Known as 'Halong Bay on land', the karst scenery and vivid green rice paddies of Ninh Binh stretches scenically along the Ngo Dong River, best explored by local boat. Combined with time to explore vibrant capital Hanoi, this extension perfectly showcases both urban and rural Vietnam.
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a tasty street food tour. (D)
Transfer to the Ninh Binh region and board a local sampan to drift along the spectacular Ngo Dong river. After lunch, continue to Van Lam hamlet to learn about local traditions and discover stunning temples. (B,L)
Journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. Later, head to Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site often billed as 'Halong Bay on land' for magnificent karst formations. Travel back to Hanoi. (B,L)
Pass Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace and Temple of Literature. Then, explore the Museum of Ethnology before boarding a cyclo to discover the atmospheric Old Quarter. Later, attend the Quintessence of Tonkin show. (B,L)
Today is free to spend as you wish before transferring to the airport. (B)
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