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$48.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Bai Dinh and Trang An Day Trip with Lunch and Electric Car

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Pick up guests from hotels located in the Old Quarter. The drive to Ninh Binh will be approximately 2 hours. 10:30 AM: Arriving in Ninh Binh, firstly visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall. 12:30 PM: Time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant with Ninh Binh traditional dishes cooked from goat meat. 1:30 PM: Continue the trip by heading for Trang An. Upon on arrival, take the boat trip along Trang An River to enjoy its cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water, rising limestone mountains, water caves, and a clear blue sky which you will not find anywhere else. The sampan boat will be rowed by local people, lasting around 2 to 3 hours. After the boat trip, get on the bus and return to Hanoi city.6:00 – 6:30 PM: Drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter and the trip concludes. All entrance fees, activities, and lunch are arranged by the tour guide. Notice: This is a group tour, not private tour.

$45 Walking & Biking Tours

Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu Acient Citadel with Optional Biking

7:30am – 8:30am: Pick up by our tour guide and private transporation. Then depart for Ninh Binh province. Half way, you take a short break of 20 minutes for refreshments and shopping. You will have an opportunity to experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, and embroideries. Arrive in Ninh Binh around 10:30am. Stop at Hoa Lu ancient citadel built in the 10th century. Then visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le with unique architecture in the old time. After that, you will be off to visit the excavation area beside Le Dai Hanh temple. Here you can witness the vestiges of Royal Palaces dating back to the10th Century. Then back to the bus and go to Tam Coc. Optional biking: Those who love to experience real images of Vietnam countryside can take a 40 minute cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda around 5 km (2 ways) along country lanes with the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling tour at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. 2:00pm: You will board the sampan boat (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves (Hang Ca – First Cave, Hang Hai – Second Cave, Hang Ba – Third Cave) to get strange feelings. You also have chance to visit film studio of King Kong Skull Island  then Boat returns to the dock for driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 6:00 – 6:30pm.

$100 Transfers & Ground Transport

Round-Trip Hanoi to Ninh Binh Private Vehicle Charter

Rent a car with English speaking driver from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is one the best way to getting around this area for 1 day, 2days, or 3days tour from Hanoi to Ninh binh(Tam Coc - Hoa Lu ancient).​Private car van transport service is very difference by Taxi driver as our car rental with driver has a rich experience on the tour so far and you can ask the driver stop anytime, any places on the way from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Book a car rental with us you will be saved 35% your budget with a smooth local transport now.

$117.50 Private & Custom Tours

Hanoi Phat Diem Cathedral Tam Coc Private Tour

Morning 7.00AM: Our driver and guide will pick you up at the Hanoi and depart for Ninh Binh city to the South of Hanoi.9:30AM: It takes 2,5-hour drive to get Phat Diem Cathedral - one of the most beautiful and unique cathedral in Vietnam, it become the centre of Catholicism in north Vietnam. The whole Phat Diem cathedral complex were built by by stone between 1875-1899.  It has been classified as a historic and cultural relic in Ninh Binh specifically and in Viet Nam in general. The cathedral is the main focus of worship for Ninh Binh Province's 140,000 Roman Catholics11.30AM : Get back to the car to transfer to Tam Coc grottoes to take a boat trip tour and  have a delicious lunch at the outside Tam Coc Grottoes.12.00PM: You will be served  a delicious Vietnamese lunch in here at local restaurants. Afternoon 13.30: After lunch, enjoy small rowing boats on Ngô Đồng (Ngo Dong River) at Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among villages, mountains and lush rice fields. It takes you about 2 hours to pass through all three caves at Tam Coc (Hang Cả – First Cave, Hang Hai – Second Cave and Hang Ba – Third Cave). During this time, you also visitBích Động (Bich Dong Grotto), which is dubbed as “Vietnam’s second nicest grotto”. Bich Dong Grotto has been long known as an attractive place for visitors with a unique beauty combination of nature, mountain, grotto and temple.- 16.00: Arrive back to Tam Coc by biking and get back to Hanoi.- 18.30: Arrive in Hanoi. Tour ends.

$35 Day Trips & Excursions

Ninh Binh Full Day - Tam Coc Rowing Boat - Biking Experience

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside.Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you.Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat.After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong River. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country.16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point.18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Trip ends.

$125 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ninh Binh 2 days: Over night in swimming pool Bungalow

TOUR ITINERARY:Day 1: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tuyet Tinh Coc - Trang An7.30 – 8.00: Pick up guests in Hanoi Old Quarter10.10 : Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital10.20: Visit the King Dinh temple11.00: Visit Am Tien Cave and enjoy breathtaking panoramic view at Tuyet Tinh Coc12.00: Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant.13.00: Enjoy three hours sampan boat trip in Trang An landscape and visit Kong skull island film studio where the film was shot.16.30: Check in swiming pool bungalow. Have a free for swimming or biking around villages19.30: Enjoy dinner and take relaxDay 2: Discover Galaxy Grotto by boat - Hanoi7.00: Have a breakfast (included)8.00: Leave for the Galaxy Grotto by motorbike, 30 km far away from your stay08:40: Discover Galaxy Grotto Cave by sampan boat- the natural biggest Grotto in Ninh Binh.11:30: Have a cooking class and enjoy a lunch12.00: Have a free. Cycle to discover the villages by your self (Bikes are free)16.30: Leave Tam Coc for Hanoi by bus18.30: Finish the unforgettable trip in Hanoi