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From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 92 per person

Tour Trang An, an eco-tourist attraction located in the east of Ninh Binh, which boasts an area of 2000 ha, and is considered Halong Bay on land. Visit Bai Dinh temple spiritual and cultural complex with its remarkable Buddha statues.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
Your hotel around the Old Quarter or in Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi


  • Visit Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ride in an electric car at Bai Dinh pagoda
  • Enjoy a boat trip through the amazing caves of Trang An
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi, start the two-hour drive to Ninh Binh province. Mid-morning, your tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall. After that, it's time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant serving traditional Ninh Binh goat's meat dishes. Continue the trip to Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon on arrival, take a boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between mountains, water caves and clear blue sky. The boat trip will last between two to three hours, and you will be rowed by local people. After the boat trip, return to your private car and head back to Hanoi city for drop-off at your hotel around 18:00 PM.
  • Pick-up from hotel/ accommodation in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Transfer by A/C modern bus, Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang An - Hanoi
  • A fully escorted tour with professional, English-speaking guide.
  • A lavish buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 2 bottles of water per person
  • All entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Electric car in Bai Dinh Pagoda
  • Boat trip in Trang An
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not indicated in the itinerary

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella
  • The itinerary is subject to weather conditions
  • It is required to wear long clothing at all pagodas and temples
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Had a truly wonderful day out with FiFi and our brilliant driver Mr. Tien. FiFi was lovely, kind and fun, and full of information. We asked her many questions and she taught us so much about history, cultural beliefs and life in Vietnam. She was a fantastic guide! We felt really well looked after, the pagoda visit was a highlight, lunch was delicious and the boat trip was stunning (despite the rain!). We would wholeheartedly recommend this trip!

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October 9, 2022

Amazing experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day. Private car to and from Hanoi was very comfortable, we didn’t queue for anything all day as our tickets were already paid for. Lunch was huge with lots of variety. Highlight was Trang An, a must see when you visit Hanoi!

April 23, 2022

Excellent Local Private tour

Our guide Danny and the driver were most accommodating. As it was a private tour, the tour particularly the Bai Dinh area felt personalized, we went to the old cave temple which we understood mostly locals go to. We opted for the two hours Trang Anh boat ride which turned out to be three hours - however it didn’t feel like three as we were enjoying the beautiful scenery and caves. At one point there was live Vietnamese music played in the middle of the lake.

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October 14, 2018

Product ID: 110497