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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.

From Hanoi: Mua Cave - Tam Coc Full Day Tour

2. From Hanoi: Mua Cave - Tam Coc Full Day Tour

08:00 Our car and driver will pick you up at the hotel and head to Ninh Binh. The first stop of our trip is Mua Cave which is considered a miniature Great Wall of Vietnam with awesome scenery from the peak of Mua Cave Mountain. Enjoy the view of the city in the distance with Tam Coc behind you and the limestone mountain along the south of Vietnam. After that, we will head to Tam Coc by cycling along the country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time of 40 minutes for 5km cycling both ways). Experience the beautiful scenery of paddy fields. 12:00 Have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, board a sampan boat in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains, and lush rice fields. Pass through three caves Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba for a memorable experience. The boat returns to the dock for a relaxing and enjoys tea or coffee before the car drive back to Hanoi. 18:00 Arrive in Hanoi, drop off at your hotel. Tour ends.

Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

3. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh The bus will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter departure for Ninh Binh. It takes more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. You will have a short break on the half way about 20 minutes. Reach Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam. You will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, learning about the heroic histories of these two kings in the Chinese Wars. Have a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Hop on the bus going to Tam Coc wharf. Then take the sampan and go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc, exploring three different caves. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Proceed to your accommodation in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Dinner is served at the local restaurant, afterwards you can enjoy your evening. Day 2: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay Have breakfast and then check-out of your hotel. Arrive at Halong harbor just before midday, and enjoy a Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through the most beautiful Islets on Halong bay such as Dog Islet, Incense burner Islet, and Fighting Cock Islet. Visit Sung Sot Cave (The surprising cave). Then you can take part in optional kayaking or bamboo rowing boat. Or you can relax on the big boat if you prefer to have more free time by yourself. Next, visit Titop Island. From here, you can trek up to the peak for taking photos with a panoramic view of Ha Long bay. Finally, cruise back to the harbor for the transfer back to Hanoi in the late evening.

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

4. 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.

Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

5. Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Cuc Phuong National Park is the first, and best protected, nature reserve in Vietnam. The Park’s primary tropical rainforest is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, and in recent years several new species have been discovered. There are almost 2,000 species of trees, providing home to some amazing and rare animals, including the clouded leopard, Delacour’s langur, Owston’s civet, otters, and Asian black bears. Among the highlights of this 2-day vacation is a boat trip in Van Long. You will also go on a night safari, and see trees that are a million years old! Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong Depart Hanoi for Van Long Nature Reserve. Here you will take a sampan boat trip to admire the area’s spectacular natural beauty. It covers an area of 2,643 hectares, and is the largest submerged natural protected site in North Vietnam. During a serene rowing boat trip in the swampy waters, soak up the superb environment, and take in all the sights, sounds, and scents of the surroundings. Continue to Cuc Phuong National Park. Once you have settled into your room, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, and the Turtle Conservation Center to learn about the conservation work at the National Park. You will also have the option to take a stroll in the lovely botanical gardens. Enjoy a dinner at Cuc Phuong National Park Headquarters. Afterwards, you will be taken into the pitch dark forest by a National Park Guide. Using a spot lamp, search for the forest’s numerous nocturnal creatures, such as civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats, and cats. Spend the night at the National Park Guest House. Day 2: Cuc Phuong - Hanoi Awake to the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, leave the National Park Headquarters for a trek in the primary forest. Hike for 2.5-3.5 hours, passing limestone slopes and trees that are over a million years old. Your ultimate destination is an ancient tree, in the hope of seeing Cuc Phuong’s mascot - and one of the rarest primates on the planet - the Delacour langur. Transfer back to Hanoi, arriving at around 18:00, where your tour ends.

Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

6. Vietnam: Trang An and Mua Cave Tour with Sunset View

Start your day with a boat trip around the Trang An cave complex, discovering the secrets of the area. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cuisine set menu lunch before hopping on a bicycle to explore the local villages around the Trang An area.  Relax after your bike ride with a Vietnamese tea break and then travel to Mua Cave and learn about the location’s many stories. Climb 500 stone steps to reach the top where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy stunning panoramic sunset views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River. Travel back to Ha Noi on your private bus, watching the countryside pass by on your way.

Private Tour: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat & Biking

7. Private Tour: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat & Biking

Explore Hoa Lu, former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and Tam Coc. Following a hotel pick-up from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey southeast, approximately 70 miles (120 kilometers) from Hanoi. Upon arrival, see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple to Emperor Dinh and the temple to Emperor Le in the foothills of the Den Mountain. Explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by the limestone mountains. Continue to Tam Coc for lunch before cruising the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations. Next, cycle along quiet roads through small villages and rice fields to see the rocky outcrops of Tam Cốc-Bích Động. The gentle bike ride lasts for about 1 hour, covering a distance of approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers). Round off your day with an air-conditioned transfer back to Hanoi.

Hanoi: Transfer to Ninh Binh Private car

8. Hanoi: Transfer to Ninh Binh Private car

8 AM Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and drive you to Ninh Binh. On the way, you can stop: Option 1: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An Complex, Hoa Lu Option 2: Mua Cave and Tam Coc, Hoa Lu Drop you off in your hotel in Ninh Binh

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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!

Fantastically beautiful nature, just wrong travel time

Were there on December 31st. Our guide was super nice. However, the weather was very cloudy that day and the rice fields were almost all brown.