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Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

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Discover the scenic landscapes of Ninh Binh on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, and Mua Cave from Hanoi. Explore an ancient capital and ride a bike along rural roads past rice paddies.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup possible from hotels and accommodations in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Pickup from areas outside the Old Quarter is possible, subject to a US$10 surcharge per group.

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  • Discover the Tam Coc caves by traditional boat
  • Visit Buddhist temples and learn the ancient history of Vietnam
  • Bike among the rice fields and limestone mountains of Ninh Binh
  • Enjoy a home cooked dinner of Vietnamese food prepared by a host family
  • Experience everyday life and visit a local market
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Get back to nature and explore the ancient cultures of Vietnam on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. Spend the night at a luxury homestay and learn about the everyday life of the locals.

Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc
Depart Hanoi and travel to Ninh Binh in the Red River Delta. Visit the limestone cave of Tam Coc on a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and local temples. Check-in to your luxury bungalow accommodation and chat with the locals.

Savor the local cuisine, including a refreshing green tea or coffee. Then, explore Ninh Binh by bike and cycle past rice fields and mountains. See the Bich Dong Pagoda, and learn about the Buddhist culture of Vietnam. Return to the bungalow and enjoy some free time before dinner served by the local host family.

Day 2: Mua Cave – Hoa Lu – Hanoi
Enjoy breakfast at the bungalow before cycling to Mua Cave. Hike to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain and get amazing views of Tam Coc and the Ninh Binh area. Check out before lunch, and then visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Admire the temple of King Dinh before the drive back to Hanoi.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter or Hanoi
  • Luxury bungalow accommodation
  • All meals (2 lunches, dinner, and breakfast)
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • All air-conditioned transportation, as per the itinerary
  • 3 bottles of water per person (2 on the bus, and 1 for the bike ride)
  • Bike ride
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off outside the Old Quarter, available subject to an additional fee of US$10 per group
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Optional activities or tours
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
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• This is a small group tour of no more than 9 people

From US$ 159 per person

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Product ID: 131307