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From Hanoi: 2-Day Ninh Binh Tour with 4 Star Hotel and Meals

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Discover the scenic landscapes of Ninh Binh on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, and Mua Cave from Hanoi. Explore an ancient capital and ride a bike along rural roads past rice paddies.


  • Discover Tam Coc – the “Halong Bay on land” on sampan boat rowed by local people
  • Widen your knowledge of Vietnam's history in the 10th century in Hoa Lu
  • Explore the local market and learn about Vietnamese culture
  • Visit the local family and learn about Vietnamese culture
  • A unique and unforgettable biking route passing through villages, rice fields


Day 1: Hanoi – Mua Cave – Local Family - Cycling - Thung Nham. 07:15 – 07:45 Pick-up from your hotel or private address and departure to Ninh Binh. 09:30 - 10:00 Arrive at Mua Cave, one of the most alluring places to get the panorama view in Ninh Binh. Hike up to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain to enjoy the amazing views of the Tam Coc and Ninh Binh area. 12:00 Enjoy a delicious lunch served with Vietnamese cuisine. 14:00 Check-in (4-star hotel, mini resort). 15:30 You will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains with a unique route and visit a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house's architecture and their daily lives. 17:00 Get on a small sampan to visit Thung Nham bird reserve and discover the most unique features of this area with more than 50.000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit it every day. Cycle back to the mini resort or hotel. 19:00 Dinner is served with Vietnamese food and overnight in Ninh Binh. Day 2: Local Market – Bich Dong - Tam Coc (Trang An optional) - Hoa Lu – Hanoi. 07:00 - 07:30 Take a bike ride to visit the local market in Van Lam Village and learn about Vietnamese culture through their daily activities. Back to the (4 Star resort, 4-star hotel, mini resort) for breakfast. 09:30 Cycling to visit Bich Dong Pagoda; under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about Vietnam's history and understand the origin of Buddhism. 11:00 Back to the (4 Star resort, 4-star hotel, mini resort) for check-out. 12:00 Enjoy a delicious lunch served with Vietnamese cuisine. 13:30 After lunch break, continue your trip with a sampan rowed by a local for about 1.5 hours to explore Tam Coc 'Halong Bay on the land'. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains and caves stretching along Ngo Dong River rice paddy if travelling during harvest season. Trang An (Optional): 14:30 Arrive in Trang An and spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An, the core of a world natural heritage site, in a small boat rowed by local people. Visit many limestones, water caves, and temples along the Sao Khe River. 15:00 - 15:30 Departure to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, to visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about Vietnamese history. 16.30 Leave Ninh Binh and drive straight back to Hanoi. 18:00 – 18:30 Arrive in Hanoi, and we will drop you off at your hotel or private address in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.


English-speaking guide Pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter or Hanoi Luxury bungalow accommodation All meals (2 lunches, dinner, and breakfast) All sightseeing and boat fees All air-conditioned transportation, as per the itinerary 3 bottles of water per person (2 on the bus, and 1 for the bike ride) Bike ride

Important Information

  • This is a small group tour of no more than 9 people

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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