Ninh Bình Province
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Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

1. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

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Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

2. Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

Venture into the heart of the jungle on this full-day tour of Cuc Phuong National Park. Explore the park while on a hike, observing the way the jungle comes alive. Visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center as well, witnessing them in their natural environment. In the morning, your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your Hanoi hotel. From there, begin your two-hour ride to the Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh. Upon your arrival, visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center. Here, professional staff protect monkeys and langurs from becoming extinct. The environment is kept as close to their natural habitat as possible. Afterwards, enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant, recommended by your guide. Take a trekking trip into the heart of the jungle come the afternoon. As you hike, observe the rare flora and fauna that surrounds you. Listen to the exotic birds as they sing and stand in the middle of the jungle to take in nature in its truest form. From there, continue to walk the trail, taking photos along the way. Late into the day, you will return to the car and transfer back to your Hanoi accommodation.

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Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Trang An Day Tour with Lunch

3. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Trang An Day Tour with Lunch

Start the day with a drive through rural Vietnam, passing stunningly green fields and buffalos on your way to the beautiful Hoa Lu Temple. Take your time to explore this beautiful temple, dating back to the 10th century. After the temple, explore the hidden secrets of Mua Cave, and trek to the top of the Mua mountain. From the top you will admire the impressive panoramic views of Tam Coc, Trang An, and Ninh Binh city.  Relax after the trek with a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Then you'll travel to Trang An to discover the exciting nearby cave complex via boat, including Sang Cave, Too Cave, and Ba Giot Cave.

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Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Boat Ride & Hang Mua Hiking Day Trip

4. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Boat Ride & Hang Mua Hiking Day Trip

Embark on a full-day tour of the Ninh Bình province. Explore the Vietnamese ancient capital of Hoa Lu to understand the history of the country. Marvel at the scenic landscape of Trang An. Hike to the top of the Mua Cave for incredible views from the top. Start your day at 7:45 AM with a hotel pickup. Meet your guide and leave for Hoa Lu. Pass by green fields and villages. Have a 20-minute break to stretch your legs. At 9.30 AM, arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 11th century. Visit the Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Temple. Appreciate the unique architecture. Delve deep into history and learn about the first Vietnamese government. Explore the excavation area. Experience the vestiges of Royal Palace ground dated back to the 10th century. Then, hop back on the bus at 10 AM for a drive to Trang An. Artfully crafted by nature, Trang An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get on a bamboo boat for a 2.5-hour tour rowing through the majestic cave complex of Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Ba Giot Cave. Glide along the river, crossing villages, mountains, and lush rice fields. At 12:45 PM, stop at a restaurant to feast on local food. Get back to the bus and leave for Mua Cave. Hike up the mountain and see the Ngo Dong River. Climb 486 steps to reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain. Enjoy a panoramic of Tam Coc. At 3:30 PM, say goodbye to the countryside and get on a 2-hour bus ride back to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel.

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Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: Day Trip From Ha Noi

5. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: Day Trip From Ha Noi

Begin the day nice and early with an 08:00 pick-up from your residence in Ha Noi and depart directly for the beautiful Cuc Phuong National Park, the first national park in all of Vietnam. Relax in a new air-conditioned vehicle during the comfortable 2.5-hour drive to the park and enjoy the scenic views of the Vietnamese countryside. Once at Cuc Phuong, pay a visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates as well as the protection of their habitats.  Around midday, enjoy a leisurely lunch and then continue further into the pristine park. Visit the 7,000-year-old Cave of Early Man and then begin a long and steady trek through the lush forest to discover the diverse floras and faunas of the region. Make short stops at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, and various picturesque streams and waterfalls for a few photographs before you begin your journey back to Ha Noi.

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From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

6. From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

Meet your guide in the morning and leave Hanoi on a 2-hour drive. Head towards Cuc Phuong National Park which is located in Ninh Bình Province, in Vietnam’s Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong was Vietnam’s first national park and is the country’s largest nature reserve. The park is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. Along the way, you’ll sometimes ride on backroads to get through villages, rice fields, or along the dikes and canals to experience the countryside beauties. Communicate with the locals to understand their authentic cultures, habits, and traditions. Explore the diversified fauna and flora by visiting the Primate Rescue Center. Ride 20 km through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center. Have a tea break before hiking for 3 hours to the Tetrameles nudiflora (Sequoia) 1,000 years tree. Hop back on your bike and drive at the sides of this park, passing by the local ferry before riding back to Hanoi.  Your activity ends in Hanoi around 7:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Ninh Bình Province

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Best bus in Vietnam

Very amazing experience, guide was friendly and knowledgable. Might have been the most comfy and luxuary bus I ever been on and in Vietnam usually you don't get the nicest ride on tours. We forgot some suveniers on bus and they delivered them to our hotel next day. I would say it is underpriced. 10/10

you need a friver to get there anyway. the guide was friendly but didnt tell us more than the signs said. if you can get there you could do this place alone and not really loose out.

guide was fun and knowledgeable. request Hung if he is available