The temperatures in NinhBinh are ideal from March to May and September to November. For the finest views, go during harvest season in October. If you visit in the hotter months from July to August, be prepared for random downpours and stormy moments.
Regular buses depart to Ninh Binh from Hanoi every day. You can book a luxury van which includes transfer to Tam Coc, where plenty of charming accommodation options await. Private cars make the journey even quicker. For those with more time, several trains leave for Ninh Binh from Hanoi daily. The best way to get around Ninh Binh is by motorcycle tour or taxi. Cycling is a great option for visitors staying in Tam Coc.
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Source: Ninh Binh | Vietnam Tourism
8:00-8:30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 100km modern limousine/bus-journey through verdant landscape of countryside, short-break en route.
11:00: Arrive Bai Dinh pagoda complex, get on electric cars to visit massive architecture: 500 stone statues of Arhats; Bell tower with 27 tons and 36 tons bronze bell; Golden statue of Goddess of Mercy, walk up summit mountain where 100 tones in weight – 10 meter in hights bronze statue of Bhudda Sakyamuni located. Amazing views, sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story presented by our insider guide, you cannot fail to enchant.
13:00: Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant.
14:00: Embark on a 2 hours – sampan boat in Trang An – A spectacular labyrinth of mirrored waters studded with towering, jungle-clad limestone outcrops. Gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves : Hang Toi, 320 meter long, Sang cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou, 250 meter long… Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to another world and time.
16:15: Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with backdrops of a maze of limestone mountains.
17:30: Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.
20:00: Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.