Shore excursion trip - Hoa lu ancient capital and Thung nang sampan trip


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Vietnamese (fluent)

Exploring the former ancient capital of Vietnam trip

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the tourist destination which will bring you to a few imperial capitals of the country in the ancient and medieval eras. Visiting Hoa Lu, you will not only have a fun and exciting time, but can learn more about culture and history as well. The mountains and sea combined to make Hoa Lu's picturesque landscape.


Detail Itinerary:

AM07. 00: Car and local guide will pick you up from Halong habour depart for Ninh Binh, enjoying the beautifull landscapes with stunning limestone moutains, green paddy fields.

10. 30: Arrive Ninh Binh province, take a sampan trip to visit Thung Nang (Sunshine) valley, a non- touristic and untouch tourist site. The sampan trip is about 2 hours, you can enjoy the beautifull sightseeing with paddy fields, picturesque mountains or see the fishing life of local people.

12. 30: We will process to visit Bich dong pagoda, a unique and ancient pagoda built in a cave with three diffirent levels. Understanding about Budhism religion in Vietnam and local workship custom.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

PM: Processing to visit Hoa lu ancient citadel, the former capital of Vietnam before it was moved to Hanoi. Visit 2 ancient temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang and Emperor Le Dai Hanh, The founder of Dinh and Le dynasty in 10th century.

PM03. 00: Drive back to Halong habour for Cruise

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Halong Cruise Habour

End location: Halong Cruise Habour

Duration: 10 hours


Transfer by private AC car

What’s Included

* A/C transportation as Itinerary
* Lunch at local restaurant (vegeteran food is available)
* 02 hours sampan trip to visit Thung Nang
* All entrance fee
* English Speaking Guide
* 01 bottle of water per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100000 VND - Drink
* Habour procedure: 25 USD/person

What’s Extra

* Migration procedure and entrance fee to pick up and drop off at Halong Habour 25$/person
* All drinks and personal expenditures
* Other items not mention in program
* Travel insurance


I am not a driver but have a good accquantance with transportation suppliers. I can accompany you on your own vehicle or arrange a private car upon your requests.
I can customize all requierments to make your holilday more interesting and memorable.

A Recent Review of this tour

Alex was the perfect guide, Very knowledgeable and friendly. We had an incredible day and can't wait to come back.
Roderick Holden

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