From 18:30 – 19:00, you are in Hanoi, we drop you off at your hotel, Trip ends.
Note: Your itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.