Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Trang An Boat Trip – Hanoi
Continue with your journey to Ninh Binh.
You first visit Hoa Lu, the capital under the Dinh and Early Le dynasties in Vietnam in the 10th and 11th century. Its palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions, built by different dynasties, still carry the features of an ancient imperial capital.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, board a sampan for an extended journey along the winding river lined with trees and Trang An’s limestone mountains. You will stop at several small, historic temples which are the pride of the area’s inhabitants. The lush forests, clear river water, fresh air, magical caves and dramatic mountains will charm you from first glance. Late afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Apricot Hotel – Sketch Room
Notes: the day trip to Ninh Binh can be arranged before or after the boat trip from Halong Bay upon request.