7:30 AM. Depart Hanoi for Hoa Lu by Hanoi Bike Tour car. The drive takes approximately 2,5 hours. Once we reach Tam Coc also known as Halong bay on land, we take a 1,5hour rowing bamboo boat trip in Ngo Dong River. Disembark; we cycle to Bich Dong (Jade Pagoda) about 3 kilometers from the tourist wharfs. After visiting the Pagoda, we cycle back to Tam Coc for a Buffet Lunch.
From here, we start cycling to the ancient capital Hoa Lu and visit the Temple of King Dinh and King Le. Then, we head to Cuc Phuong National Park by car, dinner, and overnight at the Park’s Hotel.
Tam Coc – Ninh Binh
After breakfast, it takes a short distance biking to the Endangered Primate Rescue center and the Turtle conservation center. If you go with kids, these are very good places for them to study about nature preservation. We continue cycling about 2 hours through the National Park and make a couple of stops to visit Cave of Ancient Men. Continue riding to the center of the park, we will do hiking about 6km in the rain forest. Trekking in the park, you can see the diversity of fauna and flora in the best-preserved park in Vietnam. We will end the trek at the thousand-year-old tree place; taking photo with this big tall tree before getting back the car park and head back Hanoi by car.
Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh