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Ninh Bình Province

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Our most recommended Ninh Bình Province Day Trips

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

1. From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Tam Coc Full-Day Trip

2. From Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Tam Coc Full-Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi for the day and spend the day in the breathtaking nature of Southern Vietnam. After getting picked up from your hotel or meeting in point in Hanoi Old Quarter, travel south to the province of Ninh Binh. Stop in the former capital of Hoa Lu and enjoy 1 hour to explore this breathtakingly beautiful ancient city. Next, hike to the top of the Mua Caves Viewpoint and enjoy panoramic views of Tam Coc before sitting down to a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, board a traditional sampan boat and enjoy a 1.5-hour boat ride on the Ngo Dong river through 3 of Tam Coc's most famous caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Begin the journey back to Hanoi in the late afternoon, arriving back just in time for dinner

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

3. Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and then continue on to visit the King Dinh Temple. Next up, discover Mua Cave Cave and enjoy a mountainous overview from the top. Savor a set lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river. After lunch, enjoy a Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves on the beautiful river and admire the countryside landscape. Cycle through the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda and spend some time here before you return to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Mua Cave Full-Day Tour

4. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Mua Cave Full-Day Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and drive by bus to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. Explore this beautiful Buddhist place of worship, with 500 La Han statues and the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, 10 meters tall. Enjoy some free time with your guide to visit the pagoda and learn more about Buddhism.   Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine after you've seen the pagoda. Then hop back on the bus and continue to Trang An wharf. From here, take a boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex. After the boat trip, you'll take a bike to visit traditional villages around the Trang An area.   The tour continues to Mua Cave. Listen to interesting stories about this place from your guide. After climbing 500 stone steps, you'll be able to see all the way to Tam Coc. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. At the end of the day you'll get back on the bus and drive back to Hanoi, where you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

5. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

6. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Hanoi to Hoa Lu on this day trip to uncover the ancient temples of Dinh King and Le King. Savor local flavors with a buffet lunch and travel by boat on the Trang An river admire stunning natural scenery and visit the Trang An cave complex. Start your tour with hotel pickup in the early morning and depart for Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of these two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At around midday, sit down for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, before you head to Trang An Wharf to take a boat trip along Trang An Stream. Visit Trang An cave complex, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, and marvel at the scenery of mountains and rivers.  Then, head back to Trang An wharf to board the luxury limousine, and visit Mua Cave. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, hop back onto the bus to return to Hanoi, arriving back in the early evening.

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Caves Full-Day Tour

7. From Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Caves Full-Day Tour

7.30 am - 12.00 am: Bus pick you up at hotel in Hanoi then travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Hoa Lu Ancient citadel to visit Dinh Temple and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. 12.30 pm: Have lunch at local restaurant with buffet lunch with a great variety of dishes. 13.30 pm: Short transfer to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, pass by the ancient temples. 16.00 pm: Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi. 19.00 pm: Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and Trang An

8. Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and Trang An

You will begin the tour with picking up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. It takes 2 hours drive on each ways. Head off to the Hoa Lu ancient capital about 10:00 am and then visit the King Dinh Temple and Le King temple. Then you you move to Mua cave for hiking 500 steps. Climb to the top of the mountain and enjoy the mountainous, river and city views. Spend one hour there to enjoy the views and take photos. After that enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. The tour ends by having a boat trip in Trang An for nearly 3 hours. It is highlight of tour. The boat is passing through water emerald caves among thousands of limousine mountains. Tour is finished in Hanoi about 19:00 pm.

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

9. From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

Full Day Explore Ha Long Bay - Highlight Destination - Cave - Kayaking - Beach - Swimming 08h30:8:30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h10: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 12h30: Have lunch while cruising in Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 13h30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing 14h45: Discovery Luon Cave by kayaking, the most beautiful destination for kayaking in Halong Bay. Enjoying about a hour kayaking to Luon cave then back to cruise and continue to Titov hiking or swimming beach here. 15h45: Swimming on the beach. Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay 16h30: Enjoy Sunset party on Boat with Red wine, French fried, cakes, Fruits.. 17h45-18:00: Back to Ha Long harbour. 20h00-20:30: You will arrived Hanoi hotel and shuttle bus will drop off all around Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting point End of the trip.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

10. From Hanoi: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

7h30 start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi before departing to Ninh Binh province. Meet your tour guide and travel by coach to Hoa Lu, a journey of approximately 2.5 hours with a short break. Explore the historic capital of Vietnam and visit the famous ancient temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties. After some time exploring the city, arrive at Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30 PM. After lunch, take a boat trip to Tam Coc - Bich Dong, which is part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many water caves carved through the limestone. Joining biking though rice paddies to the countryside area during 45 minutes. Afterwards, drive back to Hanoi and return to your hotel at approximately 6:30 PM.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 649 reviews

This was a great trip and one I would definitely recommend if you have some free time while in Hanoi!! Ninh Binh was such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit with some amazing scenery! We were able to see and do so much in such a short space of time! Our tour guided Tom Hanks (not the celebrity lol!) was incredible - he was helpful, knowledgeable and very kind! He worked hard to make the trip fun, enjoyable and interesting for us. He provided us with a straw hat and rain poncho each to keep as well bottled water. He was happy to answer any questions we had and kept us updated at all points throughout the trip. It was very interesting to learn about the fascinating Vietnamese history from him when visiting the temples. My favourite part of the trip was cycling through lotus gardens and mountains and admiring the scenery. We also really enjoyed the boat trip on Tam Coc where we got to see lots of beautiful natural scenery! Great food options too! Definitely recommend this trip!

After a journey of more than two hours, stop in a trade of cultured pearls With a demonstration of grafting. Back on the road for the ferry terminal and fairly quick boarding in a traditional boat fitted out as a restaurant and overlooked by a roof terrace. As soon as we left, we saw my first limestone rocks which are scattered in the bay and we were served a very good Vietnam meal made up of a nice variety of dishes. It's hearty. After stopping at Tom Cav where we chose either swimming or climbing Mt. For my part swimming in a sea at least 30 degrees a.pei'e refreshing. Then stop on another island to visit an incredible cave full of calcite where the freshness is good. Then departure for another island where we practice kayaking for a while. All these nice activities take place in the heart of Ha Long Bay. We take full eyes. A great excursion at an affordable price.

Thank you for your guide, Han. The best tour. However, this tour is a river cruise down Tam Coc, not a tour around the Chang An World Heritage Site.

The view Ha Long bay and sea food were amaging . And also kayak was exciting. Thank you for giving me a special experience!

Very friendly guide! Definitely a must for tourists!