Vietnam

2-day Ninh Binh – “The Dry Halong Bay”

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury / Superior

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour details

Pick-up at hotel in Hanoi and drive to Ninh Binh, 92 km south of Hanoi and approximately 2.5 hours of driving. This is an area with many interesting sites, including Tam Coc (better known as Dry Halong) and it is also an important centre of Catholicism, where many churches can be seen among rice fields.

Visit Tam Coc. Limestone karsts rise from rice fields and winding streams. Enjoy the spectacular scenery during a leisurely boat ride in traditional local sampans paddling through "Three Caves" ("Tam Coc" in Vietnamese).

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Bich Dong Pagoda and proceed to Hoa Lu to visit some temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties.

Accommodation at hotel in Ninh Binh

Meals included:Lunch at local restaurant
This morning, visit Phat Diem, located approximately an hour drive from Ninh Binh along a busy highway. In the area of Phat Diem, the scenery changes. You will see several churches of Chinese, Vietnamese and French colonial design, most famous of which is the intriguing Phat Diem Cathedral. This cathedral is the centre for Vietnamese Catholicism and one of 30 churches in the area built by French Jesuits. It is a blend of Chinese and Western styles and set in peaceful gardens with fantastic rock formations.

Return to Hanoi. Upon arrival, drop off at your hotel or further transfer to Hanoi / Noi Bai Airport for departure at surcharge (accommodation in Hanoi is not included).

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel

includes

" Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
" Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
" Transfers and tours with local English or French-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
" All entrance fees and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
" Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

    excludes

    " Optional tours
    " Surcharges for other language guides
    " Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hrs.
    " Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
    " Personal travel insurance
    " Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    " Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    " Drinks with meals
    " Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
    " Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
    " Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
      Tour code: HANDHHM2

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