Visit Hoa Lu, Vietnam's first capital
Climbing to Mua Cave
Explore Tam Coc grottoes or Trang An Complex by sampan boat
Visit Thai Vi Temple, Bich Dong temple, and hike on the hidden trail (weather dependent)
Embark on a journey to Hoa Lu, Vietnam's first capital, and delve into the rich history of the country. You'll start with a thrilling climb to Mua Cave, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Tam Coc valley and the Ngo Dong River. Next, hop on a sampan boat and navigate through the stunning Tam Coc grottoes or Trang An Complex, often referred to as the Halong Bay of the land. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of rice paddies and limestone karsts. If weather permits, you'll also explore Thai Vi Temple, Bich Dong temple, and embark on a rugged hike along the hidden trail. Throughout the tour, you'll be introduced to local culture, cuisine, and hands-on activities, offering a truly immersive experience.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Our local experience is perfect for curious travelers. Our personalized tour provides a unique and authentic experience, with knowledgeable guides and lasting memories.
Meet Our Local Host
Tommy Nguyen, Tho Nguyen, and Hai Phung, three brothers who grew up in poverty in Northern Vietnam, are your local hosts for this experience. Having experienced life in the countryside and later settling in Hanoi, they are passionate about showcasing the cultural and natural beauties of Ninh Binh. With their extensive knowledge and personal experiences, they aim to create memorable and authentic experiences.
6:30 AM: Meet at meeting point and depart for Ninh Binh in a comfortable Limousine bus.
9:00 AM: Arrive at Mua Cave and embark on a 30-minute hike to enjoy the panoramic view.
Ride to Tam Coc or Trang An and board row boats for a 2-hour journey through caves and along the river system.
12:00 PM: Have an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local home-hosted restaurant.
Start the Ninh Binh motorbike tour, exploring the countryside and passing rice paddies, farms, and villages.
Visit the thousand-year-old Thai Vi Temple.
Explore Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties.
03:00 PM: Conclude the Ninh Binh motorbike tour and return to Hanoi.
Pick-up and drop-off from the workspace building
English-speaking tour guide throughout the trip
All entrance tickets to the sites mentioned in the description and itinerary
Lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine with vegan/vegetarian options
What’s Not Included
Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 12 people
Booking Deadline: 7 Days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes - In the event of severe weather, we will reschedule
Difficulty Level: Easy - Besides sitting in a bamboo sampan boat for around 120 minutes, with a local rower
Special Clothing Required: Yes - Sunglasses, sun cream, and your camera. You’ll also need shoes and comfortable clothes for climbing
Special Dietary Restrictions: No - We will try our best to accommodate most dietary needs, please inform the city team upon booking
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Great day trip! Stunning landscapes and a nice mix of a relaxing boat time, fun motorcycle rides, and some climbing/hiking.