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Overview
The landscapes and historic monuments of Ninh Binh Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu then venture off-road on a boat cruise around the karst cliffs and grottoes of Tam Coc and a scenic bike ride through the countryside. Choose from four options to suit your budget and interests.
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  • Pass by Hanoi Opera House
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    Ninh Binh
    Stop: 8 hours -
    There are 6 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Trang An. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentined at What to expect (Ex. Classic itinerary: 1- CLASSIC ITINERARY: HOA LU + TAM COC AND BIKING. 2- ITINERARY 2 – NEW SUPERIOR: HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC AND BIKING. 3- ITINERARY 3 – NEW DELUXE : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG PAGODA AND BIKING. 4 – ITNERARY 5 - NEW SUPERIOR: BAI DINH PAGODA – MUA CAVE – TRANG AN BOAT TOUR) Note: After pick up in Old Quarter area (or the meeting point), the Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes)
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Highlights
  • Choice of private, small-group, or group tour of Ninh Binh Province
  • Magnificent views of the Tam Coc caves from a boat on the river
  • Great value: lunch, entrance fees, and all activities included
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, journey south into the Ninh Binh Province by air-conditioned bus, minivan, or private vehicle (depending on tour option selected). Stop in Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and explore the historic city on a guided tour, admiring its ancient Le and Dinh dynasty temples. With the Classic option, continue to Tam Coc, where you are welcomed with a delicious buffet lunch of typical Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch, set sail along the Ngo Dong River and cruise through the stunning landscapes of Tam Coc, with its jagged karst cliffs, lush rice paddies, and atmospheric caves, often called the 'Ha Long Bay of the interior.' After the cruise, cycle around the surrounding countryside on a bike ride, following a scenic route through rural villages and along the riverside. For the Superior option, follow the classic tour and visit the Mua Cave on Dragon Mountain. The Deluxe option includes a hike up Dragon Mountain to the Mua Cave viewpoint, a delicious set menu lunch, a sampan boat ride on the Ngo Dong River, plus a bike tour that stops at the Bich Dong Pagoda. The Folk Show option includes a visit to ancient Hoa Lu, a hike up Dragon Mountain to Mua Cave, a set menu lunch, a sampan boat ride in Trang An, and a folk music show with tea. All tours en with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
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Departure Point
Vietnam Open Tour, 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up (pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district only. otherwise kindly go to our office at No 9 Hang Huong at 7:45am or contact our hotline after making reservation for best arrangement)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Detail itinerary mentioned in the selected option
  • Biking trip around the countryside area
  • 0.5l Bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Lunch (with local food - Vietnamese cuisines)
  • Admission tour included mentioned at option tour you choose
Exclusions
  • Drinks, Gratuities, What not mentioned clearly
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There are 5 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Trang An. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentined at What to expect (Ex. Classic itinerary: 1- CLASSIC ITINERARY: HOA LU + TAM COC AND BIKING. 2- ITINERARY 2 – NEW SUPERIOR: HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC AND BIKING. 3- ITINERARY 3 – NEW DELUXE : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG PAGODA AND BIKING. 4 – ITNERARY 5 - NEW SUPERIOR: BAI DINH PAGODA – MUA CAVE – TRANG AN BOAT TOUR)
  • Itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommended bringing a hat, umbrella, raincoat, sunglasses
  • After the tour, If you want to stay in Tam Coc in the few days, Please advise us when you do want to come back Hanoi. Daily we have bus at 15:30 from Tam Coc to Hanoi. Surcharge for this service is 7usd/way/pax
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mia s wrote a review Jan 2020
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Eveything was well organized, we've really enjoyed all the activities. A must to do if you go to Vietnam.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jada A wrote a review Jan 2020
27 contributions1 helpful vote
Was picked up on time, however the 30min stop at a shop on the way was totally unnecessary. Bike ride was fun but not very long. Would’ve enjoyed a longer ride!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Siemen B wrote a review Jan 2020
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The tour was given by a very nice English speaking guide, Dustin. He knew the area well and tried to give us the best tour possible. We came during the New Year so it was a bit difficult to do the full tour because a lot of natives were also enjoying tours in the area. That
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Date of experience: January 2020
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under_dogg83 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great tour to book if you want a one day exploration of some amazing landscapes. The tour guide was very helpful, the ride smooth and everything seemed to be very organized.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Daydream583515 wrote a review Jan 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota9 contributions
This was a wonderful day trip from Hanoi. If you've been to Halong bay, you will love this, it's prettier. We hiked,biked, eat, and took a boat ride! Very scenic water way, went thru 3 caves. This is where you see the boat rowers use the feet besides their arms. Nice to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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amazing tour, sadly the beautiful place is ruined by over tourism
I did the tour with my group of students as part of an educational excursion from university and was supposed to be
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Great tour - highly recommend!
We had a wonderful experience on the full-day trip! Our guide was very fun and informative, and we got a very thoro
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lindsaym716
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A GREAT TIME
What an amazing time. We had a great tour guide, Nghia. He taught us so much about the culture, history, and locati
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LaurentCL2
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No need to do a tour to visit Hà Nội!
It took 45 minutes to collect everyone from all the different hotels in Hà Nội before we finally started the tour.
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hannahcB9315PL
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Great visit - just really foggy that day and hidden charges
Tour guide was good, the cruise and caves part was nice. The cruise charges for drinks but were not upfront about t
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Ellaisasickunit
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Nghia
Such a comedian. Lovely, kind tour. Very willing to help out anyone with a problem. Made my stay on silversea very
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v_roniqueb666
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Im Nghia great guide!
We had an excellent day thanks to your great guide Im Nghia. Very nice discovery of the bay, we loved the caves.
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Nice experience
We spent a very day , good service and nice and efficient organization , very impressed by the cave. Nghia was a gr
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Amazing Ha Long Bay's tour
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Great day, excellent guide and amazing experience.
Nghia was a fabulous guide who spoke excellent English. He was very friendly and helpful and ensured everyone enjoy
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Geoff M
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Good organisation
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