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Ninh Binh Day Trips- from Hanoi

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam

From $36.00

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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 four 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

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up & drop off in the Old Quarter area
  • English speaking guide
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip
  • Detail itinerary mentioned in the selected option
  • 0.5l Bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Lunch (with local food - Vietnamese cuisines)
  • Admission tour included mentioned at option tour you choose
  • Drinks, Gratuities, What not mentioned clearly
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
  • 60,000vnd/2 ways Electric car in Bai Dinh pagoda (if you choose tour option 5 and 6)

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Vietnam Open Tour
    9 Ng. Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

    If you are staying outside of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, please go to our office at 7:10 am to join the tour

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up and drop off offerred if your hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Please provide your hotel address (exactly pick up time will be confirmed after we received your booking & hotels' address)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There are 5 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Trang An. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentioned at What to expect. Please see description at each tour option
  • Itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommended bringing a hat, umbrella, raincoat, sunglasses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ninh Binh Day Trips- from Hanoi?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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Traveler Tips


It rained and would like to have umbrellas on the boat if possible.
It's about 4-hours each way on the bus after about 1-hour circling the Old Quarter to pickup other passengers can't really be avoided but does add to the time.
The climb to the top of the small mountain there was challenging in the 38 degree heat but well worth it.
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Breathtaking Natural beauty
abhishek_k, Nov 2022
A very organised trip by the organiser. Every thing was perfect. Must do trip for all. Special thanks to Max our tour guide who was amazing and conducted us in a most professional manner.
Stunning natural beauty!
lois_d, Sep 2022
Highlights of the trip were the river trip through the caves and the walk up the steps for the views. The food was fantastic (great for vegans too!) and the bus super comfy. Highly recommend getting out of the city for the day to get some peace and quiet!
Great tour
Tendwayi_B, Aug 2022
We had a splendid time with ki our host for the tour. That gentleman was hilarious and friendly. Extremely knowledgable and smooth. The sights and activities were amazing and we asked to modify our trip a little bit and add mua caves to our Trang an experience and not only were they flexible to do that but it was seamless and not overpriced to do also. The food for lunch was good compared to other tours we did absolutely top actually.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour
Athanasios_B, Aug 2022
Bruce Lee was ab incredible guide, very friendly and helpful. Fantastical landscape, worth visiting for everyone
Memorable experience in Ninh Binh
Julie_C, Aug 2022
We did a day trip to Ninh Binh with our tour guide Hoa and had the most memorable time! Hoa is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share information with us about the places that we’re visiting and general information about Vietnam. He was very patient while we took photos at Mua Caves and even hiked up with us on a sweltering hot day! From pick up to drop off we were well taken care of and it was completely worth doing a private tour since we got to go at our own pace. We appreciate him so much and our experience would not be the same if it wasn’t for him. If you’re thinking about going to Ninh Binh, look no further and book a private tour with Hoa! You will not regret it!
Not a good experience
Sohini_B, Jun 2022
The guide was more focussed on explaining everything in Vietnamese. The English explanations were just about 1-2 sentences and very abrupt. We had selected the Itinerary 2 which included only two places but we were clubbed together with the people visiting three places and hence we had to wait for about 3hrs in the hot sun with nothing to do alone while the others were finishing their touring of the third place. It should have been organised better wherein all similar itinerary people go together so that there is no time waste
Not really recommended...
cyngpl, Jun 2022
Not really recommended for summer. It is scorching hot. Mitigating measures needed. Suggest to recommend Trang An instead of Tam Coc. Tam coc has no facilities like toilet.
Could do on your own better
scott_p, Jun 2022
Locations stunning, guide crap. Didn’t tell us anything about these places. Basically bought tickets
1 traveler found this review helpful
A MUST Day Trip from Hanoi!
Crystal_S, Jun 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DAY TRIP! We ended up staying 5 nights in Hanoi, knowing we would do an overnight cruise to Ha Long Bay but were unsure if the weather would be good enough to make it out to Sapa. We are so glad we chose this as our alternative activity because it was definitely a highlight of our 2 week trip. We were picked up from our hotel and ended up being a group of about 15 people or so. The nice thing about this tour is the flexibility, you get to chose the itinerary that you want. Hoa Lu the Ancient Capital was nice to see, but the real breathtaking parts were Mua Caves + Tam Coc. If you think Mua Cave is just another cave, think again. This place was like being transported to the jungle - there were bridges, waterfalls, lakes, caves, and walkways to get lost in. The 500 steps up were well worth the view. Lunch was ok, but we did get to try goat so that was part of the experience! After this we enjoyed a relaxing hour on the boats at Tam Coc which was just beautiful. The three caves you pass through while on the boat were even cooler than the ones we saw in Ha Long Bay. After a jam packed day, there was the option to cycle around town for 30 minutes, however we just grabbed a coffee and met up with the group later. Overall, this trip was amazing and hats off to our guide Harry who smoothly organized and managed a decent sized group. To my fellow travellers: don't forget to tip your guides or even say thank you to show your appreciation. Yes you are paying for the tour, but this money gets divided into food, entry fees, transport etc. These guides spend a lot of their time organizing to make our experiences enjoyable so don't forget!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Scenery was purely stunning.
KENNETH_L, May 2022
Overall it was a great experience just a tad long because of the amount of tourists together. The mix of both EN and VN speaking guests were also abit of an issue but overall he was really nice and the Scenery was purely stunning.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful, tiring!
Elizabeth_L, Apr 2022
Guide was great. I can't remember his actual name because he introduced himself as "Handsome" at the beginning, and that kind of stuck. Ha! Funny and knowledgeable. I would have preferred to skip Hoa Lu and done a bike ride in Ninh Binh instead, but the boat ride and short hike were both beautiful and well worth-it. Long day!
From the US - Would recommend!
Jillian_N, Apr 2022
One of our favorite tours in Vietnam. Our tour guide had such interesting facts about the places. Not just surface level history, but unknown things you wouldn’t be able to google that really brought each place to life. The sites were awesome and the food for lunch was 10/10. The only thing that was confusing and annoying is under one booking url there are 7 different trip options but it was one big bus where we had all booked something a little different and they ended up consolidating us into two groups anyways. There isn’t any need for so many options. Otherwise, awesome day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Had a great day!
Jessica_S, Mar 2020
This tour was a perfect way to see the top places in Ninh Binh in a day, would definitely recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth the visit
Dave_C, Mar 2020
The trip itself was fairly good and our guide Ngoc was excellent. Only wish was for less boat (1.5 hours) where just sitting and more cycling (30 minutes). Views were amazing despite being overcast.
Amazing day tour out of Hanoi
Alice_B, Feb 2020
Wonderful day trip which included so many exciting activities to exotic, beautiful destinations , huge delicious lunch, and fun group. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family.
History, culture, adventure in a day
Judy_A, Feb 2020
Great tour. Nghia our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and passionate about his country. Bus was comfortable. Pagodas were interesting. Boat trip was very different. Beautiful scenery. Bike ride is a great way to see the countryside and appreciate it's beauty. Only let down was food wasn't excellent, but I didn't do the tour for the food. Would love to visit area again and stay for a few days.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour with professional tour guy
Long_N, Feb 2020
Great experience with delightful tour... Tour guy (Hoang) is fun and has skills to make people laugh. This tour was highly recommended by all of us... your company did a great jobs from start to end of tour...
Great trip and great value.
Alexander_S, Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our trip with go Asia travel, our tour-guide Duc was very helpful and provided interesting facts about Vietnam and the local area throughout. This trip was well organised and we had plenty of time at all three stops, we especially enjoyed the short bicycle trip! Thanks again Duc for the great experience! Kind regards, Freya and Alexander
Great picture from top of Tam Coc.
Daniel_T, Jan 2020
Pretty good. The hike to the top gives you a great view and excellent picture opportunities. Boat ride was too long. (1hr 45) Would have preferred longer on the bikes to explore surrounding countryside.
Great tour
Patricia_B, Jan 2020
I totally enjoyed this tour. It was amazing. If you've been to Halong Bay you will love this tour. It's better than Halong. We started with a "hike" up over 600 steps, which very fairly steep. I was only able to go up about 225 steps (bad knees!). Beautiful views from where I ended. Others in the group who made it said it was a great view. We then went for a bike ride to a temple and then biked to lunch, which was plentiful and very good. Back on bikes to the boat ride. (flat land) This is where you see the "peddlers" row with there feet when arms need a rest. Beautiful scenery , you pass thru 3 caves. Took about 1:45 for the boat ride. Did I mention my peddler, was a 72 yr old lady! WOW. Very tranquil . Then back to the hustle of Hanoi. If you have a free day, do this tour , it was well worth it!
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