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2 days, Hanoi to Ninh Binh

This 2-day itinerary offers an immersive experience in Ninh Binh's natural beauty and cultural heritage, including a boat trip in Tam Coc, a visit to Bich Dong Temple, and a cycling adventure to Mua Cave. Adjust the timing based on your preferences and the specific opening hours of attractions and restaurants. Enjoy your Ninh Binh adventure

2 days, Hanoi to Ninh Binh



Travel style: 

Trips built for adventurers of all ages with age-appropriate activities and hotels

Service level: 

Quality accommodations and more inclusions like meals, private transport,

and activities.

Physical rating: 

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip style: 

Minimum: 2 pax; if you are a solo traveller, there is a single supplement

Age requirement: 

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.



2 - Light

Private or Group tour


Tour itinerary

Day 1: Tam Coc and Bich Dong Adventure


      8:30 AM

Depart from Hanoi for your journey to Ninh Binh, which takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours by car.

10:30 AM

Arrive in Ninh Binh Head to Tam Coc, often called "Halong Bay on Land," to start your adventure. You'll board a traditional sampan boat for a scenic river cruise through the stunning limestone karsts and caves of Tam Coc. The boat ride usually lasts around 2 hours.

12:00 PM

Enjoy a delicious set menu lunch at a local restaurant, sampling traditional Vietnamese dishes.


      2:30 PM 

Check in at hotel

      3:30 PM

Visit Bich Dong, a complex of three ancient pagodas built into the mountainside. You can choose to walk up to the temples, enjoying the serene atmosphere and breathtaking views.

Return to your accommodation to freshen up and relax.

7:00 PM

Experience an authentic home-cooked Vietnamese dinner at a local homestay or restaurant, immersing yourself in the local culture

Accommodation: Tam Coc La Montagne (or similar)

Day 2: Cycling to Mua Cave


Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your accommodation.

      8:30 AM

Ready for our scenic cycling journey to Mua Cave. The ride is approximately 5 kilometers and offers picturesque views of the countryside and rice fields.

      7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

9:00 AM

Arrive at Mua Cave. You'll need to climb about 500 steps to reach the panoramic viewpoint at the top, which overlooks the Ninh Binh landscape. Take your time to explore the cave and capture stunning photos.

11:00 AM

Return to your accommodation, where you can have a leisurely shower and prepare for your departure.

12:00 PM

Check out from your accommodation and depart from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. You may have some free time for last-minute souvenir shopping or to relax before leaving.

Lunch is optional. 

16:00 PM

Arrive to Hanoi

What's Included/ Excluded

Private transportation

LGBTQ+ local guide

Boat trip in Tam Coc, Bich Dong temple

Cycling to Hang Mua and entrance fee

Meals : breakfast (1) lunch (1), dinner (1)

Travel insurance

Tip (local guides, drivers)

Personal expenses


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