Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip

Best way to tour Ninh Binh from Hanoi in one day

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip Overview

If you ever been to Hanoi and wanted to get out of the city for an amazing experience in the countryside, Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip is a must for you. These are famous Ninh Binh attraction that you can easily see with ease in a Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi. 

Ninh Binh is the capital city of Ninh Binh Province which a distance of 91 km from Hanoi. It is famous for the nearby Karst scenery around the village of Tam Coc. There are some other famous places you can visit in Ninh Binh such as Trang An Grottoes, Bai Dinh pagoda, Cuc Phuong National park and Bich Dong pagoda,etc.

If you are in Ha noi, and you want to travel to Ninh Binh, let Ha noi to Ninh Binh Day trip help you. It takes you about 2 – hour drive by car from Ha noi. Although you can travel from Ha noi to Ninh Binh easily by bus or train.

However, touring Ninh Binh from Hanoi by private car is still the best choice for its safety and convenience. With our many year experienced and careful drivers, Bee Bee Travel will ensure that you will have a nice trip. 

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip Routes to choose

We have 2 options below:

– Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha noi and transfer to Ninh Binh.

– On the way, you have many photo opportunity and the journey will take 2 hour and a half to Ninh Binh. 

– When you arrive in Ninh Binh, there are two group of Ninh Binh attractions you can choose one from Hanoi

Option 1: 
  • Bai Dinh Pagoda: Bai Dinh Padoda includes both of majestic scenery and spirit values. This is the largest spiritual pagoda in Viet Nam and one of the must-see places in Ninh Binh.

Bai Dinh pagoda entrance fee is free of charge however, it costs 80.000 VND for 2 ways if you hire a electric car to go for a sighseeing tour in Bai Dinh complex.

Visit Bai Dinh might take up to 2 hours. 

  • Hoa Lu Ancient Capital: The city used to be the capital of Vietnam during the 10th and 11th century whose rulers were th Dinh Dynasty. Today, Hoa Lu is a cultural centre filled with ancient pagodas and citadels that can be visited on a Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi. 

Hoa Lu entrance fee is 20,000 VND/ person and can be done in an hour. 

  • Trang An (with a sightseeing Boat trip): One of the most popular places in Ninh Binh, the Trang An Grottoes is a stunning complex of valleys and cross-water caverns. Take a scenic boat ride through the river networks and you’ll be greeted with amazing sights of the extraordinary natural land forms, hidden Ninh Binh caves, and beautiful riverside temples. 

Trang An entrance fee is 200,000 VND/ person for a 3-hour boat trip. There are 3 routes to choose from that can be seen at the booth tickets. You only need to buy tickets and follow instruction. 

What to prepare for Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi: fully-charged camera, hat and water. 

Option 2: 
  • Bich Dong: Bich Dong Pagoda is a cluster of mountain cave temples elegantly scattered in intervals along the hillside. These 15th-century ancient shrines and historic pagodas truly create a mysterious feeling for explorers. 

There is no entrance fee for Bich Dong Pagoda.

  • Tam Coc Boat trip: As you cruise along the river, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring natural landscape and a chance to see the rural religious sites hidden away from view. The journey is the perfect respite from busy city life and offers you the chance to truly appreciate the natural beauty of Ninh Binh in Tam Coc.

Tam Coc entrance fee: You pay 150,000 dong for the boat and 120,000 dong per adult, with a maximum of two foreigners per boat

  • Mua Cave: The highlight of Ninh Binh will be the Mua Caves with the panoramic view of the mountains and rice fields from the very peak of the area. 

Mua cave entrance fee: 100,000 VND. Duration visit in Mua cave: Approx. 1 hour and a half.

– After you visit Ninh Binh, the car will pick you up and transfer back to Ha noi on the same day. Drop you off at your hotel/ stay in Ha noi.

– The hold trip will take about 8-10 hrs.

Note: You will pay for our driver after the trip by cash in Vietnam dong or USD.

Departure Location

  • Your hotel in Hanoi center


  • 9 hours

Price Includes

  • Full 9-hour Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip
  • Professional driver (Basic English speaking driver)
  • Free Wifi on car
  • Petrol, road tolls, parking fees.

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Guide (extra $55/ English speaking tour guide/ day)
  • Entrance fee ( Trang An: 200,000 VND/ person, Hoa Lu: 20,000 VND/ person)
Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip Itinerary


You start the day with pickup by our driver at your Old Quarter Hanoi hotel between 8AM, then begin the 2.5-hour trip to Hoa Lu in a clean and comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival in Hoa Lu, you’ll visit the two temples that remain from Hoa Lu’s time as an imperial capital. These temples were built during Le and Dinh dynasties representing the pre-colonial culture of Vietnam.


You will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant, then continue towards Tam Coc. Here, our driver will help you to board a row boat along the Ngo Dong River to explore wonderful limestone mountains along the river bank. Alternatively, you can choose Trang An complex instead of Tam Coc attraction. This is the heart of the Trang An Landscape Complex UNESCO site and famous for the set scene for King Kong movie. You will be rowed by local Ninh Binh boat riders on the river winding through many stunning Karst. Especially, you will be surrounded by magnificent views of the cliffs that erupt from the flat valley bottoms running along the lush rice paddies. A truly stunning haven!


Finally, we give you option to choose the route to visit in Ninh Binh. There are two options for you: Bai Dinh Pagoda + Hoa Lu Ancient Capital + Trang An (Boat trip) or / Bich Dong Pagoda + Tam Coc (Boat trip) + Mua Cave. Please note in the request for us!
Finally, you meet the driver at the end of the bike ride, and begin the return trip to Hanoi. This 10-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

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Ser Sim

Solo Traveller

Last december I went to Ninh Binh and choose one day trip from Hanoi with Bee Bee Travel, I really enjoyed with the trip. My tour guide name is Dung, his English name is Franky. He is sooooo friendly also he help me much when I was tired from the climb. He talked to me as a close friend. Dung is good person, hope can meet him again soon when I go back to Vietnam someday.

December 13, 2018

Steve Peterson

Family Traveller

That was awesome trip with Bee Bee Travel for 2 days Ninh Binh trip from Hanoi. Only 2 hours drive there, we visited Hoa Lu- the first capital of Dai Co Viet in 10th and 11th century. When we reached Hoa Lu, we were so impressed of much quiet mountainous area. May be, we chose good travel agent that only organised the trip in small group. We went into Dinh King temple before moving to opposite site named: Tuyet Tinh Coc – it is a blue Lake in the valley where many couples took wedding pictures. We also got boat trip in the same day and stayed in really really nice Bungalow with river view and garden view. The second day that made me gave 5 stars review by spending many hours to see Mua Cave sunrise. We climb up the mountain to see all view with funny and friendly guides. Keep up a good work! We recommend Thu and her team to every one!

July 19, 2018


Solo Traveller

This was definitely worth the trip! The old capital is well-preserved and rich in history. The boat ride through the underground caves was fun. And the national park and King Kong movie set had one of the most breathtaking views I had ever seen.
Everything went on smoothly. Our tour guide Phuong was very friendly and she even gave us recommendations of places to dine around Hanoi.

July 3, 2018
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