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The 2 days 1 night trip covers the most highlight spots in Ninh Binh!
Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam dating back 1000 years ago.
Tam Coc, called as “Halong Bay on land” with majestic limestone mountains, mysterious caves along with beautiful rice paddy fields.
Mua Cave, where you can have the spectacular views over Tam Coc and Ninh Binh, then admire the gifts of Mother Nature.
And there is more waiting for you: Trang An – the world heritage site, Bai Dinh Pagoda – the largest pagoda or Cuc Phuong National Park – the oldest national park in Vietnam.
These itineraries are well arranged by local experts for your best Ninh Binh’s exploration with exciting activities: boating, biking and trekking.
There are 2 options. And where to go? It is all your choice!
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Highlights of Ninh Binh 2 days 1 night
- 2 days to explore the most of Ninh Binh
- Take a look into Vietnamese history with Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
- Relaxing boat ride in Tam Coc and Trang An – both are considered as “The Halong Bay on land”
- Challenge yourself with 500 steps to the top of Mua Cave
- Eyewitness the enormous Bai Dinh Pagoda Complex
- Lost in the mesmerizing scenery of Cuc Phuong National Park
- Taste the local cuisine and experience the local life
- Professional tour guide supports the whole trip
Itinerary of Ninh Binh 2 day tour
Option 1: Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda
DAY 1: HANOI – HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC – CYCLING
07:30 – 8:00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter by our friendly tour guide then depart for Ninh Binh province
09:15: Take a short break (15 – 20 minutes) on the way to relax
10:30: Arrive Ninh Binh. Start your journey with Hoa Lu Citadel – The ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. Take your chance to feel the vibe and learn about the history of Vietnamese under Dinh, Le and Ly Dynasty.
11:00: Heading to Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Now, you will challenge yourself with 500 stone steps to reach the top of Ngoa Long Mountain.
From the top, you can have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. Karst mountains, poetic rivers, gorgeous paddy fields and peaceful villages – all in your eyes. It is not easy but definitely worth it!
12:30: You now get tired. But don’t worry! There are delicious dishes waiting for you at the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, scorched rice… Ninh Binh cuisine will please you!
13:30: After freshen up, we head to the next destinations. Exploring the best of Tam Coc by taking a 1,5-hour boat ride.
During this boat trip, immerse yourself in the charming beauty of tranquil water, blue sky, cave system, limestone mountains as well as rice paddy fields along the route. Now you know why it is called the “Halong Bay on land”!
15:30: Still exploring Tam Coc but in a different way. We will have 45 mins cycling around the wharf and picturesque villages to get a glimpse of the local living.
16:30: Check in the hotel. Your dinner is all served at the restaurant nearby.
DAY 2: TRANG AN – BAI DINH PAGODA – HANOI
09:00: Have breakfast at your hotel and get ready for the second day.
09:30: Pick up from your hotel by our friendly tour guide
10:00: Visit Trang An – the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Trang An, you also take a boat ride as in Tam Coc but the vibe is totally different.
Trang An has mysterious cave systems and pristine sceneries that will give you ease. The boat will stop at some ancient temples and especially the famous King Kong: Skull Island movie set so you can explore all these beautiful spots. This 2,5-hour boat trip will persuade you of the natural beauty along with impressive architectures!
12:30: Have lunch in a local restaurant with Ninh Binh specialties
13:30 – 14:00: Arrive Bai Dinh Pagoda. You now spend time to explore the most biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with numerous records such as 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Buddha Statue, 500 Stone-Arhat Statues and more
16:00: Return to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi around 18:30
Option 2: Hoa Lu Tam Coc Hang Mua – Cuc Phuong
DAY 1: HANOI – HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC
The same as Option 1
DAY 2: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK – HANOI
08:30: Have breakfast at your hotel and get ready for Cuc Phuong National Park trip.
09:30: Arrive Cuc Phuong – the first national park in Vietnam, established in July 1962.
Firstly, we will spend time in the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, a non-profit organization conservating endangered primates and protecting their habitats. Then come to Turtle Conservation Center and other conservation centers nearby.
12:00: Retake your energy with lunch in a local restaurant.
13:00 – 13:30: To continue the journey, we will take a short trek into the Cuc Phuong National Park for sightseeing abundant flora and fauna. On the way back to the Park Centre, spend a visit to the “Cave of Early Man” dating back over 7000 years ago.
16:00: Time to say goodbye and back to Hanoi. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 18:30
Inclusions of Ninh Binh tour 2 days
- Comfortable transportation with experience driver, air conditioner and free wifi
- Professional English speaking guide
- 1 night stay in Hotel or Bungalow
- Entrance tickets indicated in our itinerary
- Electric car (in Bai Dinh Pagoda)
- Cycling activity
- Lunch with local specialties (Buffet or menu set). If you have any required dietary, please notice us!
- Free usage of hat, umbrella, rain-coat during the trip
- Bottled water
Exclusions of Ninh Binh tours 2 days
- VAT 10% (if you want to take the tax invoice)
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go Ninh Binh 2 day trip
- Option 2 is a physical trek, easy adventure tour and program can be changed depending on the weather or the guide’s arrangement.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bookings should be made at least 2 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!
Flexible cancellation policy
The adventure can be canceled and fully refunded within 3 days of purchase.