Multi-day trip

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

3.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel
Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel

From US$ 138 per person

On this 2-day tour, enjoy a boat trip to visit Trang An cave complexes and Tam Coc's three caves. Take a bike tour to visit local people and traditional villages, climb up to visit Mua cave and enjoy the most delicious local foods in Ninh Binh.

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Duration 2 days
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy a unique boat trip to Trang An Cave Complex and Tam Coc
  • Visit Hoa Lu Ancient capital and Bai Dinh Pagoda
  • Savor the most delicious local foods in Ninh Binh
  • Take a biking tour to visit local people and traditional villages
  • Climb up to visit Mua cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river
Full description
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.
  • Pick up and transfer by air-conditioned modern bus
  • Accommodation in Tam Coc in Ninh Binh
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc - Trang An
  • Biking tour in Tam Coc
  • Climb up to visit Mua Cave
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 1 traditional hat per person
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day
  • Vietnamese tea break
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note, the tour itinerary and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • Customers should provide hotel name and address in the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements
  • Customers staying outside Ha Noi Old Quarter in the Hoan Kiem district will need to make their way to a meeting point
  • If you are vegetarian or have any special food requirements, please specify during booking
  • Mobility-restricted guests are unable to partake in water sport activities on the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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It's a relaxed trip to Ninh Binh. Just trust the guide even if you don't know what happens next. We enjoyed the 2 boat rides, but they are really long. We were surprised we liked both. If you can't see beauty in rocks / nature, go for the 1-day trip. At the second boat tour you get "attacked" by locals in the middle of the boat ride to buy souvenirs / food. It's really annoying and sometimes scary. We could have skipped Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and the Pagoda (you just see it from far away). You run through both attractions and if you have seen old asian citys or pagodas, it's the same. They are very time consuming too. If you take 2 days you will do the same restaurant and bycicle trip. Our guide was helpful with taking pictures, but he was quite stressed to get everyone around. There was not much time for history lessons. The food at the Tam Coc Tropical Homestay is simple but enough and good. We were surprised as it's a really nice homestay. The Mua m

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November 20, 2019

Overall, the tour was very good. Travellers need to understand these companies mix and match tours so we were with one group the first day and another group the second day. Travelled to our destination (2 hours) in a nice roomy bus but returned home in a cramped mini-van that was less than comfortable. The tour operator also put us up in a distant guest house far from the center of town where we were the only guests. Food was terrible for the most part at all the stops and at our guest house.

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November 17, 2019

The tour was on the whole as described. However, you have to know that there were basically two one-day tours. We were in Tam Coc suspended at the end of the first day (noon at 2). Day 2 was almost the same as Day 1 (including a stop at the same restaurant for lunch with the same mediocre food). The two-day tour is worth it, I think rather not. What to see: Boat trip from Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Mua Cave with lookout point. The guides were all super nice and caring, that's big plus.

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November 27, 2019

Product ID: 170364