Day trip

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Ninh Binh and Tràng An

Activity provider: Vietnamtrip LTD

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Ninh Binh and Tràng An

Activity provider: Vietnamtrip LTD

From US$ 56.36 per person

Journey through the ancient landscapes of the Bai Dinh pagoda in Ninh Binh on this day trip from Hanoi. Explore the scenic area of Tràng An, try some local food, and enjoy the panorama from Mua Cave.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup is available from hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter area. Please be ready at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pickup time.


  • Feast your eyes on the towering limestone karst formations of Dinh Mountain
  • Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest complex of Buddhist temples in the country
  • Savor a Vietnamese buffet lunch with vegetarian options at a local restaurant
  • Sail upstream to the grottoes of Tràng An by a traditional sampan wooden boat
  • See golden paddy fields meet majestic mountain scenery from Mua Cave Viewpoint
Full description

Uncover the cultural and natural heritages of Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi, with hotel transfers included. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple, take a boat tour along Tràng An’s shimmering rivers, and climb to the top of Mua Caves.

Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart for Ninh Binh province. Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam. See 500 Arhat Statues made from monolithic bluestone, a 36-ton bronze Bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue that stands 10 meters high.

After visiting the temple complex, stop for lunch in a local restaurant with a buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options.

Next, continue to Tràng An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tunnel cave system was featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island. Take a 2.5-hour boat trip through its caves, admiring towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants and sapphire rivers. Then, get back on the bus and head to the viewpoint of Mua Caves or Dancing Cave. Learn about the legend that gave the cave its name. Walk up 500 steps to the Lying Dragon Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of Tam Coc. In the late afternoon, start your return journey to Hanoi.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Limousine bus with driver
  • Guide
  • Free Wifi & water onboard
  • 2-way electric car in Bai Dinh pagoda
  • Boat tour in Trang An
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Drinks
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
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The tour was very fun and very organised. It was stress free and we had a great day. Our guide Ciara was very helpful all day

July 18, 2022

The tour war fantastic! Happy was such a great guide with so much knowledge about evey spot and he also always takes care of everybody. The spots are so amazing and the landscapes are breathtaking.

July 24, 2022


September 22, 2022


Product ID: 420319