• Destinations: Hanoi Ninh Binh Hoa Lu Tam Coc Hanoi
  • Duration: 1 day trip - Group tour
  • Departure: Hanoi
From: US $89 $69 /pax

- 10 of 3 reviews

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, the  two must-see destinations when visiting to Ninh Binh province, are located about 100 km away from the southeast of Hanoi. On 23 June 2014, at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the tour in a small group ( Maximum of 15 people)
  • Enjoy a home-lunch at a local family and understand more about the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
  • Enjoy comfortable transfer service with A/C shuttle bus for a small group.
  • Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city (from 968 to 1009).
  • Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their river way for several kilometers.
  • You will have a chance to ride among rice fields and limestone mountains in about 1 hour with unique route by bike for explore Ninh Binh. 

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi - Hoa Lu, Tam Coc - Hanoi


Authentic experience of Ninh Binh


07.30 – 08.00: Pick you up from hotel or private address and departure to Ninh Binh by comfortable transfer.

09.00: Have a short break for relax in 30 minutes at Dong Van, Ha Nam province.

10.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Hoa Lu existed as the capital of Vietnam during 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet.

11.30: Visit a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional family of the Vietnamese with three generations living together.  You get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily activities on traditional embroidery. Afterwards, enjoy a special lunch prepared by the hostess with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian. After lunch, a break with a cup of Vietnam green tea or coffee will be served before the itinerary continues with visiting Tam Coc, the “Halong Bay on land”.

13.30: Visit Tam Coc by a small boat rowed by a local during about 2 hours.  Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc are three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of Limestone Mountains, rice paddy and the site of some temples along the way. If travelling during harvest season, you may have chances to see the yellow color of the terrace rice along two sides of the river.

15.30: After that, you will have a chance to ride among rice fields and limestone mountains in about 1 hour with unique route by bike for explore Ninh Binh. 

16.30: Leave Tam Coc and drive back straightly to Hanoi.

18:30 Arrive in Hanoi, end of the trip, drop you back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter. 

 What to bring:

  • Sun glasses, Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Camera and film
  • Pair of Shoes and short trousers


  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up & drop off
  • Meal ( Vietnamese family lunch)
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • All air-conditioned transport as mentioned in tour
  • 03 bottle of water per person
  • Biking


  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping for tour guide/driver
  • Other optional activities or tours (outside of itinerary)
  • Personal expenses

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10 Based on 3 reviews

3 reviews comment on “LUXURY NINH BINH DAY TOUR”

  1. Hanah Judith

    We thought that we would see caves, instead it turned out to be rowing through a series of very low tunnels just above the water. The rowing was done by a Vietnamese lady that was very good in avoiding the rocks coming from the ceiling in the tunnels. After a while she was thirsty and did drink from a bottle while paddling with her feet. Surprise, surprise. I expect it can be busy, as there were a 1000 rowboats or so laying and a couple of hundred potential rowers. It is not a must see attraction, but in combination with the biggest pagoda of Vietnam it was worth the trip from Hanoi. Thank you Journey Vietnam!

  2. Rekha R.

    One day trip from Hanoi – really worth the travel – nice limestone hills with river & marshlands. Nearby the Bich Dong pagoda – nice biking trip when not too hot. Nearby the Hoa Lu with an interesting history of being once a capital of ancient Vietnam, probably quite frequented by package tours in high season.

  3. Sam Muel

    This place is wonderfull. We did the boattrip around 3 pm, there weren’t many other tourists. You will get a 3 hour boattrip for that.
    Boats will only leave full (4 persons), so we enjoyed our trip with two Vietnamese children. During the trip there are several stops, you can choose if you want to get out.
    The scenery of Trang An is stunning, with lots of caves. Definitely a place worth visiting!

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