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Ninh Binh, a province in northern Vietnam, is often overlooked by tourists, but it’s a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The area boasts stunning natural beauty with its limestone cliffs and tranquil rice paddies. One of the must-see destinations is Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Tam Coc and Trang An offer scenic boat rides through caves and lush greenery.
Bai Dinh temple complex is also worth a visit for its grandeur and religious significance. Ninh Binh is a perfect destination for those seeking peace and serenity amidst breathtaking landscapes.
Hoa Lu is an ancient capital of Vietnam located in Ninh Binh province. It was the political and cultural center of the country during the Dinh and Le dynasties, from 968 to 1010 AD. The area is known for its many historical relics such as temples, pagodas and imperial tombs. The most famous ones are the temples dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh.
Visitors can explore these ancient structures while admiring the beautiful natural surroundings of Hoa Lu, including mountains, caves and rivers.
Tam Coc, also known as the “Halong Bay on Land,” is a must-visit destination in Ninh Binh. It is a scenic area filled with limestone cliffs and lush greenery, located along the Ngo Dong River. Visitors can take a boat ride through the cave-like formations and enjoy the stunning scenery. The area also has several temples and pagodas to explore, such as Thai Vi Temple and Bich Dong Pagoda.
Tam Coc is truly a breathtaking natural wonder that should not be missed during your visit to Ninh Binh.
Bai Dinh is a magnificent pagoda complex located in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam. It is considered the largest complex of its kind in Southeast Asia, covering an area of over 539 hectares. The complex comprises several temples, shrines, and prayer halls featuring intricate carvings and statues. Visitors can explore the various halls and marvel at the giant Buddha statues that tower over them.
Bai Dinh is also known for its annual festival which attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over Vietnam.
Trang An, located in Ninh Binh province of Vietnam, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an impressive landscape of towering limestone mountains and tranquil waterways. The area is known for its unique karst formations that have been eroded over centuries to form caves, grottoes and valleys. Visitors can take a boat ride through the winding rivers and explore the ancient temples and pagodas that dot the landscape.
Trang An is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a popular destination for nature lovers.
Exploring the beauty of Ninh Binh by boat and bike is an unforgettable experience. The region’s natural wonders, including Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bai Dinh, and Trang An, are best explored on two wheels or by boat. Visitors can cycle through lush green paddy fields and quaint villages to reach ancient temples and pagodas. The peaceful waterways offer a unique perspective of towering limestone cliffs that rise out of the water like sentinels.
Ninh Binh – One of the enormously impressive and diversified tourist destination of many foreign travellers. Owning magnificent and stunning views; ideal and convenient spot together with generous hospitality.
Ninh Binh has many forms of Tours. It offers both group tour and private tour, which is up to you.
With a large number of limestone mountains rise and surround meandering rivers, vast green or yellow rice fields depending on the season. And that is the reason why we call Ninh Binh is Ha Long Bay on land
If the breathtaking scenery were not enough to persuade you to visit Ninh Binhh, you should feel true beauty of Ninh Binh with a completely different experience.
In contrast to the elegance and splendor of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is where you’re going to do something completely different from what you have done in Hanoi.
The living in countryside is more quiet and purer. It is absolutely an ideal trip for anyone who wants to get away from the noise of the city and live a carefree life in a fancy house in a strange place.
If you’re a cultural explorer, there’s plenty of architecture here to learn about learning about Vietnam’s historical and cultural timeline. You will also have the opportunity to explore Vietnam’s capital in the 11th century in the ancient capital Hoa Lu.
You can also book a Ninh Binh Tours from Hanoi by bus or private car if you are staying in Hanoi because these days there are many creditable travel agents to choose, in which Hanoi Explore Travel is ranked among Top 5 of the Best Tour Operator for Ninh Binh Tour on Tripadvisor.
Particularly, over 1000 travellers highly appreciate its quality, service and price (95% Excellent Review).
Below are Top Best Selling Ninh Binh Tour with the most competitive price and best quality we would like to introduce to you
There are several ways to transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. You can go by train, by shuttle bus or book Ninh Binh Tours were organized
If you go by motorcycle to get to Ninh Binh from Ha Noi, you just need to follow straight Giai Phong street through Phu Ly city of Hanam province.
The distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by motorcycle is around 96 km, so please drive carefully!
Ninh Binh’s train station is just behind the bus station across the Van River from the post office. At least five trains a day stop en route to Hanoi and at least four stop heading south, taking around 3 hours.
Seats to Hanoi range from 150,000 to 255,000VND. Fares vary depending on the class of train and seating.
There are quite many buses running Hanoi – Ninh Binh route
Buses take around 1.5 to 2 hours to/from Hanoi, depending on the type of bus and the route it takes. Allow 2 hours to be safe.
From Hanoi, buses leave from Giap Bat (southern) bus station, although some go to My Dinh. Fares to Hanoi range from 80,000 to 100,000VND.
You follow Phap Van – Cau Gie highway, continue following Cau Gie – Ninh Binh highway. You just need to go through two highways, you will get to Ninh Binh very soon.
It is going to take you over 1 hour since the distance is only 80km. Apart from this, you can also follow Highway 1 that parallels the below highway; nevertheless, this way is quite rough and uneven to travel
The first one we could not forget to mention is Ninh Binh Day trip, which is particularly suitable for travellers who don’t have much time doing sightseeing.
However, please don’t worry because there are also many places for you to admire sceneries.
First, you need to choose your departure place. If you stay in Hanoi, you can go for the tour starting at 8:00 am and ending at the Old Quarter Streets.
Additionally, choosing a tour starting off right at Ninh Binh is another option if you are staying there. The following are some highly recommended tours of Ninh Binh Day Trip
Combination of spiritual travel and natural exploration
The best way to explore the wild nature of Ninh Binh is taking a boat ride through renowned places like: Tam Coc, Trang An, Thung Nham, Van Long nature reserve.
Not only do we sit on the boat but also we can climb the mountains and ride bicycle around villages.
A perfect combination of a tour for a day.
Above are forms of Ninh Binh Tours for small groups, maxium of 16 members.
For travellers who can pay more, prefer to spend more and have their own atmosphere for their family, we strongly advise you should choose our Private Ninh Binh Tour since it is perfectly suitable for above 2 tourists and also saves costs.
There are many activities like: Cooking classes, having lunch at restaurants, few tourist, quite atmosphere with the most speical foods. Time and places are fully flexible based on your requirements.
Price of this private tour includes two-way travelling, careful, experienced and enthusiastic dirver, professional tourguide, sighseeing fee, drinks during the meals,mineral water during the trip and Trang An and Tam Coc boat ticket.
You can choose the following tours: PrivateTam Coc Mua Cave Tour, Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Private Tour… for your trip
Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam, It just take 2 hours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, it is enough time for you to spend 1 or 2 days in Ninh Binh.
You should spend all day exploring 10th-century temples, cycling across the field, sailing on the Ngo Dong River and exploring mysterious caves. The towering limestone mountains surround Tam Coc in its own little world.
Ninh Binh, which are called natural staircases to heaven, are favorite destinations of tourists such as: nature lovers, photographers, cultural and historical lovers.
We understand that you may be planning your 2 days in Ninh Binh in confusion because of the limited understanding about the city.
For tourists who prefer to spend much time on exploring almost well-known places of Ninh Binh, this is the best choice.
Frist day of your trip, some recommended places to visit: Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Trang An Bai Dinh, or Cuc Phuong National Park…
After the first day, you can have the chance to stay at the best homestay, bungalow, hotel and resor tin Ninh Binh, depending on your requirements we will arrange the most appropriate itinerary for you with the most reasonable price. It can be a group tour or private tour..
Apart from that, if you have more time, we highly recommend you to try Ninh Binh Tour for 3 days 2 nights to explore the whole of Ninh Binh and try renowned, special cuisine.
” Had a really fun day with our guide Thi which made a perfect day trip from Hanoi. The area was really beautiful and the scenery is totally unique. Thi was really friendly and couldn’t have been more enthusiastic and informative, would definitely recommend.” – Source on Tripadvisor.com
” We had a great time at Tam Coc with our guide, Tom. Tom was very knowledgeable of the history and the details surrounding Tam Coc and Vietnamese culture. She was very patient and took care of our needs. Apparently, the company did not forward the details of the requests we sent via email to Tom, but she was still able to accommodate them and makenthe last-minute adjustments. We took the boat ride firstbto avoid the volume of people in the afternoon, then 3 of our friends rode the bike to Bich Dong while 2 rode the van, then finally we went up the Lying Dragon Mountain which was tiring but worth the views from the top! “
” What a fantastic tour!! Thi was a brilliant guide, gave us lots of history on Vietnam. The walk to Mua Cave was very hard in the heat but the views at the top are stunning! Thi also helped me up and down as the heat affected me. He’s so kind.
The lunch was delicious in a beautiful setting.
The boat ride on the river was very picturesque and relaxing.
Just be aware there are people in boats half way through who are trying to get you to buy stuff!
I really enjoyed cycling through the rice fields and seeing the cows!
Overall it was a very memorable experience and hugely recommend going!! ”
” Our guide, Thao, was fantastic and the tour was well worth it. We loved the serenity of the boat trip through the caves. No motors on the boats….just the sound of water lapping against the boat. I definitely recommend this trip. Thank you Thao for your enthusiasm, care and knowledge. ”
” This tour was excellent from beginning to end. Mr Linh (Kevin) was such a wonderful guide. He was so friendly, thoughtful, made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the experience. Transfer to and from was excellent as well, timely and very comfortable bus. Highly recommend! “
” Pick up was 8am in central Hanoi with a couple of hours drive to the first site with a short refreshment stop en route. Hoa Lu was the historical part of the tour. Interesting, small but overshadowed by the rest of the day. Mua Cave is really a hilltop of 500 or so steps. Hard work at times but well worth it to look out over the karst scenery. There is a dragon perched on top of the hill though climbing round the jagged rocks for a good photo angle was a bit perilous. Tam Coc followed. A quiet delightful boat ride paddled by one of the local ladies takes you through more great karst scenery with the only sounds from frogs and birds. The route takes you though three cave tunnels before returning the same way. The boat person was very forthright in asking for a tip and stopped mid stream just to force her message. Quite unnecessary. The last part of the day was a short circular bike ride past the rice fields and through a small village to a welcome drink and fresh fruit. The guide was excellent, clear and proactive.”
” Full day of activities & lots of choice for lunch. Great view from the dragon mountain and lovely one hour boat ride – Thi was very informative and enthusiastic. Highly recommend. ” Source from Tripadvisor.com
” I went to the Halongbay Cruise a few days before my day trip to Trang An, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu, and I am still amazed at the beauty of this place. We have an excellent tour guide that gave us plenty of info on Vietnam and kept us well entertain throughout the trip. The hike up Mua Cave was tough during the hot weather but doable, and the view was very much worth it. Although the food quality was a bit disappointing but overall the trip was excellent ” – Source from Tripadvisor.com
With places not too crowded tourists, the schedule of Hanoi Explore Travel will choose some famous place where is not too crowded tourist, you will have many opportunities to discover the natural beauty and the simple life of local people.
Particularly, the cost of a tour is so reasonable price for all customers. You’ll get to experience with a comfortable and convenient transportation service by limousine for a small tour group, up to 15 people. Guides with in-depth knowledge will make your trip special and memorable.
If all this information sounds good, you can book directly on our website. With all the above information, a great journey at Ninh Binh in your hand!
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When is the best time to visit Ninh Binh?
How much time should I spend in Ninh Binh?
You can choose a suitable itinerary based on when or how long you plan to spend in Ninh Binh. According to my personal experience, you should explore Ninh Binh’s beauty on a 2-day, 1-night tour or a 3-day, 2-night tour. You might also select a Day Trip Ninh Binh Tour if you just have a short amount of time to travel.
What should I know before the Ninh Binh tour?
When you take a tour to Ninh Binh, you should bring your identification documents and light travel luggage. Having a little cash on hand is also beneficial because it will make it easier to pay expenses that are not included on the tour program.
In addition, you should prepare necessary personal items such as sunscreen, sandals, sunglasses,… When visiting tombs, pagodas, or temples, avoid wearing revealing clothing, shorts, or short skirts.
How many tour options are available in Ninh Binh?
As one of the most popular tours available currently, tourists can select from a variety of tour itineraries, including: Overnight package tours in 2 days or 3 days; a day trip to Ninh Binh, and more.
Should I pick a hotel or a resort for my accommodation in Ninh Binh?
What dining selections are offered on the Ninh Binh tour?
There is a wide variety of tasty dishes and well-known Ninh Binh specialties on the tour’s menu. And if you need to dine with a more advanced menu, a vegetarian meal, or other specific requirements, Tourtohalongbay Team will help you make arrangements for meals easily.
What draws visitors to Ninh Binh tours?
A Ninh Binh tour will offer tourists a chance to visit all of its well-known and stunning tourist attractions. Additionally, you can savor delectable dishes from a rich and diversified cuisine as well as engage in a variety of entertaining activities.
What is included in a Ninh Binh tour?
The itinerary will include services such as: food, accommodation, sightseeing car, travel insurance, tour guide, tickets to tourist attractions, mineral water, …
What is not included in the tour?
Extra services and expenses for additional meals, entertainment, or personal expenses are not included in the itinerary.
Where can I find a prestigious and high-quality Ninh Binh Tour?
Tour to Halong Bay Team has organized trips in Ninh Binh for many years and serves millions of foreign visitors annually.
Where can I find a prestigious and high-quality Ninh Binh Tour?
Is it preferable to go independently or to book a package tour from Hanoi?
“Shall I take a tour package from Hanoi or travel to Ninh Binh on my own? ” It’s possible that many of you wonder the same questions. Now let’s consider our comparisons below to see which one is more suitable for you.
Travel independently or book a tour package?
Traveling freely will be more advantageous for young individuals who wish to actively explore and go on trips with their close friends. Additionally, if money is tight, you should decide to travel independently to save money while still having a wonderful time. However, you must research the tourist attractions, routes for sightseeing, and dining options in advance.
And if you’re a self-sufficient traveler, you can decide between renting a private car or taking a motorcycle excursion.
Consider a tour package to Ninh Binh This choice is more practical, safe, and reasonably priced. Due to joining a big group of tourists, you will have a high-quality ride, have the chance to lower the cost of sightseeing tickets, or receive a discount on lodging expenses.
For those visiting Ninh Binh for the first time, it is a fantastic alternative as there is no need to be concerned about getting lost or skipping any noteworthy location.
You will also have a schedule and arrangements made for where to eat, sleep, etc. If there’s any problem, the travel agency or company will assist you right away.
What can you combine a Ninh Binh Tour with?
A Ninh Binh tour easy can be combined with A cruise to Halong Bay or with a trekking in the Mai Chau Valley, Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Sapa trekking
Why should I choose #Tourtohalongbay?
Tour to Halong Bay will be your traveling companion and can offer Ninh Binh Tour Itineraries with flexible and appealing schedules, a delectable and secure food menu, special rates, and a number of promotions. A team of knowledgeable, devoted consultants that are committed to supporting customers is also available. There are also many different payment methods here, which is really convenient for tourists.
Do All Ninh Binh Tours start in Hanoi?
Yes, all our Ninh Binh Tours start from Hanoi and easy to pick up at hanoi old quarter area. But if you will already be in Ninh Binh, we are easy pick up and drop off in Ninh Binh instead in Hanoi
Head office in Hanoi
3B Bao Khanh St, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam.