Ninh Binh Tours

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Ninh Binh
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

Enjoy the stunning natural landscapes of one of Vietnam's most-storied provinces on this day trip by boat and bike from Hanoi. Journey into Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, just 110 kilometers outside of the city. This leisurely journey includes lunch and is ideal for all fitness levels.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$34.00 USD
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc DELUXE Tour from Hanoi, Including BUFFET Lunch

Learn about northern Vietnamese history and rural life on a full-day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi. See the Hoa Lu temples in the ancient capital of Vietnam, then go to Tam Coc for a sampan ride on a slow-moving river with a landscape of karst formations and caves. Finish up with a bike ride through rural villages. Includes buffet lunch, transportation and guide, all activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$39.00 USD
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Luxury Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave 1 Day - Small Group Tour

Experience beautiful Ninh Binh province on this boat and bicycle excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup in a luxury limousine, explore the Ngo Dgo River and limestone caves on a traditional sampan boat. Enjoy a bicycle ride through picturesque countryside and a complimentary buffet lunch before visiting the magnificent Mua cave and Vietnam’s historic capital Hoa Lu.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour from Hanoi Including River Boat Ride

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi that explores Vietnam's imperial history and spectacular scenery. You'll see two beautiful temples on the grounds of a former palace, pause for lunch, then cruise to a series of three limestone caves on the Ngo Dong River. Pass soaring limestone mountains and rice paddies at the edge of the river, and take in great views on the scenic trip back to Hanoi. This full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour includes all transport, entrance fees, activities, and lunch.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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$36.00 USD
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi

Take a day trip to Ninh Binh province, a region of historical significance and outstanding natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide describes the tombs of Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Tam Coc and hop in a sampan for a ride past a World Heritage–listed landscape dotted with caves, pagodas and jagged limestone formations.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi

Escape the tourist trail and be rewarded with a serene landscape of shimmering canals, lush rice paddies and dramatic karst mountains on this private full-day tour from Hanoi, including hotel pick-up. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Thien Ha cave by rowboat, tuck into a traditional lunch (included) in Tam Coc, and explore the former Vietnamese capital of Hoa Lu.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$63.00 USD
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Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu Acient Citadel with Optional Biking

See stunning scenery and get some exercise on this tour of Ninh Binh province from Hanoi. You’ll visit the ancient Hoa Lu citadel and Le Dai Hahn temple, float on a boat through caves on the Tam Coc river, and visit the Kong: Skull Island set. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup, hear commentary along the way from your guide, and see even more of the area with an optional bike ride.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc- Mua cave by Limousine

Ninh Binh the best choice for tourist for short time travelling, with dozens of must- see sites and increasingly upgraded service, now draws more and more attention to its tourism activities. This day tour includes religious worship, climb up to the top of the Mua mountain for panoramic views of Tam Coc , boating, history and excavation learning and an optional choice for whose loves biking.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Small-Group Hoa Lu Day Tour from Hanoi

Although Hanoi is packed full of pagodas, museums and street markets, weary travellers often enjoy getting out of town for a day to enjoy a slower pace. On this tour, adventure two hours' south of Hanoi into the depths of Đinh Dynasty territory. Leave the capital behind and enjoy open landscapes with long rivers, limestone formations, and caves and temples.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Trang An - Mua cave Ninh Binh day tour

The scenic landscapes of Trang An are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and lie less than two hours south of Hanoi. On this tour, paddle around the meandering waterways, karst cliffs, and natural caves on a traditional sampan, then choose to climb to the mountaintop Mua Cave or meet the locals in Duong Lam Ancient Village.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Mua Cave - Tam Coc 1 day from 45 USD

Ninh Binh 1 day tour takes you to the richest local village in the north of Vietnam. You will see a lot of farmers working hard in the vivid field. And then taking a boat trip brings you to the riverside with great mulberry fields like nowhere else in Vietnam. Ninh Binh is home of Buddhism, some of the oldest and the most famous pagodas is Bich Dong (interesting Pagoda was built into the caves).
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$50.00 USD
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Tam Coc - Tuyet Tinh Cave - Mua Cave 1 day from Hanoi

Join unique 1-day Ninh Binh tour, you will have chance to explore majestic caves; admire the beautiful scenery in Tuyet Tinh Coc, the “paradise place on earth” and one of the most picturesque "live virtual" in Ninh Binh from the hight peak of Mua cave; have a boat trip on river in Tam Coc with views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves.
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
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Mua Cave - Tam Coc Day Tour with Small Group

Visit Ninh Binh, the province of beauty and tranquility. Hoa Lu is a small ancient temple now dedicated to worships Kings Dinh and Le, who have
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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From Hanoi: Private 2-day Hoa Lu - Tam Coc and Bai Dinh - Trang An tour

Experience more of northern Vietnam’s cultural heritage and natural beauty on a private 2-day tour to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bai Dinh, and Trang An. Visit royal palaces and temples in Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh, and admire the river and cave formations of Tam Coc and Trang An. You’ll benefit from the insights of your private guide on an overnight tour that includes accommodation and four meals.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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2-day Ninh Binh highlights tour from Hanoi

Hanoi can be an overwhelming city to visit with its crowded streets and frantic traffic. Get away to a slower, calmer part of Vietnam for two days with this two-day tour of the Ninh Bình province just under 60 miles south. Spend the night in a beautiful location full of natural highlights to get lost in. Take a sampan or bicycle around Tam Cốc (Three Caves) and visit one of Vietnam’s largest pagodas, the picturesque Bai Dinh Pagoda.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Bai Dinh Pagoda with Electric car - Trang An Boat Trip From Hanoi

This day trip will give you a great chance to visit one of the natural landscapes in the north of Vietnam including Bai Dinh pagoda, which is known as the biggest pagoda in the North of Vietnam. And Trang An complex, one of the UNESCO HERITAGE sites with the spectacular view of grottoes, river and mountain.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi

Visit the famed temples of Hoa Lu, the ancient Vietnamese capital in Ninh Binh province. This full-day tour from Hanoi promises stunning natural scenery while you relax on a sampan boat ride down the Ngo Dong River, traveling from Tam Coc to three limestone caves. Then see Hoa Lu’s royal palace grounds and learn from your guide about the Le and Dinh dynasties. Finish with lunch and a countryside bike ride.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc boat trip and Discover Mua cave 1 day tour

Enjoy the stunning natural landscapes of one of Vietnam's most-storied provinces on this day trip by boat and bike from Hanoi. Journey into Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, just 110 kilometers outside of the city. This leisurely journey includes lunch and is ideal for all fitness levels. Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi Tour Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Enjoy the epic landscapes of northern Vietnam with a professional guide Perfect for all fitness levels Round-trip hotel transportation is included
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Full-Day Biking and Eco-Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi, and explore the countryside by wooden boat and bicycle. You’ll tour Hoa Lu’s imperial temples, cruise the Hoang Long River, paddle into riverside caves, and pedal down quiet, country roads, all in a karst landscape that’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 10-hour tour includes all transport, activities, and lunch at a local restaurant in Tam Coc, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$33.00 USD
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HOA LU - TAM COC 1 DAY GROUP TOUR

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 Day Trip Highlight : - Visit Hoa Lu - An ancient capital - Have a buffet lunch with delicious local and asia foods- Enjoy unique boat trip to visit Tam Coc - Three different caves- Biking tour around Tam Coc Area
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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5-day Northern Vietnam: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay cruise

Explore Northern Vietnam’s natural beauty and rich culture during five days of tours and activities. After convenient pickup in Hanoi, visit Vietnam’s ancient capital city by boat, meet the Black Hmong of Cat Cat village, trek through rice terraces to the village of Ta Van, kayak in the UNESCO-designated Halong Bay, and swim in Luon Cave. Enjoy delicious meals and two nights of accommodations included in one affordable package.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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$298.00 USD
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Day Tour

Discover the World Heritage–listed treasures of Ninh Binh province on this unforgettable day trip with a small-group. You’ll visit tombs from the Dinh and Le dynasties in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. After lunch in Tam Coc, board a sampan for a tranquil boat ride past a majestic landscape of limestone caves, home to Bich Dong Pagoda. Numbers are limited to ensure personalized attention from the guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc in a day with sampan boat trip and bicycle ride

Escape the fast-pace of life in Hanoi without the hassle of hiring a motorbike on this day trip heading south through the Vietnamese countryside. A digest of thousands of years of Vietnamese history and tradition, this tour stops at Hoa Lu Temple (Vietnam's 10th and 11th century capital) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring limestone cliffs pagodas, paddy-fields and small villages.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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(Small Group & Deluxe Tour) Hoa Lu - Tam Coc- Mua Cave Full Day Tour From Hanoi

Explore the caves along the Ngo Dong River on this small-group tour from Hanoi. The itinerary includes a sampan (wooden boat) ride along the river, biking around Tam Coc, and a visit to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Plus, climb almost 500 stone steps to the peak of Lying Dragon Mountain for expansive views.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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