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Trang An Boat Ride and Hoa Lu Temples

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    In the morning

    You will be picked up by our tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.30 AM. The drive through the Red River Delta to Ninh Binh takes you about 2,5 hours. Upon arrival at Trang An boat operation station, you will get on a small sampan boat and enjoy 3 hour row on a little river which goes through many small limestone caves. This is a very interesting discovery! The scenery is spectacular as you are rowing in between the towering karst formations of this newly recognized Unesco’s heritage. After the row, your lunch is served at a local restaurant where you will enjoy a Vietnamese meal with the local specialties.

    In the afternoon

    Hoa Lu was chosen as the capital of the nation in the tenth century. The heart of the ancient Vietnam surrounded by steep rock mountains lasted for 41 years before it was moved to Thang Long (Today Hanoi). Visiting the area, you are not able to view the royal palaces which is described amazingly in Vietnamese history but the interesting temples which were erected by the locals many years ago. This is where the locals pay homage to the country founders. Here, you will be told an interesting story about the royal family and the fortune of Hoa Lu ancient capital. This piece of Vietnam history will surely make your day more interesting.

    About 3.30 PM, you will get back on your private vehicle and make your way to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, end of service.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At your hotel in Hanoi
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    At your hotel in Hanoi
    • Private A/C Vehicle during the trip
    • Lunch (Vietnamese food)
    • Sampan boat ride
    • Professional guide
    • Simple Bicycles
    • Bottled water on the vehicle
    • Travel insurance
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Hotel in Hanoi
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Other things and personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes and insect repellent is recommended
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 23, 2019

    I was recommended to join this tour by a local friend. Rosie was in charge of liaising with me for arrangement and payment and did a great job responding to my queries. The tour guide Key was very funny and cute, he entertained us a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank lebamyo
    Phuong N, Director of Sales at Custom Vietnam Travel Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

    Thank you very much Lebamyo, It's great that you enjoyed working with Rosie and your day trip to Ninh Binh was joyfully successful. We are also happy you enjoyed your trip with Key. He sends his best regards to you! We do hope that you...More

    Reviewed October 13, 2018

    It was great experience to take sampan ride through 500metres caves, beautiful mountain, river, even witness newly married wedding couple photo shoot. It was recommend by Custom Travel booking executive Rosie when I request for 5Days 4 Nights Saigon and Hanoi trip.More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Ben L
    Susan-CVT, Director of Sales at Custom Vietnam Travel Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

    Dear Ben L, Thank you for sharing the lovely experiences you had from the last trip to Ninh Binh with us. We were very glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip with suggested activities. I did share your review to Rosie and our team...More

    Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

    From day one of looking at all tour guides I liked Custom Travels and dealing with Susan in Hanoi was so good. They set up individual paying for each person to use credit card online and it was so simple. Then we got to choose...More

    2  Thank Greenhulk74
    Smiley-CVT, Managing Director at Custom Vietnam Travel Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

    Dear Greenhulk74, Thank you so much for your brilliant review on the day tour to Trang An and Hoa Lu with us and sharing your good experience with tripdvisor's readers. As you felt, the boat ride in Trang An, Ninh Binh is stunning with the...More

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