Explore the limestone mountains and hot spring of Kenh Ga and discover the center of Vietnamese Catholicism at the Phat Diem Cathedral. Float along the Hoang Long River and see the floating village of Kenh Ga
What to Expect
This day trip from Hanoi is ideal for those who want to relax in a bucolic north Vietnamese rural atmosphere and experience the Kenh Ga hot spring with its limestone mountains. You will also discover the center of Catholicism at the unique Phat Diem Cathedral.
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at around 07:30 – 08:00 for the drive to Ninh Binh. Relax on the 54-mile (91 kilometer) drive as you head through a lush landscape of paddy fields and jungle.
Upon arrival in NInh Binh, you will head for the Kenh Ga Hot Spring in the stunning limestone mountains. Take a boat trip along the Hoang Long River as it winds through verdant rice fields and karst limestone mountains. You will stop at the Kenh Ga floating village and watch the locals as they live their life on the water.
After lunch, you will visit Phat Diem Cathedral, the Center of Catholicism in North Vietnam. The unique architecture is a blend of European and Vietnamese influences. Explore the numerous stone sculptures, which are located on the inside and outside walls, and the large bell that weighs nearly 2 tons. See the four pagoda-style roofs and the 6 sets of iron and wooden pillars.
Return to Hanoi at the end of your lovely day in the Vietnam countryside for a convenient hotel drop-off.
- Round-trip transfers
- Local lunch
- Boat trip
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses