HANOI JEEP TOUR TO TRANG AN AND HOA LU IN NINH BINH
updated: June 16, 2015
By Minh Hoang
This jeep journey from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Province covers Trang An and Hoa Lu . You will visit the site of Vietnam former capital – Hoa Lu reigned during the 10th century. Then enjoy the boat trip to go through Trang An area – dozen of limestone grottoes and admire the beautiful scenery made by mountain ranges, valleys, caves.
Depart from Hanoi after breakfast; your Jeep will drive you down to the South of Hanoi. One of the highlights of the trip is joining in Hanoi’s traffic. Your first impression will be Hanoi’s symphony done by the sound of thousand motorbike’s honks. Some people find it a bit irritating but it is a part of Hanoi’s sound. Driving on busy streets offers a lot of fun and opportunities for photo shootings, you easily find it crazy and interesting to see whole families on scooters or someone hurried to go to work, driving motorbike and having breakfast at the same time.
Get out of the crowded traffic, you start driving on new highway links Hanoi – Ninh Binh. Once you reach to entrance of NinhBinh City, you will turn into countryside road to explore the karsts area with rice fields, villages dotted by limestone mountains. Waving to children, friendly locals who always welcome you with big smiles. For all the things you see, they are completely like in landscape pictures. Arrival Hoa Lu, you will visit the relics left from the former capital. Take a short jeep-ride to Trang An where you will try some local foods for lunch. After lunch, board an authentic rowing boat powered by the locals. The rowers are farmers and rowing boats taking tourists is their part time job. Enjoy an extended journey along the winding river lined with trees, the lush forests, clear river water, fresh air, magical caves and dramatic mountains will charm you from first glance. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon. Tour ends at your hotel.
Driving distance: 250 km
* Prices Include:
+ Jeep with driver (one Jeep can carry 2 adults plus guide, or 2 adults and 1 child plus guide)