The elderly must fall in love with this lazy trip. With our car, tourists will spend most of the time of this trip on the peaceful roads of Ninh Binh. While the short boat trip in Van Long Nature Reserve brings you some restful moments to wallow in tranquil nature, Phat Diem Stone Church is a perfect destination to gain knowledge of the spread and influence of Christianity on Vietnamese culture.
Van Long Natural Reserve offers wonderful views of landscapes and rural life. In comparison with Tam Coc and Trang An, which are more popular, Van Long is much more primitive and completely untouched. Beautiful scenery, quiet, with only a few other small boats gliding along, here you may get to catch many birds and rare monkeys and get stunning views of landscape and rural life. Along with the river, water was so clear that it looks like a mirror reflecting mountains, grottoes and the sky.
Phat Diem Stone Church is one of the most famous and impressive churches in Vietnam. Its special architecture is an elegant combination between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings. It took 24 years from 1875 to 1898 to build this church. As its name says, the church was completely built of stone and wood that were readily available in the mountain area of Ninh Binh. The preparation phase, mainly extracting materials from karst-mountains, took the local as many as 10 years to finish.
9:00AM: Get picked-up by our tour guide and drivers at your hotel in Ninh Binh City. If your hotel is outside the city, surcharge may be applied.
10:00AM: Enjoy the 1.5 hour boat-ride in Van Long Nature Reserve.
12:00PM: Have lunch in a local restaurant.
2:00PM: Visit Phat Diem Stone Church.
4:00PM: Trip ends at your hotel.
What to bring: Camera, hat, umbrella, sunblock.
Transfer by private A/C car
English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets
1.5 hour boat-ride in Van Long
Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)
01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/pax/trip
Other drinks and personal expenses
|Group size||Full-board tour (USD/PAX)||Driver only (USD)|
|From 02 to 04||50||48|
|From 05 and up||48||70|