Hoa Lu Van Long Nature Reserve Day Trip, is a perfect venue for you to widen your knowledge of Vietnam history and culture in Hoa Lu as well as to relax and let your mind wander amongst the diverse limestone features of Van Long nature reserve, gliding along the river and canals, weaving one’s way through the boat houses and fishing vessels of Kenh Ga is a unique experience with the stunning backdrop of the limestone cliffs with an authentic floating village

Tour Highlight 

  • See ancient temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le (the two heroes chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital in 10thcentury, 968-1009).
  • Take a boat trip rowing along this beautiful wetland of Van Long Natural Reserve
  • Gliding along the river and canals, weaving through the boat houses and fishing vessels of Kenh Ga
  • Interact with local people in their daily life activities.

Hoa Lu – Van Long Private Day Tour

7:45-8:00: Pick up at your hotel by our private car and a local tour guide to go to Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh, which is known as the Vietnam’s Ancient Capital. It will take around two hours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh with a short break on the way.

10:30: Arrive in Hoa Lu, where we will visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le and listen to historical stories. Then you cycle through the breathtaking rice fields. Enjoy a special Ninh Binh lunch at a local restaurant.

13:00: Depart for Van Long Nature Reserve. Get on the bamboo rowing boat to explore this beautiful natural area, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. Among the bird species that have been spotted here are the rare black-faced spoonbill, cotton pygmy goose, and White-browed Crake. Van Long is also one of the last wild refuges of the endangered Delacour`s langur, partly because the wetlands keep predators and poachers at bay.

15:30: Head back to the harbor and take the bus to return to Hanoi.

18:00: Arrive in central Hanoi, followed by drop-off at your hotel.

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