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Description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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$40*
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Day Trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi Including Local Lunch Experience
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$115*
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Looking for monkeys

Our friend Scott took us here . It was a lovely peaceful place late in the afternoon so not too many tourists around. A nice slow paddle while keeping an eye out for the monkeys... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our friend Scott took us here . It was a lovely peaceful place late in the afternoon so not too many tourists around. A nice slow paddle while keeping an eye out for the monkeys. They were a little hard to spot but we finally saw a few up the mountain.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The best kept secret in Vietnam. The boat ride is stunning, walks around the area are great and it is flat for family cycling. Well worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Not too touristy so we could enjoy this peaceful place. Saw langur in distance. Lots of fish and clear waters. We heard the rain heading our way and our kind rower made us hats from large lily leaves. Our tip was appreciated and no hassles. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went on the boat trip late in the afternoon and it was very cheap and very good. Our trip was so quiet and peaceful. We saw monkeys (fleetingly) and had a lovely time.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You cannot say that this place is less beautiful than Tam Coc or Trang An, but it is certainly less touristy and more tranquil. The boat trip takes about 1.5 hour and would've been perfect if we could have spotted some langurs along the way. Some rowers would cut the ride short by turning back right after reaching the cave... More 

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Muiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very nice nature, excellent views. Make sure you arrive around 7 am. Still nobody there and your trip will be magical!

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Jan Juc, Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did a boat trip in Van Long Nature Reserve and Tam Coc. Personally we enjoyed Van Long as it was less touristy and just as spectacular. A must do in Ninh Binh.

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Launceston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very peaceful being rowed around this area of natural beauty. The lady rowing had very limited English but was enthusiastic about pointing out things of interest. We spent about an hour and a half on the water but neither heard nor saw any monkeys. The rowing lady seemed to be struggling to get the job done so we tried to... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is huge beautiful swamp, the beauty features are build up by limestone, villages and rice filed surround specially the dike is bearing typical picture of vietnam culture. located next to it is really nice resort, from here you can access to Cuc Phuong national park, Bai Dinh pagoda, then back to Hanoi easily. if any travelers would like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We really enjoyed riding bikes along the dike bordering the reserve and later taking a boat through the wetlands and up to the cave. It was very relaxing being rowed through the channels in a small bamboo boat. We were able to see the family of Delacour's Langurs at the top of the hill - it was quite a treat... More 

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