Welcome to Trang
Most visitors to Trang are in transit to nearby islands, but if you’re an aficionado of culture, Thai food or markets, stay a day or more. Here is an easy-to-manage, old-school Thai town where you can get lost in wet markets, hawker markets and late-night Chinese coffee shops. At nearly any time of year, there’ll be some minor festival that oozes local colour.Most tourist facilities lie along Th Praram VI, between... Read More
Top experiences in Trang
Trang An Grottoes and Bai Dinh Day Trip from Hanoi
Begin the day with a pick up from your hotel, then depart for Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang an eco-tourism attraction area (120kms south of Hanoi).10:30 AM Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam with 500 Arhan statues. You can see a biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Tour guide also gives you an introduction of beliefs and religions in Vietnam. 12:30 PM Have lunch in a local restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….01:30 PM Leave for the Trang An Grottoes. You will be amazed by neglected area while having boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “inland version of Halong Bay.”04:00 PM Get back to the bus and then return to Hanoi.06:30 PM Back in Hanoi, you get dropped off at your address. Tour ends.
Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex Day Trip from Hanoi
The day begins between 7:30am and 8:30am when your tour guide collects you from your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel: pickup outside this area can be arranged for a small charge. Travel through the pretty countryside for around two hours, enjoying a short break to admire the landscapes of Ninh Binh, before you arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda. This vast expanse of religious monuments, completed in 2014, is Vietnam's largest Buddhist complex. Highlights include a 40-ton (36-tonne) bell, a 32-foot (10-meter) Buddha, a 13-storey pagoda, and an avenue lined with 500 statues. You'll break for an included lunch at 12:30pm – your chance to sample local specialties including goat meat. It's about half an hour's drive to the Trang An eco-tourism complex, and its staggering UNESCO-listed karst landscapes, replete with secret grottoes, towering peaks, and tranquil streams. Relax on a boat trip through Trang An's spectacular network of caves, archways, and grottoes, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, and Sinh Cave. Alternate between darkness and light as you experience stunning views of the mainland's answer to Halong Bay. It's a 2-hour journey back to Hanoi, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel around 6:30-7:30pm.
Discover Ancient Hoa Lu and Trang An from Hanoi
Discover the Hoa Lu ancient capital and Trang An - Eco tourism complex.We will pick you up at your hotel and our journey to Ninh Binh Province will take two hours. There, we will stop to visit Hoa Lu, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. The city stood as the capital for 41 years (968 - 1009), the first 12 years of which were under the Dinh Dynasty of King Dinh Tien Hoang. Later the Le Dynasty under King Le Dai Hanh ruled for 29 years. Both King Dinh and King Le have temples dedicated to them here.After lunch at a local restaurant, we will take an amazing boat trip to visit Trang An Grottoes, which is known as Vietnam’s “Inland Halong”. With 31 valleys and 50 cross-water caves, Trang An is home to 600 different species of flora and over 200 types of fauna, many of them rare and endangered. Rowing through Trang An Grottoes is a one of a kind experience. The quiet fresh air of the highlands is broken only by the sound of birds chirping and the oars stirring the clear water. Look closely as you float to see the wild white goats grazing on the forested mountains that rise up from the water. Trang An Grottoes is truly one of the most beautiful sights in Vietnam. After the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi.
14-Day Small-Group Flexible Adventure Tour of Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City
1) ARRIVAL DAY: HO CHI MINH: Your adventure kicks off when you meet your Tour Leader at a Welcome Night introduction to learn more about your upcoming trip.2) FREE DAY: HO CHI MINH: Explore hot and lively Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure. Check out the historic sites of the city or take a trip out to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels during the day and sample the city's delicious cuisine in the evening.3) HO CHI MINH to DA LAT: Leaving Ho Chi Minh, we head for the cooler area of Da Lat, known as the honeymoon capital of Vietnam. We’ll stop at Datanla Waterfall, with options to walk in or drive down on a mini rollercoaster. 4) FREE DAY: DA LAT: Da Lat vaguely resembles a French town with old villas and towering pine trees. It is off the main tourist trail so locals are very friendly. Enjoy a full day motorcycle tour to see Da Lat's attractions. 5) DA LAT to BAI XEP: We head to the Vietnamese coast to a tiny fishing village of Bai Xep located along a long sandy white beach. This is a great place to relax in a peaceful setting.6) FREE DAY: BAI XEP: You are free to enjoy this remote coastal location. Swim, snorkel and take a walk on the beach, or head out fishing. 7) BAI XEP to HOI AN: We move on to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage town, known for beautifully restored French Colonial architecture, funky bars, restaurants and tailor shops. 8) FREE DAY: HOI AN: See a Hoi An from a different angle on a 2 hour river cruise. Take your time exploring this charming town and as the sun goes down Hoi An really turns on its charm. 9) HOI AN to HUE: Today we head for Hue, Vietnam’s most liveable city where modern architecture sits nestles beside century old buildings. Hue is regarded as the cultural and spiritual centre of Vietnam.10) HUE to PHONG NHA: We venture into the fascinating Vinh Moc Tunnels, an underground complex home to 90+ families during the War. After our visit we continue on to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. 11) FREE DAY: PHONG NHA: Today we explore the area of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This area has pristine rivers (perfect for a refreshing dip) and boasts a number of impressive caves.12) PHONG NHA to NINH BINH: Our journey takes us into the beautiful countryside and stunning limestone karst mountains. We’ll stop along the way to stretch our legs before continuing an express journey to Ninh Binh. 13) NINH BINH to HANOI: This morning we head out in traditional canoes to visit the Trang An Grottoes, before we jump back on the bus to continue on to Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, an exotic city full of excitement and energy.14) FREE DAY: HANOI: Your Tour Leader will take you out on a guided walking tour of Hanoi's main sights in the morning before your tour officially comes to an end.ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights' in guesthouses or family run Hotels (Share Room)ACTIVITIES: See Inclusions
Full-Day Van Giang Village Trip from Hanoi with Cooking Class
After being picked up from your Hanoi hotel at 9am, set out on the around 1-hour drive to Van Giang village by minibus, following a scenic route along the banks of the Red River, past lush rice paddies and banana plantations.On arrival in Van Giang around 10am, head straight to the morning market to soak up the atmosphere, browse the stalls, and watch locals going about their everyday lives. Back in the village, pay a visit to the historic home of local resident Mr An, who is renowned for his beautiful 150-year-old house and impressive collection of Bonsai trees.Continue to a another family home, where you can help prepare lunch with your hosts and learn the secrets of making traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and fish sauce. At midday, sit down with your host to enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch, accompanied by your homemade spring rolls, and have chance to sample local specialty, Chung Cake. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the nearby Bat Trang ceramic village, where you'll have chance to discover the traditional handicraft, peek into the crafts workshops, and watch pottery making demonstrations. Perhaps pick up some hand-crafted souvenirs (own expense) to take home with you. After the return journey to Hanoi, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 3.30pm.
Day Trip to the Ancient Capital of Ninh Binh from Hanoi
In the morning, your tour starts with hotel pickup in the Hanoi Old Quarter for the drive to Ninh Binh Province, located 55 miles (90 km) south of Hanoi. Ninh Binh is home to many beautiful attractions part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site, the first of which you'll visit is Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. See typical limestone mountains amid the rice paddies, and visit temples in town such as Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple. Have lunch at local restaurant with typical Vietnamese dishes, and then take a 75-minute boat trip around Tam Coc to see its three limestone caves. After that, your tour ends with the bus transfer back to Hanoi.