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Why Ninh Binh is a MUST in your travel list to Vietnam?


Ninh Binh is a province located in the southernmost region of the Red River Delta, situated about 100 kilometers south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. This province boasts a unique landscape, stretching from the Northwest mountainous area to the delta, earning it the nickname "half mountain half plain." The region has three main types of topography, including breathtaking limestone mountains with stunning caves and grottoes, a delta formed by Red River Silt, and an 18-kilometer coastline.

Aside from its limestone topography and serene green countryside, Ninh Binh is famous for being the first imperial capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1010 under feudal dynasties. This has resulted in a rich cultural and religious tourism potential, with sights such as Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hoa Lu temples, Thai Vi temple, and Bich Dong Pagoda. The province is also home to Cuc Phuong National Park, the oldest national park in Vietnam and the largest nature reserve, featuring an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, and great trekking options in Northern Vietnam.

Ninh Binh is easily accessible from Hanoi, just a two-and-a-half-hour drive away. This easy access offers travelers a wide range of tour options to Ninh Binh, including day tours, overnight tours, trekking tours, and cycling tours. Visit our website for more information on Ninh Binh tours and start planning your trip to this stunning province.


Contact us today to start planning your tailor-made tour to Ninh Binh and other destinations in northern Vietnam. Experience the natural beauty and rich culture of this enchanting region, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

tour to Hoa Lu

Duration: 1 Day/ Code: NB01


Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was recognized by UNESCO as a mixed natural and cultural property. This day tour to Ninh Binh, visiting Trang An and Hoa Lu ancient capital, will give you a chance to get both of the values above. Three-hour boat row in between the towering karst formations and visit Vietnamese typical temples which worship the country's first emperors.

Kayaking in Halong

Duration: 3 Days/ Code: NB04

Route: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Trip Highlights: Sampan boat ride and bicyclinh in Ninh Binh - Cruise in Halong bay on a deluxe boat with kayaking and stay overnight on the boat.

Category: Ninh Binh Tours


Duration: 4 Days/ Code: NB07

This is one of our best seller! The destinations are both recognized as Unesco's world heritages, featured with towering limestone cliffs. Ninh Binh is stunning with Trang An Complex - A natural & cultural heritage, it will amaze you with a sampan boat ride along a little river & a gentle bicycle ride on back roads of rice fields and sheer mountains. Lan Ha Bay is amazing with its bay of limestone islands...

Ngoa Long Mt. Hang Mua

Duration: 1 Day/ Code: NB02


The sheer limestone mountains feature the area and this amazing nature has become the UNESCO's natural heritage of the complex. This day tour offers you a close-up to enjoy the beautiful landscape by riding a sampan boat along a small river in Tam Coc & embarking on a scenic trek at Hang Mua area. It is one of the most typical Ninh Binh Tours.


Duration: 4 Days/ Code: NB05

Route: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi

Trip Highlights: Sampan boat ride and Trek the scenic limestone landscape of Ninh Binh - Trek the stunning rice terraced fields of Sapa Valley

Category: Ninh Binh Tours

Mai Chau Thai People

Duration: 4 Days/ Code: NB08

For those who would like to get away from the bustle and hustle of the big cities like Hanoi and interested in outdoor activities such as trekking to visit tribal villages, sampan boat-riding on a small river, edged by sheer mountain sides; cruising in the beautiful bay of the world's heritage. This is the one! With 4 days, start with a scenic drive to the mountainous province of Hoa Binh...

Tam Coc Boat Ride

Duration: 1 Day/ Code: NB03


The mystical, watery beauty of the Tam Coc “three caves” has been become one of the most favorite spots in Ninh Binh. The 2-hour sampan-ride is a definite highlight, meandering thru' dumpling-shaped karst hills in a flooded landscape. Besides, you also have chance to embark a cycling tour and visit Bich Dong Pagoda which was discoverred hundred years ago.

Mai Chau Stilt House

Duration: 3 Days/ Code: NB06

Route: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Trip Highlights: Moderate trek to visit Mai Chau hilly Valley of tribal villages - Sampan boat ride on little river & scenic bicycle ride on back roads of Ninh Binh

Category: Ninh Binh Tours

Cuc Phuong National Park Trek

Duration: 2 Days/ Code: NB09

​Amongst the scenic attractions in Ninh Binh, Tam Coc stands out as the most charming boat-ride place with limestone outcrops & stunning rice paddy fields. It is combined with Cuc Phuong National Park, an ideal place to get the touch of nature. Specially, you are able to watch the langur monkeys at the park's primate rescue center, trek inside the rain-forest and enjoy the diversity of tropical flora system...

Northern Vietnam Road Trip

A beautiful road trip to Ha Giang (northern Vietnam) expertly arranged by Julie Bui at Custom Vietnam Travel. This was a custom trip...

Brilliant Private Tour

Minh organised a brilliant 17 day tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Being my first trip with my wife to Vietnam , with friends who had been before, I can now...

Panorama view of Ba Be Lake

Duration: 18 Days

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Hue - DMZ Zone - Vinh Moc Tunnels - Phong Nha - Hang En - Hanoi - Ha Giang - Ba Be National Park - Lan Ha Bay

Mekong Sampan Boat Ride.JPG

Duration: 14 Days

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Bac Ninh - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Vender in Bac Ha Market

Duration: 16 Days

Destinations: Arrival in Hanoi - Bac Ha - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Bac Ninh - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Tay Ninh - Mekong Delta - Departure from Saigon

Hoi An Old Quarter

Duration: 10 Days

Destinations: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Tre (In Mekong Delta) - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Departure from Hanoi

Water Sport


Welcome to our Ninh Binh Tours FAQ section, where we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about our tours and the Ninh Binh region. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to plan your perfect trip to this beautiful part of Vietnam. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us directly, and we'll be happy to help!

WHAT ARE THE MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS IN NINH BINH? Ninh Binh is home to some of Vietnam's most stunning natural and cultural attractions, so there are many must-see attractions to explore during your visit. Here are a few top attractions to consider when planning your Ninh Binh tour: Tam Coc - Known as the "Halong Bay on Land," Tam Coc is a series of caves and limestone formations that can be explored by boat. The scenic route takes you through rice fields, karst mountains, and local villages. Trang An - Another popular boat tour destination, Trang An features a network of caves, rivers, and limestone cliffs. The tour takes you through a peaceful natural setting, passing by temples and pagodas. Bai Dinh Pagoda - This complex of temples and shrines is the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam, featuring multiple pagodas, a bell tower, and a giant Buddha statue. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - The ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties, Hoa Lu features historic temples and ruins set amidst scenic natural surroundings. Cuc Phuong National Park - A great destination for nature lovers, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam and is home to diverse wildlife, including primates, reptiles, and birds. These are just a few of the many must-see attractions in Ninh Binh. Depending on your interests, there are many other sites and activities to explore, such as Mua Cave, Van Long Nature Reserve, and local markets and villages.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE ON NINH BINH TOURS? There are a wide variety of activities available on Ninh Binh tours, suitable for different interests and travel styles. Here are a few popular activities to consider: Boat tours - One of the best ways to experience Ninh Binh's stunning landscapes is by boat. Visitors can take a boat tour through Trang An, Tam Coc, or Van Long Nature Reserve, passing by towering limestone cliffs, lush rice paddies, and ancient temples. Cycling tours - For those who enjoy cycling, Ninh Binh is a great destination to explore on two wheels. Visitors can rent bikes or join a guided cycling tour to visit local villages, temples, and scenic spots. Hiking and trekking - Ninh Binh's rugged terrain and lush forests provide excellent opportunities for hiking and trekking. Visitors can trek through Cuc Phuong National Park, climb up to the top of Mua Cave for panoramic views, or explore the trails around Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Cultural experiences - Ninh Binh is home to many cultural attractions and experiences, such as visiting traditional craft villages, learning about local cuisine, and watching traditional performances. Eco-tourism activities - For those interested in eco-tourism, Ninh Binh offers opportunities for bird watching, nature walks, and exploring sustainable farming practices in local communities. These are just a few examples of the many activities available on Ninh Binh tours. Depending on your interests and travel style, there are many other activities and experiences to explore in this beautiful region of Vietnam.

ARE NINH BINH TOURS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN? Yes, Ninh Binh tours can be suitable for families with young children, depending on the specific activities and destinations included in the tour. Many of the popular boat tours, such as those in Tam Coc and Trang An, are suitable for families with young children, as the boat rides are gentle and provide stunning views of the scenery. Children may also enjoy visiting the Bai Dinh Pagoda, where they can see the giant Buddha statue and explore the various temples and shrines. There are also many family-friendly activities to do in Ninh Binh, such as visiting the local markets, cycling through the countryside, and trying traditional Vietnamese dishes. Families can also explore the nature reserves and parks in the area, where they can hike, bike, or take part in eco-tourism activities. When booking a Ninh Binh tour for a family with young children, it's important to consider the ages and interests of the children, as well as the level of activity and accessibility of the destinations included in the tour. Some tours may not be suitable for very young children or those with mobility issues, so it's important to communicate with our travel specialist to ensure that the itinerary is appropriate for your family.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT NINH BINH? The best time of year to visit Ninh Binh is from November to April, during the dry season. During this time, the weather is generally pleasant, with cool temperatures and low humidity. This makes it ideal for outdoor activities, such as boat tours, hiking, and cycling. The peak tourist season in Ninh Binh is from December to February, when many visitors come to see the stunning scenery and experience the local culture. If you plan to visit during this time, be prepared for larger crowds and higher prices. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, you may want to consider visiting Ninh Binh during the shoulder seasons of October and May. During these months, the weather is still pleasant, but there are fewer tourists, making it easier to explore the attractions and enjoy the local culture. The rainy season in Ninh Binh lasts from May to October, and while it can still be a beautiful time to visit, the weather can be unpredictable, with heavy rainfall and occasional flooding. If you do decide to visit during this time, be sure to pack appropriate rain gear and be prepared for itinerary changes due to weather conditions.

DO I NEED A GUIDE TO EXPLORE NINH BINH? While it is possible to explore Ninh Binh on your own, having a guide can greatly enhance your experience and help you get the most out of your visit. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insight into the history, culture, and natural beauty of the area, as well as help you navigate the attractions and avoid crowds. They can also provide recommendations for restaurants, accommodations, and off-the-beaten-path destinations that you might not find on your own. Additionally, some of the attractions in Ninh Binh, such as the Trang An complex, require a guide to enter. Having a guide can also ensure that you are respectful of local customs and traditions and that you are able to communicate effectively with locals who may not speak English. Overall, while it is possible to explore Ninh Binh on your own, having a guide can provide valuable insight and enhance your overall experience in the region.

SHOULD I BOOK A PACKAGED TOUR TO NINH BINH? Whether or not you should book a packaged tour to Ninh Binh depends on your personal preferences and travel style. Booking a packaged tour can be a convenient option, as it takes care of all the details, such as transportation, accommodations, and activities. It can also provide access to destinations and experiences that may be difficult to arrange on your own, such as a private boat tour or a visit to a local village. Packaged tours can also be a good option for those who are short on time, as they typically offer efficient itineraries that cover the most popular attractions in the region. Additionally, many packaged tours provide the services of a knowledgeable guide, who can offer valuable insights and help you get the most out of your visit. However, packaged tours can also be more expensive than traveling independently, and they may not offer the flexibility to customize your itinerary to your specific interests and preferences. Additionally, some tours may include destinations or activities that you are not interested in, or may not provide enough time to fully explore the attractions that interest you most. Ultimately, whether or not you should book a packaged tour to Ninh Binh depends on your individual travel style, preferences, and budget. If you prefer the convenience and structure of a packaged tour, and are willing to pay the extra cost, then it may be a good option for you. If you prefer to travel independently and have more control over your itinerary and budget, then exploring Ninh Binh on your own may be a better option.

HOW GOOD IS A TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO NINH BINH? A tailor-made tour to Ninh Binh can be an excellent option for those who want a more personalized and customized travel experience. With a tailor-made tour, you have the opportunity to work with a travel agent or tour operator to design an itinerary that is tailored specifically to your interests, preferences, and budget. This means that you can choose the destinations, activities, and accommodations that appeal to you most, and can create a travel schedule that fits your timeline and travel style. Additionally, a tailor-made tour can provide greater flexibility than a packaged tour, as you can make changes to your itinerary as needed, and can take more time to explore the destinations that interest you most. Working with a reputable tour operator can also ensure that you have access to expert guides, reliable transportation, and high-quality accommodations, making for a more enjoyable and stress-free travel experience. Overall, a tailor-made tour to Ninh Binh can be an excellent option for those who want a personalized and customized travel experience that fits their individual preferences and interests. However, it is important to do your research and work with a reputable tour operator to ensure that you are getting the best possible experience for your money.

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