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Kenh Ga and Hoa Lu Day Tour
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An excursion to Ninh Binh Province includes a boat ride through the Kenh Ga floating village, a visit to the hot mineral springs and an enchanting fairy cave, and a look at the 10th-century capital city.

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Experience life in the unique floating village of Kenh Ga with a three-hour boat tour. Life in Kenh Ga, about two hours from Hanoi on the banks of the Hoang Long River, has changed little over the centuries. Accessible only by boat, it’s an incredibly active community, interlaced with busy canals filled with fishermen, barges, and villagers going about their daily lives as they always have, against a stunning backdrop of limestone cliffs.

The Kenh Ga hot mineral springs is just 21 km (13 miles) northwest of Ninh Binh town, set amidst beautiful mountains and rice fields. The spa water contains carbon dioxide, sodium, and bicarbonates—excellent for skin ailments. Villagers swear that drinking from Kenh Ga spring also cures a variety of stomach ailments and obesity.

Also nearby is the enchanting Van Trinh cavern in Mo Mountain. According to legend, a benevolent fairy lived here because it was so beautiful; to this day, the fairy's swimming pool inside the cave is always filled with clear water.

The remainder of the day is spent viewing Hoa Lu, the ancient capital in Ninh Binh Province. Visit ancient temples, famous pagodas, scenic villages and archaeological excavations of this 10th-century city.

Inclusions :
  • Knowledgeable English/French tour guide
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Private transportation by car
  • Three-hour boat ride

Approx. 10 hours


Departure time and location:
7:30 AM, from the Hanoi City Hotel

Return time and location:
5:30 PM, to the Hanoi City Hotel

Reservation confirmation is required. Tours in Japanese, French, Chinese, English and Russian are available by special request. Beverages, gratuities, and personal expenses are not included in your tour admission price. Children under 2 participate for free.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact at least 24 hours in advance of your desired tour date to schedule a tour date and arrange hotel pick up. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher and photo identification at the address listed on your voucher(s).