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2 day Dry Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi

US$ 126.25 Price per person from View price guide

Key facts

Where: Hanoi , Vietnam Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Highlights

  • Cuc Phuong National Park is populated by ancient forests and exotic birds
  • Visit a village of boats
  • Learn about the Dinh dynasty in Haolu
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Go on a bird watching tour in Vietnam at the Cuc Phuong National Park and explore a wealth of wildlife, endemic flora and centuries old caves. Spread on 25,000 hectares, the Cuc Phuong National Park in the city of Hanoi (140 kilometers south of Hanoi) is renowned for its botanical richness, primeval forests and over 120 species of birds. In 1962, the Cuc Phuong was established as the first national park of Vietnam. Hike into the dense forest of the national park and spot thousand-year-old dracontomelum and parashorea trees surrounded with coral, vanilla, snow-white and butterfly orchid blooms. You could have a chance encounter with a panther or bear, but creatures like monkeys, flying squirrels and pheasants are found everywhere in the park, so keep your camera ready! If you are visiting this place in April and May, you’ll see a swarming mass of colourful butterflies, a variety of beetles and rare species of birds. Continue east towards Ninh Binh Province away from mountainous areas towards the flatlands. Next morning, set out on an excursion from Ninh Binh to the Dry Halong Bay. The bay is popularly known as Tam Coc which means three caves; Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi. Take a tour around the region and you’ll see huge rock formations protruding out of paddy fields.

Also visit Hao- Lu, an erstwhile capital of the country under Dinh Dynasty and find out about the history and culture of Vietnam. In the morning, go on a boating excursion to the Kenh Ga floating village where people live on boats floating on the Hoang Long River. This pretty village is built on a flooded river surrounded by limestone rocks. You’ll come across catholic churches, water-logged cemeteries and local villagers passing by on their boats. Continue to visit the Phat Diem, the site of a cathedral remarkable for its vast dimensions and unique Sino-Vietnamese architecture. Marvel at the huge bell dangling from the highest tower of the cathedral and the two stone slabs which were used by the members to observe catholic mass.

Itinerary

You will picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong National Park.

After reaching at Cuc Phuong National Park, you can enjoy the sightseeing here.

You will travel in vehicle from Cuc Phuong National Park to Ninh Binh.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Next day start with excursion to Tam Coc (Dry Halong Bay), with boat trip and sightseeing at Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu and Phat Diem.

At the end you will be dropped-off at your hotel Hanoi.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Start time

Start time: Early morning
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Meeting point

Your hotel in Hanoi.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Hanoi

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals: American Breakfast
  • Entrance fees

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Hotels:
Var. A: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel (Superior)
Var. B: Emeralda Ninh Binh Resorts & Spa (Superior)

Compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year and Lunar New Year (TET Festival) - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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