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Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi

By Daily Vietnam Tour


Less than 1 day
Group trip (45 travellers per group)
This option is a day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Town (about 90 km south of Hanoi). Ninh Binh is a UNESCO site which boasts famous landscapes such as Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Hoa Lu is the first capital of Viet Nam where you can visit Dinh’s Temple and Le’Temple, Tam Coc is where you can sit on a small row boat along the tiny canal to get to the famous three caves tucked between two lush rice paddies and great limestone.

Trip Highlights

Tam Coc River
Hoa Lu
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What's included

US$ 25 581,025 VND per person
  • Return transfer by A/C bus
  • boat trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam coc - Hanoi

Today you will visit the ancient temples throwing insights about our history, Explore Tam coc on a boat

  • 7:45 am to 8:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, spot the pictures of rural Vietnam on the way, green fields, grazing buffaloes, ducks swimming.
  • 10:45 am to 11:00 am: Arrive Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam in 10th century. Visit Dinh’s Temples(Worship Dinh King) and Le King’s Temple (worship Le King) where you can have more understanding about the history.
  • 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm: Savour the flavours of special Vietnamese dishes in a local restaurant for lunch.
  • 13:30 to 13:45: Get on a small boat for visiting Tam Coc about nearly two hours. The local people will take you to discover the beauty of the landscape called “Ha Long Bay On Land” and sightseeing two green rice fields with great limestones and wonderful caves.
  • Later, hop on to the shopping area to check out local embroidery and handcrafts or rent a bike to visit Bich Dong pagoda.
  • 16:15 to 16:30: Get on the bus to return Ha Noi
  • 19:00 to 19:15: Reach Hanoi

Meet your guide

Daily Vietnam Tour

Established in 2015, Daily Vietnam Tour is run by a group of young, enthusiastic and friendly local guides who hail from Hanoi. They are highly reliable, efficient and most importantly, super keen about providing customer-centric services. They will do their very best to make your trip to Halong Bay the highlight of your travels!
5 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 20 helpful reviews
Loren Smith
30 Dec 2019
Great trip all around. Tour guide friendly and helpful. The whole experience was good from start to finish.
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Really enjoyed my trip Halong Bay We do a day trip in Halong Bay. That’s really beautiful and nice. And the important thing is I met with my private guide Thao , she’s such a really nice guide and thank you for making my day to be a special day . I am appreciate that for your kindly to me. And thanks for all lovely photos as well . Well see you again Thao..
30 Jun 2019 on TripAdvisor
First the good bits - ki our guide was great and did well herding a large, diverse group. He also changed up the tour order so when we got to the large cave we were on our own. The cave was impressive, especially when quiet! Kayaking was fun once we were in the boat. Beach swim was ok once you got into deeper water - take money if you want a sun lounger. Less great bits: bus seats are small and uncomfortable so the 3+hr bus trip either way gets uncomfortable. Food on the boat was really bland compared to all the great Vietnamese food we’d had. Not much upstairs seating if a full boat load so end up standing for most of the cruise. Chaos getting through the arrivals hall with thousands of ppl all trying to do the same thing. Boat drivers are ridiculously aggressive getting boats in and out of docks- definitely stay inside and hold on to something as you get bumped about a lot. Getting in and out of kayaks is a cluster f@&k, get to the end of the jetty, grab gear and get in early before the que/scrum starts. Overall it’s a beautiful area but ruined by too many tourists and I wouldn’t rush back to do a longer trip.
15 Jun 2019 on TripAdvisor
Good services, friendly tour guide. Today I had good tour with Daily VietNam Tour. Tour guide - Hung was friendly. He met me by friendly smile. He had great knowledge about destinations tourism. Seafood was really delicious and fresh. Ha Long Bay is very beautiful and amazing about limestone systems. I will come back soon. I will recommend with my friends. Thank you for relaxing time.
27 May 2019 on TripAdvisor
Booking few hours before Tour Starts i just can’t believe having this such memorable exerience! Nice tour guide Mr. Khanh, amazing scenery & memorable tour :) Thank you <3

Daily Vietnam Tour Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Daily Vietnam Tour pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Cash (for purchasing souvenirs or tips)
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Insect repellent
Long Dress (when you visit temples)
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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