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From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

1. From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

After pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi, start the two-hour drive to Ninh Binh province. Mid-morning, your tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall. After that, it's time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant serving traditional Ninh Binh goat's meat dishes. Continue the trip to Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon on arrival, take a boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between mountains, water caves and clear blue sky. The boat trip will last between two to three hours, and you will be rowed by local people. After the boat trip, return to your private car and head back to Hanoi city for drop-off at your hotel around 18:00 PM.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

2. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

Get back to nature on a guided tour of Vietnam's first national park and marvel at the lush landscape of the Red River Delta. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and see the amazing pagoda temples of Bai Dinh. Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Province – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L, D) Depart Hanoi and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to Ninh Binh, where you will check into your homestay before a lunch of local food. Then, explore the ancient capital of Hoa Lu before continuing to Tam Coc to row around the rice fields by boat. Marvel at the caves and Bich Dong pagoda temples among the limestone mountains. Take a bike tour of the village to experience the sights and sounds of everyday life, before dinner at your homestay. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B, L) Get back to nature on a morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park via a prehistoric cave. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center before taking a guided walk with lunch inside the park. Return to Hanoi and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Hanoi: 1-Day Tour to Trang An, Mua Cave, and Ngoa Long

3. From Hanoi: 1-Day Tour to Trang An, Mua Cave, and Ngoa Long

Following a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, start your day tour by taking a boat trip to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before taking a bicycle to explore the local villages around the Trang An area. Take time to relax after your bike ride with a Vietnamese tea break and then travel to Mua Cave to learn about the location’s many stories. Climb 500 stone steps to reach the top of Ngoa Long Mountain where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy stunning panoramic sunset views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River.   Travel back to Hanoi by private car, watching the countryside pass by on your way.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

4. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

Day 1 : Ha Noi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Ninh Binh After hotel pick up between 7:30 and 8:00 AM, head to Tam Coc. Take the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit 3 caves. Take a biking tour around the area before a buffet lunch. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam by bus. Head to Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple and learn of the heroic histories of the Chinese Wars. Next, visit Mua cave. Climb 500 stone steps for panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, head to Ninh Binh, check into your hotel and take some free time to relax. Dinner is served at your hotel, before free time to visit the city. Lunch and dinner are included. Day 2: Ninh Binh – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Ha Noi After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, take some free time to relax or visit Tam Coc town. Hop onto the bus and head to Bai Dinh Pagoda. Arrive at the Pagoda, the biggest in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, and the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam standing at 10 meters in height, and 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in a local restaurant with some local dishes. Move on to Trang An and take boat trip to visa its famous cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, and Ba Giot Cave. See Nau Ruou's mystery and wilderness, with scenes of mountains and rivers. At around 4:00 PM, start your journey back to Hanoi. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking Private Trip

5. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking Private Trip

Embark on a full-day tour of the Ninh Bình province. Explore the Vietnamese ancient capital of Hoa Lu to understand the history of the country. Marvel at the scenic landscape of Trang An. Hike to the top of the Mua Cave for incredible views from the top. Start your day at 7:45 AM with a hotel pickup. Meet your guide and leave for Hoa Lu. Pass by green fields and villages. Have a 20-minute break to stretch your legs. At 9.30 AM, arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 11th century. Visit the Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Temple. Appreciate the unique architecture. Delve deep into history and learn about the first Vietnamese government. Explore the excavation area. Experience the vestiges of Royal Palace ground dated back to the 10th century. Then, hop back on the bus at 10 AM for a drive to Trang An. Artfully crafted by nature, Trang An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get on a bamboo boat for a 2.5-hour tour rowing through the majestic cave complex of Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Ba Giot Cave. Glide along the river, crossing villages, mountains, and lush rice fields. At 12:45 PM, stop at a restaurant to feast on local food. Get back to the bus and leave for Mua Cave. Hike up the mountain and see the Ngo Dong River. Climb 486 steps to reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain. Enjoy a panoramic of Tam Coc. At 3:30 PM, say goodbye to the countryside and get on a 2-hour bus ride back to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel.

Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

6. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh (L, D) 7h40 – 8h10: The bus will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter departure for Ninh Binh. It’s take more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. You will have a short break on the half way about 20 minutes. 10h30 - 10h40: You will reach to Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam. You will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th centery, finding out the heroic histories of this two kings in Chinese Wars. 11h50 - 12h00: Have a lunch with Vietnamese cuisine. 13h00 - 13h05: Get on the tourist bus continue going to Tam Coc wharf for taking the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc (three different caves). 15h00 - 15h05: Biking tour around Tam Coc Area and enjoy Vietnamese tea break. 15h30 - 15h35: Keep going to visit Mua cave. The place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. 16h40 – 16h50: Get on bus go to your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Check in your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Free time to relax or visit Ninh Binh city or Tam Coc town. 18h30 – 19h00: Dinner is service at the local restaurant. Free time to relax. Sleep at your hotel/ bungalow/ homestay in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Day 2: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay (B,L) 7h00 Breakfast is service at the hotel, then checking out your hotel 7h30 Get on bus or car leave Tam Coc – Ninh Binh to Halong habour. You will have some short break on the half way. 11:50 – 12:00: Arrive Halong harbor, get on the boat and enjoy Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through the the most beautiful Islets on Halong bay such as Dog Islet, Incense burner Islet, Fighting cock Islet.. 13:20 – 12:30: You will visit Sung Sot Cave ( Surprising cave) – one of the most beautiful cave of Ha Long bay. 14:45: Keep cruising to Luon cave (water cave) Area with some options: You can join to play Kayaking or bamboo rowing boat. If you don’t want to play these activities, you can relax on the big boat if you prefer to have more free time by yourself. 15:45: Visit Titop Island. From here, you can trek up to Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of Ha Long bay or swimming on the beach. 17:00: Tea break time on sundeck to enjoy sunset 17:30 – 17:40: Back to Ha Long harbor, get on the tourist bus back to Hanoi by new highway. 19:50 – 20:10: Arrival to Ha Noi. Drop you off at your hotel (around Hanoi Old quarter). End of trip!

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

7. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Discover the beautiful region of Ninh Binh on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Through picturesque villages, admire the incredible nature, and explore local culture. After pickup at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, head south in the direction of Ninh Binh. Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 17th Century. Observe the rich wildlife of the valley filled with thousands of birds, as you enjoy the fresh air and listen to the birdsong. Admire the impressive karst formations and take a look inside one of the many limestone caves. Continue to a local restaurant where you'll have lunch. Then, embark on a traditional sampan and gently row down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave, Cao Son Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, and Vu Lam Temple. Arrive at Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with stunning views of nature. Return to the bus and then come back to Ha Noi for drop-off at your hotel.

Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

8. Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

Start your day with a boat trip around the Trang An cave complex, discovering the secrets of the area. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cuisine set menu lunch before hopping on a bicycle to explore the local villages around the Trang An area.  Relax after your bike ride with a Vietnamese tea break and then travel to Mua Cave and learn about the location’s many stories. Climb 500 stone steps to reach the top where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy stunning panoramic sunset views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River. Travel back to Ha Noi on your private bus, watching the countryside pass by on your way.

Private Tour: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat & Biking

9. Private Tour: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat & Biking

Explore Hoa Lu, former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and Tam Coc. Following a hotel pick-up from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey southeast, approximately 70 miles (120 kilometers) from Hanoi. Upon arrival, see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple to Emperor Dinh and the temple to Emperor Le in the foothills of the Den Mountain. Explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by the limestone mountains. Continue to Tam Coc for lunch before cruising the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations. Next, cycle along quiet roads through small villages and rice fields to see the rocky outcrops of Tam Cốc-Bích Động. The gentle bike ride lasts for about 1 hour, covering a distance of approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers). Round off your day with an air-conditioned transfer back to Hanoi.

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Excellent Local Private tour

Our guide Danny and the driver were most accommodating. As it was a private tour, the tour particularly the Bai Dinh area felt personalized, we went to the old cave temple which we understood mostly locals go to. We opted for the two hours Trang Anh boat ride which turned out to be three hours - however it didn’t feel like three as we were enjoying the beautiful scenery and caves. At one point there was live Vietnamese music played in the middle of the lake.

Amazing experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day. Private car to and from Hanoi was very comfortable, we didn’t queue for anything all day as our tickets were already paid for. Lunch was huge with lots of variety. Highlight was Trang An, a must see when you visit Hanoi!

Everything on time. Tour gides were funny with bunch of nice jokes. Programe was very interesting, we loved both trips on the boat. Worth doing the 2day option. Hotel could be closer to the town. Besides that everything was perfect. Thank you!

The pagoda was beautiful, the food tasted good and the boat trip from Trang An was really cool. Just great. The guide was really great and really told us a lot

Very friendly guide and driver My daughter and I are delighted with this day: the passage through the cave by boat and the panoramic view.