Ninh Binh day trip to Thung Nang and Hoa Lu ancient capital

Are you planning a trip to Ninh Binh, Vietnam? You 'd love to stay away from touristic places and explore lesser known places of untouched natural sceneries ?Please, have this Ninh Binh day excursion to Thung Nang ( Sunshine Valley) & Hoa Lu ancient capital reviewed for the details and plan your trip to Ninh Binh of great memory.......
From: Call 1 day - private tour from Hanoi

Ninh Binh day trip to Thung Nang & Hoa Lu ancient capital

Being endowed with the beautiful landscapes of limestone mountain ranges & national park, Ninh Binh has recently become the top must-visited destination in Vietnam among travelers when making their trip to Northern Vietnam. Doing trips to Ninh Binh, most people choose to visit Trang An Ecotourism Complex or Tam Coc, which makes those places become quite touristy ( especially in the weekends after Vietnamese’s lunar new years, travelers have to stay on a long line waiting for the boat ride).

Thung Nang boat ride

Limestone karst mountains along waterways

Travelling to Ninh Binh, for the ones who love the untouched natures of beautiful hidden caves & magnificient limestone karst, we suggest you doing a tranquil boat ride in Thung Nang area – newly exploited and lesser frequently travelled attraction in Ninh Binh and taking part in this customized “ Ninh Binh day trip to Thung Nang & Hoa Lu ancient capital”.

This trip is operated in a private tour departing from Hanoi with interesting activities of boat rowing to admire Thung Nang’s natural beauty, leisure bike along Tam Coc- Bich Dong limestone karst landscapes,  healthy hike to Bich Dong pagoda, and a nice walk to visit Hoa Lu – Vietnam’s ancient capital during 10th & 11th century. Surely that it will have a day trip of your great memory exploring Ninh Binh.

Thung Nang mountains

Mountain setting in Thung Nang valley

The special highlights of Thung Nang- Hoa Lu ancient capital day trip from Hanoi

  • A peaceful hideaway from your daily routine for a scenic day journey discovering Ninh Binh’s beautiful attractions : Thung Nang, Bich Dong Pagoda & Hoa Lu ancient capital.

  • Tranquil & scenic 1,5 hour boat ride in Thung Nang area - a less touristic & naturally untouched landscapes of limestone mountains, rural villages &  hidden caves.

  • Have a fun of cycling activity along Tam Coc & Bich Dong moutain range.

  • Take a healthy hike to visit Bich Dong pagoda – the pictureque & ancient temples built inside Bich Dong grottos.
  • Get to know about Vietnam’s history in 10th & 11th century under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasties when paying a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital.

More photos of this Ninh Binh day excursion.

Thung Nang boat ride to Bich Dong pagoda

A healthy hike to Bich Dong temples

The view from Baich Dong pagoda

The green view from upper Bich Dong temple

Limeston mountains in Thung Nang valley

Thung Nang mountain setting

Hoa Lu ancient capital

The entrance to Hoa Lu ancient capital

Dinh Temple - Hoa Lu

Le Temple in Hoa Lu capital

Thung Nang boat ride

Boat ride in Thung  Nang valley

Biking along Tam Coc area

Biking along Tam Coc mountain & its ricefields

The detailed travel itinerary of Ninh Binh day trip to Thung Nang, Bich Dong pagoda & Hoa Lu ancient capital from Hanoi (L)

At your chosen time, our tourguide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and depart to Ninh Binh. After 2 hour drive,we arrive in Tam Coc area – the center of “Halong bay on land” with a beautiful background of many limestone outcrops on land & river.From here, we start biking tour further into hidden trails of Tam Coc area,viewing these impressive mountain settings & peaceful local villages.Leisurely cycling with stops for nice photos & a visit to Bich Dong pagoda (regarded as the second nicest cave in Vietnam), trekking up to pray Buddha & enjoy the panoramic view of the whole region.

Bich Dong temple

Entrance to Bich Dong pagoda

En route, stop at Thung Nang pier for boarding a sampan to explore Thung Nang (known as the valley of Sunshine) – less touristic and pristinely natural landscapes.You will have a pleasant boat ride viewing scenic limestone pillars, ducks swimming around, water lily & lotus flowers along the waterways, and sneaking through two naturally hidden caves of beautifully sparkling stalagtites hanging down from the ceiling.

Landscape Thung Nang mountains

Thung Nang landscape in the late afternoon

After a lunch of local Vietnamese food in a renowned restaurant, transfer to Hoa Lu ancient capital- the heart of Vietnam in the 10th & 11th century, paying a visit to two remain temples:King & Le Temples.The visit offers you a good insight of Vietnam's history under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasties, as well as the 17th century's architectural values reflected in those temples.

Meet driver and transfer back to Hanoi.The Ninh Binh day trip to Thung Nang & Hoa Lu ancient capital is finished when you are at the doorsteps of your hotel !

Price: Call.
Single supplement: usd.

Inclusions :

  • Private English speaking tourguide ( other languages if available, upon request)
  • Private car with driver following the program.
  • Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places in the program.
  • Boat ride fees to visit Thung Nang – the valley of Sunrise.
  • Bike rental fees
  • Lunch of local Vietnamese food in a local restaurant.

Exclusions :

  • Tips & gratitude to good service ( driver, tourguide & boat rower)
  • Online payment fees.
  • Drinks or berverages.
  • Personal expences
  • Optional tours
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