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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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Ninh Binh 1 Day Trip With Mua Cave and Dragon Mountain Hiking

Ninh Binh 1 Day Trip With Mua Cave and Dragon Mountain Hiking

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Hide-away from the busy life of citys, this tour will bring you to Ninh Binh - the ancient capital of Vietnam with natural beautiful landscape, peaceful countryside roads and friendly local people!
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  • 10 hours
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US$43.59
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US$43.59

Ninh Binh Full Day Tour from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc & Mua Cave: Boat & Biking

Ninh Binh Full Day Tour from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc & Mua Cave: Boat & Biking

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Escape the bustling confines of Hanoi city, and breath the fresh air on this full-day rural Vietnam tour. With a local lunch of goat meat, fried rice and local fruits onboard, you’ll be fueled for an afternoon of action, taking in the scenery by both bamboo boat and mountain bike. See local villagers going about their daily lives as you come to appreciate a quieter slice of Vietnamese culture.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.93
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US$51.93

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc boat trip and Bike

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc boat trip and Bike

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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are among the most beautiful landscapes in Ninh Binh province, which is 100km away from Hanoi. Hoa Lu is renowned as once the ancient capital featuring the royal palace grounds of the Le and Dinh dynasties in the 10th century. Tam Coc which means three caves in Vietnamese is well-known for its spectacular canals, karstic rock formations, rice fields stretching along the Ngo Dong River and the limestone grottoes that would take your breath away. Visit these locations to learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture. Highlight • Visit the ancient King temples in the Hoa Lu ancient capital • Enjoy Vietnamese buffet lunch in local restaurants • Have a sampan boat trip on Ngo Dong river • Bike around the rice fields and the village
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.12
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US$57.12

Ninh Binh 2 Days 1 Night - Small Group Tour From Hanoi

Ninh Binh 2 Days 1 Night - Small Group Tour From Hanoi

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• 2-day tour in Ninh Binh gives you the opportunity to visit such famous places as Tam Coc known as Ha Long Bay on land. • Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Vietnamese capital in the 10th century. • Mua Cave – one of the most alluring places for sightseeing in Ninh Binh, can hike up to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain to catch the amazing view of Tam Coc. • Cycling activity, you will take the chance to explore fully Vietnam’s beautiful landscape as well as enrich your knowledge of history and religion in Vietnam. of the Tam Coc, Ninh Binh area.  • Visit the local Vietnamese family in Tam Coc Ninh binh
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152.57
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US$152.57

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu- Am Tien Cave - Tam Coc- Bike - Bich Dong pagoda

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu- Am Tien Cave - Tam Coc- Bike - Bich Dong pagoda

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Tour Highlight: • Visit the ancient Dinh King temple in the Hoa Lu Capital • Enjoy the peaceful panoramic blue lake view and discover Am Tien Cave in Tuyet Tinh Coc • Have the Vietnamese buffet lunch at a local restaurant • Enjoy the sampan boat trip on Ngo Dong River • Bike through the rice fields and small villages • Visit the ancient Bich Dong Pagoda
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67.50
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US$67.50

Private Tour: Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi

Private Tour: Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104.57
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US$104.57
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Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu,Tam Coc, Mua Cave Day Tour: Hiking mountain, boat trip, Biking

Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu,Tam Coc, Mua Cave Day Tour: Hiking mountain, boat trip, Biking

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See some of the natural wonders of Vietnam’s scenic Ninh Binh Province without blowing out your tight travel schedule with this day-trip from Hanoi. Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in a luxurious limousine bus – no cramped seats and stuffy conditions for this long drive. Discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, cycle around local villages and sail down the Tam Coc valley, taking in vibrant rice terraces and towering mountains along the way.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Daily Shuttle Bus from Tuan Chau port, Halong to Ninh Binh

Daily Shuttle Bus from Tuan Chau port, Halong to Ninh Binh

If you’ve got limited time in Vietnam, opt for a transfer service that minimizes transit time. Travel from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh directly in air-conditioned comfort, without having to worry about changing buses or making other connections. Plus, an afternoon pickup time gives you the morning free to explore.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$13.26
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US$13.26
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NINH BINH package tour in 2 days/ 1 night: visit world heritage site & eco tour

NINH BINH package tour in 2 days/ 1 night: visit world heritage site & eco tour

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Experience the history and natural beauty of Ninh Binh province on this small group excursion from Hanoi. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy activities that include learning about Vietnamese history in the country’s historic capital, Hoa Lu, trekking through Mua Caves for scenic views, exploring the distinctive Bai Dinh Pagoda, and savoring delicious complimentary meals.
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  • 2 days
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US$153.85
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US$153.85

Ninh Binh One Day Tour from Hanoi: Tam Coc - Bich Dong Biking and Boat Trip

Ninh Binh One Day Tour from Hanoi: Tam Coc - Bich Dong Biking and Boat Trip

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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, the ancient Vietnamese capital, and the Tam Coc caves, just 110 kilometers outside of the city. This leisurely journey includes lunch and is ideal for all fitness levels. Choose from three tour options to suit your budget. - Hoa Lu and Tam Coc biking and boat day trip from Hanoi Tour Hoa Lu, the ancient Vietnamese capital, and the Tam Coc caves - Enjoy the epic landscapes of northern Vietnam with a professional guide - Round-trip hotel transportation and lunch are included
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
Price varies by group size
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US$40.00
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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Luxury 1 Day Tour

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Luxury 1 Day Tour

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Benefit from a full-day tour to Tam Coc, Mua Cave, and Hoa Lu to see the picturesque Ninh Minh region during your visit to Hanoi. Take a short bike ride and walk up to Mua Cave, then continue through the spectacular landscape of Tam Coc on a small boat. Finish by visiting the Dinh and Le Temples in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, before returning to Hanoi.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.31
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US$52.31

Luxury Hoa Lu- Tam Coc,Rural Village Cycling -Cooking Class-Small Group 7 people

Luxury Hoa Lu- Tam Coc,Rural Village Cycling -Cooking Class-Small Group 7 people

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- High quality and luxury limousin van - Limmited munber of people in one group (maximun 7 people). - Explore natural and unnique places in Ninh Binh. - Plenty of choices. - Flexible time. - The best transportation use mini limousin van : motobike, bycyle, bamboo boat. - Experince meet and see how to harvest and grow rice by Vietnamese style and experience thier life style. see the culture, meet the people - Enrich your knowledge about Vietnam's history that you never heard. - If there is seven people in your group you will be a private tour - Experience, funny, informative and enthusiatic english tour guides. - Small group transfer by Luxury limousin Van (Maximum group 7 people). - Unique itinerary to see highlight and famous places in Ninh Binh, get some adventures and learn local culture. - Visiting amazing places where you can not visit in any tours. - Reliable and proffessional driver. - Pick up and Drop off - Experience authentic local food. - cooking class
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  • 9 hours 54 minutes
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US$76.93
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Ninh Binh 2D/1N from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Bai Dinh - Trang An

Ninh Binh 2D/1N from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Bai Dinh - Trang An

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- Visit rural life & less touristy destination from Hanoi - Visit Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. - Experience amazing History & architecture of King Dinh & King Le temple. - Soft biking trip around villages. - Boat trip to visit Tam Coc & Trang An - Halong bay onland. - Hiking & Climbing Mua cave mountain to see the panoramic view of limestone mountains, Tam Coc, Rice fields & Villages in Ninh Binh. - Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in the Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Buddha Statue… - Enjoy a peaceful night at a very nice bungalow - Enjoy amazing local foods. - Make friends from over the world - Friendly services, save time & money.
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  • 2 days
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US$160.97
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US$160.97

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day DELUXE Tour Including BUFFET LUNCH & River Boat Ride

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day DELUXE Tour Including BUFFET LUNCH & River Boat Ride

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Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi that explores Vietnam's imperial history and spectacular scenery. 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.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.00
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US$29.00

MUA CAVE -HOA LU -TAM COC Full Day Including Boat Entrance Fees and Lunch

MUA CAVE -HOA LU -TAM COC Full Day Including Boat Entrance Fees and Lunch

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Discover the highlights of Ninh Binh in just one day on this door-to-door guided tour that covers the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and the karst landscapes of Tam Coc. First, learn about the rich heritage of Hoa Lu. Then, enjoy a buffet lunch of local specialties before you cruise the Ngo Dong river through startling rock formations and ancient caves.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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US$48.00

Tam Coc - Hoa Lu Day Tours

Tam Coc - Hoa Lu Day Tours

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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 Tam Coc, which means “3 caves,” features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Visit the King Dinh and King Le temples. Explore caves on a sampan boat. Bike around countryside villages.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.16
Price varies by group size
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US$46.16
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Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

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Travel from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, a supreme destination in the Ninh Binh province, renowned as an ancient capital featuring the royal palace grounds of the Le and Dinh dynasties. Visit the 10th-century temples, then ride a boat down the Ngo Dong River to explore the limestone caves of Tam Coc. Opt to include a countryside bike tour to Bich Dong Pagoda. Your day trip includes a buffet lunch and guided commentary with round-trip hotel transport from the Old Quarter.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.95
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US$37.95

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc with BUFFET LUNCH Small Group Full day From Hanoi

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc with BUFFET LUNCH Small Group Full day From Hanoi

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Explore the scenic interior of northern Vietnam on a full-day tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Float down the Tam Coc river and see large caves in the limestone mountains, then bike and walk through the stunning countryside of Hoa Lu and Truong Yen. Your guide provides commentary about the region and takes care of logistics including lunch, bike rental, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.71
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US$29.71

2-day Ninh Binh highlights tour from Hanoi

2-day Ninh Binh highlights tour from Hanoi

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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.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.95
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US$117.95

Day Tour Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua cave: Buffet lunch, Boat, Bike, Hiking Mountain

Day Tour Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua cave: Buffet lunch, Boat, Bike, Hiking Mountain

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1. During day trip with small group from Hanoi, you enjoy luxury day tour to the beautiful Mua Caves, the ancient capital Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, featuring karst formations and caves. 2. 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. 3. And also climb almost 500 stone steps to the peak of Lying Dragon for panoramic views of Ninh Binh. 4. This tour is or active travelers loving nature and discovery. 5. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle. 6. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Ninh Binh cuisine (included) Door-to-door hotel pickup and and drop-off in the center of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 Day Trip

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 Day Trip

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This unique tour will give our clients an insight into both Vietnmese History and culture ,while experiencing Vietnam's amazing landscape and scenery
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

Luxury day trip visit Hoa Lu ancient capital - Mua peak cave & Tam Coc boat ride

Luxury day trip visit Hoa Lu ancient capital - Mua peak cave & Tam Coc boat ride

Ninh Binh one of the best locations to discover the countryside of Vietnam, often called "The Terrestrial Ha Long Bay on land." You have many small road passing through villages and rice field. You can easily visit all the main activities as Hoa Lu Ancient citadle - Mua Peak Cave - Tam Coc boat ride & cycling, etc. It's also nice to go off the beaten track on the small road crossing villages and rice field to discover the local life the the people living in the area. Highlight Climb up to the top of the Mua mountain for panoramic views of Tam Coc Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu with the Dinh and Le temples Explore caves on a sampan boat in Tam Coc Cycling through rice fields
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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US$48.00

Ninh Binh Full Day Private Tour

Ninh Binh Full Day Private Tour

A great opportunity to immerse yourself with Vietnam’s outstanding natural landscape as well as enrich your knowledge of Vietnam’s history in Hoa Lu ancient capital. Observe the picturesque Tam Coc – often referred to as “Halong Bay on land” with stunningly statuesque geological formations.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.81
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US$129.81

Deluxe & Small Group - Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour - Limousine Transfer

Deluxe & Small Group - Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour - Limousine Transfer

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.00
Price varies by group size
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US$54.00
Price varies by group size

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