Top attractions in Ninh Binh
Our most recommended things to do in Ninh Binh
1. Hanoi: Private Airport Transfer to/from Ninh Binh
Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free holiday from start to finish when you book your airport transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, then simply sit back and relax on your trip to or from Ninh Binh and Noi Bai airport. For guests just starting their trip, head to the arrivals lounge at Noi Bai airport where your friendly driver will be waiting for you. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details as your driver will track your flight so that he’ll be there to greet you no matter what. Then, simply sit back and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to Ninh Binh and enjoy drop-off to your accommodation in the city center, Tam Coc, or Trang An. For guests who are leaving Ninh Binh, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take the same route ...
2. From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip
Start your tour early with pick-up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter at around 7:30 AM, and depart for Tam Coc. At around 9:30 AM, arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. After lunch, hop back into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and head about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. At around 4:00 PM, return Ha Noi, arriving betw...
The overall experience was great but the fact several people didnt care about punctuality compromised to enjoy with better time each location. We felt the guide was afraid to call attention to everybody as he worried the lack of tourism due to Covid-19 in the past few months.
3. Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day Trip from Hanoi
Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 1009 AD. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel with rusty weapons and ceramics. The temples are said to be built on the old foundation of their original palaces in 11-12th centuries and restored in 17th century. Apart from the historical interest, the river trip in Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin - China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes. Thus Tam Coc is also called...
4. Hanoi: 2-Night Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Tour
After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus ...
Wonderful experience, from the communication through WhatsApp when we first arranged the trip, to the final drop off back at our hotel, we felt is safe and very competent hands. A wonderful trip exploring some of Vietnam’s highlights
5. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Mua Cave Full-Day Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and drive by bus to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. Explore this beautiful Buddhist place of worship, with 500 La Han statues and the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, 10 meters tall. Enjoy some free time with your guide to visit the pagoda and learn more about Buddhism. Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine after you've seen the pagoda. Then hop back on the bus and continue to Trang An wharf. From here, take a boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex. After the boat trip, you'll take a bike to visit traditional villages around the Trang An area. The tour continues to Mua Cave. Listen to interesting stories about this place from your guide. After climbing 500 stone steps, you'll be able to see all the way to Tam Coc. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. ...
Well planned tour. Our tour guide ‘PeterPan’ was just ok, he mentioned that he is doing the guide job during uni vacations. PeterPan had to be reminded to be with the group, being in his 20s PeterPan was way ahead of the group, lost a lot of info that he was giving to the couple of youngsters that kept pace with him. The atmosphere of the pagoda was peaceful and calm, the sceneries from the boat ride felt like exploring a lost world, and the panoramic view on of Mua cave left us speechless. (The boat ride is about 1hr 30min. Enjoyed the cycling. The tour requires a lot of walking/steps (big/high solid foundation) in the Pagoda and climbing up the 500 (big/high but unstable footings have to be very very careful going up and down) steps in Mau Cave, so be sure to get a good rest the night before the tour.
6. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch
Discover the beautiful region of Ninh Binh on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Cycle through picturesque villages, admire the incredible nature, and explore local culture. After pickup at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, head south in the direction of Ninh Binh. Stop in Tam Coc for a short walk through the village, then set off on a cycling trip along quiet roads. Bike along the river bank, passing traditional villages, rice fields, and rocky outcrops. Afterwards, take a paddle boat trip in Thung Nham Bird Park. Observe the rich wildlife of the valley filled with thousands of birds, as you enjoy the fresh air and listen to the birdsong. Admire the impressive karst formations and take a look inside one of the many limestone caves. Continue to a local restaurant where you'll have lunch. Head to the Mua Caves after lunch, climbing up 500 steps to admire the panoramic view of Tam Coc and the r...
7. Full-Day Trang An, Hoa Lu & Mua Cave Tour with Lunch
Start your tour with hotel pick-up at around 7:30 AM, and depart for Hoa Lu. At around 10:30 AM, arrive in this ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of these two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At around midday, sit down for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, before you head to Trang An Wharf to take boat trip along Trang An Stream. Visit Trang An cave complex, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, and marvel at the scenery of mountains and rivers. At 3:00 PM, head back to Trang An wharf to board the luxury limousine, and visit Mua Cave. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, hop back onto the bus at 4:30 PM and return to Hanoi, arriving at around 7:00 PM. Tour itinerary 7:3...
Thoroughly recommend, especially if you can go on a day with good visibility. Our guide, Giang, was very friendly, which made the trip even better. Lunch wasn't particularly good - standard tour group buffet restaurant - but I'd already built that into my expectations...
8. From Hanoi: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Sightseeing and Biking Tour
Explore Hoa Lu, former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and Tam Coc. Following a hotel pick-up from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey southeast, approximately 70 miles (120 kilometers) from Hanoi. Upon arrival, see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple to Emperor Dinh and the temple to Emperor Le in the foothills of the Den Mountain. Explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by the limestone mountains. Continue to Tam Coc for lunch before cruising the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations. Next, cycle along quiet roads through small villages and rice fields to see the rocky outcrops of Tam Cốc-Bích Động. The gentle bike ride la...
9. Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Am Tien Cave, and Trang An
You will begin the tour with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and visit the King Dinh Temple. Later on you will visit Am Tien Cave and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Tuyet Tinh Coc. Discover Am Tien Cave and Pagoda before you stop to enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch go for a 3-hour sampan boat trip in Trang An. Then, visit Trang An temples and caves, and see the .6-mile-long cave.
This is a must if you are visiting Vietnam! It was quite a long drive from Hanoi but well worth it. The views are amazing and the boat ride through the longest cave was impressive. Although we have been a little concerned about the corona virus, our guide said we were quite lucky it was so slow. Usually there is over an hour wait for the boats. We must have seen only a dozen or so on the water. Also, February is quite cool so pack a rain coat and warm jacket (think an average day in San Francisco 50s 60s F).
10. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour
Get back to nature on a guided tour of Vietnam's first national park and marvel at the lush landscape of the Red River Delta. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and see the amazing pagoda temples of Bai Dinh. Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Province – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L, D) Depart Hanoi and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to Ninh Binh, where you will check into your homestay before a lunch of local food. Then, explore the ancient capital of Hoa Lu before continuing to Tam Coc to row around the rice fields by boat. Marvel at the caves and Bich Dong pagoda temples among the limestone mountains. Take a bike tour of the village to experience the sights and sounds of everyday life, before dinner at your homestay. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B, L) Get back to nature on a morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park via a prehistoric cave...
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Enjoyed the biking and the steep hike (view was worth it)! The boat ride, not so much - around 1.30hrs sitting under the sun. It was pretty hot so make sure you bring a hat and sunblock. Overall, it was good. Our tour guide Zuy (Frank) was knowledgable and fun. He adjusted the itinerary that fit to our liking :)
This is a must do activity when in Hanoi! Do not miss it! The view after climbing 500 steps is just unparalleled and beautiful!! The 1 hour boat ride though the green fields surrounding by hills is just splendid! Highly highly recommended activity!! Our guide Mr Kay (Mr K?) is just awesome!
The trip was amazing and the scenery beyond mesmerizing . The whole trip was really organized and even though the boat trip was cancelled, they provided an alternative in order for us to expereinece it to the fullest . Our guide Franky (Dyi) was great !
The experience was amazing, tho unfortunately the weather was really bad the whole day. Despite the weather being rainy and very cold all day long, I loved the experience. Well planned itinerary and amazing views!
This was a great tour....a very full day! Our tour guide seemed to really like his job as he was enthusiastic and upbeat. Loved everything about it!!