Nam Định is a province on the north Vietnamese coast, bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. The capital city, also called Nam Định, provides access to the Tran Temple complex, which honors the leaders of the Tran Dynasty. Nearby Vi Khe Village is known for bonsai cultivation. On the coast, biodiverse Xuân Thủy National Park features hundreds of bird species and mangrove swamps rich in marine life.
DAY 1. HANOI – NAM DINH – HAI HAU [-/L/D]
08:00 Pick up at Hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Nam Dinh
09:45 Our local tour guide pick you up in Nam Dinh city and start to discover Hong Quang Village – one of the most beautiful of Water Puppet villages in Vietnam, experience how to do the Puppet and enjoy how to play puppet in water.
Continue your visit to Co le Pagoda
12:00 Have lunch with local food at Ecohost Hai Hau.
14:00 We will cycle around the villages and visit Pham Phao cathedral and traditional brass trumpet making village. On the way, you will also see Tile-roofed bridge was build in 16th century with unique architecture. Explore of the daily life of local people and understand about the ancestor worship village. Visit Pham Phao Church and explore the day of Catholic People and discover about the life style of living in the land of Church.
19:00 Enjoy dinner with typical local foods. Overnight in Ecohost Hai Hau – living with enthusiastic of local people.
DAY 2. HAI HAU – VAN LY – HALONG/NINH BINH (B)
In option: 05:00: Starting your day with a short transfer to Hai Ly ruined church and enjoy its wild beauty and perfect harmony among sea, sun, wind and sand. Possibility to enjoy a great sunrise when the weather is favorable. Continue to a nearby fishing village when you will experience the unique technique to catch fish of local inhabitants: fishing on stilts. The fishermen use stilts to wade into deep watersa and they have to maintain their balance while adjusting their net. Seeing this scene, you have impression of admiring a circus show (Remark: this way of fishing is only maintained when the sea is calm). The next stop is Hai Chinh village where you can experience how to make the mesh in the fishing village.
After the breakfast at Ecohost, leaving Hai Hai for Halong or Ninh Binh.