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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

This day tour takes you to discover tow major attractions in Ninh Binh: Tam Coc, the jewel gift of nature and Phat Diem, an imposing stone church with “east meets west” architecture.

Detailed program

Hanoi – Van Long – Phat Diem – Hanoi (L)
Our guide and driver pick you up at hotel in Hanoi at 08:00 am then drive to Ninh Binh (100km). Start our trip by visiting Van Long nature reserve, referred as “the Ha Long Bay on land”. This is a magnificent waterscape of rivers, mountains, evergreen forests, caves and submerged land. Arrive in Van Long, we will cycle to the wharf (about 2km) crossing beautiful countryside and visit traditional house. Get into a small boat to cruise along the river surrounded by spectacular rice fields and explore several caves with beautiful stalactites.
After lunch, transfer by car to visit Phat Diem Cathedral featuring a harmonious blend of oriental pagoda and western cathedral architecture. The original church was built between 1875 and 1899 with four roofs and six sets of iron wooden pillars. It commands a large area consisting of ponds, lakes and artificial caves. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. End of tour.


Price and Included


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  2. From To   22/01/2019


- The air-conditioned private vehicles
- The private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- The private boat as mentioned in the program
- Entrance fees & bicycle
- Mineral water


- Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance
- Bank charge fees for payment
- Other services not mentioned in the “Inclusion”


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