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04-Day Ninh Binh & Bac Son Valley Tour

Tour Highlight

Learning the daily life of the ethnic group who live on stilt houses in stunning valley of Bac Son.

Enjoying soft trek on peaceful paths of rural Bac Son

Discovering the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic Landscape with sampan boat-ride through 3 tiny limestone caves​ in Tam Coc

Experiencing local life at different home-stays in the countryside with friendly rustics.

Learning the traditional job of making beautiful pottery​ by Vietnamese villagers.

Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.​

Tour Overview

Day 1: Hanoi - Bac Son Valley

Day 2: Bac Son Valley - Bac Ninh

Day 3: Bac Ninh - Ninh Binh

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Hanoi

DETAILED ITINERARY

  DAY 1: HANOI - BAC SON VALLEY

 

  • 8:00 a.m. Get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and take 3,5 hour drive through the fertile land of the Red River Delta to Bac Son

  • Arrive at a local house at Quynh Son village in Bac Son Valley. Check in and ready for the lunch cooked by the host.

  • Visit to a Yin and Yang roof-tile workshop before embarking on a 9-km trek through some valleys, pass some low hills to visit villages and enjoy the peaceful scenic scenery (shorter trek for the alternative on request)

  • The Vietnamese dinner is served at your home-stay.

  • Overnight at the local house.

 

***NOTE***: (The home-stay is basic with dormitory, seperated by curtains. Clean mattress with white sheet, pillow covers and mosquito net are provided. There are standard guesthouse at a nearby town, too. Let our expert know if you'd prefer in advance.) 

 

Included meals: Lunch, dinner

  DAY 2: BAC SON VALLEY - BAC NINH

  • Have breakfast at the accommodation

  • 8:00 a.m. start again with an easy walk through the Quynh Son village of traditional stilt houses. Thence hike up Na Lay mountain which is topped with a cell phone tower. The hike is steep at times and challenging when it is wet but the views down the valley along the hike is incredible. Especially, the panorama view from the top will amaze you, really worth your hard work.

  • Get back down on the group where you will get on your private vehicle and make your way to the Red River Delta.

  • Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way.

  • About 3:30 p.m. arrive at Phu Lang pottery village, take a walk along the village roads and witness the simple techniques of making beautiful products.

  • The late afternoon transfer takes you to another home-stay (a typical Vietnamese family in the Red River Delta). Dinner and stay overnight.

 

   Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  DAY 3: BAC NINH - NINH BINH

  • 7:30 the breakfast is served

  • 8:30 Bidding farewell to the host family and drive 3hrs approx. to Ninh Binh province. On arrival, take 30-minute trek on a rural path of Ninh Binh with the scenery of sheer limestone mountains and rice paddies.

  • Lunch is served at a restaurant of a hidden retreat.

  • The afternoon trek takes you about 45 minute on the flat ground by the sides of the cliffs before the 500 step hike to a mountain summit. After admire the beautiful scenery over the karst formations. Get back down and transfer to your hotel.

  • Check in the hotel and refresh for the evening. Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh

  (The 500 step hike is rather hard for some people on hot days. If you wish to quit this, just let your tour guide know and he will take you to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day enjoying the relaxation)

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch​, Dinner

  DAY 4: NINH BINH - HANOI

  • Breakfast is served at your hotel

  • 8:30 a.m. Check out and get ready for further beautiful experience. Get a short transfer to Tam Coc boat operation place to take 2hr sampan boat ride along a small river. You will be rowed by a villager in between steep limestone mountains. The row also takes you through three tunnel-like caves.

  • 10:30 Continue on with a bicycling tour to the surroundings. The bike takes 1,5 hours or so. This gives you a chance of viewing this beautiful landscape at best, stop your bike as often as you want for photo opportunity. On the way, you are able to visit Bich Dong pagoda, a famous religious place in the area.

  • 12:30 Having lunch at a restaurant with local specialties.

  • 13:45 Drive back to Hanoi and arrive at your own place in the city after 2,5 hours. End of service.​​

   Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch​

INCLUSIONS

  • Private A/c transportation with all entrance per itinerary

  • English speaking tour guide 

  • Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation in shared twin/ double during the tour (2 nights at local houses, 1 night at a hotel)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permit

  • Bicycles and sampan boat-ride in Ninh Binh

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance 

  • Drinks and other meals 

  • Hotel in Hanoi (Optional)

  • Visas and airport transfers  (Optional)

  • Any flight tickets 

  • Tips and gratuities 

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm Cloths (From November to March)

  • Good trekking shoes

  • Poncho or umbrella, hat, sunglasses

  • Sun block screen

  • Insect spray...

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