It is highly recommended to do an overnight trip to Ninh Binh. However, if you schedule is tight, we could accommodate you with a day trip from Hanoi which covers the most highlighted sites and must do in our town. Ninh Binh is only about 90km from Hanoi, 100km from Hanoi Old Quarter taking approximately only 2 hours drive. Below are key-sites we offer for this day trip.
Trang An has become the new World Heritage (UNESCO Site) in Vietnam. The management provides boat trips through water caves/ grottoes rowed by local farmers. During the boat ride, tourists can see the incredible beauty of limestones and rock formations.
Hoa Lu was the ancient capital city of Vietnam from 968 to 1009. Here, kings under Dinh and Le dynasties built the citadel surrounded by karst-mountains. After a long period being suffered from the destruction of wars and weather, what remain now are the two sacred temples of our kings and a part of the old palace.
Alternative: Bich Dong Pagoda, located near Tam Coc, known as one of the oldest pagoda in the town would be the alternative choice for Hoa Lu Temples if you are interested in this site.
Many tourists have named Mua Cave (Hang Mua) the “Mini Grand Canyon of Ninh Binh”. Achieve the 500 steps to get high and record the stunning views of the Tam Coc River and the downtown of city.
7:45AM: Get picked-up by our driver at your Hanoi accommodation in Hanoi Center/ Hanoi Old Quarter. Transferred by private A/C car to Ninh Binh. Journey is about 100km (2 hour drive).
9:45AM: Once you arrive in Ninh Binh, meet up with our local English speaking guide. Then, enjoy a 2.5-3 hour boat-ride through water caves in Trang An.
1:00PM: Have lunch in a local restaurant.
2:00PM: Visit the two temple of Kings Dinh and Le in Hoa Lu (or Bich Dong Pagoda as alternative). We could also offer some complimentary cycling (about 30-45 minutes) based on your need/ weather condition. Please let us know and specify your need/ choice at booking request.
3:30PM: Climb the 500 steps in Mua Cave.
5:00PM: Say goodbye to Ninh Binh and its people, our car and driver will take you back to your Hanoi. Trip ends at your Hanoi accommodation at around 7:00-7:30PM.
Notes: – Sites could be changed to suit your need. Please advise us your ages/ physical conditions/ travel style at booking request, so that we could best accommodate your request.
– We could also arrange for you motorbike with local guide and riders for sight-seeing activities in Ninh Binh. Trip cost is similar to car option.
What to bring: Camera, hat, umbrella, sunblock.
Transfer by private A/C car
Local English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees, sight-seeing tickets, boat ticket
Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)
01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/pax/trip
Other drinks and personal expenses (of guests)
|Group size||Fully inclusive (USD/PAX)||Transportation only (USD/CAR)|
|From 02 to 03||90||95|
|From 04 and up||85||100|