This tour offers an unforgettable cultural experience in the heart of ancient Vietnamese society. As the ancient capital city, Ninh Binh was the cradle for Vietnam’s rich culture and history.
Here, visitors can get up close and personal with the dramatic landscape, architecture, and local life of Vietnam’s top cultural destination including a full boat tour of underground caves, walking through towering temples, and feasting on delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
- Private tour with private English/French/Spanish speaking guide
- Private car
- Visit a local family and learn about Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
- Unique and unforgettable biking route passing through villages, rice fields, and karst mountains on a high-quality sports bike.
Our adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi. Sit back and relax as we embark on a scenic drive to Ninh Binh.
Upon arrival in Trang An, you will be captivated by the mesmerizing natural wonders that await. Hop aboard a small boat, rowed by local people, as we navigate the enchanting Sao Khe River. Spend approximately two hours exploring the mystical limestone caves and picturesque temples dotting the riverbanks. Be amazed by the harmony between nature and human architecture, as you witness the intricate beauty of Trang An.
To replenish your energy, we will head to a local restaurant for a delightful welcome drink and a special lunch featuring authentic local cuisine. Indulge in the flavors and spices of Vietnam, savoring each bite as you soak up the unique ambiance of the restaurant.
After lunch, we invite you to visit a local family in Van Lam village, located in the Tam Coc area. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you interact with the family members and discover their traditions and lifestyle. Gain insight into their architectural style and the art of traditional embroidery, a craft they have mastered over generations.
With bicycles at your disposal, embark on a scenic ride through the village. Pedal your way through the serene rice fields, surrounded by majestic limestone mountains that create a breathtaking backdrop. Let the tranquility of the countryside wash over you as you explore the hidden gems of this idyllic setting.
As the day draws to a close, we will visit Bich Dong Pagoda under the guidance of our knowledgeable local guide. Delve into Vietnam’s rich history and gain a deeper understanding of the origins of Buddhism. Admire the intricate architecture of the pagoda and feel a sense of tranquility wash over you as you soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
Then, we bid farewell to Ninh Binh and embark on a comfortable drive back to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi, we will drop you off at your hotel, marking the end of our unforgettable journey together.
- English speaking guide
- Pick up & drop off in the Hanoi Old Quarter area
- 01 Meal (Vietnamese lunch)
- All sightseeing and boat fees
- All air-conditioned transport as mentioned in the tour
- 03 bottles of water per person (02 on the bus, 01 for cycling time)
- Tips for tour guide and personal expenses