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Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

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  • 10 to 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • English-speaking guide narrates this all-inclusive, air-conditioned rural tour
  • Visit Hoa Lu, ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh, Le, and Ly dynasties
  • Enjoy a boat trip at Tam Coc and see the famed “Halong Bay on Land” mountains
  • Explore Mua cave, and take in sweeping mountaintop views of Tam Coc village

What's Included

  • English Speaking Guide, Entrance, Boat trip & Bikes
  • A delicious local lunch
  • Bus transfers from Hanoi & returns
  • Small water in the shuttle bus transfers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Beverages & Drinks
  • Surcharge: 10USD more per person on the lunar New year holiday: Feb 09,10,11,12,13, 2024

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hoàn Kiếm
    Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

    We will pick up from hotels in Hanoi old quarter

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will pick up from hotels in Hanoi old quarter in the morning

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by Easytours24h - Hanoi Day Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The climbing of the steps is exhausting but so worth it.
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Outstanding day
Warren_C, Mar 2023
We absolutely loved the entire day. We loved the river boat tour and the mountain climb. Our guide 'Tom' was wonderful and explained Vietnamese history. Highly recommended day trip. Regards Warren and Nicky Conder Perth. Western Australia
Excellent day tour, well worth the money
tremberz10, Mar 2023
I really enjoyed this one day tour from Hanoi. Our tour guide Sophia was very knowledgeable about the history of Vietnam, and she was well humoured which made the journey time seem short. The bike ride was fun, the lunch was good and the hike up the Dragon Mountain was amazing. I highly recommend this tour, excellent value for money
A wonderful adventure
Isha_S, Mar 2023
We had a super fun time on the day adventure to Ninh Binh. Tommy was an amazing guide who was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. I couldn't cycle with the group so he recommended a walking path for me that was just as fun!
A really fun tour thanks to our amazing guide
Jamie_L, Mar 2023
I brought my 3 kids, 10, 8 and 2 on this tour and they said it was one of the best tours they had. It was all thanks to our guide Sophia who was very attentive, cheerful and informative. She really made this trip amazing for my family. When we were doing the biking your, my son wasn't big enough to ride the bikes they provided, and becos my husband and I were already ferrying my 2 other kids, he almost had to skip the tour. But Sophia very quickly offered to ferry him on the back of her bike and take him on the tour. He was so happy and we were so glad that he didn't have to miss anything. Thank you again Sophia for making this trip so great for all of us. Our kids really loved having you as our guide.
Amazing views and a great adventure
Timothy_T, Mar 2023
There were so many amazing sights on this tour. Ninh Binh has one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen, and it was a great mix of activities to see it. The bike tour and the climb at the end were actually quite difficult but the views throughout them made it worth it, and the sheer sense of accomplishment hitting the top of that mountain was like nothing else (just be sure to get in time on the stairmaster before you go!). The boat tour was relaxing and was the perfect place to slow down and take in the sights between the two harder parts of the tour. Our guide Cuong was knowledgeable and funny, and kept the tour on an excellent pace throughout. I'd absolutely reccomend this tour, just keep in mind that it's a very physical day.
Incredible experience
Steven_T, Mar 2023
Sophia was an amazing guide during our day together visiting some extremely interesting places and beautiful scenery. The visits were all great, food was very tasty but my favorite was the view from the top sitting next to the dragon...you definitely work hard to climb all of those stairs!
3 key activities
Sanjay_P, Mar 2023
Bicycle riding, boating and climbing Hoa Lu mountain are best part of this trip! I am not fond of visiting temple or the handicraft store where almost 40% of tour time was spent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Kunal_K, Mar 2023
Cycling between the lakes around the mountains was best. Also top view from Mua Cave is worth capturing.
Genuinely happy tour guide
Karunen_V, Mar 2023
The tour with Sophia was amazing! We loved her energy and lnowledge. She took a couples photo of my wife and I; and then skipped away happily. Really recommend thisntourand guide.
Haley_J, Mar 2023
Absolutely INCREDIBLE experience! Learned so much, hiked, boat tour, and hiked around. Couldn’t ask for more!
Great Time!
Megan_O, Mar 2023
We had a great time on the Ninh Binh tour. Dang was an amazing guide and was very helpful throughout the day. The river boat was the highlight -- wonderful experience. Definitely recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyed the boat ride and...
Veena_H, Mar 2023
Enjoyed the boat ride and walking to the top of the mountain. I would recommend more time for this as it takes 30 minutes to walk to the top and back down. Recommend more time to walk around Hoa Lu - give more of the history lesson on the limo ride or bus. Once we get to the location, let us explore.
Altaf_S, Mar 2023
Very nice but tired if you are not fit to go to the top cz it’s little bit difficult to go by stairs to the top but when you reach you will see beautiful view from the top
Sourav_M, Mar 2023
We were having a good fun. Beautiful places and the history of all spots were well explained. The bike ride was epic.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Memorable experience
Arpit_P, Feb 2023
Cycling with my wife in amidst beautiful environs will always be memorable. Appreciated the support of our guide right through.
Beautiful Cocuntryside
Keiko_G, Feb 2023
It was fun to be in a big city, but after a while, it gets old. A trip to Ninh Binh was just about right. We got to see the beautiful scenery of the countryside Vietnam, and it was peaceful! We enjoyed very much.
Thumbs ups to ninh binh with Nga
john_j, Feb 2023
All aspects of the tour were good. The temple history was a bit long and think guide tour should be cut in half and let us have the rest to explore, or just cut this visit in half. Bike, boat, hike were awesome. Biking specifically was not long but was away from the many tourist you will experience. Nga was our guide and was wonderfully sweet and informative
Well worth it
Russell_L, Feb 2023
Great experience, perfect amount of time for each location. Friendly and informative host and beautiful scenery
1 traveler found this review helpful
Marvi_S, Feb 2023
Spent way too much time at King Dinh temple, boat tour too long and barely 45 mins at the lying dragon mountain which was the highlight of the tour! Tour-guide expected us to hike all the steps and be back in less than an hour? We are not spring chickens, we needed more time! This tour is very time pressured. I don’t recommend for older people or if you have health issues.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice way to get an introduction to Ninh Binh area
Oscar_C, Feb 2023
A very complete tour to explore the region. We enojoyed riding bikes, being on the boats and exploring the temples. Mr. Cuong, our guide made and excellent bridge between his culture and ours, explaining history, religion, etc. Maintained good control of the group and knew how to manage expectations, specially on a day with less than ideal weather. Overall good value for the money, time well invested and a pkeasant experience.


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