Hanoi – Ninh Binh 1 Day Tour

Hanoi > Ninh Binh


Ninh Binh, a city in the Red River Delta of Vietnam, located 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Hanoi.  This Hanoi – Ninh Binh tour will cover the highlights of the province, including a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the South East Asia’s largest Buddhist center, with hundreds of statues of various sizes, and Tam Coc, which appears to offer Halong-style views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious yet inviting caves, as well as an exploration in local culture during a day. While there, enjoy the natural tourist attractions such as the primitive rain forest, mountains, hills, and coastal and river deltas.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Ninh Binh: The province is 100 KM to the south of Hanoi famous with Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Trang An tourism complex, Van Long lagoon, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park. In 2016, the KING KONG film was shot there.
  • Different tour options
  • Full day round trip from Hanoi
  • Visit by local sampan through the beautiful Inland Ha Long Bay
  • Interact with local people in their daily life activities

Detailed Itinerary

Option 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

7.45 – 8.30: We pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc as you take in the gorgeous countryside scenery.

10.30: After landing in Ninh Binh province, the tour brings you to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s Ancient Royal Capital. We will visit Dinh King and Le King temples.

Discovering the epic tales of these two Kings in Chinese Wars in the 10th century.

Co do Hoa Lu

Co do Hoa Lu

Following that, we travel to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

Have lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, you will board a bamboo boat rowed by locals down the Hoang Long River to explore Tam Coc (three caverns) along the route. Three large caves that you travel through offer a momentary respite from the stifling summer sun. It takes around two hours to go up and down the river, and along the trip, you may see local fishermen, village life along the river, and, of course, Tam Coc’s famed limestone karst structures.

It is a good option if you enjoy riding. You will have an hour to tour actual communities and stunning scenery by bicycle (from Restaurant).

16.00: We return to Ha Noi via vehicle.

18.30: We arrive Ha Noi and finish the tour.

Tam Coc

Tam Coc

Option 2: Hanoi – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An

8h00: Our tour guide and car pick up at your address to depart for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms).

10:20: Arrive at the Buddha Prayer Place at Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vietnam’s largest pagoda with 500 La Han sculptures, the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with a height of 10 meters and a weight of 100 tons.

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Lunch at a small restaurant with various local specialties including goat meat with elderberry, pig storage vessel…

13:00: Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh.

16:00: Getting on the car return to Hanoi.

18h00: Arrival Hanoi, drop at hotel then finish our trip.

Trang An

Trang An

Option 3: Hanoi – Mua Cave – Tam Coc 

7.30 – 8.00: You will be picked up at your hotel and transfer to Ninh Binh.

Mua Cave

Mua Cave

10.00: After 2-hour drive, we reach Mua Cave for a healthy exercise of hiking up steps by steps to the peak of the mountain in Mua cave area. You can climb 486 steps at Hang Mua for panoramic views.

12.30: Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes.

Traveler to Tam Coc

Traveler to Tam Coc

13.15 – 13.30: Proceed to Tam Coc Harbor for a scenic rowing boat trip on Ngo Dong River. You will have a pleasant journey viewing of limestone pillars & rice fields on both sides of the river, and sneaking through three natural caves of beautifully sparkling stalactites hanging down from the ceiling.

16.00: Getting on the car return to Hanoi.

18h00: Arrival Hanoi, drop at hotel then finish our trip.


Prices are in USD, per person.

Option 1
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 86 74 68 45 N/A
Option 2
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 86 74 68 45 N/A
Option 3
Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 86 75 68 47 N/A

What's included

  • Transportation with A/C
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • Tour guides at places (English speaking)
  • Entrance fees

What's excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • International travel insurances
  • Other expenses

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate


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