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Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip

Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip

By Asia Travel & Leisure
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Travel to Ninh Binh Province to explore Bai Dinh, a complex of Buddhist temples featuring the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam. Afterward, explore Trang An is many hidden caves by sampan, navigating the surprising grotto network with a knowledgeable local tour guide.
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Ages 0-80, max of 30 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Bai Dinh Pagoda
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Accommodation in Hanoi

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Please provide us your hotel address.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Hanoi Opera House, 1 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101072P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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          Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter then journey southward to Ninh Binh Province, where presents you an ancient land enriched with cultural and geographic wonders that were recently World Heritage Site listed. Upon arrival at approximately 10:00 A.M, you will start your tour by visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, one of the largest pagodas not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. This place is scenically set on the foothill of Dinh Mountain, surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below, and dotted with limestone karsts, which will take your breath away. The pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent refined Vietnamese architecture which will take a full day to explore. With sacred atmospheres and an intriguing Buddhism story told by your guide, you cannot fail to be enchanted. Some of the highlights are: - 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), - Two huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, the other 36 tons, - Three bronze statues of “Tam The” (50 tons each). The visit ends with a walk up the summit mountain to see the 100 ton bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni and a chance to enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will leave for the Trang An Grottoes, a UNESCO-listed series of grottoes carved from the region's striking natural monoliths of limestone, which rises dramatically out from the rice paddy fields. Deep among the towering mountains, are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: "Hang Toi" (Dark Cave), "Hang Sang" (Light Cave) and "Hang Nau Ruou" (Cooking Wine Cave). Every passage brings a new hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility, which perhaps transformed to another world and time. The fauna and flora is rich, and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight. Enjoy the sunset over the lime karsts while cruising on the clear water back to the main tourist boat terminal. The boat trip in Trang An is around 2.5 hours and through 9-11 caves like a circle. At the end of the tour, return to Hanoi and get dropped off at your hotel.
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          Hanoi, Vietnam
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          An incredible holiday as we were able to share a most memorable holiday with three growing grandchildren. The customized proposal from the lovely Hannah was impeccable and very affordable. Excellent service from our tour guides and drivers who went out of their ways to look after us. Accomondation was nice with competent staff. Will always cherish this holiday for bonding our family more than ever. Deserving 6-Star rating.
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          Vietnam Holiday of a Lifetime
          Thank you Vietnam Travel for organising the best family holiday and unforgettable cultural experience. (And for a fraction of the price vs multinational tour companies... initially I'd planned to book our holiday through one of the big tour brands, but a friend recommended Vietnam Travel instead and I'm so glad she did!) Our tour agent Hannah prepared a Vietnam tour for our family of 7 ppl (ranging from 6 - 73 y.o) Over 14 days we visited Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Everything was thoughtfully arranged for our group - from the comprehensive itinerary, impeccable accommodation and food, to the knowledgeable and caring guides. We loved the energy of Hanoi's Old Quarter, trekking through the hills, meeting with local villagers, riding bikes through the countryside, getting dresses tailored at Yaly's Couture in Hoi An, learning about Vietnam's complex history through museum and monument visits under the expert guidance of our guides, and many other highlights. All of our local guides were extremely impressive and knowledgeable - Linh, Phuoc, Thien, Kim, as were our private drivers. The entire Vietnam Travel team went above and beyond for our family and we will never forget their kindness -- from arranging a driver to transport my daughter's (forgotten!) contact lenses from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, to rushing to the pharmacy to buy medical supplies for my son when he hurt himself. 5 stars. We can't recommend the team highly enough!
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          We started planning our trip with Nichol Phung from Vietnam Travel, before Christmas 2023. After many many emails and Nichol always promptly responding we were ready to book our 28 day holiday, the pricing for a private tour from start to finish is so affordable!We started in Hanoi and from the get go our guide Sunny and driver Huy were amazing, we spent the next 12 days with these guys, we went to Sapa and back to Hanoi and then Ninh Binh and Lan Ha Bay we loved it all and was made extra special because of our excellent guide Sunny who is so knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, he goes out is his way to make sure you have the best time. Then on to Hue, amazing and well worth the visit and especially loved the restaurant Sunny recommended, he didn’t forget us even after we left him. On to Hoi An and throughly enjoyed this, Our guide Nanh also very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited Ba Na Hills, nearly an out of body experience, just doesn’t seem real. On to HCM and The Tunnels and an amazing Vespa Street Food Tour, a must do!!! We did 2 Days in The Mekong, again fantastic and then continued on to Cambodia by speed boat. We finished our tour in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap seeing all the sights and again enjoying the services of some amazing guides. The Temples and history of Cambodia is just amazing!! Thank you again to everyone who helped make this trip of a lifetime!!
          Written June 28, 2024
        • josepeich2020
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          At the beginning we were a bit cautious about the agency, we didn't know much about it, we just found it online, but Lynh made sure to remove all our doubts before we took our flight to Vietnam. Lynh was amazingly accommodating to our requests: from her initial plan, we made her change hotels, change trips add excursions... We never got a NO, always happy to serve our interests, even when we were like two days off of our departure and we haven't confirmed the trip yet!! The moment we met her at our hotel in Hanoi, she was friendly and caring to us. All she said, happened as she said, she didn't overpromised and she didn't let us down; she remained in touch with us for the whole trip. Her travel recommendations were very good, she knows her country!! and her team was also good in all the different destinations, from the guides to the drivers, or hired excursions. We did Hanoi, Mua Cave, Halong Bay (an absolute must), Danang, Hoi An (loved it) and Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta in 9 days... which was too much, but we didn't have more days and we wanted to do it all! Em gai Lynh BIG THANKS, we will be coming back!
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          Best trip in Vietnam
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          Written June 26, 2024
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          Exploring amazing Vietnam with Asia Travel and Leisure.
          I had booked a Vietnam tour with Asia Travel and Leisure in the month of May 2024. My tour was planned from north to the south of Vietnam, including SAPA, Danang Hue, Dalat, & ending at Phu Quoc Islands. I had to skip Halong Bay at this time as I had visited that beautiful place a couple of times before. This trip was managed by Ms. My Linh who is one of the best travel consultants one can ever meet. She not only managed my tour expertly, but also made sure that there was no inconvinience of any sort during the entire duration of my trip. All the tour guides were very friendly with excellent english communication skills and the drivers were very good, not to mention, their punctuality being top notch. I would like to congratulate Ms. My Linh and the entire Asia Travel & Leisure team for their commendable job & wish them all the luck for their future assignments.
          Written June 21, 2024
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          I was incredibly impressed with Asia Travel & Leisure from the beginning to the end of our vacation. We were on a personalized family trip for 20 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. Sincerely, It was one of the most special vacations we've been on. The program with its small details was arranged very thoughtfully. /The details arranged were truly thoughtful. Not only did we have finest guides, helpful drivers, specialized private tours and the great hotels, I'm also amazed the plan happened like clockwork. Hotel locations were ideal. Our personal guides were real profesionals with great experience who were notably knowledgeable. We have travelled a lot throughhout these years but on this trip we have met some of the best guides! We want to personally express grattitude to our travel agent Viet Ha who cared to plan the program with great passion, supported us during the trip and take care of all the program. We highly recommend Asia Travel & Leisure and would not hesitate book another tour with them.
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          Excellent Team of Asia Travel
          We had planned Cambodia and Vietnam trip with Asia travel for 10 days, we had great time, the trip was planned perfectly with very supportive staff.. our special thank to Binh Yen for her support from planning the trip till end of trip.
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          Great planning and organization for a wonderful trip
          We had wanted to visit Cambodia for quite some time. After originally planning in 2020 and cancelling due to Covid we contacted Asia Travel and Leisure detailing what we were looking for. Thai Doan promptly responded to our enquiry. The itinerary was exactly what we were looking for and the price was reasonable. The booking process was straightforward and Thao answered any questions we had before we went. Thao remained in contact in case we had any issues during our trip. However everything went well and the tour guides and drivers were efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and followed the schedule. The hotels were clean, had the facilities we needed, were well located, with helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cambodia, visiting a wide variety of places during our stay in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If we travel in this part of the world again we would contact Thao and use Asia Travel and Leisure again.
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles11 reviews
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        Apr 2024 • Couples
        Usually I would not go in for a guided tour like this. But man, I am glad I made an exception. Honestly, Asia Travel (Vietnam Travel), really knows how to take care of their clients.
        The guides and the driver that were assigned to us were fantastic. On this particular trip we were accompanied and totally entertained by Peter Parker. We learned way more than we thought we would.
        Highly recommend this tour and this company.
        -Gary Lewis
        Written April 18, 2024
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        Mary D. (Sales5@vietnamtravel.com) planned our amazing 21 day Vietnam itinerary. Private van for two senior couples. English speaking tour guides with 3 in country flights. Tour guides were wonderful. Hotels that Mary picked had good breakfasts with 1st class service. Mary and the guides were very attentive to our needs & requests. I would highly recommend this company for planning your trip to Vietnam. Reasonable pricing.
        Written May 6, 2023
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        Jun 2024 • Family
        the trip to Ninh Binh/Tam Coc was amazing. My family was constantly praising the driver Mr. Hieu- they thought he is the best driver, and Son (Sunny) our awesome tour guide made the trip so pleasant. it was a 100F boiling temperature, but Son's enthusiastic has lifted up the spirit of everyone to endure the heat to do the boat tour, my family also did the 500 steps to the mountain, and the lotus farm was so beautiful. It was a great tour
        Written June 20, 2024
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        Sara Taha
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        Apr 2024 • Solo
        It was amazing ten 10 days trip. Thanks for Thao Dawn ( the tour planner) who was great immediate responsive, following up on my mood on daily basis 😀, extremely committed and dedicated, never miss a time. I loved Vietnam and planning yo go again coming year. Thaw planned for 5* stars trop with private car and driver and tour guide for my best convenient and safety. I very been to Hanoi, Sapa, halong bay, and saigon. Unforgettable trip. My advice is first: let Thao handle for you an amazing memories, second: EAT AS YOU GO. Vietnamese food is known to be one of the best in its region.

        Thanks a million Thao
        Written May 2, 2024
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        Anna Z
        6 contributions
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        Jun 2023
        Another unforgettable experience given by Asia Travel & Leisure Group. Every moment was perfectly planed and designed by this amazing team. Transportation, tour guide , dinning and extra activities - all of it will stay in our memories as one of the best vacations we ever had :) 100% recommended to all who are looking into this option and planning next trip to Vietnam. Our assigned trip advisor Ms Linh from Vietnam Travel team provided excellent support and arrangements to make it happened. Huge Thank you to all group :)
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Parthesh D
        Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Family
        Wonderful trip arranged by Chloe. Our tour was very well organized. The guides were very helpful. Especially Mr. Hoang in Hanoi was just great.
        Written April 18, 2024
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        Julie S
        2 contributions
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        Jan 2024 • Couples
        I cant say enough good things about working with Vietnam Travel. The go above and beyond to make sure every aspect of the trip is taken care of and first class. This was the highlight of our trip! Incredible unspoiled scenery! Ourguide Sonny was extremely knowledgeable, friendly,
        Written January 26, 2024
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Family
        As we are family of 3-people, my wife, my son and myself and as this is our first time coming to Vietnam, Mr. Alex Giang of Asia Travel & Leisure had worked out and proposed an itinerary for us to experience and enjoy our first-time travel in Vietnam. By the way, we've ound Mr. Alex via searched on-line. Mr. Alex had recommended a private tour package for us, "The Ninh Binh Tour plus 1-night accommodations at as our hotel was in Hanoi. To make the story short, we accepted thehis proposal and confirmed the Tour booking with him. Mr. Alex was very helpful and had assisted us all the way from the start until we've arrived in Vietnam. He was always in-touched with us all the time and that made us comfortable and worries free.

        It was an exciting travel for us from Hanoi to Ninh Binh as it will takes 2-hrs to reached there. On the way to Ninh Binh, we saw some interesting views such as so many motorbikes traveling around the busy Honoi City, people eating at sidewalks & beautiful mountain and hills as our transport drives us along the way to Ninh Binh.

        Overall, we enjoyed our 2 days-1 Night Tour in Ninh Binh, especially the exhausting and thrilling climed on a 500 steps stairs all the way up to the top of the hill, the exiciting journey of boat ride into a 1000M long cave, the long walk hours around the Pagoda, and peaceful 1-Night stay at the Tam Coc Rice Field Resort and so more.

        Our personal Tour guide, Mr. Andy was cheerful from the first time we've met him. He was very attentive to our needs. He ensure that we are safe and comfortable along the journey of this Tour and he was knowlegdgeable of his scope of work. Overall, we were comfortable with him as we find him as a Honest person.

        We will definite come back to Vietnam. Thank you Asia Travel and Leisure.
        Written November 14, 2023
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