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Hanoi: 2-Night Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Tour

1. Hanoi: 2-Night Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Tour

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

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Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour

2. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Hang Mua and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with hotel pick-up at around 7:45 AM. Join your small group tour and begin the 2-hours drive to Hoa Lu. This one-time royal city is home to a collection of millennial temples. Visit the Temple of Emperor Dinh, the Temple of Emperor Le and the Outer Citadel. Later, explore Mua Cave and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set menu lunch at a local bungalow. Enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc with a traditional sampan boat for a cruise down the Hoang Long River. Paddle into hidden caves to see the stone formations inside. Return to shore for a 1-hour bike tour through small villages and rice fields. Follow back roads at a laid-back pace. In 2014, this entire landscape was inscribed on the list of UNESCO Sites. Take unforgettable photos of Tam Coc-Bich Dong’s limestone towers and rice paddies. After 5 kilometers, pedal back to the restaurant for a cool drink. Then, start the trip back to Hanoi. Arrive at 18:30 PM to your hotel inside the Old Quarter.

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From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Discover the beautiful region of Ninh Binh on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Cycle through picturesque villages, admire the incredible nature, and explore local culture. After pickup at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, head south in the direction of Ninh Binh. Stop in Tam Coc for a short walk through the village, then set off on a cycling trip along quiet roads. Bike along the river bank, passing traditional villages, rice fields, and rocky outcrops. Afterwards, take a paddle boat trip in Thung Nham Bird Park. Observe the rich wildlife of the valley filled with thousands of birds, as you enjoy the fresh air and listen to the birdsong. Admire the impressive karst formations and take a look inside one of the many limestone caves. Continue to a local restaurant where you'll have lunch. Head to the Mua Caves after lunch, climbing up 500 steps to admire the panoramic view of Tam Coc and the river. Start the journey back towards Hanoi, stopping in Trang An for some sightseeing and visiting the Temple of Dinh and Le Kings along the way. Your tour ends with drop-off back in Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Ninh Bình Province

Wonderful experience, from the communication through WhatsApp when we first arranged the trip, to the final drop off back at our hotel, we felt is safe and very competent hands. A wonderful trip exploring some of Vietnam’s highlights

Beautiful absolute peace lovely places and spectacular halong bay all seasoned by a very kind staff and good and abundant food