Morning departure for Ninh Binh province. You will take a short break of 20 minutes on the way to Ninh Binh for refreshments and shopping to experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, and embroideries. Arrive in Ninh Binh around 10:30am. Stop at Hoa Lu ancient citadel built in the 10th century. Then visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le with unique architecture in the old time. After that, visit the excavation area beside Le Dai Hanh temple. Here you can witness the vestiges of Royal Palaces dating back to the10th Century. Then head to Tam Coc.
You will admire the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields along country lanes while taking a 40 minute cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda around 5 km (2 ways). Finish the cycling tour at Tam Coc dock and continue with Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.
2:00pm: You will board the sampan boat (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves (Hang Ca – First Cave, Hang Hai – Second Cave, Hang Ba – Third Cave) to experience the different feelings. After that back to Hanoi and arrive around 6:00 – 6:30pm.