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Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong by Limo

1. Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong by Limo

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 Am Tien Cave and enjoy the stunning lake site at Tuyet Tinh Coc. Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. 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 40 minutes here before you return to Hanoi.

Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

2. Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

Get back to nature and explore the ancient cultures of Vietnam on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. Spend the night at a luxury homestay and learn about the everyday life of the locals. Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc Depart Hanoi and travel to Ninh Binh in the Red River Delta. Visit the limestone cave of Tam Coc on a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and local temples. Check-in to your luxury bungalow accommodation and chat with the locals. Savor the local cuisine, including a refreshing green tea or coffee. Then, explore Ninh Binh by bike and cycle past rice fields and mountains. See the Bich Dong Pagoda, and learn about the Buddhist culture of Vietnam. Return to the bungalow and enjoy some free time before dinner served by the local host family. Day 2: Mua Cave – Hoa Lu – Hanoi Enjoy breakfast at the bungalow before cycling to Mua Cave. Hike to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain and get amazing views of Tam Coc and the Ninh Binh area. Check out before lunch, and then visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Admire the temple of King Dinh before the drive back to Hanoi.

Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

3. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

Hoa Lu-Mua Cave-Tam Coc-Bich Dong-Thung Nham National Park

4. Hoa Lu-Mua Cave-Tam Coc-Bich Dong-Thung Nham National Park

On day one you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and head to Hoa Lu arriving shortly after 10:00 AM. You will explore Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Dai Co Viet before heading off to see Mua Cave where you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic mountain views. You will then visit a local bungalow to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. After lunch you will go on a sampan boat ride in Tam Coc, passing through three caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. In the mid-afternoon, you will go on a bike ride through the rice fields and villages. Then enjoy a swim and sunset party with tea and fruits before checking into your homestay. Once you have checked in you will have dinner and then have free time in the evening. On day two you will start your day at 7:30 with breakfast and depart for the Bich Dong Pagoda at 9:00 AM. Once you arrive at the Pagoda you will climb up the 200 steps to explore it. After you visit the pagoda you will head to Thung Nham National Park where you will have lunch before exploring the magnificent caves found in the park. Later enjoy a sampan boat ride to see the bird park. At 4:30 PM you will leave Ninh Binh for Hanoi arriving back in Hanoi at 6:30 PM.

Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

5. Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

This full-day tour departs Hanoi on a drive to Trang An, with a short break en route. Spend a couple of hours exploring Trang An in a small boat, rowed by a local. See the many limestone caves along the Sao Khe River and the temples along the way. Stop for lunch that features local Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese green tea or coffee before cycling to Ninh Binh. Explore the area for around an hour, taking in the rice fields and limestone mountains. Next, visit the Bich Dong pagoda and learn about Vietnam’s history and its Buddhist culture. Later see the temple of King Dinh in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Itinerary 07:15 AM – 07.45 AM Pick-up from your hotel or private address and departure to Ninh Binh. 10:00 AM Arrive at Trang An, spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An - the core of natural heritage in a small boat, rowed by local people. Visit many limestone water caves along Sao Khe river, King Kong film set and temples along the way. 12:30 PM Come to a local restaurant, refresh with a welcome drink then enjoy a special lunch with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. 02:30 PM Visiting a local family in Van Lam village, Tam Coc area. Spend time to interact and learn their tradition and lifestyle. Here, see their house architecture and decor, as well as their daily life and handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. 03:30 PM Leave the family, take a bike and start riding around the village to explore the gorgeous rice fields surrounded by limestone mountains with a unique route. 04:00 PM Visit Bich Dong Pagoda under the introduction of your local guide, get to know more about the Vietnam history and understand the origin of Buddhism. 04:30 PM Leave Ninh Binh and drive straight back to Hanoi. 06:30 PM Arrive in Hanoi, get dropped back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi. Trip ends.

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

6. Hanoi: Full-Day Mua Cave, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation between 8:00-8:30AM, you will depart to Ninh Binh. On the way you will be able to see scenery of rural living in Vietnam, complete with green fertilizer fields. You will also be able to witness local wildlife such as buffalo eating grass and ducks swimming. Your first stop will be at the Hoa lu Temple, the first capital of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century. After having arrived, you will spend a few minutes receiving an overview on these grounds. Following this, you will venture towards the Mua cave, which was constructed following the model of a 'miniature great wall' in china, containing nearly 500 steps up to the mountains. you will spend around 1-hour trekking up to the top of the mountain where you will receive an overview of the impressive panoramic views of Tam Coc, Trang an & Ninh Binh city. At 12:30 you will travel on the bus to Tam Coc, where you will have a lunch consisting of special Vietnamese foods. After this, you will get on a small boat to travel around Tam Coc for about 1.5 hours. The local people will take you to discover the beautiful landscape which is called 'Halong Bay on land', and you will encounter two green rice fields with great lime stones and wonderful caves. You will eventually finish with 30 minutes for biking, to visit the countryside or to go shopping at some embroidery shops where they sell handcraft goods. At 4:30PM, you will get on a bus to return to Hanoi, before arriving in Hanoi at 7:00PM at which point you will be returned to your accommodation.

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First. I love our tour guide, Fun! He is a man that wore many hats during our short but sweet visit to Ninh Bình. A tour guide, an entertainer, a teacher, and a photographer! We picked the 2d1n option and I love that he was so knowledgeable and familiar w the area. You'll be in good hands booking this tour and if you're lucky, you'll get Fun. Have fun :)

very pleasant visit; top guide, awesome temple tour, superb boat ride 6kms return and bike in the countryside !! I highly recommend this visit

Nice trip cycling was very nice food good sailing a nice experience, and the gits was super friendly and speaks good English

Breathtakingly beautiful, beautifully organized and the best ever guide.

very nice accommodation, cool guide (hieu), great program