Hoa Lu and Trang An Day Tour

Spend the day taking in the outstanding natural beauty and historical significance of northern Ninh Binh Province. In the ancient former capital-city of Hoa Lu, explore the enchanting tombs and ruins the area is famous for.  Next head to Trang An, an area that is often referred to as “Halong Bay on land” and explore the stunningly statuesque geological formations that dot the landscape.

Destinations included:
Hoa Lu - Trang An

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoying the spectacular natural beauty and karst mountains of Ninh Binh
  • Visiting the UNESCO site of Trang An and cruising down the Trang An River by paddle boat
  • Rowing through caverns that cut their way through mountains along the river
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax
TOUR MAP
ITINERARY BY DAY

Your guide and driver will meet you at 8:30am. You will then embark on a journey south of about 100 kilometres to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties 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 be sure to titillate your imagination.

After lunch in a local restaurant you will continue to nearby Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its outstanding natural beauty and the scenic karst formations which contribute to its reputation as being the “Halong Bay on land.” Board a small boat and meander lazily down the peaceful river while passing through a series of caves. While enjoying the sounds of soaring birds overhead and paddling along the crystal-clear waters of the river,  jagged limestone hills jutting skyward out of electric green rice paddies will be sure to bring out the photographer in you.

Finally, return to the pier, where your vehicle will be waiting for you, and arrive back in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

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