Book a tour: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Day Trip

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Vietnam is the latest hot destination in Southeast Asia. It has an amazing coastline and is filled with many picturesque and beautiful places. This blog will be a detailed guide on planning a day trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi. 

Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip
A woman in a river boat in Ninh Binh. Mountains of northern Vietnam

Tour Features

Our day tour will take us to Bai Dinh - Southeast Asia's biggest glistening pagoda complex. Then you'll get to see Trang An, a complex environment of mountains, river valleys, woodlands, caverns, and cultural and historical artifacts.


We will pick you up at your hotel in central Hanoi and drive to Ninh Binh province, where we will meet up with a local guide who specializes in the area – and whom you can trust. Upon arrival at approximately 10:00 am, we will start our journey to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest and oldest of its kind here. 

In addition to being a World Heritage Site recipient, this place is set on the foothills of Dinh Mountain. You will be amazed by the amazing views of the river valley below, dotted with limestone karsts that will take your breath away as we make our way to the complex for an unforgettable tour together.

You can't help but be fascinated by the mystical atmospheres and the fascinating Buddhism tale presented by the guide. The following are a few highlights:

The majestic scenery on Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc Bich Dong view from the mountain top in Ninh Binh province of Viet Nam

- 500 "La Han" stone sculptures (Arhats);

- 2 massive bronze bells, one weighing 27 tons and the other 36;

- 3 bronze "Tam The" sculptures (50 tons each).

The tour concludes with a hike to the mountain's summit to see a 100-ton Buddha statue and breathtaking views of the surrounding limestone karsts.

After lunch, we will take a short boat trip to Trang An Grottoes. The stunning limestone mountain range is 20 square kilometers and rises from the fields below. 

Within its towering rocks are numerous canyons and tunnels, including "Hang Sang" (Light Cave), "Hang Toi" (Dark Cave), and "Hang Nau Ruou" (Cooking Wine Cave). A tranquil boat ride takes you through this beautiful landscape where ancient Buddhist monks once lived.

Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip
Tourists traveling in small boat along the Ngo Dong River at the Tam Coc portion, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. Rower using her feet to propel oars. Landscape formed by karst towers and rice fields.


We hope you enjoyed our article on the Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip, and if you are planning to visit Vietnam someday soon, we hope this information will be of use to you! With these two trips, you will be able to see the best of what Hanoi and the surrounding area have to offer while also getting to see some of Vietnam's most famous sights.

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