Full-Day Ninh Binh Experience

Private Groups

Off-the-beaten-track

History & Heritage

Mix it up on this Ninh Binh tour that includes a 12 km cycle session and a sneaky row boat ride through caves, past rice paddies, villages, and limestone karsts.

Highlights

Step back in time at the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital

Cycle around a peaceful village with picturesque surroundings

Take a boat trip through Tam Coc to explore magnificent caves and get up close to the region’s spectacular karst country

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Tour Details
Price

From $70 per person.

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  • 1 person $180
  • 2 people $130 per person
  • 3 people $120 per person
  • 4 people $110 per person
  • 5 -8 people $90 per person
  • 9+ people $70 per person

Please note – Children up to 3 years old are free of charge, while children 3-11 years old will be required to pay 75% of the adult rate. Please see our FAQs page for further pricing details.


Season

We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from February 11th-14th, 2021


Trip specifications

Tour is recommended to start at 8:00 am and finish around 5:00 pm.


Pick-up & drop-off

We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Hanoi City Center. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.


Included
  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Bicycle
  • Two Bottles of Water
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Lunch – please note we can cater for any dietary requirements just be sure to get in touch beforehand

Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Booking fees

What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Itinerary
Escape to the Tranquillity 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 (approximately 100 kilometres away) with some amazing limestone karsts.. Our first stop is Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam during the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and early Le Dynasty (980-1009).

Rice field and river, NinhBinh

 

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.

bridge leading to temple

 

Bike Ride Through a 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 where you can treat yourself to a cold beer with some local delicacies before visiting the must-see Tam Coc.

woman cycling in field

 

Rowboat Ride with a 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 ideal 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 get some recommendations!

Boat trip along the Ngo Dong River at the Tam Coc

 

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