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7.30 - 8.00: Our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way.
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam from 9 - 10 century. From here we will visit King Dinh temple and King Le temple. These two hero kings lived in the 10th century and devoted for the vivarious victories from Chinese invaders. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu) which is considered as "Dry Halong Bay" or "Halong Bat on land".
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).
18.00: Check in the hotel and have dinner at Tam Coc.
Hanoi to Hoa Lu: 100km (2 hours)
Hoa Lu to Tam Coc: 8km (20 minutes)
7.00: Wake up and have breakfast with Vietnamese local food in local restaurant.
7.30: Depart to Cuc Phuong National Park - one of the most popular nature tourist destinations in Vietnam.
8.30: Arrive National park visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society and has grown to 100 animals in 30 cages, 4 houses, two semi-wild enclosures.
Here you will get some more information about the work they do to protect these endanged animals especial the Delacour's langur, or Delacour's lutung (Trachypithecus delacouri), a critically endangered species of lutung endemic to Vietnam.
11.30: Have lunch in local restaurant.
After lunch, depart to the Park Centre, on the way visit the Cave of Early Man (had over 7000 year), then you’ll start on a long trek through the forest to learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the park. You’ll also make stops at Cho Chi, tree thousand year.
15.00: Car pick up and transfer back to Hanoi.
18.00: Arrive to Hanoi. Tour Finish.
Tam Coc to Cuc Phuong: 43km (1h20)
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