1-Day Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay on Land 1 Day

Overview

100km south of Hanoi, the magical Ninh Binh, located in northern Vietnam, is also known as the “Ha Long Bay on Land” for an apparent reason – it looks like Ha Long Bay but on land instead of water

The stunning landscapes in Ninh Binh with mountains, rivers, caves, rice fields, and pagodas are out of a movie set (no wonder the latest King Kong movie was filmed here). But, it was a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, that’s for sure.

With our exclusive tour, you are offered to visit the ancient Dinh King temple in the Hoa Lu old Citadel, where the peaceful panoramic blue lake view is enjoyed, and then to discover Am Tien Cave at Tuyet Tinh Coc Cave (Tiger Cave). So many caves formed naturally or artificially inside the Limestone Mountains made Ninh Binh a worth-the-visit place.

Our sampan boat rides on Ngo Dong River from Pier Van Lam shall take you through caves, rice fields, and past the ever so-unique karst rocks while breathing in the fresh air. What’s also interesting here in Ninh Binh is that the peddlers have learned to peddle with their feet to avoid getting injured. Yes, these incredibly skillful ladies use their feet to market because some of these caves here are so small that you must duck your heads.

After visiting the ancient Bich Dong Pagoda, built right into a cave with three stories, you shall enjoy cycling around and seeing the landscapes from different perspectives.

Even though the big cities in Vietnam are fantastic, the relaxing spots like this are where the natural charm is, we reckon!

Ninh Binh must be a sight not to be missed. It is a sight for sore eyes.

Itinerary

From 7.30 am – 8.00 am, Hana Tourist’s Car will offer a convenient pickup at your designated hotel or location in Hanoi Old Quarter.

We shall reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, at around 10: 10 to visit the King Dinh temple.

At 11:00, we head to discover Am Tien Cave and enjoy the stunning lake site at Tuyet Tinh Coc (Tiger Cave).

The buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant shall be ready to serve at noon.

After lunch, you shall then enjoy the 2-hour Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves (which mean Tam Coc in Vietnamese) on the beautiful Ngo Dong River and overlook the countryside landscape.

At 15:00, you shall be able to cycle on the peaceful countryside roads to Bich Dong Pagoda. Don’t be afraid to head off into the tiny paths, wave at the locals as they plow through the rice, and stop and watch the variety of animals (cows, chickens, ducks, and wild horses) as they graze about in their natural habitat and most importantly, take a moment to take it all in! This is real life in Vietnam. You will have around 40 minutes to visit this ancient Pagoda before heading back to Hanoi at 16:30.

Tour ends at 18:30 as we reach the capital center.

Inclusions:

  • Well-air-conditioned shuttle bus round trip and transfers within Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Complimentary water bottles on the bus
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Boat trip on Ngo Dong River
  • Bicycle
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide

Exclusions:

  • Your own drink & personal expenses
  • Pick-up and drop off outside of Hanoi old quarter
  • Tips/gratuities for local guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Others are not mentioned above

Child Policy:

Child under 11 years old: 75% of adults fare

Child under 04 years old: FOC (Children’s expenses on tour will pay by their parents)

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From $79
/ Adult
From $59
/ Child 5-11 Yrs

Trip Facts

  • Shared Group Of 10 Max
  • Daily
  • 1 Day
  • 7:30
  • 18:30
  • Brand New Minivan