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Best Things to Do in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Best Things to Do in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is one of the first capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, attracting a number of tourists from all over the world. Visiting Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, you will have a chance to admire charming natural landscapes with cultural-historical values of precious monuments in this ancient land. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Historical Values of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Far about 100km from Hanoi to the south, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the national-level important cultural-historical relics. This is also the first capital of Vietnam with numerous historical landmarks. In 968, King of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Vietnam) established his capital at Hoa Lu in 42 years (968-980) as a ruler. After that, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital also existed for 29 next years of Early Le dynasty (980-1009) and the last year of Ly dynasty (1009-1010). In 1010, Ly Dynasty transferred the capital to Thang Long (Hanoi now). Since then, Hoa Lu is known as the ancient capital. Things to visit in Hoa Lu Hoa Lu has many palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. Despite going through many centuries, Hoa Lu has been home to many beautiful sites to visit. Visiting here, you will have a chance to understand more about the history of Vietnam and can join many traditional cultural festivals. The ancient capital is a magnificent and majestic palace which is surrounded by rocky mountain, spectacular scenery and numerous calm lakes, which makes a Hoa Lu’s picturesque landscape. Dinh Tien Hoang Emperor Temple (King Dinh Temple) King Dinh Temple On the way to King Dinh Temple, you will see Ma Yen Mountain which looks like a saddle. You have to climb up 265 steps getting to the top of the mountain to see King Dinh Temple.  King Dinh Temple is one of the unique architectures in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, worshipping King Dinh Tien Hoang (King of Dai Co Viet Dynasty). Over the centuries, the temple has remained its stunning architectural works. It was built of grey stone and situated on the mountaintop. From here, you can also admire panoramic views of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. The temple is divided into three shrines: the outer one is Ngo Mon Gate), the middle is called Thien Huong and the inner worship of King Dinh Tien Hoang. After Ngo Mon Gate, there is a stone bed of King with a pair of Nghe (a kind of mythical animal in the ancient time) standing on both sides. Le Dai Hanh Emperor Temple (King Le Temple) King le Temple is located at the foot of Ma Yen Mountain to the south. The temple has the similar architectural design with King Ding Temple, but smaller. It is also divided into 3 parts: front shrine, Thien Huong house and the sanctum worshipping Le King. Festival in King Le Temple One Pillar Pagoda in Ninh Binh (Nhat Tru Pagoda) Nhat Tru (also known as One Pillar Pagoda) is an ancient pagoda from the 10th century, which is located in the Hoa Lu Complex. The pagoda also preserves many antiquities attached with the history of the ancient capital, especially the stone scripture pillar in front of the pagoda. The pillar was made of stone, has an octagonal body functioning as a prayer book and a stone lotus on the top. Today, Nhat Tru Pagoda is still a spiritual place of the locals and tourists. On January 15 annually, a worship ceremony is taken place to pray for the peace of the nation. Nhat Tru Pagoda Tam Coc – Bich Dong (Three Grottos - Green Pearl Grotto) From Hoa Lu, you can take a short distance to Tam Coc – Bich Dong, a harmonious architectural ensemble attracting tourists all over the world. Tourists to Tam Coc - Bich Dong will actually feel the stretching mountain views, stunning caves, and charming waterways of the rice paddies along the beautiful Ngo Dong River. Tam Coc - Bich Dong is beautiful around 4 seasons, each season has a unique beauty. Summer is considered the most beautiful season of the year with clouds and the green rice fields starting to turn into a sparkling yellow. Tam Coc – Bich Dong has become “a terrestrial Ha Long Bay” and a fascinating and attractive destination in Ninh Binh. Click here to see our Tam Coc Bich Dong Day Tour From Hanoi. Along the Ngo Dong River Annual Festival in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Hoa Lu Festival, the national cultural heritage in the northern Ninh Binh, is taken place on April 5, or the 9th day of the third lunar month of the year and lasts 3 days. During the festival, there will be many other cultural and sports activities, including a requiem, a temple gate-opening ceremony, and displays of coloured lanterns and flower garlands, and performance of folk games. It will be an interesting experience for you if you travel to Hoa Lu this time. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Festival Click on the link to see the best trips to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Hang Mua – Tam Coc Day Tour , Hoa Lu - Trang An Full Day from Hanoi , North Vietnam 5 Days Group Tour , Discover Hoa Lu Tam Coc & Halong Bay , Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip . What to eat in Ninh Binh Hoa Lu attracts tourists not only by the beauty of the ancient citadel but also by its delicious dishes. Goat Meat is one of the dishes you should not miss by all means. The meat is fresh and delicious to be served with ginger, lemon, chilli, citronella, and some other kinds of herbs and spices. This is a great dish and also very healthy. Another special food is Rice Crust which is made from the cooked rice and a fried mixture of different spices including fried beef, pork, onion, dried mushrooms and tomatoes. It’s easy for you to find the places selling the rice crust throughout destinations of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bai Dinh Pagoda or Tam Coc – Bich Dong. Rice Crust in Ninh Binh How to get to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital By bus: You can take a bus to Ninh Binh from stations in Hanoi (it can be Giap Bat Station of My Dinh Station). There will be a bus to go to Ninh Binh every 30 minutes from 05.00 AM to 11.00 PM every day. It will take you about 2 hours to get to Hoa Lu. You must pay for your ticket from 70,000VND to 100,000VND per person.  By car or motorbike: From Hanoi, you will go to Giai Phong St., and turn to Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway, the moving to Ninh Binh Province. It will take you 90 minutes to get to Hoa Lu. By train: You will go to Giap Bat Railway Station to take a train to Ninh Binh Railway Station. After that, you have to take a taxi to go to Hoa Lu.

Famous Places in Hanoi

Famous Places in Hanoi

With more than 1000 years of history, Hanoi is home to a number of cultural and historic sites that attracting tourists from all over the world. It is easy for you to map out an itinerary to enjoy your trip and deep into the beauty of the old and the new in Hanoi. Incredible Asia Journeys pleased to recommend foreign tourists with some famous places in Hanoi that should not be missed out on your memorable trip.Sunset in West Lake, HanoiHanoi Old QuarterLocated in the middle of Hanoi, Hanoi Old Quarter with 36 old streets is a special historical site remaining its ancient beauty in this rapidly developing city. Here you can find narrow streets with many street vendors who sell food or souvenirs. Also, you will see a number of antique brick houses standing along the small streets in the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city. Hanoi Old Quarter is always bustling with scooters, bicycles, and cars. It is easy to be got lost when discovering these 36 busy streets on your own. Most of the foreigners travel around the Old Quarter by electric bikes of cyclos. It is a truly an interesting experience that will give you an idea of how life in Hanoi is. Besides, you can try some tasty street food from street vendors nearby. Especially, if you visit Hanoi Old Quarter on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday you will have a chance to walk around night market here and get some special souvenirs.Hanoi Old QuarterHoan Kiem LakeJust a few minutes walking from Hanoi Old Quarter, you will see Hoan Kiem Lake (means “Lake of the Returning Sword” in English translation), one of the best places in Hanoi. Sword Lake and Turtle Lake are two other names. Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as the symbol of Hanoi capital and visited by hundreds of people every day. The lake is a sparkling colourful natural picture with Ngọc Son Temple (reached by a graceful red bridge, The Huc Bridge), Pen Tower, and scenic surroundings. Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists can have a chance to enjoy a totally different world from the bustling city, no high-rise buildings or too much traffic. Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street takes place on three days of weekends, so you can walking on the street without bothering any traffic. However, it can be crowded on these days.Hoan Kiem LakeTemple of LiteratureThe thousand-year Temple of Literature is Vietnam’s first national university called Quoc Tu Giam. It was constructed to honour Confucius and now to celebrate the nation's scholars. From the entrance, you can see Dai Trung Gate, Khue Van Cac (Pavilion of Constellation), then head to where doctor names were listed on a tombstone above tortoise backs. Keeping moving, you can see the place worshipping Confucius and his 72 honoured students. The last courtyard is Thai Hoc house, which is for teaching and learning in the past. A lot of students in universities in Hanoi come here to take photograph yearbook before graduating.To get to the Temple of Literature, you can take a bus, a taxi, or hide a motorbike to travel.Khue Van Cac in Temple of LiteratureAddress: 58 Quoc Tu Giam St., Dong Da District, Hanoi.Opening days: Every day except holidaysIn summer ( From April to October) : 07.30-17.30In winter (From October to April)     : 08.00-17.00Entrance ticket price:Adult: 30,000 VND for Vietnamese and foreignersStudents: 15,000 VND (ID, students card required)Children under 15: FreeNote: As the Temple of Literature is a formal historical site, visitors should pay attention to the dress code. In detail, no hat, shorts, mini skirt or tank-top…when being in worshipping area.Ho Chi Minh MausoleumLocated in Ba Dinh District, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (standing on Ho Chi Minh Complex) is a must-see place in Hanoi. Due to the dedication of Ho Chi Minh President, Vietnamese government decided to build Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to keep his body remain so later on people from any part of the country and foreign friends can visit him. The words “President Ho Chi Minh” are written in red plum marble in the front of the mausoleum, which is considered to be the symbol of the lofty and morality of President Ho Chi Minh. Go inside, you can see the golden sentence “Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom” – one of the most famous sayings of the President in the past. Also, you can see the traditional tree in Vietnam – bamboo tree on both sides as defences for this museum.Besides, you can take time to visit other places in Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho’s House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum.Ho Chi Minh MausoleumOne thing you need to note is that you are not allowed to bring a camera, cell phone, bare-shoulder T-shirts, or mini-skirts inside.Opening time: 5 days per week, except Monday and FridayCold seasons (from November to March): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AMHot seasons (from April to October): 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM Closed once per year in October/ November/ or December for the body maintenanceVietnam Museum of EthnologyIf you want to know more about the characteristics of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will be an ideal place to visit in Hanoi. There are both inside and outside section. The inside one is for the exhibition, while the outdoors is for you to take a rest with some activities and interesting displays.You can enjoy Water Puppetry Show here. It will be one of the most fascinating experiences in Hanoi when you enjoy it in such a tranquil garden.Vietnam Museum of EthnologyAddress: Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay District/ Nghia Do, Cau Giay, HanoiOpening hours: Every day except for Monday, 8:30-17:30Entrance fee: Adult: 40.000 VNDUniversity students with ID: 20.000 VNDChildren (6 years old to 16 years old): 10.000 VNDChildren under 6 years old: FreeCheck our best tours to discover famous places in Hanoi: Hanoi Street Food Tour, Hanoi Scooter Tour, North Vietnam 5 Day Tour, or Highlights of Vietnam 12 Day Tour.Long Bien BridgeLong Bien Bridge was constructed from 1989 to 1902. Passing through more than 100 years with decades of war, the bridge is not only a traffic construction, a nice French architecture but also a living historical relic. Long Bien Bridge is one of the best places in Hanoi to look at sunrise and sunset and take nice photos. It is also chosen to be a nice background for wedding albums of a lot of brides and grooms. Many foreign tourists want to visit this historical construction and nice scenery. While many teenagers come here to take nice photos to keep their memorable moments. Long Bien Bridge is not only historical witness but also a memorable saver.Sunset in Long Bien BridgeBat Trang Ceramic VillageBat Trang is the seven century-old ceramic village, which attracts tourists with their own handmade products. There are a lot of making the ceramic place and you can try to make and paint by yourselves as ceramic makers. It will be an unforgettable memory in your trip in Hanoi. Besides, you will also really impressed by the incredible styles, beautiful and colourful ceramics of Bat Trang Ceramic Market. Please click on Bat Trang Ceramic Day Tour from Hanoi to see more detail about this day tour.Address: Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District.Distance: 10km or 30 minutes by car/motorbike. You can take the bus No. 47A from Long Bien to Bat Trang. It may take you 45 minutes to 1 hours to wait for the bus and transfer to Bat Trang Ceramic Village.Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00Make your ceramic productsThang Long Water Puppet TheatreIf you like traditional art, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is an ideal place for you. Water Puppet is the unique Vietnamese traditional art existing for more than a thousand year. Water Puppet Show performs the daily life of Vietnamese farmers like catching fishes, tending buffalo, cultivating and so on. It is very interesting to enjoy.Address:  No.57b Dinh Tien Hoang St. (near Hoan Kiem Lake).Opening hours:  15.00, 16.10, 17.10, 18.30, 20.00 every day from October to April.16.10, 17.10, 18.30, 20.00 every day from May to September.Ticket Price: Around 60.000-100.000 VND per ticketWater Puppet ShowTran Quoc PagodaTran Quoc Pagoda is a famous place in Hanoi attracting people who love religious places. The pagoda is extremely magnificent as a small island on West Lake. It is considered as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with more than 1,500 years of history. Besides, you can walk around to enjoy the fresh and peaceful atmosphere of West Lake.Address: Thanh Nien St. Ba Dinh District, HanoiOpening hours: 7.30 – 18.00 every dayNote: Tran Quoc Pagoda is a formal place, so you have to pay attention to your dress code. Hat, shorts, mini skirt or tank-top are not allowed.Tran Quoc PagodaOne day is not enough to discover the beauty of Hanoi. Hanoi has many cultural and historic sites attracting your curiosity. If you plan your trip to Hanoi, spend 2 days or more to discover this lovely city.

Hanoi Train Street – The Full Travel Guide

Hanoi Train Street – The Full Travel Guide

3 years ago, you could have asked any tourist about Hanoi Train Street and received nothing but blank looks in return. Now, the track that curves through the centre of the Vietnamese capital is one of the best places to visit in Hanoi and a popular tourist attraction for anyone wanting to see something a little out of the ordinary on their holiday. This full travel guide to Hanoi Train Street, brought to you by one of Vietnam’s leading tour operators – Incredible Asia Journeys - will tell you everything you need to know about the city’s newest tourist attraction.If you’re looking for more things to do in Hanoi after your trip to Hanoi Train Street, feel free to take a look at our full-day Hanoi tour all run by a professional guide from Incredible Asia Journeys.What is Hanoi Train Street?The name gives away the game with Hanoi Train Street. At its most simple, it’s a street for trains in Hanoi. If you’re thinking “isn’t a ‘train street’ called a railway?” you’re absolutely right, but that name doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.The street cuts through the western side of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the bustling ancient heart of the capital where businesses and local houses are literally piled on top of each other. This clamouring for space eventually led to residents settling down next to the train tracks, with the government’s comically lax health and safety laws allowing it to happen.Houses are built high here and are mere inches from the trains when they pass through at multiple times a day. Because the locals of Hanoi Train Street have been putting up with the inconvenience for so long, they are very nonchalant about ceasing their activities, moving their possessions to the side and waiting for the train to pass before carrying on their activities.Life has operated this way for years, since the early 20th century when Hanoi railway station was built and Tonkin (north Vietnam) was connected to Annam (central Vietnam) and Cochinchina (south Vietnam) under French colonial rule. The generations of locals living on the train tracks have seen much, but many are still confused about the fascination in the cramped area of Hanoi they call home.What to do at Hanoi Train Street?While, in the past, visitors to Hanoi Train Street might have been content with simply standing to the side and snapping pictures of the trains and the gorgeous street lined with houses and green foliage, tourists nowadays can expect a lot more. Here’s your guide to Hanoi Train Street and the things you can do by the side of the tracks:• Get the perfect photo – Hanoi is considered a hugely photogenic city and it’s not hard to see why. Hanoi Train Street is one of the best places to take photos in Hanoi, especially when the train is coming around the corner and is framed beautifully by mismatched buildings and trees that lean over the tracks to create a beautiful tunnel. Of course, when the train is not passing through, you can take excellent, Instagram-friendly selfies, though it’s getting increasingly harder to avoid tourists doing the same thing.• Sit down for a coffee – This wouldn’t really be one of the top things to do in Hanoi if there weren’t any cafés here! Fortunately, Hanoi Train Street has you covered in this regard. Many cafés have sprouted up along the tracks as tourism continues to go, all providing an excellent, unobstructed view of the train pass about a metre in front of you. Like any tourist attraction in Vietnam, be prepared to pay a little extra for your coffee, beer or fruit shake here, but still at a price that is very affordable for most international visitors.• Enjoy shots of rice wine – If you want to ramp up the energy a bit, consider going to Hanoi Train Street at night and taking a seat at Ray Quan, a fantastic bar that was one of the first businesses along the tracks. The gimmick here is to take a shot of rice wine every time a train passes in front – so grab some friends, grab a table and grab some local liquor from the wide selection available here.• Find fantastic and unique souvenirs – One shop stands out amongst the tourist-hoarding cafés on Hanoi Train Street – The Zó Project. This is a shop that specialises in traditional paper made by ethnic minorities, which was a piece of heritage almost lost until the Zo Project stepped in. Now you can buy postcards, sketchbooks, paintings and fans made of zó paper, with much of the proceeds going to the ethnic minorities in Mai Chau that produce them. Incredible Asia Journeys runs day tours from Hanoi to Mai Chau where you can see the beautifully simple lives of the valley’s ethnic minorities and their gorgeous green home.When to go to Hanoi Train Street?If you’re looking to get some great snaps, you’ll likely want to know the Hanoi Train Street schedule. Trains pass by here regularly, far more common than many other sources, who only report two passings per day, would have you believe.Weekdays+ Afternoon: 3.30pm + Evening: 7pm, 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 10pm Weekends+ Morning: 6am, 9am, 11.20am+ Afternoon: 3.20pm, 5.30pm, 6pm+ Evening: 7pm, 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 11pmAs you can see by the table, the best time to go to Hanoi Train Street is on the weekend, as trains are more common and more evenly spaced throughout the day. Naturally, coming at either 6am or 11pm will mean you’ll run into far fewer tourists than at the peak times of the day in the afternoon and early evening.It should be noted that the train times at Hanoi Train Street can be rather approximate, given that Hanoi’s public transport system can be pretty unreliable. Trains can be held up at road crossings because of Vietnamese motorists who refuse to obey the traffic lights (no surprises there!) and delays are common. Get to the street early and stay there for a while – your train will be with you at some point.Is it Safe to Visit Hanoi Train Street?Totally. Other sources might have you believe that the trains that run along the cramped tracks do so in a ‘hurtling’, ‘whizzing’ or ‘speeding’ manner, but this simply isn’t the case. All trains putter along the tracks very slowly and make their arrival known by a loud whistle beforehand. Business owners and other locals will ensure that everyone is safely to the side of the track before the train makes its passing. In fact, with all of the chaos of Hanoi’s overflowing pavements and its crowded roads, walking down Hanoi Train Street might even be the safest way to explore the city!Where is Hanoi Train Street?Unsurprisingly, if you follow the train tracks in Hanoi for long enough, you’ll find Hanoi Train Street. It’s located to the west of the Old Quarter, around 167 Phung Hung Street; or this is at least where many of the tourists gather. This is the corner where the train looks the most impressive in its arrival, though the street carries on for longer in both directions.If you want to get away from the tourists, we advise following the tracks down to the train station on Le Duan Street or heading further up Phung Hung Street, where the cafés and shops give way to residential houses.Nearby Attractions to Hanoi Train StreetHanoi Train Street is an excellent stopping-off point on your explorations of the Vietnamese capital. It lies in between the Old Quarter and Ba Dinh district, meaning that some of the city’s most attractive things to see can be found on either side of it:• St Joseph’s Cathedral (850m away) – This is Hanoi’s most famous cathedral and serves as an excellent, if slightly out of place, background to photos.• Hoan Kiem Lake (1km away) – The true centre of Hanoi is Hoan Kiem Lake, where walkers, joggers, tourists and locals meet at all hours of the day. Come here on weekend evenings when the surrounding road is closed off to motorists.• Temple of Literature (1km away) – Vietnam’s oldest university is also one of the most ancient buildings still standing in Hanoi, with a 1000-year-old history and some gorgeous architecture and grounds to show for it.• Ba Dinh Square (1.3km away) – This is the political heart of Hanoi and the place where Ho Chi Minh gave his famous independence speech after breaking free of French colonial rule. The revered leader’s mausoleum is also here along with the Presidential Palace and One-Pillar Pagoda.Visit these attractions and more on a full-day Hanoi city tour with Incredible Asia Journeys. We are committed to showing you the best of our capital through safe and professional guidance. When you are in Hanoi you may wish to visit Halong Bay as it is the MUST destination in Vietnam to visit. There are a lot of cruises in Halong Bay for you to choose. You can choose the 1 day itinerary, 2 day 1 night cruise itinerary or even 3 day 2 night itinerary.For 1 day cruise to Halong Bay you may check Halong Bay Tour with Incredible Cruise or Lan Ha Bay Luxury Escape Sails for more information.For 2 day or 3 day cruise itinerary please check Halong Bay Cruises or Lan Ha Bay Cruises for different options for different budget and style of the cruise to pick up the best cruise and itinerary for your group. Thanks for reading this full travel guide to Hanoi Train Street!

Tam Coc or Trang An?

Tam Coc or Trang An?

You are planning a trip to Ninh Binh and you want to take a boat trip on a river in Ninh Binh. However, you have limited time in just one day so you may consider choosing Tam Coc or Trang An because they both seem very interesting boat trips with stunning scenery around with mountains and clear water. You may see there are many tour companies advertising for both of those tours to Tam Coc and Trang An and they both have good reviews. I am a tour guide and I sometimes get this question from clients “ Tam Coc and Trang An, which one is better?”.[incredible_toc]Get lost in the poetic beauty of Tam Coc Bich Dong, Ninh BinhIn fact, that is not easy to give advice for choosing Tam Coc or Trang An in general. However, in a special case, it is fine to choose Tam Coc or Trang An depending on some conditions like the number of travelers, religions, seasons interests,... Stay tuned! Below I will give some advantages/disadvantages in different aspects so that it can help you to choose Tam Coc or Trang An boat ride for your holiday in Ninh Binh.1. Tam Coc or Trang An? Which One Is Better?Many people say Tam Coc and Trang An are similar but different. Yes, they are right! You can see the similarities and differences below.1.1. The similarity of Tam Coc and Trang AnWhen you visit Ninh Binh, if you take a boat trip in Tam Coc or Trang An, you can experience an interesting boat trip with stunning caves while admiring thousands of karst mountains popping up above from clear water.Ninh Binh boat trip along the riverYou will do a boat trip along rivers with hundreds of limestone mountains along the rivers in both of the tours to Tam Coc or Trang An. And both of Trang An or Tam Coc tours you will take a sampan boat rowed by a local in this area.Tam Coc or Trang An is not so far from each other – Just some km so they share the same climate geography, and local culture.Ninh Binh makes tourists feel interested and say wow not only by no-word description of natural beauty but also by skillful boat rowers using their feet to row the boats. When you search images for Tam Coc or Trang An you may see many photos of boat rowers in Ninh Binh taking their hands over their heads and rowing the boats by their feet easily. That is amazing!Tourists take a boat ride on Trang An River in Ninh BinhHowever, you may not see those boat rowers using their feet on your trip because the local authority does not wish them to do that. The reason is "Respecting tourists". Anyway, you may ask them to do it if you wish and they may use the feet on the way where they do not see the security guards. That is also a way to rest their arms after a long trip.Ms. Thanh – A boat rower said that when you can use boat arms and feet then using feet is a better way as feet are stronger than arms but of course, that is only when you are skillful and you can use both arms and feet well.Both Trang An and Tam Coc, you will take a sampan boat without shelter so please bring a hat with you in case it is rainy or sunny.Traditional Trang An Festival in Ninh Binh1.2. The difference between Tam Coc and Trang An Boat Trip The scenery and boat trip Tam Coc has been known as Dry Halong Bay for a long time while Trang An is a new route, especially for international tourists.  The length of a boat trip in Trang An and Tam Coc is different. The boat trip in Tam Coc is about 2 hours while the boat trip in Trang An can be from 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the route.Many people say Tam Coc is more natural while Trang An is artificial. That is because in Trang An people widen some small caves to make sure that the boat can go through while Tam Coc is natural.Trang An sightseeingIn the rice season from May to early June there is a rice field in Tam Coc and the scenery is really beautiful while there is no rice field in Trang An. So in Tam Coc, local people still work along the river while no local people are working along the river because all this land is for tourism.There are some temples and pagodas along the trip in Trang An while the boat trip in Tam Coc will not stop for any temples. There is Thai Vy Temple which is not so far from the river where you take the boat trip but if you wish to visit it you should ask the boat rower. Your boat rower will stop for you to walk there and set up the meeting point. In this case, tips for your boat rower are advised.Boat Trip RouteThere is only one route for Tam Coc, so when you buy the tickets you do not need to choose any, but there are some routes for the Trang An Boat trip so when you buy tickets you can choose a route with more or fewer caves and temples, shore trip or long trips. Golden rice field in Tam CocThe Tam Coc route starts at Boat Wharf – Ngo Dong River – Tam Coc (Three Caves) – Thai Vi Temple – Thien Huong Grotto.Coming to Trang An, there are 3 boat tour routes tourists can choose one route to visit the caves. Route one will take visitors through 9 caves, Trinh Temple - Tran Temple - Khong palace. Route 2 passes through 4 caves and Cao Son holy temple - Vu Lam Palace - Tran Suoi Tien temple. Route 3 includes 3 caves, Trinh Temple - Tran Suoi Tien Temple - Vu Lam Palace. Each tour lasts 2 - 3 hours.There are 3 caves in Tam Coc while there are 9 caves in Trang An and there are some routes which you can choose with more or fewer caves as said above.Hop on a boat ride to spend a relaxing time in Trang An ComplexTickets In Tam Coc, in the previous, you will pay for 2 kinds of tickets, one is sightseeing tickets, the other is a boat tour. However, at present, 2 kinds of tickets have been combined into one. Now, let's update the latest Tam Coc boat price in 2024!With a boat in Tam Coc, the maximum is 2 persons/boat. For adults above 1.3m, one person will pay 250,000 VND for a seat. Children from 1 - 1.3m will pay 120,000 VND per person, and those under 1m, will get free of charge. If you are a solo traveler and you want one boat for a private trip then you will need to pay 500,000 VND per person for a private boat. Best boat tour in Ninh BinhMeanwhile, Trang An boat tour price in 2024 for adults is 250,000 VND/person and for children under 1.4 m is 100,000 VND/person. The capacity of one boat in Trang An is for 4 persons.So if your group is 4 persons then each person will pay 250,000 VND for tickets. If you are less than 4 persons you can wait for full of seats with other travelers from other groups to save the cost. If you do not want to wait for other people for full seats, you can pay for full seats which cost 1,000,000 VND to save time or you want to have a private boat to travel to requested destinations, not following the usual route. However, waiting for others is not a problem there are quite a lot of travelers every day. OthersTam Coc is a small area and considered a small Halong Bay while Trang An is a larger area. While you are on the boat trip in Tam Coc, you will pass local houses and see local people working while the boat trip in Trang An will go through natural areas where you only see tourists.Tourist on Trang An boat tourTam Coc is really beautiful in the rice field but Trang An is still very beautiful and many say Trang An is more beautiful than Tam Coc.The best time to visit Tam Coc is from May to early June for the rice season. From March to April is good also when the rice field is green. However, if you visit Ninh Binh from March to April please do not visit Trang An as that is the domestic tourist season. It is very crowded because many local tourists are going to Trang An on a pilgrimage trip. So this time if you wish to visit Ninh Binh then Tam Coc is the best time to avoid crowds.If you follow Buddhism or you are Vietnam then you may like to visit Trang An from March to April. There is no matter for Vietnamese with crowds as they seem to like going to crowded areas and they feel that is interesting. Cao Son TempleTam Coc is more famous for foreigners while Trang An is really famous for domestic tourists as there are temples and pagodas along the boat trip so there are a lot of pilgrimage tourists visiting Trang An. So if you visit Trang An, you will see there are more local people in Tam Coc.2. Tips for Ninh Binh Boat TourEither Tam Coc or Trang An boat ride is on your Ninh Binh tour planning, keep in mind these useful tips to have the best boat tour in Ninh Binh:- Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. Umbrellas are available on each boat for guests to use.- Avoid peak times such as Tet and the Lunar New Year, if you prefer a quieter experience.- Stay hydrated throughout the tour.- Always prioritize safety by following the rules and wearing your life jacket.Until here, if you are still wondering about selecting Tam Coc or Trang An boat tour, don't hesitate to contact Incredible Asia Journeys to get the answer from our travel consultants!See more: How many days to spend in Ninh Binh?

Is December a good time to visit Ninh Binh?

Is December a good time to visit Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is known as "Halong Bay in Land" of Vietnam and has become one of the most commonly visited destinations in North Vietnam, besides Halong Bay, Hanoi, and Sapa. However, if you come to Vietnam in December, you may wonder "Is December a good time to visit Ninh Binh?" The answer will be provided in this post by our travel experts.[incredible_toc]1. Weather in Ninh Binh in DecemberDecember is the coldest month in Vietnam in general and in Ninh Binh specifically. The average temperature falls to 18 Celsius degree in the daytime and under 11 Celsius degree at night. Since Ninh Binh has many mountains, it may feel colder in compared to the capital city, Hanoi. The good news is that there are not many rains during this month making it easier for travelers to visit Ninh Binh.Hang Mua Cave -Ninh BinhWhen coming to Ninh Binh in December, you should wear warm clothes, especially when you get on the boat in Trang An since you may feel freezing when passing through the caves.2. What to do in Ninh Binh in December?Now, let’s discover what you can do in Ninh Binh in December!2.1. Visit Bai Dinh PagodaBai Dinh Pagoda is located near Hoa Lu, belonging to the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. It is one of the biggest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam as well as in Southeast Asia which consists of more than 500 Buddha statues, especially the 10-meter-height bronze Buddha statue. Coming here, not only you can see the spiritual life of the local people, but also can enjoy such a majestic view to the surrounding mountains. Bai Dinh PagodaThe good news is that you don’t have to pay anything for the entrance fee. However, the way to walk to the pagoda is quite far, if you want, there is a tourist car available for you which costs only around 100,000 VND/person/way.2.2. Explore Trang An grottoesTrang An is one of the most beautiful natural places to visit in Ninh Binh which has a system of limestone which have existed for about 250 million years. Over time, caves and valleys were created by nature. Thanks to its craggy geography, Trang An was chosen as the North gate to protect the ancient capital of Hoa Lu by Dinh Tien Hoang Emperor in the 10th century. The best experience to have in Trang An is to take a boat trip through all the caves, paddy rice fields, and limestone which bring you the feeling of peacefulness and relaxation. The price is 250,000 VND/person for a 3 or 4-hour ride, in which you will get a seat in a boat with a capacity of 4-5 people and visit about 6-9 caves. As the water level is quite deep, it’s advisable to wear a safety jacket and be careful when on the boat.As in December, visiting Trang An would be a little bit cold due to the water, especially when passing the caves, thus, prepare a warm outfit for it.Trang An in festival season2.3. Admire Tam CocTam Coc is located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. Its name means “three grottoes” which consists of grotto 1, grotto 2, and grotto 3. It is one of the commonly visited destinations in Ninh Binh which attracts a lot of tourists thanks to its poetic paddy rice field along the Ngo Dong River. To visit Tam Coc, you can take a boat trip which lasts about 3 hours. You have to go to Tam Coc ferry to buy tickets which cost 120,000vnd/person for the entrance ticket and 150,000vnd/boat of 4 Vietnamese or 2 foreigners for the boat trip.The golden color of Tam Coc among rice fieldRead more: Tam Coc or Trang An?2.4. Visit Hoa LuUnlike the other sites in Ninh Binh which offer beautiful nature, Hoa Lu has more of a historical value with a long-standing history about the foundation of Dai Co Viet – the ancient name of Vietnam. This is the capital of Vietnam during 3 dynasties, namely Ding, Le, and Ly. Until 1010, when King Ly Thai To decided to move the capital to Thang Long (called Hanoi nowadays), it became the ancient capital. Coming here, you will get to know more the Vietnam’s history, and see the old Vietnamese architecture and sculpture. When visiting Hoa Lu, you can visit 2 nearby temples: King Dinh Temple and King Le Temple which worship King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh, respectively. Hoa Lu Ancient Town2.5. Discover Cuc Phuong National ParkCuc Phuong is the first national park of Viet Nam which is considered a lively museum of wildlife and precious species. Thanks to its natural beauty, the park attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year to see the natural ecosystem, enjoy the beautiful scenery or research rare species. Come to Cuc Phuong National Park, where you can do some activities such as camping overnight, watching wild animals at night, kayaking, cycling, and visiting Cuc Phuong Museum.Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking3. What to eat in Ninh Binh In December?3.1. Goat MeatGoat meat is the most famous local signature in Ninh Binh which is very tender, not much fat, and flavorful. When coming to Ninh Binh, you can easily find many restaurants serving goat meat, one of the most delicious dishes is sliced goat meat with lemon, lemongrass, sesame seed, and some seasonings.Goat meat is a must-try food in Ninh Binh3.2. Rice CrustThis is a snack that every Vietnam person would buy back as a gift for their family and friends. Rice Crust is the deep-fried cooked rice topped with jerky pork. To buy it, you can go to any local snack stalls nearby famous places of interests with the price of roughly 50,000-70,000vnd/package.Com Chay or Rice Crust3.3. Eel glass noodleEel glass noodle in Ninh Binh is very special in compared with other provinces in Vietnam because the noodle broth is made of eel’s bones which make the dish so flavorful and rich. If you come to Ninh Binh, don’t forget to taste this exotic dish.A bowl of eel glass noodles4. Is December a good time to visit Ninh Binh?The answer is YES! When you take a trip to Ninh Binh, it requires a lot of outdoor activities. In the summer, it may not be very pleasant as you can become sweaty very quickly, but it’s much better when it’s December. Therefore, we believe that December is a good time to visit Ninh Binh.5. How to go from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh?There are several ways to transport from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh. In this article, we recommend 2 options for you:- By local bus: This is one of the cheapest options as it’s normally for the local. In addition, it operates every day and the whole journey takes around 4,5 hours. To get the ticket, you can go directly to the ticket counter at the Bai Chay bus station, and buy the earliest bus. The ticket costs approximately 180,000vnd/person/way. - By Limousine Dcar: This option is normally for tourists. If you come in the weekend or national holidays, we strongly recommend you to take a Limonsine bus as the local bus would normally be full during those days. The price is, of course, higher which is around 400,000vnd/person/ way. The good points are that there are only maximum of 9 people on the bus and it takes only 3,5 hours to reach Ninh Binh.Tourists can choose a limousine car to transfer to Ninh Binh6. How to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi?From Ninh Binh to Hanoi, the easiest way is to go by tourist bus which will pick you up at your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter) and drop you off at the tourist attractions such as Tam Coc. This option costs you around 200,000vnd/person/way.On the other hand, you can choose to go by train which is a little bit cheaper (around 100,000vnd/way depending on the time and date) and takes around 2,5 hours. However, when arriving Ninh Binh Station, you have to find a local bus or a taxi to transport to your hotel. So overall, there is not much price difference between the 2 options.Read more: How many days to spend in Ninh Binh?To make it easier to travel, see some of our tour to Ninh Binh from Hanoi:Hoa Lu - Trang An full day tour from HanoiHoa Lu -Tam Coc day tripBai Dinh -Trang An day tour

Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Vietnam

Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Vietnam

As a developing country located on the Pacific Ocean, Vietnam possesses many strengths to develop tourism. Indeed, in addition to new lands outside the territory, many excursion believers still choose to explore and check in at Vietnamese tourist destinations. Not only finding new places to explore, visitors also feel and rediscover the heroic history of the nation, as well as the wonderful natural scenery of Vietnam.[incredible_toc] Halong Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage Site So, let's find out the Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Vietnam! 1. Hanoi Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam, the City of Peace recognized by UNESCO is a cannot be missed destination in your Vietnam trip. 4000 years of history, culture, and lifestyle of Vietnamese converge in Hanoi. Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, located in the north of the country. It has a long and rich history. It is also a cultural hub, with influences from French and Chinese civilizations, as well as various religions. Hanoi is a vibrant and dynamic city, with many attractions for visitors to enjoy. There are many things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. You can explore the Old Quarter, visit historical sites like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature, enjoy cultural shows at the Opera House, shop at Dong Xuan Market, or take a cruise to Halong Bay. You can also try delicious Vietnamese food like pho, bun cha, banh mi, and egg coffee. Temple of Literature Read more: Hanoi Overview, what to do and what to see in Hanoi 2. Halong Bay If you travel to Vietnam, Halong Bay is a must-see destination for you as it is beautiful. A comfortable 3½-hour drive from Hanoi capital city, Ha Long Bay or the Bay of the Descending Dragon, which was twice recognized as a UNESCO natural heritage, is one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures as well as the pride of all Vietnamese. Halong Bay's Islands and Cruises Halong Bay, whose tranquil beauty encompasses an indigo sea and more than 3,000 limestone islands and rocky outcrops, is both mystical and magnificent making it an exceptional feat of nature that rarely fails to impress.  Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination in Vietnam.Halong Bay sightseeing cruise tourIt is famous for its thousands of limestone islands and caves, which create a stunning seascape. You can enjoy various activities in Halong Bay, such as cruising, kayaking, swimming, hiking, or visiting floating villages. Contact Incredible Asia Journeys to plan your Halong boat tour to get hot deals! Kayaking in Ha Long Bay The travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay is about 100 miles (160 km). The fastest way to get there is by car via the Hanoi-Hai Phong highway, which takes about 2.5 hours. You can also take a bus, a minivan, a train, a taxi or a seaplane. Read more: Ha Long Bay Overview, what to do and what to see in Ha Long Bay 3. Sapa Sapa is one of the best places in North Vietnam. When travelers visit Vietnam and North Vietnam, Sapa is a must-see for admiring the natural beauty and learning about the local life.  Located about 350 km to the north-west of Hanoi, Sapa District in Lao Cai Province, is a very soothing place to visit, an attractive little town set over steep hills attracting a large number of international travelers for its views and topographic mountains at the average height of 1500m- 1800m, for its impressive, rugged scenery as well as for its rich cultural diversity. Ta Phin Village Sapa offers some of Vietnam’s best trekking, with stunning views of rice terraces, waterfalls, and villages. You can also experience the culture and lifestyle of various ethnic groups, such as the Hmong, Dao, Tay, and Giay. Trekking in Sapa Read more: Sapa Overview, what to do and what to see in Sapa 4. Ha Giang Ha Giang is a province in the far north of Vietnam, bordering China. It is known for its spectacular scenery of limestone mountains, winding roads, and colorful ethnic markets. Ha Giang is a great destination for adventurous travelers who want to explore the remote and untouched beauty of Vietnam. Lung Cu Tower Some of the best things to do in Ha Giang:- Visit Milestone KM 0 at the city center of Ha Giang.- See Twin Mountain Quan Ba which looks like two breasts rising from the rice field.- Explore Yen Minh Pine Forest which has a peaceful and romantic atmosphere.- Visit Lung Cu Flagpole which marks the northernmost point of Vietnam with a giant flag waving on top of a tower.- Learn about Hmong culture at Sung La Village which is also known as Flower Hmong Village because of their colourful costumes and houses decorated with flowers.- Shop for local products at Dong Van Market which is held every Sunday morning with various goods such as clothes, food, handicrafts, and livestock. 5. Hoi An Hoi An is a beautiful city in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 19991. It has a rich history and culture, with influences from Chinese, Japanese and French architecture. Rivers, rice paddies, beaches, and the countryside also surround it. Hoi An Ancient Town You can enjoy many activities in Hoi An, such as cycling, boating, café-hopping, shopping, visiting ancient temples and bridges, or relaxing on the sand. Some of the popular attractions in Hoi An are the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An Night Market, and ALLEY Artist House. Japanese Covered Bridge The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to May when there’s plenty of sunshine, clear skies and warm temperatures. You can also experience some of the local festivals such as the Lantern Festival or the Full Moon Festival during this time. Read more: Hoi An Overview, what to do and what to see in Hoi An 6. HueHue was the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. The city is located in the central part of the country, on the banks of the Huong Giang River or Perfume River, approximately halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and 2 hours drive from Da Nang. It is famous for its imperial citadel, tombs, temples, and pagodas that reflect its glorious past. It is also a cultural and religious center with many festivals and traditions. The Imperial City Hue is usually visited with an excursion to see the Imperial Citadel, ancient temples, pagodas and tombs. Some of them are declared by the UNESCO as the world heritage of mankind. The inspection can take from 2 to 5 days, depending on the number of places that you’ve already planned to visit. Perfume River and Trang Tien Bridge Read more: Hue Overview, what to do and what to see in Hue 7. Da Nang Located in the middle of Central Vietnam, between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang City is not only one of the biggest cities in Vietnam but also one of the cultural and educational centers as well as the most popular tourist destination of the S-shaped country. The Golden Bridge Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam, known for its modern development, beautiful beaches, and cultural attractions. Da Nang is a convenient travel hub for exploring the central region of Vietnam, as it has an international airport and connections to trains and buses.Some of the popular places to visit in Da Nang:- The Marble Mountains: A group of five limestone hills with caves, pagodas, and views of the city.- The Dragon Bridge: A spectacular bridge that spans the Han River and breathes fire on weekends.- The Ba Na Hills: A resort complex on a mountain with a cable car, a theme park, and a replica of a French village.- The Son Tra Peninsula: A natural reserve with beaches, forests, and wildlife.- The Cham Museum: A museum that displays artifacts from the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam. The Marble Mountain Read more: Da Nang Overview, what to do and what to see in Da Nang 8. Phu Quoc Covering 515 sq. km (199 sq. m), the same size as Phuket in Thailand, Phu Quoc, which is 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland, is the largest island in Vietnam really famous for its resorts and beautiful white sand beaches. Phu Quoc Island One of the best places in Vietnam to visit is Phu Quoc, an island in Southern Vietnam, famous for its tropical beaches, coral reefs, and natural parks. Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island and a popular destination for water sports, such as snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. Some of the attractions in Phu Quoc are:- The Phu Quoc National Park: A protected area that covers more than half of the island and hosts diverse flora and fauna. The Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, a resort complex with a theme park, a safari park and a golf course.- The Dinh Cau Rock Temple: A shrine dedicated to the sea goddess that overlooks the fishing harbor.- The Phu Quoc Prison Museum: A historical site that displays the harsh conditions of prisoners during the Vietnam War.- The Duong Dong Night Market: A lively market where you can find seafood, souvenirs and local specialties Phu Quoc Prison Read more: Phu Quoc Overview, what to do and what to see in Phu Quoc9. Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City (the old name of the city is Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam, the locomotive of the Vietnamese economy, and the most important cultural and educational center of the country. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest metropolitan city in the South of Vietnam, in a picturesque place, in the Mekong Delta.Romantic Sunset in Ho Chi Minh CityThe southern capital of Vietnam is more than a curious tourist destination. Whatever the traveler wants - rich excursions or a bustling nightlife, exotic Vietnamese cuisine or the usual European dishes, chic hotels or budget guesthouses are not difficult to find in Ho Chi Minh City.Bui Vien Walking Street at nightRead more: Ho Chi Minh City Overview, what to do and what to see in Ho Chi Minh City10. Mekong DeltaThe Mekong Delta is a region in southwest Vietnam, where the Mekong River splits into many branches and canals before reaching the sea. The Mekong Delta is known for its rich biodiversity, agricultural production, and cultural diversity. The Mekong Delta has a long history of human settlement and cultural diversity. It was part of the ancient civilizations of Funan and Chenla, which flourished between the 1st and 9th centuries AD. It has been influenced by various cultures, such as Khmer, Vietnamese, Chinese, and French. Floating Market in Mekong DeltaSome of the activities and attractions in the Mekong Delta are: Taking a boat tour along the waterways and visiting floating markets, villages, and islands. Exploring national parks' natural beauty and wildlife, such as Tram Chim, U Minh Thuong and Tra Su. Learning about the history and culture of different ethnic groups, such as Khmer, Cham, and Chinese. Sampling local delicacies, such as coconut candy, snake wine, and elephant earfish.Read more: Things to do in Vietnam's Mekong DeltaHoi An lantern boat on Thu Bon RiverVietnam's S-shaped land is a remarkable tourist destination, offering all sorts of experiences from trekking in the mountains, relaxing in urban night lights, resting on the beach, enjoying delicious food, and more.Each destination in Vietnam has its own meaning to make each trip an unforgettable memory.And it's not just about the 10 best places to visit in Vietnam above; This country has many things waiting for you to discover along the way. Prepare well for your trip to Vietnam and be ready for the surprises to come. Please contact incredibleasiajourneys.com to plan your own holidays in Vietnam.

Explore Vietnam in Style with The Best Private Tours

Explore Vietnam in Style with The Best Private Tours

To make your Vietnam trip unforgettable, you have to choose the best Vietnam Private Tours and the best local tour operator - but what are your expectations for a Vietnam holiday? Maybe a rich history, stunning scenery, golden rice terraces, enigmatic caverns, fine sand beaches, and delectable street food? Very inexpensive travel or even a luxurious getaway? In reality, Vietnam provides everything for everyone. It provides a wide variety of fascinating travel spots, including lively cities, azure beaches, rainforests, and mountains. Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's travel diamonds, the ideal place for anyone seeking deep cultural encounters, and the right blend of the past, present, and future. Halong Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage Site When picking this complicated location, you can never go wrong whether you are organizing a cultural trip, considering a hiking adventure, or looking for a romantic break. Private tour packages from Incredible Asia Journeys provide a variety of destinations and activities across the whole nation, including the following top picks: 1. Experience a Short and Luxurious Trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site •  Amazing Hanoi - Halong Bay Golf Tour 6 Day This 6-day Vietnam Private Tour lets you play golf at three amazing courses in Hanoi and Halong Bay, while also enjoying the scenery and culture of these places. You will tee off at King's Island Golf and Country Club and Legend Hill BRG Club, both offering challenging and beautiful layouts. Then you will cruise through Halong Bay and play at FLC Halong Golf Club, a stunning course overlooking the bay. This package is ideal for golf enthusiasts who want to have a memorable and relaxing vacation in Vietnam. FLC Halong Bay Golf Club •  Explore Hanoi To Halong 5 Day Explore Hanoi To Halong starts in the capital city of Vietnam - Hanoi and ends in Halong Bay. Clients will have a wonderful time for visiting different historical and cultural sites of Hanoi City and enjoying the trip in Halong Bay with an overnight cruise. This is a good option for Vietnam Tours for travelers don't have much time and want to enjoy the best of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Quang Phu Cau Incense Village in Hanoi 2. Immerse yourself in the History and Culture of Vietnam with Historical tours •  Highlights Of Vietnam Essence 12 Day Highlights Of Vietnam Essence is perfect for you to explore many interesting aspects of Vietnam for 12 days. Vietnam is loved by travelers from all over the world for its natural riches, stunning architecture, and many historic sites. The Vietnam 12 day itinerary starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with all the highlights destinations in Vietnam. Let us help you arrange the perfect Vietnam Private Tour in a 12-day itinerary schedule for your wonderful trip in Vietnam. The First Capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital •  Authentic Vietnam Exploration 17 Day Authentic Vietnam Exploration starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. This 17 day tour in Vietnam is one of the best of the itineraries of Vietnam Tours which gives you the best option for you to learn more about history, local life, the culture of Vietnam, to enjoy the nature of the mountainous area. The tour covers most of highlights of Vietnam from Hanoi, Sapa, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta.  The Imperial City of Hue 3. Discover the Hidden Gems and Experience the Local Culture with Our Best Family Tours •  Vietnam Family Tour from South to North 12 Day Between the bottom of the Mekong Delta and the top of Ha Giang province, Vietnam provides a host of opportunities for visiting families to explore its rich culture, food and intoxicating atmosphere. This Vietnam Private Tour runs along the length of Vietnam, exploring some of the more family-friendly destinations and engaging in activities that appeal to every age. Ben Thanh Market - A Symbol of Ho Chi Minh City •  Deluxe Vietnam Family Tour 17 Day For 17 days, this Vietnam family tour shows you the best of a beautiful, fascinating and highly family-friendly country, built upon a culture of strong family ties that filters down to visiting tourists and their loved ones. We travel from Vietnam’s soaring north to its deep south, experiencing the best of its family-oriented destinations along the way. Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An 4. Incredible Asia Journeys offers Adventure travel style in Vietnam with diversity itineraries • Discover Vietnam Mysterious Northeast 11 Day Spending 11 days to discover one of the mysterious lands of Northeast Vietnam to admire its breathtaking beauty of plenty of mighty mountains and get a deeper understanding of the local culture that all ensure you unforgettable experiences. From many historical attractions, colourful hill tribes to the spectacular views of Sapa, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, you will have a precious opportunity to have a glimpse of Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong minority and Ta Van Village of Zay minority at Lao Cai, Discover the Dong Van plateau at Quan Ba Heaven Gate, experience standing on the most terrific mountain road in all of Vietnam - Ma Pi Leng Pass. Admire the majesty Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, and stay overnight in the villages where has an unbelievably scenic backdrop and very friendly local villagers. Sapa Golden Rice Terraces • Best Vietnam Explore Itinerary 15 Day Best Vietnam Explore Itinerary is an extremely good option for travelers from all over the World. Vietnam is the best destination in Indochina because of its natural riches, stunning architecture, historic sites and its helpful people. This 15 day itinerary in Vietnam is one of the best itineraries for you to enjoy your Vietnam holiday. We have designed our Best of Vietnam Private Tour 15 Days program to ensure that you do not miss any of these unique and attractive highlights. Your experience in Vietnam could become one of your most wonderful trip ever.  Cai Rang Floating Market in Mekong Delta 5. Enjoy the flavors of Vietnam with unique street foods tour • Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Day Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Days starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. What better way to experience a culture than through its food in your Vietnam Private Tour. Tantalize your taste buds on 12 day Vietnam Tour that takes you through Vietnam, finding culinary inspiration in the rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes. Incredible Asia Journey is proud to be one of the best tour operators in Vietnam recommended by TripAdvisor. Hanoi Cooking Class 6. Why should you book a Private Vietnam Tour with Incredible Asia Journeys? • By using local staffs, we can ensure any information you are given is quickly, up-to-date and genuine. • You will got flexible itinerary designed according to your interest, need and budget and based on knowledge and experience of Incredible Asia Journeys's helpful consultants. • You can decide when to depart, where to go, which hotel to stay and what to eat that suits you best. • There will be only you and your loved ones, family or a group of friends. A private Vietnam tour brings you convenience, comfort and safety when you are traveling with kids or elderly people. • Your personal tour guide will focus on your needs and is on hand to make sure you get the most out of each stop. • On all of our Vietnam private tours, we are able to set up exclusive experiences. It means you are able to access to special sights that aren’t printed in travel and guidebooks. • While private guided tours may seem expensive at first, you are actually saving money. A private tour with Incredible Asia Journeys is affordable. We offer budget, mid-range and luxury options to suit every style of travel. We really hope that you will find our advice to travel Vietnam and help you plan your trip to select a suitable tour package, so you save a lot of time and moneys.

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An Unforgettable Vietnamese Odyssey - 10 Days We would like to give Gam Nguyen a special mention for all her support and assisting us with our 10-day family holiday on our incredibly memorable Vietnam adventure. Gam Nguyen picked us up from the Airport on her day off and even got the kids presents, she was extremely helpful in organizing our entire itinerary and checked-in on us daily to ensure we were being taken care of and made us feel very welcomed. Our Vietnam holiday was an unforgettable journey that exceeded all our expectations. From the enchanting landscapes to the vibrant culture, Vietnam had it all. Ho Chi Minh City, was a bustling metropolis with a thriving energy and great shopping at the Ben Thanh Markets Hanoi, with its chaotic yet charming streets, gave us a taste of authentic Vietnamese life. We strolled through the Old Quarter, savoring street food delicacies and engaging with friendly locals. The bustling markets were a sensory delight. Halong Bay was a true masterpiece of nature. The tranquil boat ride among the limestone islets left us speechless. We kayaked into hidden lagoons, explored mystical caves, and marveled at the sunset over the bay – a memory we'll cherish forever. Hoi An provided a window into Vietnam's imperial history and architecture. The ancient old town and the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An were like stepping back in time. Throughout our journey, the Vietnamese hospitality was exceptional. The people we met were warm, welcoming, and eager to share their culture. It's these personal interactions that made our trip truly special. We would highly recommend Incredible Asia Journeys and Gam Nguyen, Thanks to all our tour guides.
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