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  • Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, located in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam, is an ideal base for exploring the nearby karst scenery, particularly at Tam Coc (Three Caves). At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, limestone formations tower above verdant rice paddies in what is considered one of Vietnam’s most spectacular areas. 

The Basics
Most travelers visit Ninh Binh Province on a day tour from Hanoi, and activity options are plentiful. Take in the gorgeous scenery of “Halong Bay on Land” from a traditional sampan boat along the meandering Hoang Long River, cycle along quiet rural roads past rice fields and through small villages, or learn more about the region’s feudal dynasties cultural heritage with visits to the temples of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ninh Binh is a must-see for nature lovers and photographers.
  • Day trips from Hanoi can last upwards of 10 hours, depending on the option you choose.
  • Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, as the area can get hot and humid.
  • Be sure to have some cash with you; there are no ATMs in Tam Coc or the area.

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Ninh Binh is by bus from the Giap Bat bus station in Hanoi. The trip takes two to three hours.

When to Get There
There’s not really a bad time to visit Ninh Binh. While the rainy season (May to October) can get hot and humid, the rainfall means the rice fields are at their greenest and most photogenic. Visitors in the dry season (November to April) enjoy cooler, drier weather.

Other Points of Interest in Ninh Binh
While many Ninh Binh visitors head directly to Tam Coc, the region boasts many other worthy sights. An easy bike ride outside of town, the Trang An Grottoes are a series of caves similar to those at Tam Coc but less touristed. Bird-watchers should set aside time for a visit to Thung Nham Bird Garden, where the trees teem with nesting birds during the early morning and late afternoon. Adventure travelers will find plentiful hiking and biking opportunities within Cuc Phuong National Park, a rain forest area with a botanical garden and primate rescue center.

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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi, Hanoi, null
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

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Just 68 miles (110 km) and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center, you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes in one of the most storied provinces in ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi, Including Lunch, Hanoi, Day Trips
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi, Including Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc and learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day tour. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital, and ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour from Hanoi Including River Boat Ride, Hanoi, Day Trips
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour from Hanoi Including River Boat Ride

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Enjoy a cultural journey through the Ninh Binh region of Vietnam on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital, and learn historical facts. ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Day Tour, Hanoi, Day Trips
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a spectacular small-group day tour discovering the Ninh Binh province and Red River Delta of Vietnam. This trip will surely bring you an unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.00
Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi, Hanoi, Day Trips
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Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit the wonderful area of Ninh Binh Province and see the early Vietnamese capital city in Hoa Lu with its famous temples. This one day tour gives you ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $115.00
Private Tour: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat and Bike Day Trip from Hanoi, Hanoi, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Private Tour: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat and Bike Day Trip from Hanoi

Experience the beautiful karst rock formations of inner Ha Long on a full-day bike and boat tour from Hanoi. Travel by small row boat along the Ngo Dong River ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Full-Day Biking and Eco-Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi, Hanoi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Biking and Eco-Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

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Enjoy a 10-hour tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu and World Heritage–listed Tam Coc for a day of exploring natural wonders and historic landmarks. You'll visit a ...  Read more

Location: tp. Ninh Bình, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Day Trip from Hanoi, Hanoi, Private Day Trips
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Day Trip from Hanoi

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Hoa Lu is the ancient capital with a tourist destination which will bring you to cultures and history of Vietnam capitals. The area is also one of out standing ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Tam Coc Full Day, Hanoi, Day Trips
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Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Tam Coc Full Day

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Immerse yourself in Vietnamese history and culture during this full-day tour of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi. See the former royal capital of Vietnam and ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Small-Group Hoa Lu Day Tour from Hanoi, Hanoi, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Small-Group Hoa Lu Day Tour from Hanoi

Take a day trip to Hoa Lu, often referred to as 'Halong Bay on Land' due to its similar geological formations. Admire the landscape during a 2-hour boat ride ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $45.00

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