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Are you thinking for a unique adventure for your next holiday? Why not try the captivating journey of “Hoa Lu or Bai Dinh – Trang An – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Cycling Trip“? It’s a rare gem in the travel world that offers a unique blend of history, culture, breathtaking landscapes and amazing bike-friendly terrain.
To kick off our journey, contemplate this. Will you choose to visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, with its stunning temples and intricate historic sites, or will you be drawn to Bai Dinh, home to the largest pagoda in Vietnam? Indeed, choosing between these two remarkable places is a tough call, but whichever you choose, expect an unforgettable experience.
Trang An, fondly referred to as the Halong Bay on land offers visitors an engaging ride on traditional sampan boats. Along the waterways, you’ll find caves like “Hang Mua” (Mua Cave). You’ll get to marvel at the breath-taking views and peep at the subterranean wilderness within these awe-inspiring caves. Wouldn’t you love to see this stunning vista for yourself?
The highlight of the Mua Cave is the iconic Dragon Mountain Viewpoint. Challenging, yes, to reach the top but the view you are rewarded with is beyond worth it. How often do you get a bird’s-eye view of such a pristine landscape?
Tam Coc, or “Three Grottoes”, is all about cycling. Seize the opportunity to explore the locality on two wheels. Get up close and personal with the locals and lush paddy fields- a spectacular sight for city dwellers.
What makes this journey stand apart is the cycling component. Experiencing it all at a slower pace, feeling the rush of air as you pedal, and being part of the scenery rather than simply observing it, that’s what this trip offers. Doesn’t cycling through remarkably distinctive landscapes sound simply irresistible?
07:30 – 08:00 – Our guide meets you at your hotel/stay and start 110km easy drive through verdant landscape of country side. Short-break on the way.
10:30 – Arrive Bai Dinh Complex, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
You will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones. Visit Quan Yin statue with thousands arms and eyes and Gautama Buddha statue.
10:30 – Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple dating back to the 17th Century.
12:00 – Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.
13:00 – Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone mountains at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave,...and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…
17:00 Check in Homestay/Bungalow and then you have your own time to relax, read books or swim before the dinner around 19:00, then enjoy the night time with pool view bar. (Tour guide is not available until next afternoon)
In the morning: Breakfast served at Bungalow. Free time for swimming and exploring the neighborhood
11:30 Lunch at Bungalow and check out.
In the afternoon: Our guide takes you to the boat trip on Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc– the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves (Hang Ca – Hang Hai and Hang Ba) and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora.
16:00 You cycle through peaceful villages with rice fields to visit the peaceful villages and enjoy the panoramic view of dramatic limestone ridges and dotted hamlets and a particularly refreshing highlight a lovely day and get on bus to Hanoi.
17:30 Get on bus back to Ha Noi.
19:00 We drop you off at your hotel, trip ends.
We’re delighted you’ve picked your journey with Vela Vietnam Travel! Thank you!
* Pick-up from hotel/ accommodation in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
* Round trip transfers with complimentary 2 bottles of water per person
* English Speaking Guide as indicated in Itinerary.
* Meals as 2 lunches, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
* All entrance fees indicated in our itinerary.
* Accommodation at Homestay or Bungalow base on Twin or double sharing room
* Cycling and swimming at Bungalow
* Beverages & travel insurance, Electric car in Bai Đinh, tour guide overnite at bunglow and next morning. Tips for tour guide and personal expenses
* Children from 5 to 8 years old charge 75%. From 9 years old up charge 100%, The children under 5 years old free (exclusion entrance ticket, meal and bus seat), single supplement
Note: Your itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.