Hanoi – Ninh Binh 2 Days, 1 Night


Ninh Binh is a province in North Vietnam that is located about 100 km South of Hanoi. Ninh Binh was originally called “Hoa Lu”, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, the land associated with the six kings of the three dynasties of Dinh - Le - Ly with historical marks. It is one of the top destinations in a tour in Northern Vietnam and known as a spiritual land with many different temples. It is famous for its beautiful landscapes and incredible scenery.

The main attractions in Ninh Binh are: Hoa Lu temple, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Trang An, Bai Dinh pagoda. Besides the popular attractions in Ninh Binh, you should not miss Mua cave, Cuc Phuong national park, Thung Nham bird park, Van Long Nature Reserve, Kenh Ga, and Phat Diem Church.

If your time is limited, you can visit Ninh Binh in one day to visit most of the highlights. If you want to cover all the famous destinations in Ninh Binh, you should count to spend 2 - 3 days. It is also very recommended, when visiting Ninh Binh, to combine with other places such as Mai Chau, a peaceful valley with breathtaking scenery, exotic cultures of Vietnam's hill tribes, or Pu Luong reserve, an authentic place unspoiled by tourism.

Ninh Binh 2 days, 1-night trip offers you the most attractive sites in Ninh Binh. We will visit Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi. It was the first capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. We take a rowing boat on Tam Coc and Trang An to explore outstanding natural sceneries of limestone karst landscapes, climb to Mua cave and enjoy the best panoramic view from the peak.

 Duration: 2 day
 Category: Classic Tours, Day Trips, Family Tours


  • Visit the first capital of Vietnam since 10th century to have more historical knowledge
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery with limestone cave, colorful rice fields.
  • Experience a row boat down on a peaceful river that makes your mind relaxed and admire the breathtaking and peaceful nature in Tam Coc
  • Climb to Mua cave to enjoy the best panoramic view from the peak
  • Boat ride in Trang An, the first cultural and natural heritage of Vietnam by UNESCO to explore outstanding natural sceneries of limestone karst landscapes.



Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L)

Day 02: Mua Cave – Trang An – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L)

Morning depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, located in the marshy Red River delta, featuring a network of waterways coupled with spectacular limestone formations rising up from rice paddy fields. Spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le temples of the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu which are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century.

Afternoon, continue drive to Tam Coc wharf, get on the row boat while this area is still not busy, we will enjoy a nice and quiet riding along the river through 3 tunnel caves, consisting of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba grottoes. These caves are adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors that sparkle like gemstones.

Optional activities: Enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside after the boat trip.

Overnight in Ninh Binh

Day 02: Mua Cave – Trang An – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast we will visit Mua Cave, one of the most alluring places to get the panorama view in Ninh Binh. We hike up to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain where you get your amazing views of the Tam Coc, Ninh Binh area.

Then transfer to visit Trang An Eco-Tourism area. Trang An Eco-Tourism complex is the home of 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of which you find in the Red book of Vietnam. It is also a gathering of 31 valleys, 48 cross-water caves. We will visit 3 to 6 of them. On the rowing boat, we can enjoy the fresh air, clean and clear water with under water grass. Experience ourselves the feeling and emotion when we are on the water caves….

After tour we will transfer back to Hanoi with drop off at your hotel.

End of the trip!

Important Notes:

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Tour Route: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Trang An - Hanoi

Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & drop off at the hotel)

Group Size: Private Tour Only

Starting date: Anytime of the year.

Important Information

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Price Includes

  • All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
  • 01 night hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as states in the itinerary: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc, Trang An
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
  • A bottle of water/person

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