Daily life at Ho Citadel - Thanh Hoa

Tour to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa - 3 Days

Tour to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa is an easy cultural and eco tour to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa in northern Vietnam for 3 days 2 nights.

The tour is designed for your family to have a relaxing holiday amid scenic natural landscapes and cultural heritage of Vietnam. The trip can be done all year round. Accommodations on the tour are at hotels with basic facilities.Ho Family Citadel, Thanh Hoa

On the trip, you visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ho Family Citadel and Trang An Landscape. The tour provides you with ample opportunities to learn about daily life in Vietnamese villages. We also have a chance to discover the fauna and flora at Cuc Phuong National Park which is among the best preserved national parks in Vietnam. Taking our Tour to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa, you are sure to have a great holiday in the countryside in northern Vietnam.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi – Ho Family Citadel – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D)
Day2    Visit of Cuc Phuong/Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc (B/L/D)
Day3    Tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu/Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B/L)

AccommodationBuffalo cart at Ho Family Citadel

  • Cuc Phuong Park Guest House;
  • Ninh Binh Family-run hotel;

What's included

  • English speaking guide;
  • Private car for transport as per itinerary;
  • Double-shared room as per itinerary;
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc as per itinerary;
  • Meals per itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • Admission fees and permits per itinerary;

What's not included

  • Travel insurance;
  • Drinks and personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly mentioned as included per itinerary;

Day1    Hanoi – Ho Family Citadel – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D) Cho Chi Tree of 1,000 years old
Leaving Hanoi, we travel on High Way No.1 for Thanh Hoa Province. Then we turn into a quiet provincial road which travels through peaceful villages. The scenery on the roadside is idyllic and we have ample photo opportunities. Arriving at Vinh Loc in Thanh Hoa Province, we visit the stone citadel of Ho Family.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, follow country roads to Cuc Phuong National Park. Arriving at the park in late afternoon, check into the hotel and have free time to wander amid the fresh nature.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong.


Day2    Visit of Cuc Phuong/Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: the Primate Center, the Cave of Primitive Man, and Cho Chi Tree which is a thousand years old.
Lunch at the park.Rowing boat at Tam Coc Ninh Binh
In the afternoon, leave for Tam Coc. Visit Bich Dong, a 15th century Buddhist Pagoda built into limestone mountain.
Leisure time walking amid the heavenly landscape of Tam Coc, part of Trang An World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Tam Coc.

Day3    Tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu/Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have 2-hour boat trip amid the stunning nature of Tam Coc, then enoy a walking tour to Hang Mua to have a panoramic view of the whole region. When the rice ripens, you can have great photos of the golden rice fields below.
Lunch at Tam Coc.
In the afternoon, visit Hoa Lu the site of the capital city of Vietnam in the 10th century. Road trip back to Hanoi concluding our great family holiday.

 

Rice fields at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
Rice fields at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

 

 

The Primate Rescue Center at Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh
The Primate Rescue Center at Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh

 

 

A little kid riding a water buffalo at the Ho Family's Citadel in Thanh Hoa
A little kid riding a water buffalo at the Ho Family's Citadel in Thanh Hoa