Full-Day Ninh Binh Highlights Tour from Hanoi

11 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Full day tour from Hanoi with highlight destinations in Ninh Binh. Visit the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries and climb up 500 steps to Lying Dragon mountain to enjoy the breathtaking mountainous view. Enjoy a boat trip on the Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc, through majestic caves. After that, cycle to Bich dong pagoda, spend 20 minutes to discover the ancient Pagoda, was built in 1428. Enjoy the trip with our professional English Speaking tour guide. Have a excellent lunch and small group maximum 8 people on a limousine car. Enjoy fair-well drink before finishing the trip in Tam Coc or Hanoi.


  • Authentic Set menu lunch at the homestay on the riverside.
  • Good air-conditioned limousine Van, Picking up and dropping off from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees and tickets
  • Use of bicycle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Two bottles of mininal water
  • Can't cycle, you can use a free Van to join the group.
  • Free a raincoast if it rains.
  • Use a conical hat, cold waters bottles and cold wet towel in hot weather
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Entry/Admission - Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Mua Caves

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mua Caves, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

7.30 – 8.00: Pick up guests in hotels from Hanoi Old Quarter
10:10: Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital
10:20: Visit Dinh King temple
11:15: Visit Mua Cave and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic river and mountains view by climb 500 steps up tp Lying Dragon Mountain
12:30: Enjoy traditional Vietnamese set menu lunch at local Bungalow
13:40: Enjoy a sampan boat trip in Tam Coc, passing through three caves: Hang Ca- Frist cave, Hang Hai – the second cave and Hang Ba- third Cave.
15:10: Cycle through the rice fields and villages to visit Bich Dong Pagoda
16:00: Visit the ancient pagoda- Bich Dong was built in 1428
16: 45: Leave Tam Coc for Hanoi after having a fair-well drink
19:00: The tour ends in Hanoi

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Hai Vietnam

Having sampan boat trip on Ngo Dong River to pass three water caves, among limestone mountains by local rowers.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Bich Dong Pagoda, Ngu Nhac Son Mountains, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

Visit an ancient pagoda, was built in 1428 in the village. Climb 200 steps to see three parts of pagoda: the lower pagoda at the foot of mountain, the middle pagoda at the half of mountain and the top pagoda on the top of mountain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hoa Lu District, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province

Visit the first ancient capital of Vietnam in 10 and 11 century. Walk about 45 minutes to see King temples.

Duration: 45 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Lucille D
April 2023

Best part of our Hanoi trip! The places we went to were fantastic! Our visit was timely as they were preparing for a national holiday so it was so nice to see their customs. Our tour guide Mai was so informative and accommodating! She was very genuine, like a close friend touring you around the ...

April 2023

Frankie was an excellent tour guide and very flexible on a rainy day. The rain was brief, and the weather turned out to be beautiful. All of the views were spectacular—especially the boat ride through Tam Coc at the end!

April 2023

The tour was an amazing experience! It is a good option to have a contact with the Vietnamise countryside which such lovely views and smiling faces. Our guide Mae was really professional keeping the planning of the day and always with good attitude. I totally recommended it!!!

April 2023

Excellent well-organized tour. We selected it due to the small group size. Our tour guide, Bob, was excellent. He filled in a lot of gaps in Vietnam's history. This was a very long, full day; however, we saw and did a lot.

April 2023

This was a fantastic experience for two couples. Bob Vu (our guide) was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful, he made sure that we understood the historical and geographical context of our tour in the Nimh Binh region. I would find it hard to pick a favourite part of the day; the scenery and...

April 2023

I went on this tour with by boyfriend and it really worth it! Bob is a great Tourguide who explained a lot about the history of Ninh Binh and Hanoi. If you have not too much time and you want to see Ninh Binh in just one day you should definitely choose this tour which captures all highlights. Du...

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