Ninh Binh trip: Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An boat trip & biking day tour from Hanoi

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What to expect

In this Ninh Binh day trip you visit the largest temple complex in Vietnam. Explore the infamous rice fields of Ninh Binh by rowing boat and bicycle.


  • Explore the largest pagoda temple complex in Vietnam
  • Enjoy a bout trip through the grottoes of Trang An by traditional sampan
  • Cycle along the rivers on rural roads


Between 08:00 AM and 08:30 AM you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by a guide. From Hanoi a van will bring you to Ninh Binh.

First stop in Ninh Binh is the Bai Dinh pagoda complex. This impressive complex is the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam, with more than 500 statues of stone, bronze and gold and several temples and pagodas.

Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh

In the afternoon you can enjoy a buffet lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch you take a boat trip by rowing sampan through the impressive mountains of Trang An. This is a spectacular labyrinth of mirrored waters with towering, jungle-clad limestone outcrops. There are numerous water caves were you go through by boat, that will bring you to hidden lagoons and rivers.

Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh

Next you have time to explore the countyside of Ninh Binh by bike. Cycle along the small rivers with views of rice fields and buffalo’s grazing.

biking in Ninh Binh

Around 5:30 PM your shuttle van will bring you back to Hanoi. You arrive back at your hotel around 8:00 PM.


  • Activity start: 8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM – Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter
  • Activity end: 8:00 PM – Drop off at your hotel


  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/ accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfer by A/C modern bu
  • English speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 2 bottles of water per person on bus
  • All entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary


  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • All not indicated in the itinerary

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money for own expenses
  • Protection against the sun (hat/sunscreen) or rain (raincoat) – check weather forecast.
  • Bag/suitcase with clothes and toiletries for one night stay


  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.


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