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Tam Coc Boat Ride & Bich Dong Pagoda
Trip Duration: 1 Day
Admire the marvelous beauty of limestone outcrops on two-hour boat-ride through three tunnel-like caves.
Easy bicycling on back roads in a peaceful countryside
A short hike to visit a humble pagoda, located inside a limestone cave. Learn the local religious practice.
Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch with local specialties.
IN THE MORNING
Depart from your hotel in Hanoi early, the drive to Ninh Binh province takes you about 2,5 hours through the fertile land of the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival, take 2-hour sampan boat ride at Tam Coc (Three Caves). This area is considered as “Inland Halong Bay” featured with karst formations. It is very beautiful scenery along the row: viewing vertical sides of limestone mountains and rice paddy-fields. The local rowers take you gently through three beautiful limestone caves with hundreds of stalactites above your heads.
Back to the dock and transfer to a local restaurant for a Vietnamese lunch.
IN THE AFTERNOON
Continue on the day tour by embarking on a bicycling tour, riding along back roads of Tam Coc area. During your ride, you are able to make as many stops as you want to take photographs. One of the stops is Bich Dong Pagoda. Bich Dong pagoda is an important religious place for the locals in the region. It comprises three structures: Ha (Low), Trung (Middle), and Thuong (Upper) pagodas in ascending order at the side of a rocky mountain. We will take a slow hike up to visit the three structures. After that, ride back to the starting point and get ready for the return car drive to Hanoi. End the day in between 5.00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Private air-conditioned vehicle and transfers
A Vietnamese lunch
English speaking tour guide
Boat ride in Tam Coc
Sightseeing tickets and entrance fees
Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
Insurance of any kind (Compulsory)
Tips and gratuities
Drinks and other meals
Others are not mentioned clearly in the itinerary and in the INCLUSION list