Day 1: Hanoi – Trang An - Thien Ha Cave ( Galaxy Cave) (L,D)
8h30: Our tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for the trip to Ninh Binh.
10h30: Arrive in Hoa Lu - The capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. We visit these remaining structures, dedicated to the Dinh and Le Rulers, then climb 200 steps to the top of Ma Yen mount for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas.
12h00: Lunch in a local restaurant
13h30: Take a rowing sampan boat to visit Trang An Complex, rowing along the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dack ) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long… All passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora are rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.
16h00: Car transfer to your homestay in Trang An Village, time at leisure, you can walk or cycle around the village to explore the daily lives of the local people.
19h00: Dinner at the homestay, time at leisure
20h00: Car transfer to visit Thien Ha Cave ( Galaxy Cave), on arrival at the Nha Le Pier, you will take 30 minutes of rowing boat in the dark night, enjoy the stars on the sky, and in summer you will see a lot of fireflies flying around.
Arrive in the pier, our guide take you to visit dry cave about 200ms length, after that, small sampan will take you along Water cave about 200m then back to the pier, take the rowing Sampan back to Nha Le Pier for the car transfer back to your hotel.
Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B,L)
8h00: Car transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park
On arrival, we visit Endangered Primate Rescue Centre - This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats.
After that, we take a trek into the center of the National Park, learn more about fauna and flora on the way then back to the restaurant for lunch
13h00: Car transfer back to Hanoi, arrive at your hotel around 15h00, end of the trip.