Quang Phu Cau – Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh – Lan Ha Bay > 5 days

quang phu cau encens village ninh binh nam dinh
  • Discover local crafts
  • Visit UNESCO-listed sites
  • Live closer to the locals
  • A great experience having lunch at a “clam pavilion” in Nam Dinh
  • Combine highlights and off beaten tracks places

Quang Phu Cau – Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh – Lan Ha Bay > 5 days

Immerse yourself in Vietnamese craftsmanship at Ninh Binh Nam Dinh, a tour closer to the daily life of artisans who practice century-old techniques of products representative of the charm of the land of the Dragon. All this implemented in fantastic landscapes both in Lan Ha Bay or Halong Bay on land but also in Nam Dinh Province.

A cultural and exciting journey! What could be better than starting this short stay with a colorful stop at the incense village of Quang Phu Cau, awakening the senses with scents and colors. Your eyes will be far from resting during the ride in a sampan, a traditional boat, in the Trang An complex. Through caves, slaloming between karst peaks, admire this unique panorama. Why don’t you try rowing? You will see the talent of the boatmen who row with their feet, a real challenge to take up!

Then depart for Nam Dinh province for a cultural break. Historical place since at the origin of the famous “phở” (rice noodles) or the introduction of Christianity in Vietnam (Ninh Cuong church dating from the 16th century). Then try your hand at clam fishing and experience lunch at a fisherman’s lodge. In order to end in apotheosis, a cruise in Lan Ha Bay will transport you to a magical world.

Plus d’informations sur le site de Trang An ici > https://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/1438/

Quang Phu Cau – Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh – Lan Ha Bay > 5 days

  • Day 1 > Hanoi - Quang Phu Cau – Ninh Binh
  • Day 2 > Ninh Binh – Hai Hau
  • Day 3 >Hai Hau
  • Day 4 > Hai Hau – Lan Ha Bay
  • Day 5 >Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi
  • Day 1 > Hanoi - Quang Phu Cau – Ninh Binh
  • Pick up after breakfast from your hotel in Hanoi and depart for an exciting day. First, you will go to the fascinating village of Quang Phu Cau, the very colorful incense village. Fireworks of colors, you will attend the techniques of realization, centenary practice. It will be time to take the road again to Ninh Binh , Halong Bay on land. You will have lunch in a local restaurant to taste the local specialty, goat. After checking in at the hotel, it will be time to rest by taking a sampan ride in Trang An. Superb landscapes that will be offered to you between karst peaks, caves and pagodas. Back at the guesthouse, you will have free time to rest and refresh. Diner and night at the place.
  • Day 2 > Ninh Binh – Hai Hau
  • duong-lam_smallThe day will be dedicated to the exploration and discovery of local crafts. We will pass through the villages of Kim Son, Van Lam , Phu Loc , Ba Bot to try our hand at pottery, sewing and many others. The visit will also pass by the cathedral of Phat Diem, an impressive building dating from the 19th century. Lunch will be taken during the visit in a local restaurant. At the end of the afternoon, you will be transferred to Hai Hau , in the province of Nam Dinh. You will be welcomed in the charming Ecohost guesthouse . You will enjoy dinner to savor some specialties. Take advantage of the coolness of the evening to stroll through the streets of the city before spending the night.
  • Day 3 >Hai Hau
  • tam-coc_smallIn the surroundings of Hai Hau , some 70 villages of craftsmen are referenced and you will have the opportunity during this day to discover some of them. Wake up at 5am to admire the sunrise and watch the bustle during the seafood market after the fishermen return. Return to the Homestay for breakfast. After breakfast, you go to the village of Sa Chau fish sauce – which has been known for a very long time. It is an indispensable spice for the noble kings of the past. Sa Chau fish sauce has a good smell, pleasant unlike many others. The materials and production steps are also different from other sauces on the market. This village still provides fish sauce for kings and nobles. Departure to Xuan Thuy National Park. This park has an extremely diverse mangrove ecosystem with rare mangrove and bird species. The main asset of this park is being able to have lunch in the “clam pavilion”. You can experience clam fishing in the area around the lodge or in the Ngan and Lu dune areas of the national park. Arrival at the Clam Pavilion, rest and lunch with fresh seafood. Arrival in Hai Hau , where there are ancient churches such as Pham Phao , or the Ngoi Bridge existing since the 15th century. Afterward, you will proceed to Pham Phao Copper Trumpet Making Village – the first village that made and repaired Western trumpets in Vietnam. Late afternoon at leisure before having dinner at a local restaurant and a quiet night at the guest house.
  • Day 4 > Hai Hau – Lan Ha Bay
  • Early departure for the pontoon to take the shuttle that will take you to the junk to start a cruise in Lan Ha Bay, a little sister just as pretty as Halong Bay and much less touristic. After a welcome drink and a brief introduction, you will have lunch in Cat Ba before rejoining the junk. Navigation begins crossing the houseboats. You can then jump in the kayak to explore the bay and visit the “dark cave” and the “bat cave”. Dinner and night on board the junk.
  • Day 5 >Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi
  • Wake up gently in the middle of the bay. You can go kayaking again through the lagoon and the “three tunnels” cave. You will then have lunch on the beach of the island "of the three peaches", known for its crystal clear water and its wild beaches. Then return to Cat Ba Island where transport will be arranged for a return to Hanoi. End of round.
Sample Description
  • Included:
  • Private comfortable car with air conditioning
  • Cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • Professional english-speaking tour guide
  • Local tour guide in remote areas
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned
  • Water
  • Excluded:
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses