This excursion is an ideal combination of a peaceful boat trip between the breathtaking formations of limestone mountains at Van Long Natural Reserve, an immersion at a Red River Delta village of Non Khe and visiting the impressive stone church of Phat Diem
Tour code: XS/17 WB DAY
Starts/Ends: Hanoi(pickup & drop off at hotel)
Tour Duration: Commencement date: Daily
- Day 1. Hanoi – Van Long – Non Khe village(L,D)
- Day 2. Non Khe – Phat Diem – Tam Coc(B,L,D)
- Day 3. Tam Coc – Hanoi(B,L)
Day 1. Hanoi – Van Long – Non Khe village(L,D)
8:00AM, Pick up at your hotel and go head out of town to visit Van Long. Van Long is a marshy area that has been turned into a natural reserve. Board a small boat for a 2 hour cruise through this land of rice fields that served as the setting for the movie “Indochine”
After having lunch in a local restaurant, drive to Non Khe village. After settling into a local home stay and meeting the host family, visit the village’s hall and pagoda. Enjoy dinner and spend the night with the host family.
Day 2. Non Khe – Phat Diem – Tam Coc(B,L,D)
After enjoying breakfast, explore the village with a resident who will serve as a guide. Depending on the season, participate in agricultural activities such as planting or harvesting in the rice fields. Prepare a traditional Vietnamese lunch with the host family
Mid-afternoon, depart for the Phat Diem cathedral which is famous for its unique Tonkin architecture of Buddhist -style pagodas and Catholic-style churches. With its base made of marble, it is also known as “Pierre’s Cathedral”. Spend the night in Tam Coc
Day 3. Tam Coc – Hanoi(B,L)
After breakfast. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Ha Long Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Ha Long-bay-on-land”. Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings’ palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Drive back to Hanoi. End of services.
- English / French speaking guide
- Accommodation at the homestay
- Private transfer and transportation
- Entrance fee
- Meal as indicated ( B= breakfast; L= lunch; D = dinner)
- Boat trip in Tam coc
- Services charges and government taxes.
- Drinks & beverage ..
Personal travel insurance.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability. All tour guides of Xuan Son travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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