2 days 1 night
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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Note: Your itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.
Source: Ninh Binh | Vietnam Tourism
8:00 – 8:30: our guide and bus pick you up from hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh, stop for a short break to stretch your legs. you will visit Hoa Lu which is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th
century, during the Ly Dynasty. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defense for this kingdom against the invaders. There are two 17th Century temples, modeled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple). Then you have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant.
In the afternoon, you start an excursion on Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc– the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves (Hang Ca – Hang Hai and Hang Ba) and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora. Then we
prepare bicycles for you to discover the nearby attractions with green fields and daily life of the locals. You have your own time to relax, read books or swim before the dinner around 19:00, then enjoy the night there with bar
opposite to the Pool.
6:30: welcome a new day with sunrise Tai Chi and a breakfast, you arrive at Trang An Wharf – the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora. Then you come back to the bungalow restaurant for an interesting Cooking class how to make the local cakes then have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant. Check out and clear the bills.
In the afternoon, you visit the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away. This pagoda complex stunningly boasts an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national: 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones and Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each). Then you get on the bus back to Hanoi.
From 19:00: you are in Hanoi, we drop you off at your hotel, trip ends.