Experience Vietnam’s natural beauty on this full-day private tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, a province south of Hanoi, near the coast. With a private guide, journey down peaceful waterways, through caves, past ride paddies and along towering limestone cliffs will leave you with an abundance of appreciation for northern Vietnam's scenery. Learn from your guide about the region’s culture, history and geography; have lunch in Tam Coc; and visit Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam.
After morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel, your private day trip starts with the approximate 3-hour drive to Ninh Binh, during which your private guide tells you about the history and culture of northern Vietnam and its landscape of limestone karsts. When you arrive, hop into a traditional Vietnamese rowboat and meander along the serene waterways around Thien Ha. For the next few hours, relax as you float within arms' reach of green rice paddies and through caves like Thien Ha, known in English as Galaxy Grotto.Downriver, arrive at Tam Coc, where you have lunch (included), and then take a short drive with your guide to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s historical former capital. Hear about its short reign as the capital, and see some of the structures that remain. Your day trip ends with the drive back to Hanoi for hotel drop-off in the evening.