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

1. 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: Full-Day Private Tam Coc Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch

2. Hanoi: Full-Day Private Tam Coc Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch

Your tour will begin at 7:30AM, at which point your English-speaking tour guide and private car will pick you up from your hotel in Ha Noi city for departure to Trang An. You will then arrive at the Trang An wharf, where you will take a "sampan" to visit the Trang An cave complex. At midday, you will enjoy a fantastic set menu lunch consisting of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. You will then re-board your private car to continue onward to visit the Tam Coc wharf where you will hop on your sampan to visit 3 caves along the Ngo Dong river. Following this, you will begin a biking tour around the Tam Coc area, with plenty of scenery to enjoy as you peddle through the countryside. At 3:30PM, you will continue your tour by visiting the Mua Cave. You can climb 500 stone steps in order to achieve a rewarding view that spans all the way to Tam Coc. You will stay up at this serene location, looking down on the Ngo Dong river while the sun sets. At 5:00PM, you will re-board your private car to return Ha Noi, and at around 7:00PM, you will be returned back to your local accommodation.

From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

3. From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

Meet your guide in the morning and leave Hanoi on a 2-hour drive. Head towards Cuc Phuong National Park which is located in Ninh Bình Province, in Vietnam’s Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong was Vietnam’s first national park and is the country’s largest nature reserve. The park is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. Along the way, you’ll sometimes ride on backroads to get through villages, rice fields, or along the dikes and canals to experience the countryside beauties. Communicate with the locals to understand their authentic cultures, habits, and traditions. Explore the diversified fauna and flora by visiting the Primate Rescue Center. Ride 20 km through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center. Have a tea break before hiking for 3 hours to the Tetrameles nudiflora (Sequoia) 1,000 years tree. Hop back on your bike and drive at the sides of this park, passing by the local ferry before riding back to Hanoi.  Your activity ends in Hanoi around 7:00 PM.

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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 mountain is steep, but very beautiful.

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.

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!