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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.

Halong Bay Full Day Tour-Cave, Kayaking, Meal, Bus, Guide

2. Halong Bay Full Day Tour-Cave, Kayaking, Meal, Bus, Guide

Day Trip - Bus, Cave, Meal, kayaking, Guide, Swimming 08h00 - 08h30: The driver will come to pick you up at the meeting point to start the a day trip visit Halong bay. Heading on the new Highway ( Hanoi- Hai Phong - Quang Ninh) to get the Halong bay. Stop over for a rest on the way. After 2 hours, arrival Tuan Chau Habour. Welcome aboard and enjoy Vietnamese traditional Lunch with seafood while cruising though the amazing rocks: Incense Burner, Cock fighting … Continuing to explore the Sung Sot- Surprising grotto. Surprising grotto is the longest, biggest and the most beautiful grotto of Ha Long bay with shimmering, fanciful stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. One of the highlight activities is take a kayak or bamboo boat to discover Luon Cave (water cave) to relax and discovery the Halong bay on your own way. The boat send you to the Titop island. It is the time for swimming and trekking to the Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay. 16h30: Back to the boat, enjoy sunset party on Boat with Red wine, French fried, cakes, Fruits.. while the boat run to Ha Long habour. The driver meet and transfer you back to Hanoi. Evening: Arrival to Ha Noi. Drop you off at your meeting point.

Hanoi: Halong-Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony

3. Hanoi: Halong-Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony

Day 1 09:00 Pick up at hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Transfer to Tuan Chau marina, welcome aboard to cruise. Refresh with welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew cruise and join briefing and learn safety instruction. Lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet and Gia Luan harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. Discover lagoon natural area belong to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for Kayaking or swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Gather around the sundeck for watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party with complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, just relax in the seasonal swimming pool, or enjoy in golf course or do the exercise at fitness area. Join for a short class of cooking demonstration. The chef will guide how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu outside of swimming pool area. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar with seasonal pool view, at wine and cigars cellar, or take one of onboard activities: board games, movies, and squid fishing… or relaxing with massage services. Day 2 06:30. Join for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck for early riser. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session or do the exercise at fitness area to full charge energy for the new day. Local light breakfast is served. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Dark & Bright Cave. Take option either exploring the cave by yourself on kayak or comfortably on local boat rowed by the locals. Check-out the room. Vietnamese cuisine is served. Disembark from the cruise as crew say farewell, back to Tuan Chau Marina by our speedboat. Arrival back at hotel approximately 15:00

Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise with Kayaking

4. Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise with Kayaking

Option 1: Bai Tu Long Bay DAY 1: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY - THIEN CANH SON - CAP LA AND TRA SAN (L,D) 08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 13h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay 15h30: Transfer by tender to Thien Canh Son 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, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join with cooking class by our chef. Playing chess, talking. Relax and spend time for taking photos on the beautiful place. 19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. DAY 2: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY AND VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE (B,L) 07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay. 08h00: Visit ancient Vung Vieng floating village you are not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but also be surrounded by the rocky mountains by small bamboo boat to the ancient village, then return to cruise for relaxing. 10h00: After an hour around floating village, you back to the boat and packing your luggage and check out the room. 10h30: Have lunch. Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip. Option 2: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay Some time cruise overbooked, we will offer free upgrade other cruise same class or higher class in Ha Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay then operator will send details Lan Ha Bay itinerary to you.

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

5. 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.

Halong Bay Highlight Day Trip-Bus, Cave, Kayaking, Swimming

6. Halong Bay Highlight Day Trip-Bus, Cave, Kayaking, Swimming

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.

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

7. Hanoi: Full Day Guided Tour of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Mua Cave

HOA LU - TAM COC - MUA CAVE - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty 11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with many local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice…Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land” 14h30: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 15h30: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here 16h30: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h30: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh and Tràng An Guided Day Trip with Lunch

8. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh and Tràng An Guided Day Trip with Lunch

BAI DINH – TRANG AN - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue… 12h30: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h30: Visit Tràng An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An & Mua Cave Day Trip

9. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An & Mua Cave Day Trip

08:00 – 08:30 – Our guide will meet you at your accommodation and start the 100 km modern bus journey through the verdant countryside, taking a short-break en route. 11:00 – Arrive at Bai Dinh pagoda complex and take an electric car to view the massive architecture of this site, including – the 500 stone statues of Arhats; the Bell tower with 27 tons and 36 tons bronze bells; and the Golden statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Walk up the mountain summit to the bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni – 10 metres tall and weighing 100 tons. The amazing views, sacred atmosphere and intriguing stories of Buddhism by our local guide cannot fail to enchant. 13:00 – Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant 14:00 – Embark on a 2-hour sampan boat journey in Trang An – a spectacular labyrinth of emerald waters reflecting the towering, jungle-clad limestone outcrops. You will be gently rowed down this exquisite river through numerous caves : Hang Toi, 320 metres long; Sang cave, 90 metres long; and Hang Nau Ruou, 250 metres long. Every turn reveals a new surprise hidden mysteriously within the isolated tranquil valleys which will transport you to another world and time. 16:15 – Leisurely cycling on country lanes alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with a maze of limestone mountains as backdrop. 17:30 – Return to shuttle bus for return trip to Hanoi 20:00 – Drop off at your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.

From Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise with Meals

10. From Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise with Meals

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY ON CRUISE (L/D) 08:00 – 08:45 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Start 2,5 hour road journey on shuttle bus 12:30 – 13:00 Welcome to Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink while Cruise Manager gives a brief introduction, safety guidelines. Receive the room key, check in your room. 13:00- 13:15 Enjoy a typical lunch in the luxury dining room while Cruise slowly glides between the sea-green color. 15:00 You can go downstairs at reception for the outdoor activities. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Also, you can do kayaking under our tour guide’s instructions. Come back to Cruise 17:30 Summit on the sundeck for watching the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, you are invited to Sunset party 18:00 You take part in cooking demonstration. We will guide you how to make the traditional Vietnamese dish – deep fried spring rolls or fresh summer rolls. 19:15 The delicate dinner is served with fresh food menu. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or go down to the entrance for the squid fishing. DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – VIET HAI VILLAGE IN CAT BA ISLAND (B/L/D) If you do not want to go with the Day Boat you can stay on cruise. The itinerary might be changed with notice by the Cruise Manager or the Captain if the weather is not good. 05:30 – 06:00 Wake up early for the sunrise 06:30 Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi helps focus the mind and condition the body. 07:00 Joining breakfast in a panorama view of the world heritage site. 08:30 – 09:00 The Day Boat coming to pick you up at Cruise and cruising along with Lan Ha Bay. 10:00 Transfer you to Cat Ba island and there you can do cycling through Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba national park, discover local people life 12:00 Enjoy the lunch with beautiful view on the Day Boat. 13:15 Kayaking around small fishing village 15:00 Swimming in the sea-green water in Lan Ha Bay. Say goodbye to the crews and come back to main cruise. 17:30 You are invited to Sunset party (we serve you local wine, some fruits) 18:00 You take part in cooking demonstration – deep fried spring rolls or fresh summer rolls. Dinner is served. After dinner, you will have time for rest, drink, listen to music or take some massage to refresh the body also ideal. DAY 3: LAN HA BAY – HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L) 05:30 – 06:00 Wake up early for the sunrise 06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck 07:00 Have breakfast with the morning view of bay’s landscape. 08:00 You will go to visit the Dark & Bright Water Cave by the tender to the small floating house and there you can have opportunity to explore the cave on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals. 09:15 – 09:30 Come back to Cruise and pack your luggage. 09:45 Check-out of your room, returns the room key. 10:15 Brunch is served. 11:30 Leaving to the cruise. 11:45 – 12:00 Return to Hanoi by comfortable air-con shuttle bus 15:00 Will arrived Hanoi

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What people are saying about Ninh Binh

As I was visiting Hanoi for a vacation, I started searching for tours from get your guide website , while shortlisting our tours we saw this tour which covers 3 points , sungsot cave , titop Island and Luon cave. When I saw this ad I was a bit skeptical to book as there were no reviews but took the leap and did book it. Next day they pick us up from our hotel at the mentioned time and had an English speaking guide(Name:Ivan) who was very friendly and helpful. The tour was very well organized and we had no problems at all, the food arranged by them also was very good. I highly recommend this tour.

Aunque es una actividad muy turística, merece la pena. El paseo en barco por la bahía es espectacular y en esta excursión que dura un poco más que la mayoría puedes disfrutar del atadecer a la vuelta a puerto. (Junio). Mejor ir con zapatillas para poder subir arriba en Ti Top Island y pasear por la cueva sin resbalar. En este caso además, los guías y los tripulantes del barco fueron muy amables. La comida en el barco estuvo bien y a la vuelta en el bus de camino a Hanoi se hace una parada para que comas algo en una área de servicio.

We had a very nice day in Ninh Binh with a great guide! Thank you Tom!

One of the best day trips I’ve done. The area was spectacular.

tour guide was very accommodating and very patient and nice