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The Ninh Binh Discovery Trail | Day Tour from Hanoi

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Set off to the wonderfully scenic province of Ninh Binh. Cruise along the Tam Coc River and take in the majestic limestone cliff scenery. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and deepen your understanding of Vietnamese history and culture on a tour that is bound to leave life lasting memories.

Quick Facts

  • Explore the beautiful Ninh Binh Region
  • Visit Tam Coc or "The other Halong Bay" on a boat paddling alongside limestone cliffs
  • Visit temple's dedicated to King Dinh and King Le
  • Enjoy a locally prepared Vietnamese lunch

  • Included
  • 10 hours
  • All year long


  • Adventure
  • Countryside
  • Cruise
  • Walking


You will be picked up directly from your Hotel in Hanoi at 7:30 AM for the scenic two-hour drive to Ninh Binh.

The first stop will be the town of Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam which is home to beautiful 10th-century royal temples dedicated to king Dinh and king Le.

Stroll around these ancient monuments and listen closely as your guide details the area's magnificent history.

Next, you'll head to the nearby village of Tam Coc, where you'll board the traditional Vietnamese Sampan boat that takes you down the majestic Ngo Da River.

Take in the magnificent scenery of towering limestone cliffs and stunning caves as you drift down the whispering stream.

After your boat ride, you will get to hop on a bicycle and explore the nearby villages surrounding Tam Coc.

You will be driven back to your hotel in Hanoi and return at around 7:30 PM after a fun-filled day of unforgettable adventures.

Good to know

What's included?

  • Bicycle
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee's and boat cruising
  • Pick up/Drop off
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips