Full Day Ninh Binh Experience
Mix it up on this Ninh Binh tour that includes a 12 km cycle session and a sneaky row boat ride through caves, and past rice paddies, villages, and limestone karsts.
Escape to the tranquility of rural life
We start our wonderful day trip with a two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle capital of Hanoi to the quiet and beautiful Ninh Binh countryside with amazing limestone karsts around, approximately 100 kilometres away. Our first stop is Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam during the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and early Le Dynasty (980-1009).
Visit Hoa Lu citadel - ancient capital
On arrival, we will visit the Dinh & Le Temples and dive into Vietnam feudalism history. Your knowledgeable guide will take you back to the 10th century with the exciting stories about the Kings will make your day.
Bike ride through Unesco heritage site
Next, it is time for a wonderful guided bike ride through the area to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery as you ride along the back roads with lime karts towering above, rice paddies and local family homes around. You also can experience nature, whilst riding around, which you see the birds, storks, cows, buffaloes, especially goats climbing on the karts looks really picturesquely.
Following our bike ride, we’ll stop at a local family home for a traditional lunch to treat yourself to a cold beer that comes with local delicacies before visiting the must-see Tam Coc.
Rowing-boat ride with river soundtrack
Tam Coc is often referred to as the Halong Bay of the land thanks to its spectacular scenery. Here, we’ll do a rowing-boat ride passing the serene rice paddies, caves and the surrounding limestone karsts along winding Ngo Dong river. This part is ideally for those who are keen on taking photographs, please make sure your cameras have lots of free space and battery.
After the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi. However, if you are still energetic and keen on exploring more, feel free to talk to our guide to cater more for you!
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110% recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history and wants to learn more
Its like he did magic and showed us 3 days worth of tour in just 10 hours and got us back to our ship in time. Thank you from our hearts.
So good, informational, lovely tour guide good value for money. Explained in detail and allowed questions and allowed interaction