Updated: 19 Oct 2020

Ninh Binh – One of the enormously impressive and diversified tourist destination of many foreign travellers. Owning magnificent and stunning views;  ideal and convenient spot together with generous hospitality, Ninh Binh has many amazing tours. There are both group tours and private tours, which is up to you.

Why Go To Ninh Binh? Is Ninh Binh Worth Visiting?

With a large number of limestone mountains rise and surround meandering rivers, vast green or yellow rice fields depending on the season. And that is the reason why we call Ninh Binh is Ha Long Bay on land. If the breathtaking scenery were not enough to persuade you to visit Ninh Binh, you should feel true beauty of Ninh Binh with a completely different experience. In contrast to the elegance and splendor of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is where you’re going to do something completely different from what you have done in Hanoi. The living in countryside is more quiet and purer. It is absolutely an ideal trip for anyone who wants to get away from the noise of the city and live a carefree life in a fancy house in a strange place. If you’re a cultural explorer, there’s plenty of architecture here to learn about learning about Vietnam’s historical and cultural timeline. You will also have the opportunity to explore Vietnam’s capital in the 11th century in the ancient capital Hoa Lu.

You can also book a Ninh Binh Tours from Hanoi by bus or private car if you are staying in Hanoi because these days there are many creditable travel agents to choose, in which Local Tours Vietnam is ranked among Top 5 of the Best Tour Operators for Ninh Binh Tour on Tripadvisor.

Particularly, over 1000 travellers highly appreciate its quality, service and price (95% Excellent Review). You can read our reviews from Tripadvisor.

Below are Top Best Selling Ninh Binh Tour with the most competitive price and best quality we would like to introduce to you: 

Things to know before you go – Ninh Binh Tours.

  • Ninh Binh is a favorite place for nature lovers and photographers and family’s holiday
  • Don’t forget to bring hat, sunscreen or a light jacket, plenty of water
  • Should bring a little Vietnamese cash to purchase need necessities like food and clothing,… or tips for tour guides because there are not many ATMs and currency exchange counters around area
  • The most popular is one day tour, or someone wants to spend more time in Ninh Binh, they can choose 2 days or 3 days for their journey from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. For a one day tour, it usually lasts about 12 hours. There are many options for Ninh Binh One Day Tour From Hanoi. 
Mua Cave Ninh Binh

How To Get To Ninh Binh from Hanoi?

There are several ways to transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. You can go by train, by shuttle bus or book Ninh Binh Tours were organized


If you go by motorcycle to get to Ninh Binh, you just need to follow straight Giai Phong street through Phu Ly city of Hanam province.

The distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by motorcycle is around 96 km, so please drive carefully!


Ninh Binh’s train station is just behind the bus station across the Van River from the post office. At least five trains a day stop en route to Hanoi and at least four stop heading south, taking around 3 hours. Seats to Hanoi range from 44,000 to 85,000VND. Fares vary depending on the class of train and seating.


There are quite many buses running Hanoi – Ninh Binh route

Buses take around 1.5 to 2 hours to/from Hanoi, depending on the type of bus and the route it takes. Allow 2 hours to be safe.

From Hanoi, buses leave from Giap Bat (southern) bus station, although some go to My Dinh. Fares to Hanoi range from 80,000 to 90,000VND.

Private Car

You follow Phap Van – Cau Gie highway, continue following Cau Gie – Ninh Binh highway. You just need to go through two highways, you will get to Ninh Binh very soon.

It is going to take you over 1 hour since the distance is only 80km. Apart from this, you can also follow Highway 1 that parallels the below highway; nevertheless, this way is quite rough and uneven to travel

When to Visit Ninh Binh?

You can travel to Ninh Binh at any time in the year. However, the best time is on the festivals after Tet Holiday in Vietnam. At this time, many people from a lot of regions in Vietnam and even foreign tourists come here to visit, burn the incenses and pray the best lucks for their parents, relatives or friends in the New Year.  Moreover, there are some other special occasions to get to Ninh Binh such as on March 6th, 7th and 8th every lunar year, this is an occasion holding Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Traditional Festival to honour the national heroes building Hoa Lu Kingdom and establishing Dai Co Viet State; or from May 7th to May 11th, this is an occasion holding the Vesak Great Festival Day in Ninh Binh

Top Ninh Binh Tours & Activities to Experience 

Best Sugguestion Ninh Binh Day Trip.

The first one we could not forget to mention is Ninh Binh Day trip,  which is particularly suitable for travellers who don’t have much time doing sightseeing.  However, please don’t worry because there are also many places for you to admire sceneries. First, you need to choose your departure place. If you stay in Hanoi, you can go for the tour starting at 8:00 am and ending at the Old Quarter Streets. Additionally, choosing a tour starting off right at Ninh Binh is another option if you are staying there. The following are some highly recommended tours of Ninh Binh Tours.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip.

It gives you the chance to visit two famous places of Ninh Binh. The first one is Hoa Lu – the first capital of Vietnam’s feudalism where it left a range of ancient architectures, pagodas and other historical heritages.  Besides, you can also have the opportunity to experience peaceful feeling when taking a boat ride on Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc and 3 well-known caves: Ca, Hai and Ba Caves.  Then you continue the adventure with riding a bicycle through rice fields and picturesque villages. This tour departs at 8:00 am and ends at 6:30 pm in Hanoi. The price of the tour include two-way tickets, sightseeing fee, one bottle of mineral water, buffet for lunch, tourguides with foreign certificate, Tam Coc boat ticket and bicycle riding.

Tam Coc Boat Ride
Tam Coc Boat Ride

Trang An Bai Dinh Tour

Combination of spiritual travel and natural exploration . Trang An is a well-known tourist attraction of Ninh Binh and also one of three most beautiful places appearing in Kong Skull Island of the American film director Vogt – Roberts. Visiting this interesting spot, you can find out the village of aboriginals that comes out on the film, admire spectacular views of the karst mountains and the superb clear river when taking a 3-hour Trang An Boat Tour. Additionally, you can also have to chance to observe natural caves of various forms representing cultural and spiritual value with your naked eyes. Bai Dinh is the greatest pagoda of South East Asia with many recognized set of records. Ticket price of Trang An Bai Dinh Tour consists of two-way ticket, buffet lunch, electric car to get to Bai Dinh pagoda, mineral water, Trang An boat ticket and tourguide. 

Trang An Boat Tour

Cuc Phuong National Park Full Day Tour.

Suited to travellers who  are into exploring wilderness of nature, trekking, climbing mountains and don’t want to get through places of flocks of travellers.

There are two options for you: Group tour, maxium of 16 members and Private Cuc Phuong National Park Day Tour with private cars and tourguide. The price of the tour includes two-way tickets, sightseeing fee, tourguide, lunch and water

Ninh Binh Boat Tours

The best way to explore the wild nature of Ninh Binh is taking a boat ride through renowned places like: Tam Coc, Trang An, Thung Nham, Van Long nature reserve. Not only do we sit on the boat but also we can climb the mountains and ride bicycle around villages.

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave Tour

A perfect combination of a tour for a day.

You still can enjoy doing sightseeing of 3 well-known places, explore history and culture of Hoa Lu ancient capital,  experience the feeling of sitting on a bamboo boat , go through caves of Tam Coc, trek to the mountain of Mua cave with 500 stairs, which is a great place to have a panoramic view the beautiful city Ninh Binh and take great photos.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave Tour

It is the same as the above tour; the only difference is that it is taking a ride boat here is going to last for 3 hours and travellers can explore more caves and more imposing mountains compared to Tam Coc.  This tour is suited to touriests who want to have longer time feeling this place and finding more about history of Trang An.

Price of 2 mentioned tours are also reasonable, which includes two-way travelling by convenient and opulent Luxury Limousines, professional tourguides, buffet lunch, free entrnace ticket, Mua Cave ticket, Boat trip ticket. In summary, this is a great choice for you to explore many must-visit destinations of Ninh Binh.

Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong (1 day) 

At 8 am, from Hanoi, go straight to Ninh Binh. From here to Hoa Lu, you will visit the temples of Dinh and Le. Here strolling, sightseeing, and looking for a restaurant to rest for lunch, remember to enjoy the specialty of burnt goat meat.

After resting, continue from Hoa Lu to Hang Dance. Here, having fun taking photos of different styles, then move to the nearby Tam Coc Bich Dong area, take a tour to go all the way to Tam Coc Bich Dong, and come in the afternoon. End of the journey, return to Hanoi.

Ninh Binh Private Tours:

Above are forms of Ninh Binh Tours for small groups, maxium of 16 members. For travellers who can pay more, prefer to spend more and have their own atmosphere for their family, we strongly advise you should choose our Private Ninh Binh Tour since it is perfectly suitable for above 2 tourists  and also saves costs. There are many activities like: Cooking classes, having lunch at restaurants, few tourist, quite atmosphere with the most speical foods. Time and places are fully flexible based on your requirements.

Price of this private tour includes two-way travelling, careful, experienced and enthusiastic dirver, professional tourguide, sighseeing fee, drinks during the meals,mineral water during the trip and Trang An and Tam Coc boat ticket.

You can choose the following tours: PrivateTam Coc Mua Cave Tour, Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Private Tour… for your trip

Ninh Binh 2 Day 1 Night Tours.

Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam, It just take 2 hours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, it is enough time for you to spend 1 or 2 days in Ninh Binh. You should spend all day exploring 10th-century temples, cycling across the field, sailing on the Ngo Dong River and exploring mysterious caves. The towering limestone mountains surround Tam Coc in its own little world. Ninh Binh, which are called natural staircases to heaven, are favorite destinations of tourists such as:  nature lovers, photographers, cultural and historical lovers. We understand that you may be planning your 2 days in Ninh Binh in confusion because of the limited understanding about the city.  For tourists who prefer to spend much time on exploring almost well-known places of Ninh Binh, this is the best choice. Frist day of your trip, some recommended places to visit: Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Trang An Bai Dinh, or Cuc Phuong National Park…

After the first day, you can have the chance to stay at  the best homestay, bangalow, hotel and resortin Ninh Binh, depending on your requirements we will arrange the most appropriate itinerary for you with the most reasonable price. It can be a group tour or private tour..  Apart from that, if you have more time, we highly recommend you to try Ninh Binh Tour for 3 days 2 nights to explore the whole of Ninh Binh and try renowned, special cuisine.


Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

  • Address: Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Entrance fee: 20.000 VND/adult. 10.000 VND/children

Tam Coc – Bich Dong

  • Address: Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030.3618339 – 030.3618340
  • Entrance fee: Sightseeing ticket + Boat Ticket(4 vietnamese person or 2 foreigners ): 195.000 VND/person. With children’s height is below 140cm: 100.000 VND/person. Free for children who aer under 3 years old.

Vuon Chim – Thung Nham Bird Garden

  • Address: Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 0912.900.887 – 030.2247.491 – 030.3624.097
  • Entrance fee: 100.000 VND/adult. – Free for children who are below 0.8m in height. – Children’s height is from 0.8m to 1.3m: 50.000 VND/person. – Children’s height is above 1.3m: Same price as adult.
  • Boat ticket to visit bird field: 20.000 VND/person
  • Entrance ticket for visiting But cave: 20.000 VND/person

Van Long Nature reserve

  • Address: Gia Van, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030. 3868798
  • Entrance fee: – Sightseeing ticket: 20.000 VND/person. Boat ticket: 60.000/boat (2 person)

Mua Cave

  • Address: Ninh Xuan, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 0976.245.535
  • Entrance fee: 100.000 VND/person

Trang An Grottoes

  • Phone number: 0303.620084 – 0167.3609238
  • Entrance fee: 200.000 VND/person

Bai Dinh Pagoda

  • Address: Gia Sinh, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030. 3470878
  • Ticket Price: Electrical car: 40.000 VND/person for 1 way ticket
  • Visiting Bao Thap: 50.000 VND/person

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral

  • Address: Phat Diem town, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030. 3862058
  • Entrance fee: free

Cuc Phuong National Park

  • Address: Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030.3848006
  • Entrance fee: 60.000 VND/person, 20.000 VND/student, 10.000 VND/children

Am Tien Cave

  • Address: Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Entrance fee: 20.000 VND/person

Thien Ha Cave – Galaxy Cave

  • Address: Son Ha, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 030.3871522
  • Entrance fee: 120.000 VND/person

Thach Bich – Thung Nang

  • Address: Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
  • Phone number: 0949.091.235
  • Entrance fee: – Sightseeing: 15.000 VND/adult, 5000 VND/children
    -Boat ticket: 60.000 VND/boat (4 vietnamese people or 2 foreigners)

Non Nuoc Mountain

  • Entrance fee: 5000 VND/person

Dong Chuong Lake

  • Entrance fee: 30.000 VND/person