Ninh Binh is one of the hottest destinations in Vietnam in the recent years thanks to its beauty of a typical countryside and wonderful mountains. Compared as a Halong Bay on land with imposing rocky mountains everywhere, Ninh Binh is the one that you can’t take your eyes off. Moreover, the ancient capital is famous by lots of long-standing temples & pagodas, which is deep in the color & architecture of Buddhism.
Riding along the path-way to reveal the rustic village of locals here, you will be impressed by the luxuriant rice-fields. Sometime, the leisure buffaloes appear in your road with a peaceful manner. Farmers flicker into the paddy. The sound from the children going back home after time of school finishing in the noon. The smell of lunch flies out. Just need to indulge yourself to reach the local life.
08.00. Our tour guide & private car picks up passengers at the hotel in the center of Hanoi. Driver takes you ahead to Ninh Binh Province. Transfer in circa 2 hours (90 kilometers), we arrive in Ninh Binh. Stop en-route in 20 minutes to visit a large shop, which sell handicraft products of lacquer wares, embroideries, paintings…
10.30. Start your trip in Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Here, you will enter the long-standing temples of King Dinh & King Le that is special with the original architectures. After that, we saunter at the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground near that.
11.30. Get on private bus to go to Tam Coc – a masterpiece of Ninh Binh with breathtaking scenes of rice-fields covered by mountains and streams. Tam Coc is spectacular with the limestone mountains in close proximity together. It is compared as a Halong Bay on land. Stand on boat to admire stunning looking of Tam Coc will make you forget all of tiredness.
Before the lunch, passengers do a biking around the villages. Ninh Binh will appear as an authentic countryside. It is beautiful with the immense rice paddies, lazy buffaloes, small houses and tortuous path-way.
The afternoon begins with your boat excursion (in 2 hours). Stand on a paddled boat, the rower leads you to reveal Tam Coc following Ngo Dong River. If you are lucky to visit Ninh Binh in the harvest season (June & November), you will be streamed between the yellow rice-fields surrounding by mountains. This is the most wonderful picture of Ninh Binh. Release your soul before the tranquil scenes of the harmony of nature.
One after another, we pass over The First Cave, Second Cave and Third Cave (“Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai”, “Hang Ba”). The caves look peculiar and mysterious as well.
16.00. The boat meet the Tam Coc dock. Return to private bus to go back to Hanoi.
18.00. Arrive in the Capital. End of Ninh Binh Day Tour: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong.