Intensive Ninh Binh Exploration

You are in Hanoi, Vietnam & would love to have a short break to explore natural scenery of mountains, forest, caves....Let's visit Ninh Binh & join in our 3 day intensive Ninh Binh exploration tour to Cuc Phuong national park, Mua cave, Van Long nature reserve, Bai Dinh Pagoda.......
From: Call 3 days/ 2 nights - private tour from Hanoi

Intensive Ninh Binh exploration 3 days to Cuc Phuong park, Hoa Lu capital, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Tam Coc, Mua cave & Van Long nature reserves

Ninh Binh is a beautiful land of many natural and cultural tourist attractions worth your visit when travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam.Intensive Ninh Binh exploration tour 3 days is nicely customized for your best exploration of the most highlighted attractions in Ninh Binh such as Cuc Phuong national park, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc caves & Van Long nature reserve.

Ninh Binh tour to Tam Coc

Boat tour to cave in Tam Coc

In this journey, you can will have chances to take part in such interesting activities as hiking Cuc Phuong national park, conquering Ngoa Long mountain in Mua cave for magnificent panorama of Ninh Binh’s beauty; biking along local villages getting to know their authentic local life & chances for taking beautiful pictures; and boating along waterways & scenic mountains in Tam Coc caves & Van Long nature reserve.

In addition, the trip also brings you a great insights of Vietnam's history & culture during 10th & 11th century when Ninh Binh was chosen as Vietnam's capital.

The brief program of 3 day Ninh Binh tour to Cuc Phuong park, Tam Coc cave, Bai Dinh pagoda,Mua cave  & Van Long nature reserve

  • Day 1 : Hanoi – Cuc Phuong national park. Overnight in Cuc Phuong national Park ( L, B)
  • Day 2 : Cuc Phuong national park to Bai Dinh pagoda, cycling to villages & visiting Mua cave ( B, L)
  • Day 3 : Ninh Binh tours to Hoa Lu capital, Bich Dong Pagoda, Van Long nature reserve ( B, L)

Special highlights of Ninh Binh tour 3 days to Cuc Phuong park, Bai Dinh pagoda, Mua cave, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu ancient capital & Van Long nature reserve.

  • Getting away from the city’s noice for a peace-of-mind journey discovering Ninh Binh’s outstanding natural destinations.
  • Explore Cuc Phuong- the oldest national park in Vietnam with a light trek to the core protected area with plenty of huge trees & plants ; and nice visit to Endangered Primates Rescure Center of many type of rare langurs, to Turtle Conservation Center of many kinds of turtles confiscated from illegal trades.
  • Wonderful boat tours along “Halong bay on land” for pristine natures of limestone mountains & caves in natural Tam Coc area & less touristic Van Long nature reserves with nice view of many wild birds, storks & herons flying around the reserve.
  • Pay a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda- the largest temple in South East Asia and to Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th,11th century – interesting insight of the country’s history in the first state of a united nation Dai Co Viet.
  • Leisurely biking trip to local villages, getting to know local lifestyle & their cultures
  • Impressive panorama of Ninh Binh’s landscapes in a trekking route with steps to Mua Caves.

More photos of this trip

Tam Coc - Ninh Binh

Scenic boat ride along Tam Coc rice field & mountains

Ninh Binh- biking tour

Cycling around Ninh Binh's villages

Trekking Tour Cuc Phuong

Trekking Cuc Phuong national park

Van Long nature reserve

Scenic boat ride in Van Long nature reserve

The detailed itinerary of 3 day intensive Ninh Binh exploration tour

Day 1 : Hanoi-Ninh Binh, hiking in Cuc Phuong garden.Overnight in Cuc Phuong national Park ( L, B)

Our tourguide & private car with driver will pick you up at your hotel for a nice journey to discover the beautiful attractions in Ninh Binh. After 2,5 hour drive, we arrive in Cuc Phuong national park, the oldest one in Vietnam, which is rich in its fauna & flora.Firstly, paying a visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, where you can capture snapshots of some rarest primate species in the world.It is interesting to view beautiful langurs in their nice colors, the process they are taken care of, then be released back to nature.

Ninh Binh tour to Cuc Phuong park

Cuc Phuong Primates rescue center

After the lunch in the national park’s restaurant, we drive 20km deep into the core area of the park for a pleasant 7 km trekking route up & down the steps to visit huge trees & plants in the protected area of this tropical forest.After the trek, we will explore the cave of ancient man, where was founded the vestiges of pre-historic man with their graves & ancient tools.

Spend your first night in the guess house of Cuc Phuong national park

Day 2: Ninh Binh trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda, cyclying around the villages & visit Mua cave ( B, L)

You will start your day with nice songs of many birds in a fresh & quiet morning in the national park.After breakfast, we transfer to Bai Dinh Pagoda – the biggest pagoda in ASEAN. Here you will spend time visiting new Bai Dinh pagoda and ancient Bai Dinh pagoda.You may feel amazed  to experience New Bai Dinh Pagoda strikkingly massive in scales & nicely architectural designs,which has broken down many normal records: its great size, the biggest Buddha statutes in gold-plated copper material,  the longest corridors of 500 Arhat statutes….

Ninh Binh tour to Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh pagoda

After the whole morning exploring massive Bai Dinh temples, we are heading to Tam Coc area for a lunch in local restaurant. Then, check-in the hotel.

In the afternoon, we have a leisurely biking trip along the limestone outcrops in Tam Coc area, passing by local villages, then stop in Mua Cave for a light trek with steps to Ngoa Long mountain for stunning panoramic view of Tam Coc region & Ninh Binh city.What an picturesque lanscapes of Tam Coc, Ninh Binh if you trek to Mua Cave between late April and early May ( the time when the ricefields in Tam Coc turn from green to yellow colors).

Spend your second night in the hotel in Tam Coc

Day 3: Ninh Binh visit to Tam Coc caves, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Van Long nature reserve - Hanoi ( B, L)

After the breakfast, we spend time exploring Tam Coc in a pleasant boat tour for wonderful view of  three hidden tunnel caves;pristine natural scenery of forested limestone mountains, rivers; authentic farming activities of locals in the morning to avoid the big crowd of tourists heading here from Hanoi.

Ninh Binh Tam Coc boat tour

Tam Coc boat tour

Following the nice & pleasant boat trip in Tam Coc, we transfer to Hoa Lu ancient capital, visiting two temples, the first one dedicated to the king Dinh Tien Hoang & his family, the other one for worshiping the king Le Dai Hanh & his family.You will get to know Vietnam’s history in the 10th,11th century when Hoa Lu was chosen as the capital of our country

Thereafter having a lunch in a local restaurant, we will board a nice rowing boat tour to visit less touristic Van Long nature reserve , which is not only famous for its outstanding landscapes of mountains & grottos but also for its largest area of wetland reserve where is the home to a rich fauna and flora, famously the living place of the biggest number of Delacour’s langurs(one of the most endangered primates in the world).The boat rower will slowly paddle us along the river with impressive view of outstanding mountain ranges, the caves & thousand kinds of birds, herons… flying around.If lucky enough , you can catch the sight of Delacour’s langurs strolling naturally in the forested mountains.

Ninh Binh tour to Van Long

Saying goodbye to the boat rower, we meet our driver for the drive back to Hanoi.The end of 3 day Intensive Ninh Binh Exploration Tour  to Cuc Phuong national park, Bai Dinh pagoda, Tam Coc caves, Mua cave, Hoa Lu capital & Van Long nature reserve.

Price: Call.
Single supplement: usd.

Tour Ninh Binh includes :

  • Private car transfer with driver during the journey
  • English speaking guide following the itinerary
  • Meals of local Vietnamese dishes as stated in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
  • Hotel rooms ( twin-shared one on basis) with one night in Cuc Phuong park, one night in Tam Coc area
  • Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned places to visit.
  • Bike rental fees
  • Boat trip fees in Van Long nature & Tam Coc area
  • A bottle of mineral water per day per person.

Tour Ninh Binh excludes :

  • Drink
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses, tips & gratuities.
  • Online payment fees.
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