HA NOI – NINH BINH – CAT BA – SUNLIGHT BOUTIQUE CRUISE 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
DAY 1: HANOI – NINH BINH (L,D) Options
Option 1:HOA LU – TAM COC
08:00 – 08:30 – Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 120km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape. Stop over for a rest on the way.
10:30 – Arrive Hoa Lu, once ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Having been eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that will besure to titillate your imagination, visit King Dinh and Le Temple.
12:00 – Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant, a great place to savor the intense flavours of Vietnamese food then go to Tam Coc for a stunning boat trip.
13:00 – Board the sampan boats, owned by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”.
15:00 – Leisurely cycling on country road around village 16:00 – Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
18:30 – Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends
More about Hoa Lu Ancient Capital:
Hoa Lu is some 110km or 2.5 hours bus from Hanoi. Located near the Ninh Binh city, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the invaders.
Not much of this ancient kingdom is left standing. There are two 17th century temples, modelled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple).
Option 2:BAI DINH – TRANG AN
08:00 – 08:30 – Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 100km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape of countryside, short-break en route.
11:00 – Arrive Bai Dinh pagoda complex, get on electric cars to visit massive architecture: 500 stone statues of Arhats; Bell tower with 27 tons and 36 tons bronze bell; Golden statue of Goddess of Mercy, walk up summit mountain where 100 tones in weight – 10 meter in hights bronze statue of Bhudda Sakyamuni located. Amazing views, sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story presented by our insider guide, you cannot fail to enchant.
13:00 – Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant
14:00 – Embark on a 2 hours – sampan boat in Trang An – A spectacular labyrinth of mirrored waters studded with towering, jungle-clad limestone outcrops. Gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves : Hang Toi, 320 meter long, Sang cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou, 250 meter long… Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to another world and time.
16:15 – Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with backdrops of a maze of limestone mountains
17:30 – Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
20:00 – Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
DAY 2: HANOI – LAN HA BAY- LUNCH – DARK & BRIGHT CAVE – KAYAK– SUNSET PARTY – DINNER – FISHING/KARAOKE
|06:30||Take the bus depart for Catba Town|
|12.30||Arrive Beo Harbor, transfer by tender to Sunlight Cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions then check in to your cabin|
|13.00||A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites are served while sailing through these islands|
|14.30||The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay and completes its entry through Cua Van Area. The area is surrounding of extraordinary karst landscape landscapes. Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak|
|16:30||Enjoy Swimming in nearby area, you can freezing jumping or diving from the top of the boat in to water.|
|18:00||Come back to cruise later to enjoy sun set party and cooking class with fresh spring roll, Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits on sundeck.|
|19:00||Dinner is served in the restaurant. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff.|
|20:00||Join the fishing excursion or singing karaoke, have a drink or dancing at the bar, .Overnight on board|
|DAY 3||BREAKFAST – BIKING VIET HAI VILLAGE-LUNCH – HANOI|
|06.00||Waking up enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (accept winter time have no sunrise)|
|07.00||Your breakfast will be ready in quite bay.|
|08:00||Start riding bicycle 5 km to Viet Hai Village , Viet Hai is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the Cat Ba National Park.|
|9h:30||Riding back to our boat have shower then before checking out|
|11:00||Lunch is serve on boat, have good meal|
|12:00||Disembark at to Beo Harbor . Get on the bus back to Hanoi, say goodbye Amazing Cat Ba Island|
|16:30||Back to Hanoi. Tour guide will drop you back at your hotel|
|· Welcome drink, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin.
· Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
· All meals on board (03 Lunches, 02 dinner, 02 breakfast)
· Entrance and sightseeing fees
· Kayaking, Swimming (if the weather permits), Squid fishing, Music entertainment.
· Fishing equipment
· English speaking tour guide.
· Wifi Shuttle bus (round trip).
|· Beverages, tips, and gratuities.
· Personal expenses
· All other services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
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Beo Harbor – Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong City – Viet Nam
Tour Operator Licence: 01-1153/2018/TCDL-GPLH