Day trip

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour & Cruise with Lunch and Transfer

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Activity provider: Vietnamtrip LTD

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour & Cruise with Lunch and Transfer

Activity provider: Vietnamtrip LTD

From US$ 53.89 per person

Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and history with a day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Visit the Bai Dinh Temples, take a scenic boat tour through Trang An, and admire the views from Mua Caves.

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  • Feast your eyes on the towering limestone karst formations at Trang An
  • Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest complex of Buddhist temples in the country
  • Savor a Vietnamese buffet lunch with vegetarian options at a local restaurant
  • Sail upstream to the grottoes of Trang An aboard a traditional wooden boat
  • Observe golden fields and majestic mountain scenery from the Mua Cave viewpoint
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Uncover the cultural and natural heritage of the Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An, and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of rocky hills.

Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart toward Ninh Binh. Stop at Bai Dinh, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, to gaze at the imposing pagoda. See 500 Arhat Statues made out of blue stones, a 36-ton bronze bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue, rising up to 10 meters.

Take a lunch break in a local restaurant, with a Vietnamese buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options. Continue to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island.

Hop on a wooden boat to navigate through its quiet rivers, discover mysterious caves, and admire towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants. Finally, climb up 500 steps to the viewpoint of Mua Caves to marvel at panoramic views of Tam Coc before returning to Hanoi.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation during the activity
  • WiFi on board
  • Tour guide
  • Electric car ride to Bai Dinh entrance
  • Buffet lunch
  • Trang An boat tour
  • Drinking water
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
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Nice excursion, Baih dinh is very beautiful but we do not see everything on the site which is a shame because we waste time stopping in tourist shops instead of visiting the whole site there is in particular a very beautiful pagoda that 'we see from afar without going there and another pagoda where we can climb and surely have a very beautiful point of view

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September 30, 2022

The tour was very fun and very organised. It was stress free and we had a great day. Our guide Ciara was very helpful all day

July 18, 2022

September 22, 2022


Product ID: 420319