Ninh Binh tours

A Ninh Binh tour takes you over the narrow rivers between rice fields and high rocks that are also called Halong Bay on land. Take a bicycle tour through the countryside and visit the historical and religious sites.

The best Ninh Binh tours & local experiences

All our Sapa tours below start from Hanoi.

Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh 4 days
Hanoi – Sapa – Halong – Ninh Binh – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta 10 days
From $797.00
Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta 8 days
From $640.00
Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh – Saigon – Mekong Delta 6 days
From $465.00
Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh – Hoi An 6 days
From $346.00
Hanoi – Halong – Sapa – Ninh Binh 7 days
From $379.00
Hanoi – Sapa – Halong – Ninh Binh 6 days
From $326.00
Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh 5 days
From $254.00
Hanoi – Halong – Ninh Binh 4 days
From $178.00
Hidden Paradise: Bai Tu Long Bay – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh in 7 days
From $595.00
Ninh Binh & Halong Bay cruise – 3 days
ta phin sapa
Best of North Vietnam in 11 days
From $520.00
Lan Ha Bay
Ninh Binh & Cat Ba – Lan Ha Bay cruise – 3 days
From $205.00
Pu Luong nature reserve
Pu Luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 4 day experience
From $264.00
Pu Luong Eco Garden
Pu luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 3 day escape
From $185.00
Tam Coc boat trip
Ninh Binh discover: Hoa Lu, Mua cave, Tam Coc & cycling day tour from Hanoi
From $75.00

About Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is the center of a spectacular nature reserve with fantastic panoramas and mysterious caves. Everywhere you look you will see gigantic limestone rock formations that are sometimes as high as 200 meters. In between you will find green rice fields, rivers, lakes and a cave here and there. Here you can completely relax and experience the real rural life of Vietnam.

Frequently asked questions about Ninh Binh tours

Yes, all our Ninh Binh tours start from Hanoi.

A Ninh Binh tour can be combined with a cruise through Halong Bay or with a trekking in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

The dry season is between November and April. April to October is the rainy season. There are two periods to see the green rice fields. This is from May to early July, when the locals harvest the rice, and from September to October.

10 Ninh Binh tours highlight

Tam Coc boat trip

1. Tam Coc boat tour

A boat tour through the caves and along the rice fields and mountains of Tam Coc is something that should not be missing in your Ninh Binh tour.

Trang An boat trip

2. Trang An boat tour

Row through the beautiful limestone mountains known as Halong Bay on land. Caves, hidden temples in a huge natural landscape.

Mua Cave in Ninh Binh

3. Mua Cave viewpoint

The best view of Ninh Binh can be found in Mua Cave. From here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the rice fields, Tam Coc river and mountains.

trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park

4. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is the country’s oldest national park. A true paradise for nature lovers and hikers.

Cycling in Ninh Binh

5. Countryside cycling

One of the best Ninh Binh tours is a bike tour through the countryside. Cycle past rice fields, through villages and avoid buffaloes and goats.

Van Long wetlands

6. Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve is the largest wetland area in North Vietnam, home to rare birds and endangered primates that you can spot on a boat trip.

Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh

7. Hoa Lu

Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam and despite little remains, it is now an impressive remnant of Vietnam’s ancient dynasties.

Bai Dinh Pagoda

8. Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia. A visit is therefore very impressive.

Bich Dong pagoda

9. Bich Dong Pagoda

Bich Dong Pagoda is a small temple complex, hidden among the mountains and connected by an inconic bridge.

Thung Nham Bird Garden

10. Thung Nham Bird Garden

A Ninh Binh tour to Thung Nham Bird Garden is especially intended for real bird watchers. Walk or take a boat trip here through the reserve.

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