Ninh Binh Full Day Tour: The Ancient Capital

Ninh Binh Full Day Tour: The Ancient Capital

Ninh Binh, Vietnam


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This is a relaxing one-day Ninh Binh tour, offering a tranquil escape amidst the charming countryside of the ancient capital Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh. Just 100km away from Hanoi, it takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours by bus, making it a favored destination for many travelers.

Ninh Binh boasts a serene and gentle pace of life, set against a backdrop of majestic limestone mountains, vast rice fields, natural lakes, and a diverse green environment teeming with various flora and fauna.

Amidst this rural paradise, you'll engage in leisure activities such as discovering significant historical sites, biking through the region, and taking a bamboo boat excursion - a must-do experience in Ninh Binh that enables you to fully admire its scenic mountains, waterways, and caverns.

The journey includes a buffet lunch featuring local cuisine served at noon. Our comfortable limousine bus and friendly tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and safely transport you to and from the destination.

Day trips to Ninh Binh are usually quite relaxed and easy-going, so you won't need to prepare a lot of luggage or carry many items. Safety equipment for boating and cycling will be provided. According to the itinerary, at the Ninh Binh destination, you will have a light walk, cycle, and take a boat ride. Other transfers will be provided by our vehicles.

Note: The private tour will depart at 8 AM.


  • Ancient Capital Hoa Lu: One of Vietnam's former feudal capitals during the Dinh, Le, and Ly dynasties.
  • Countryside cycling: pedaling through lush fields, limestone mountains, serene lakes, and local houses, and observing the locals' daily activities.
  • Buffet lunch featuring local cuisine (vegetarian options are available).
  • 5-hour Bamboo Boat Ride at Tam Coc Pier.

Tour Plan

Ninh Binh Full Day Tour

  • 07:30 – 8:00: Our local guide will pick you up, and the journey to Ninh Binh province will commence.
  • 09:15: Take a brief 15 – 20-minute break to relax.
  • 10:30: Explore Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, which thrived between 968 and 1010. Delve into Vietnamese history during the feudal era under the Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasties.
  • Cycling tour around the village to witness local life firsthand.
  • 12:30: Enjoy a diverse buffet lunch at a restaurant featuring local delicacies such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice.

(Vegetarian options are always available in the buffet spread).

  • 13:30: Experience a 1.5-hour bamboo boat ride in Tam Coc. Be mesmerized by the enchanting scenery of paddy fields, rivers, temples, clouds, sky, and a captivating cave system during the boat trip. This picturesque landscape is often referred to as the "Ha Long Bay on land".
  • 15:30: Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi.
  • 18:00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, concluding the tour.


  • Comfortable Limousine Bus with a skilled driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Bottled Water on the bus
  • Buffet Lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Cycling Activity
  • Admission Fees to attractions
  • Complimentary use of hats, umbrellas, and raincoats during the trip
  • Beverages during lunch
  • Tipping/gratuities
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the above

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